Enneagram Point 8 – The Boss

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Eight on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Boss Point Eight on the Enneagram represents the point which is most in touch with it’s anger. Eight’s are pretty sure of their own position and do what […]

Enneagram Point 2 – The Giver

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Two on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Giver Point Two on the enneagram is the position of “the Giver” or “the Helper“. The fixation for the two is flattery, which comes from their compulsive need […]

Enneagram Point 4 – The Tragic Romantic

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Four on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Tragic Romantic While point Three on the Enneagram represents performance, achievement, the fruits of accomplishment, and the lack of experience of feelings, point Four represents intensity of feelings […]

Enneagram Point 1 – The Perfectionist

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point One on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Perfectionist Point one on the enneagram represents “The Perfectionist“. The fixation for point one is resentment, which is derived from the one’s preoccupation with getting things right and […]

The False Personality

We are excited to announce our recently launched, completely redesigned Enneagram Instrument website with a new look and feel and easy navigation. This article is about The False Personality.   The False Personality Our goal is to understand our essential nature – those higher aspects of personality that make for a better human being and […]

5 Reasons To Meditate

In a  video titled, How to Meditation Without Moving to the Himalayas,  Brian Johnson gives us 5 reasons to meditate. Brian Johnson is 50% Philosopher and 50% CEO and creator of en*theos. He is 100% committed to helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together. Brian is also the author of […]

The Brain Is Not The Mind

In the modern field of neuroscience, there are two extreme positions that ignore the simple fact that the brain is not the mind. According to David Brooks, an accomplished New York Times columnist, these two extremes are: At the lowbrow level, there are the conference circuit neuro-mappers. These are people who take pretty brain-scan images […]

Real Presence

The Weekly Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das for this week are from Father Richard Rohr. I first encountered Father Rohr when I was in my enneagram certification program with Helen Palmer between 1989 and 1991. His book, Enneagram, was a major contribution to enneagram studies at the time. The relevance of this quote […]

Contemplative Practices In Corporate America

Here is another installment of Weekly Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das. I am especially interested in this one because I worked for many years as a software engineer and did try to do this myself. I gave one presentation on the enneagram at Sybase in 1988. It turned out that I could only […]

Meditation Practices Include Exercise

For a long time now, I have known that meditation practices include exercise. My formative insight into this came at the final session of my certification training to become a teacher of the Enneagram – a nine sided diagram representing nine different personality types, their fixations and their virtues (more on this in later posts). […]