Enneagram History

A Brief History of the Enneagram

The Enneagram (any-a-gram; ennea is Greek for nine, and gram means drawing) is a circle enclosing nine equidistant points connected by nine intersected lines. This symbol has its roots in the Middle East in ancient spiritual traditions.

As we know it today, the Enneagram is a vital link between the psyche and the spirit. It is a conceptual system, a theory of personality types that is complex and sophisticated, and yet is a sensible and easily understood tool for self-discovery. The nine points represent the ways in which the nine different personality types perceive and defend their realities.

The types are distinguished by unconscious motivations and preoccupations which produce patterns of perception, feeling, and behavior which can be gifts or obstacles to the personality. Enneagram Explorations has over 25 years of combined experience in Enneagram research, training, and study.


The Wisdom, Power & Gifts of the Enneagram

The wisdom of the Enneagram
is that it recognizes nine very different yet inherently valid views of reality.


The power of the Enneagram
is that it is a profound and comprehensive tool to harness and transform self-defeating behavior into life-enhancing personal empowerment.


The gift of the Enneagram
is that through self-discovery, one can create and sustain meaningful and lasting relationships.

 
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