• Study the Enneagram at home everyday with our ONLINE COURSES
    'The 9 Personality Types' is a complete introduction to the Enneagram. This 12-hr audio course also includes a 100-page guidebook, containing 4 transformative workbooks
  • The Enneagram shows you the shining light of who you REALLY are
    "Your personality is not a condition of the mind but an expression of the Soul. It is the result of your Higher Self's desire for continued expansion and experience of life"
  • Learning about the Enneagram will benefit you for the rest of your life
    Participants on AWAKENING, the Enneagram Programme Foundation Course, report not just insights and improvements, but lasting results that expand and unfold over time.
  • The Enneagram shows us who we are on a fundamental level
    The Enneagram equips us with the tools to evoke profound change within ourselves and our lives, bringing us back into balance and allowing us free access to our positive gifts.
  • Study the Enneagram at home everyday with our ONLINE COURSES
    'The 9 Personality Types' is a complete introduction to the Enneagram. This 12-hr audio course also includes a 100-page guidebook, containing 4 transformative workbooks
  • Only the Enneagram unravels the deeper aspects of couple dynamics
    Build happier and healthier relationships and avoid conflict through self-understanding, and profound insight into each others values, expectations and unspoken needs.
  • Let go of your self-defeating patterns and experience real freedom for life
    The Enneagram sets you free from the habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that cause you pain and stop you from experiencing a life filled with freedom and joy.
  • Learn more about the Enneagram and how it can transform your life
    The Enneagram describes the nine ways of being in the world, giving deep insight into nine essentially different personality types, each with their own way of seeing the world.
  • During 3 amazing days you will unlock the brilliance of your personality
    AWAKENING was specifically designed to bring about significant and lasting personal change. Gain profound self-acceptance & foundations for a new way of being you.
  • Study the Enneagram at home everyday with our ONLINE COURSES
    'The 9 Personality Types' is a complete introduction to the Enneagram. This 12-hr audio course also includes a 100-page guidebook, containing 4 transformative workbooks
  • The Enneagram underpins all life and is as old as the Universe
    Ancient civilisations taught the Enneagram to young people in order that they could experience positive feelings about themselves and have healthy, harmonious relationships.
  • Discover the thread with which you have woven the tapestry of your life
    "The purpose of this work is to understand the nature of your life picture and to unravel the parts you wish were different so that you may reweave them into a more beautiful picture"
  • Transform your working environments and professional relationships
    "The Enneagram is the single most profound, insightful and practical way of enabling each person within your organisation to become truly effective and successful"
  • Enhancing Individual and Team Performance with the Enneagram
    When the unparalleled insights provided by the Enneagram are utilized within the workplace, communication and teamwork become exponentially more effective.

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is the map of consciousness that underpins all aspects of your life. It illuminates the nine ways of being in the world...

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What is it for?

The Enneagram equips us with the tools to bring about profound change within ourselves and our lives, bringing us into balance and giving us...

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Is this for me?

Through the Enneagram we discover and understand our true selves, and see our negative patterns clearly without self-criticism or ego...

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The pitfalls of a little knowledge

For the Enneagram to bring about real change it essential to be sure you accurately know your type. There are many aspects to your personality other than your core type. These are unlikely to become clear to you when you only have a little information, and only when you have an accurate and complete picture of all the subtle nuances of your personality that are available via the Enneagram can this knowledge be used as it was meant to be. For this reason, we urge you not to rely on questionnaires, books or other people’s opinion in order to establish your type.

(This also includes the small amount of information about the types given on this website. We have put brief facts here to stimulate interest in your type, not to give you an accurate typing.)

Many people take a passing interest in the Enneagram, read a little, decide what type they think they are and then dismiss it as something of interest but of little value in their lives. However, when studied in the right context, the Enneagram has the potential to unlock every aspect of the personality and our relationships, bringing about balance within ourselves and our lives. It clears the blockages and uncertainties that hold us back, gives clear understanding of our true nature and provides amazing opportunites for real peace, harmony and happiness.

Unfortunately, a little knowledge commonly leads to mistyping which means, of-course, that the Enneagram then becomes an interesting subject but useless within any real context of life. There are many reasons why mistyping occurs.

If someone else has decided your type, stay open to another possibility; they may not be correct. No-one else knows you as you do - only you can accurately decide which is your type and that is only possible with full information.

Most of what you will read, and much of what is taught on other courses, stresses mainly the negative aspects of the types. It can be very uncomfortable to look at only the negative traits of your type when not in the nurturing environment of a course, such as the Enneagram Programme, which not only teaches you very clearly about the positive traits and gifts of your type but also enables you to immediately get rid of the worst of those negative traits. As a result some people reject the truth of who they are and mistype themselves because they find it much more flattering to think of themselves as another type. It is important to realise that the aspects of your type that you find unsettling are the very aspects that you will be letting go of during the Enneagram Programme in fact if the descriptions of your type that you have read do not gives you some uncomfortable feelings then you may be reading about the wrong type!

Many people read a little, latch onto one or two characteristics of a type, and say: “That’s what I do. That must be my type.” However, more than one type can display the same behaviour. It is not the actual behaviour itself that accurately determines type; it is the underlying core need that is driving the behaviour. As this is largely unconscious, most people are unaware of what drives their behaviour patterns until they attend an interactive course.

It is not possible to get a full understanding of the ‘energy’ of each type from a book or from the internet. This sort of information gives a flat, 2-dimensional feel to the types whereas, when the Enneagram is taught in a dynamic course environment, recognition becomes very easy. Then the ‘flavour’ of the types comes over clearly because you are shown the nature of each type’s energy, attitudes, manner of expression and talking speed or style.

Internet questionnaires frequently give an incorrect result – they seem to fail approximately 30% of the population simply because answering questions or choosing ‘correct’ statements requires a degree of self-understanding that many do not have. Even those who are used to plenty of self-observation can get an incorrect result, because each type has links to 4 other types and consequently will display some of the traits of those types. Each has two ‘wings’. These are the types either side on the circle. So, for instance a One will have a little (or even a lot) of the characteristics of both Nine and Two; a Four will have some of the characteristics of both Three and Five etc. Further more, each type connects to 2 other types along the lines across the circle. As a result of these links, it is quite possible to mistype yourself and others; for example, a One may be mistyped as a Nine, a Two, a Seven, or a Four; a Four may be mistyped as a Three, a Five, a One or a Two. 

All of this might make understanding the Enneagram seem difficult. It is not. When you have a full picture of all the aspects of the types, as given on the Enneagram Programme it all becomes very simple and amazingly straightforward. As the complete picture of your personality type and your own uniqueness falls into place, then you can really begin to move forward into growth, expansion and easy relationships.

To discuss this further do call us on 01884 855759