In my last blog about value systems I ended asking if you know, or are curious to find out, which of the enneagram types are missing within Graves’ values system and in Management Drives’ so called ‘colours drives’.
So, have you looked at it and found an answer yet?
If so, you are able to compare your findings with my analysis. Maybe you have not. Either way, I would like to hear what you think of my analysis and findings!
Different from what you came accustomed to in my blogs, I will not be sharing a lot of information this time. The reason for that, I could not process all information – which I think is relevant to know – in this blog.
Instead, I will share the full article in which I compare and discuss Management Drives and the Enneagram with everyone!
For those of you who are curious, I shall already shed some light.
Seen from the enneagram perspective Management Drives does not recognize one of the Enneagram’s nine types. Also, the qualities and drives of two types are found in the description of two other types. From my point of view, two types are merged in one ‘colour’. I can imagine this is a little hard to follow, so I will provide an example:
Management Drives’ colour ‘blue’ (the Organiser) has, seen from the enneagram perspective, brought together qualities and drives of two personality structures. In summary, ‘blue’ stands for the need to create certainty and clarity.
You can suspect a combination of type 1 and type 6, if you are familiar with the enneagram. These types can show similar behaviour. However, on a deeper level their drives differ fundamentally. Within the enneagram we determine if someone looks for certainty and clarity, but we also explore on a deeper level: why does someone strive for these aspects? And then two different drives emerge which can lead to the same behaviour. Both type 1 and type 6 strive for certainty and clarity, but the first one out of a drive for perfection and the other one for safety.
Do you think this is interesting? Do you want to know more?
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Jeanette van Stijn
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