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Compiled by Suzanne H.

Eller, Tapestry Life Resources 2007

The Enneagram At-A-Glance


Heart Center

Type Name
Passion
Compulsion
Basic Fear

Head Center

Four

Two

Three

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Helper
Pride
To be needed
Being unloved
& unwanted for
self
Desire to be
loved
deteriorates
into need to be
needed

Individualist
Envy
To be special
Of having no
personal
identity
Desire to be
oneself
deteriorates
into selfindulgence

Investigator
Avarice
To know
Being helpless,
useless,
incapable
Desire to be
competent
deteriorates
into useless
specialization

Loyalist
Fear
To be accepted
Being unable to
survive on own

Challenger
Lust
To be in control
Being
controlled by
others
Desire to
protect oneself
deteriorates
into constant
fighting

Peacemaker
Sloth
To be peaceful
Of loss &
separation

Reformer
Anger
To be perfect
Being bad,
defective, evil

Desire for
security
deteriorates
into fearful
following

Enthusiast
Gluttony
To be gratified
Being deprived
& trapped in
pain
Desire to be
happy
deteriorates
into frenetic
escapism

Desire to be at
peace
deteriorates
into stubborn
neglectfulness

Desire for
integrity
deteriorates
into critical
perfectionism

Melancholy

Stinginess

Cowardice/
Risktaking
I am reliable

Planning
(Intemperance)
I am happy

Revenge
I am strong

Indolence/
Laziness
I am peaceful

the grass is
greener
somewhere
else
That their
activities are
causing pain &
unhappiness

Pushing and
struggling to
make things
happen
That others are
turning against
them and will
retaliate

Going along
with others at
the expense of
self
That reality will
force them to
deal with their
problems

Resentment/
criticalness
I am
reasonable
Sense of
intense
personal
obligation
That their ideas
are actually
wrong and
counterproductive

Fixation

Flattery

Achiever
Deceit
To be a success
Having no
value apart
from success
Desire to be
valuable
deteriorates
into arrogance
and chasing
success
Vanity

Self-Definition

I am caring

I am admirable

I am sensitive

I am perceptive

Wake-up Call

Peoplepleasing

Doing, not
being

Retreating into
the mind

Looking for
support outside
of self

Red Flag Fear

That they are


driving their
friends & loved
ones away

That they are


failing, their
claims are
fraudulent

Using the
imagination to
intensify
feelings
That they are
ruining their
lives & wasting
opportunities

That they are


never going to
find their place
in the world

That their own


actions have
harmed their
security

Basic Desire
& Its
Distortion

Belly Center

One

Sources: Conference notes, The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types, and Understanding the Enneagram by Don Riso & Russ Hudson; conference notes from Bill Edwards;
Discovering the Enneagram by Richard Rohr; Biblical Characters and the Enneagram by Diane Tolomeo et al; Whats My Type? and My Best Self by Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E.
Dobson; Facets of Unity by A. H. Almaas; The Enneagram by Helen Palmer.

Compiled by Suzanne H. Eller, Tapestry Life Resources 2007

The Enneagram At-A-Glance- Pt. 2


Two

Three

Four

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

One

By finding out
others need &
desires &
creating
dependencies
Binging;
abusing OTC
meds

By charming
others,
adopting
whatever image
will work
Workaholism;
stimulant
intake

By distracting
& entertaining
others, letting
others meet
their needs
Most prone to
addictions;
tend to avoid
depressants
get what you
need

By making big
promises,
bluffing,
throwing their
weight around
Rich food &
tobacco, avoid
doctors, push
too hard
are strong &
in control of
your situation

Holy Will,
Holy freedom
Humility

are
successful &
others think
well of you
Holy harmony
Holy Hope
Honesty

By complaining,
being evasive,
testing others
commitment to
them
Stimulants,
depressants,
alcohol, poor
diet choices
do what is
expected of
you

Holy Origin

Holy Strength
Holy Faith
Courage

Holy Wisdom
Holy Work
Sobriety

Holy Truth
Innocence

Right Action

Serenity

Call to
freedom;
nurture self &
others

Hope; develop
self & set
example for
others

Truth/Mercy;
stand up for
self & speak
your own truth

Love; bring
peace &
healing into
ones world

Growth; live for


a higher
purpose

Life Task

Freedom from
false flattery &
intimacy
Mother Teresa;
Barbara Bush,
Bill Cosby, Ann
Landers, Sally
Jesse Raphael,
Dr. McCoy
(Star Trek)
St. John, Ruth
& Boaz

Transformation
comes with
aging
Oprah Winfrey,
Tony Robbins,
Tom Cruise,
Paul McCartney,
Shania Twain,
Michael Jordan,
Madonna, Clinton
Jacob, Saul,
David

Develop a
healthy realism

Holy
Omniscience
NonAttachment
Wisdom;
observe self &
others without
judgment or
expectations
Learn
commitment

Depressants,
psychotropics,
alcohol, over-/
under-eating
as long as
those around
you are good &
okay
Holy Love

By correcting
others,
insisting others
share their
standards
Excessive
diets, anorexia/
bulimia, alcohol

are loved by
others & are
close to them

By staying
preoccupied,
detaching
emotionally
from others
Poor eating &
sleeping,
psychotropic
drugs
have
mastered
something

By checking
out, passivelyaggressively
resisting others

Superego
message (You
are good or
okay if you)
Holy Idea
(Higher Mind)
Virtue (Higher
Emotion)
Invitation

By being
temperamental
& hard-to-get,
making others
tread carefully
Too many
sweets,
alcohol, antidepressants
are true to
yourself

Learn strength
of compassion

Overcome
secret cynicism

To play and
enjoy life

Alanis
Morrisette,
Jeremy Irons,
Bob Dylan,
Johnny Depp,
Anne Rice,
Edgar A. Poe
Job, Mary
Magdalene

Bill Gates, John


Lennon, Gary
Larson, Sinead
OConnor, Emily
Dickinson, Kurt
Cobain, Einstein,
Stephen King
Joseph,
Nicodemus

M.L. King, Jr.,


FDR, LBJ,
Sean Connery,
Donald Trump,
Roseann Barr,
Courtney Love,
John Wayne
Samson,
Martha

Lincoln, Ron
Howard
Reagan,
George Lucas,
Walt Disney,
Ringo Starr,
Keanu Reeves
Jonah,
Abraham

Gandhi, JohnPaul II, Martha


Stewart, Meryl
Streep, George
Harrison,
Celine Dion,
Hilary Clinton
John the
Baptist, St. Paul

How each
type
manipulates
others
Eating
Disorders &
Addictions

Famous
Examples

Biblical
Example

Equanimity
(Balance)
Originality; let
go of past & be
renewed by
experiences

Five

Faith; trust in
the goodness
of life

Cooperation
with Spirit;
celebrate
existence &
share happiness
Self-Reliance
Face fear of
pain &
suffering
Malcolm X,
Speilberg, Ben
Princess Diana, Franklin,
Tom Hanks, Meg Leonardo
Ryan, Mel
DiCaprio, Liz
Gibson, Julia
Taylor, Jim
Roberts, George Carey, Mick
Bush (dad & son) Jagger JFK
Timothy, St.
Solomon;
Peter,
Woman at Well

do what is
right.
Holy Perfection

Sources: Conference notes, The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types, and Understanding the Enneagram by Don Riso & Russ Hudson; conference notes from Bill Edwards;
Discovering the Enneagram by Richard Rohr; Biblical Characters and the Enneagram by Diane Tolomeo et al; Whats My Type? and My Best Self by Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E.
Dobson; Facets of Unity by A. H. Almaas; The Enneagram by Helen Palmer.