The Enneagram is a personality system, and a dynamic psycho-spiritual map that is most useful in exploring, as Chris Heuertz puts it, “Who we are, How we got lost and how we might find our way back home to the God of love and our true identity” (in Christ). In this podcast, we'll look at each Type and help listeners determine their type, where we see different types in the Bible and what spiritual growth looks like in each type.
Type 9: The Peacemakers
What Nines want is unity and harmony - peacemaking. But when they are stressed and unhealthy, they settle for peacekeeping. They have gone asleep to themselves to avoid conflict, until at last their anger boils over.
“Do I really matter? Do I really...
Type 8: The Challengers
Type Eights are intense, the boss - they have an intensity for life and are prone to excess. “Let’s go, let’s get it started” is their energy. They want to remain on top and powerful. Eights make great CEOs because they don’t let feelings or...
Type 7: The Enthusiasts
Sevens of the world make life worth living. They know how to celebrate. They are looking for the most pleasurable options they can be a part of. There is a FOMO in this personality, but in general, they are just moving from one pleasurable experience...
Type 6: The Loyal Skeptics
“What, and who, can I trust? What should I do?” Sixes scan the environment, making sure we are all safe and secure. The phobic 6 needs to know the external authorities in their world. They are the stereotypical teacher’s pet, doing things just right....
Type 5: The Observers
This Enneagram Type lives in their mind, in their inner life- seeking wisdom, seeing through things. These observers see themselves as invisible but seeing everything. They need privacy. There are very aware of the percentage of their own energy and...
Type 4: The Individualists
The Core Belief of 4's - “I’m different from everyone.”
Fours believe they are different, uniquely flawed, unlike anyone else in the world. Fours are deeper than the average person, helping us see what we might not otherwise perceive as missing,...
Good idea, but no thanks
This is a really good idea, but it’s executed wrong. You should have more than one person on the panel, that way you could have discussions!!! It also kind of felt like the guy talking sounded like a therapist or something?! Trying to calm you and be like “everything is fine.” Also, the mouth smacking got really annoying. Couldn’t make it through the first episode. : /
The mouth smacking!!!!! Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh NO.
The enneagram is not an inherently Christian philosophy. To look at it only through that lense and use examples only from an ancient text such as the bible is doing a disservice to a potentially very helpful tool for modern life, in my opinion. But I expect nothing less from the Christian’s of modern America, so whatareya gonna do.