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What is the Enneagram?

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The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram describes nine personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another. 

The name Enneagram comes from the Greek: Ennea, the Greek word for nine, and Gamma, something that's drawn or written.  

What does the Enneagram tell us?

According to the Enneagram, each of the nine personality types is defined by a particular core belief about how the world works. This core belief drives your deepest motivations and fears — and fundamentally shapes a person's worldview and the perspective through which they see the world and the people around them.

Our core beliefs are not necessarily incorrect, but they can be limiting and operate as “blinders” for people. Understanding our Enneagram type and how it colors our perceptions can help us to broaden our perspective and approach situations more effectively.

Understanding a person's Enneagram type helps us to see why they behave the way they do. Each Enneagram type has a set of core beliefs that will consistently motivate them to take particular actions and guide them to make certain decisions. Behavior that may seem confusing or contradictory can often be explained when we understand a person's Enneagram type.


The Enneagram also helps us understand how people react to stress. By describing how each Enneatype adapts and responds to both stressful and supportive situations, the Enneagram shows opportunities for personal development and provides a foundation for the understanding of others.

Applications of the Enneagram

The Enneagram is mostly used for personal self-knowledge and personality development, offering a powerful tool for better understanding your core motivations and applying that knowledge to all areas of your life, including conflict resolution, team dynamics, leadership and emotional intelligence.

Because it identifies opportunities for development for each individual type, it has become widely used in areas such as counseling, psychotherapy, business development, parenting and education.

To find your Enneagram type, take the free test. 


Benefits of the Enneagram

There are multiple benefits of the Enneagram and at Capabee, we use it for the following benefits:

  • Communicate more effectively

  • Provide better feedback to other

  • Prevent conflict or, once it has occurred, resolve differences successfully

  • Create and participate in highly productive teams

  • Understand how your greatest leadership strength can become your greatest weakness, and know what to do about this

  • Develop a customized method for transforming yourself

Interested in enneagram training for your organization?  Contact us now.

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