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EP 12 – Understanding Others with the Enneagram – Andrea Isaacs

In this episode, Andrea discusses the Enneagram in depth.

She talks about each number and tells us what each number can work on, areas we need to fight for and work on in our lives.

#1-You are very driven, so you need to give yourself a break, you need to laugh. Also, try to see other’s brokenness.

#2-You are always helping others, so you need to splurge and pamper yourself. You also need to work on your humility.

#3-You are really ambitious and usually really good at everything you do so you need to do something you aren’t good at doing. Also, fight for your integrity.

#4-You  are intuitive, so you need to focus on the positives, acceptance, and contentment.

#5-You are a learner and a loner so you should work on connections with people being more generous with your time.

#6-You are loyal and committed. You need to learn to lean into your feelings and don’t bale on yourself and have courage.

#7-You are an enthusiast and uninhibited, so you need to work on seeing something through and stick with it. You need to fight for sobriety.

#8-You are decisive, self-confident but can be dominating. Work on surrender and recognize where you depend on people. Work on helping without expectation.

#9-You are a peacemaker and avoid conflict. Work on having a differing opinion than others. Fight for engagement and action.

If you are struggling with finding your number you could look at the body centers.

Numbers 8, 9, and 1 process information in the gut.

Numbers 2, 3, and 4 process information in the heart.

Numbers 5, 6, and 7 process information in the head.

You could also look at what motivates you when you and connect that with each number.

Andrea touched lightly on our preservation modes. Self-preservation, social preservation, and sexual preservation.

If you would like to take the enneagram test on The Enneagram Institute website click here.

Andrea also mentioned three books that she highly recommends reading that will help you understand the numbers better. The Path Between Us and The Road Back To You and The Sacred Enneagram. You can purchase them below by clicking on the Amazon links below.

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth