Most people, including myself, tend to think that our own communication style is ‘normal’. However, the nine different enneagram types have nine different communication styles.
In order to achieve a fulfilling existence, how do you score on the three aspects of relations, contribution and health?
In my last blog about value systems I ended asking if you know, which of the enneagram types are missing within ‘Management Drives’.
This blog is about theoretical value systems which are used as the foundation for many personality tests and management tools for team building.
To know yourself deeply helps to connect with your qualities, and with that you can deploy them with greater focus and less tension in order to achieve your goals. And possibly, a part of self-realization.
In my last blog I mentioned that conflicts are not so much about content, but merely about the relationship (also in business relations). The nine types each have their own specific ways of hearing and seeing the other person.
There are many books about the enneagram. Most of them come up with a theoretical explanation of the model and the types. Unfortunately, they do not mention how that knowledge can be applied in your professional life.
Every process requires integration, retention and closure. Otherwise, it won’t stick and the result will not be permanent. This is what the third big step in a transformative process is about. It’s symbolized at point 9.
Point 6 in the transformative process is the step to no longer deny such emotions, or to move away, fight or numb yourself for them.
As a positive thinker, I strive to see the positive in everything including negative thinking patterns of others who are determined to have a negative view.