The Enneagram has become a hot topic in our current society. You have probably heard your friends talk about it at this point. But, what is it? It is a system of understanding the core motivations of individuals focused on the three primary ways that people deal with their world. Head, Heart, and Gut. Within these, we see nine total different kinds of base personalities. Nine different ways that each person attempts to gain security.
The different personalities being numbered 1 through 9 can help us understand ourselves in a way that nothing else really can. It helps us to see how we naturally act and think and what the path of emotional growth looks like. The reason why core motivation is so important it's because ultimately, that's how we find acceptance.
One person may be chasing success because that is how they find acceptance. It is based on their performance, and how people perceive them. Another person may be chasing success because they feel an intense duty to the people that believe in him/her and must live up to their expectations and overcome their fears. The two paths may look very similar, but have very different underlying motivations. We must all begin a journey of becoming self-aware in order to have a greater understanding of those around us. It is how we grow.
I would love to help you on your journey of self-discovery, and gain an entirely new perspective of your core motivations and also of those around you. If you get tired of facing the same conflicts over and over again or constantly find yourself saying "I can't understand how this person thinks at all!" I would love to help you.