X is for Xeno-

I was working so hard to make Xylophone relate to the Enneagram in some way, but I couldn’t t do it so I grabbed the dictionary and found Xeno-. Xeno-: Strange; foreign; different I.e.: xenophobia: a fear of strangers. As humans, we have big issues with xeno-things. Some of us, because of our personalities, are […]

R is for Red Flags

    When we react to the world in the same, fear-based, ego-driven ways, over and over and over again, the same things tend to happen. We go in and out of feeling mad, ashamed, anxious, lonely, hurt, victimized, powerless, controlling, distant, arrogant or self-righteous. Eww. However, quitting our reactions so we can feel better, […]

I is for Instincts

      This is one of my favorite Enneagram topics because it goes a long way in explaining the differences between people within each personality style. The three instincts of the Enneagram are: Self-preservation: We all have a strong drive to stay alive, feed ourselves, be warm, safe, comfortable, and financially secure, among other […]

H is for Habits

An ugly truth about our personalities is that they are lazy.  Complex and dug-in, I’ll give them, but imaginative?  Not so much. Rather than finding new and interesting ways to get what they want each day, they create habits and patterns that we obediently fall into and do over and over and over again.  If […]

C is for Centers

Centers of Intelligence, that is. Scientists have discovered neurons (brain cells) in our digestive track and in our hearts.  Neurons transmit information, which means they know stuff or they wouldn’t have information to transmit.  In other words, we have smart cells in our guts and hearts as well as our brains.   That means we […]