Richard Rohr. Introduction. • Richard Rohr brings a Christian Perspective to the Enneagram, an ancient personality system. Rohr explains how Christians can. Ellen Krogh är skapare av Newhabit, en ny möjlighet för dig som söker ett alternativ till den konventionella missbruks behandlingen. Newh. I first encountered the Enneagram when I was a graduate student at a conservative seminary. While on a weekend retreat I came across a copy.

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To feel valuable Further Rohd After paying ten bucks to take the assessment and then reading the book, I discovered that I am a 3. More than any other personality model, I find myself identifying strongly with the challenges of my type as well as rohg the described path toward greater psychological and spiritual health.

Unlike the familiar Myers-Briggs personality grid, the Enneagram is a cryptic, almost mystical, circle with nine Over dinner one night my friend said, “I’m an Enneagram Type Six, what are you? I was given a gift of clarity and a path towards understanding that I could follow.

The Enneagram: An Introduction – Center for Action and Contemplation

Nov 26, Shelby Rogers rated it really liked it. The essence of the FOUR is the mystery of our true identity. Non-attachment not clinging and not avoiding Vice: The 3, though is an extremely hard worker who needs to succeed and so as I become more balanced, I take on some of the characteristics of a 3 and am able to work hard and say no when needed. And I tend to meld into his stronger eohr. Each individual strongly identifies with one Type, but there are many variations within a type.

It is worth pointing out that the authors recommend not reading the book or making use of the enneagram until one is at least in their 30s–old enough to have realized that our youthful attempts to do away with our flaws through self-improvement aren’t going to work. I struggled with identifying my type.


Overall, it seems there is great redemptive potential for this tool in the lives of Jesus-followers. The thing I liked about this book is that it used the types to attack and expose your sinful tendencies and power-dangers.

And these ‘believers’ cling together, offering one another an apparent justification for lives that are essential the same as the lives of their materialistic neighbors, who horizons are purely those of the world and its transient values. Unsure of the path to greater maturity? While I can’t give my stamp of approval to absolutely everything offered up in here, or say that there is nothing more to be learned, this book is priceless.

I am a 3 with a 2 wing… a little 4 thrown in there. The section that describes each of the personality types in detail is excellent, whether one has previous experience with the Enneagram or not.

I really enjoyed reading and learning more about all 9 types.

The Enneagram is built around the idea that there are basically nine shapes of the human soul. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But it was not until the late s that Oscar Ichazo began teaching the Enneagram as we know it today. Below are short summaries of the nine types with a link to a reflection by Richard Rohr where you can learn more about each number.

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If you are completely new to the enneagram, you may want to read up on the enneagram through other sources before reading this.


Finally, the enneagram itself comes out of an ancient worldview that at times left me feeling a bit skeptical–there is definitely a mystical view of numbers and geometry, and more than once I found myself wondering how seriously I ought to entertain all the concepts.

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective

Jun 13, McKenzie Watson added it. Great deep dive into the Enneagram. Each “soul type” for lack of a better term has unique strengths and desires which bring alongside with them a dark side. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. So, getting outside of myself to consider all these aspects of me in a more objective and far less critical voice than my own has been a gift. Loving the Whole Self: A good way to dive deeper into the Ennagram from a Christian worldview. I often work hard, get things done.

What’s Your Enneagram Number?

It was an interesting read–a little dry at times, but Roohr a big fan of Richard Rohr. Which made sense to me. And as with all personality models, the Enneagram does not come without the temptation to put ourselves and others into a box, but this is not its purpose. It is all quite fascinating.

Oct 11, Molly rated it it was amazing. It helps us see the psychological issues that cause us to forget the Divine Presence here in each moment. I kept testing as a 2, which sounded terrible, especially when compared to being a 4 — that sounds amazing to me!

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