Enneagram Reflection

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Without the knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God (Cron & Stabile, 2016). When I began reading the book, this quote had stood out to me, it highlights what knowing about yourself is all about. Before beginning this assignment or even opening the book, I had briefly heard about the Enneagram—it was another personality quest of what one is. Personally, I love knowing about personalities and just trying to know who I am, and wanting to know why I do the things that I do. When I started reading the first chapter, I was enamored. One, I didn’t think that the Enneagram was an ancient personality typing system nor that there was no scientific evidence that proves the Enneagram is a reliable measurement of personality (Cron & Stabile, 2016). That was a complete shocker to me, because I would think that there would be a basis as to why it’s relevant and people use it. But further reading, I realized that the Enneagram is more like a self-discovery that one should acquire. I like the point the book made, about not using the Enneagram as a tool to label everyone else, but rather as a spiritual guide (Cron & Stabile, 2016). It was very inspiring to read the first chapter because I do not think I have ever taken a personality test where it’s not so rigid, and has some fluidity to it, like the Enneagram. According to the book type Nine is the “peacemaker”, they are laidback and try to avoid conflict as much as possible. They are empathetic people who are down-to-earth. They
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