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

Fourth Way – Analysis of A. R. Orage [7w6]

  Introduction A.R. Orage was an English intellectual who was one of Gurdjieff’s more prominent pupils, having first met Ouspensky. Just happening to read a compilation of meeting notes taken of Orage by students, his ‘type’ was fairly apparent within the first hundred pages or so. For interest’s sake (given the enneagram’s early Fourth Way… Continue reading Fourth Way – Analysis of A. R. Orage [7w6]

Karen Horney’s theories – some Enneagram perspectives

Above: the diagram (speculative) shows a distribution of factors in personality as defined by Horney, allocated between points. At a higher level this is suggesting alienation from self is a core process, with idealized image and anxiety (=3,6: image, fear) as basic forces that enter at the ‘shock points’. 2,5,8 would be the ‘poster’ children… Continue reading Karen Horney’s theories – some Enneagram perspectives