An Alternate Model of Centre Use by Type

Illustration above: members of the six types primarily under discussion here, each somewhat going against the stereotypes predicted via the Hurley-Donson model (for good or bad) – as a reminder that it is easy for a theoretical model to turn into stereotypes with limited basis in reality.¬†Clockwise from top left (omits 369 as unchanged): 1w9:… Continue reading An Alternate Model of Centre Use by Type

What is good? – views of morality or compassion by type or centre

What is good ? – views of morality or compassion by type or centre Which type is most compassionate is difficult partly because of definitional questions. We can look, firstly, at empathy as an internal emotional experience, and secondly in terms of actual behaviour. That brings up a range of moral questions: overall you could… Continue reading What is good? – views of morality or compassion by type or centre

Emotional Patterns & Stacking

Introduction The following is some speculation around a set of ‘types’ quite distinct from the enneagram, developed by Australian psychotherapist John E. Warren; he in turn notes some of the structure was previously published [in article Paul Ware’s “Personality Adaptions (Doors to Therapy)” in Transactional Journal (1983)]. Warren’s work is probably not commonly known beyond… Continue reading Emotional Patterns & Stacking

Locating Essence: Virtues, ‘Holy Ideas’ and Centres

One of the more interesting parts of the enneagram, in my opinion anyway, is the transformational aspect – the idea of an understanding of type leading away from being limited by it. Hence, here I thought I would discuss some of the various branches of the enneagram in regard to their concepts of types having… Continue reading Locating Essence: Virtues, ‘Holy Ideas’ and Centres