In my system, the personality is what we use to determine why you're getting stuck. Many of us are under the false impression that our personality is who we are, and this leads to a fixed mindset quite often. We explain the personality as what we use to reinforce, resist, or ignore the message from our higher self, or intuition. We use the Enneagram personality typing system, as it is a holistic way to interpret our personality. Each type has it's strengths and weaknesses, and has predictable patterns that keep them stuck, or de motivated. However, by understanding that your pattern of behavior is a momentary reflection of your current state, we can use the knowledge of all the types within us to break old patterns and create new ones, while always staying in the wheelhouse of our personality type's super powers.
The Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and others. It consists of nine distinct personality types, each with its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. While each Enneagram type has the potential to accomplish great things, certain types may have an easier time achieving their goals than others. In this blog post, we’ll explore how your Enneagram personality can affect your ability to accomplish goals. This article doesn't purport that certain types will not achieve their goals. Instead, I am wanting to share with you the revelation that we can use the knowledge of each type to harness their superpowers within us.
I encourage you to look at this article and see what pertains to you based on your base type. Then, look at which type possesses the traits you need to succeed and then spend some time learning how to incorporate that into your personal pattern of behavior.
This can be done by self experimentation, or finding a qualified guide to assist you. Feel free to book a complimentary strategy call with me, I am certified through Inner Compass 9 to interpret your graph, and pattern, while giving you the tools you need to find a more conducive pattern for your goals in life.
You can probably get a good idea of your base personality type just by reading the descriptions below. If you find yourself deeply curious and wish to find your personality type, you can, book on the link above, visit innercompass9.com , or enneagraminstitute.com to get your base personality type and a brief description of your type. The book Wisdom of The Enneagram by Riso-Hudson is also an invaluable resource.
Type 1: The Perfectionist
As a Type 1, you have high standards for yourself and others. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you get bogged down in details or become overly critical of yourself. However, your strong sense of responsibility and desire to do things “right” can also drive you to accomplish great things.
To increase your chances of achieving your goals, try to focus on progress, not perfection. Break your goals down into smaller, more manageable tasks, and celebrate your successes along the way. Don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t go exactly as planned – mistakes are opportunities for growth and learning.
Your Superpowers: Organization, Structure, Thoroughness, Doing What's Right
Type 2: The Helper
As a Type 2, you derive a sense of purpose and fulfillment from helping others. While this is a wonderful quality, it can also be a hindrance to achieving your own goals. You may find yourself putting others’ needs ahead of your own or becoming overwhelmed by the demands of others.
To accomplish your own goals, it’s important to set boundaries and prioritize your own needs. Remember that taking care of yourself allows you to better serve others in the long run. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or support when you need it – just make sure that you’re also giving yourself the time and attention you deserve.
Your Superpowers: Doing For Others, Compassion, Empathy, Giving People What They Need
Type 3: The Achiever
As a Type 3, you are driven by a need for success and recognition. You likely have no shortage of goals and aspirations, but may struggle with feelings of inadequacy or anxiety about not achieving enough. While your ambition can be a great asset, it’s important to ensure that you’re not sacrificing your own well-being in pursuit of success.
To accomplish your goals while staying healthy and grounded, make sure to take breaks and prioritize self-care. Remember that your worth is not defined by your achievements – you are valuable and deserving of love and respect simply for who you are.
Ambition, Accomplishment, Adaptability
Type 4: The Individualist
As a Type 4, you have a unique perspective and a strong sense of self. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you become too focused on expressing your individuality or succumb to feelings of melancholy or apathy. However, your creativity and passion can also be powerful tools for achieving your dreams.
To stay motivated and focused on your goals, try to find a sense of purpose and meaning in your work. Remember that your individuality is a strength, but it’s also important to connect with others and collaborate when necessary. Don’t be afraid to seek support and feedback from others – they may have valuable insights to offer.
Your Superpowers: Creativity, Outside The Box Thinking, Adding Beauty To Places and Situations, Strong Understanding of Inner World
Type 5: The Investigator
As a Type 5, you have a keen intellect and a thirst for knowledge. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you become too focused on analyzing and understanding every detail or become overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy. However, your analytical skills and ability to focus can also be powerful assets for achieving your goals.
To stay motivated and focused on your goals, try to balance your intellectual pursuits with action. Break your goals down into smaller, more manageable steps, and try to focus on one thing at a time. Remember that mistakes are opportunities for learning and growth – don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t go as planned.
Your Superpowers: Deep curiosity and thirst for knowledge, Strong analytical skills, Ability to focus, Independent and self-sufficient intensely on a topic
Type 6: The Loyalist As a Type 6, you value security and stability. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you become too focused on avoiding risks or seeking reassurance from others. However, your loyalty and dedication can also be powerful assets for achieving your goals. To accomplish your goals, it's important to take calculated risks and trust in your own abilities. Seek out support and guidance from trusted friends and mentors, but also remember to trust your own instincts. Break your goals down into smaller, more manageable steps, and celebrate your successes along the way.
Your Superpowers: Strong sense of loyalty and commitment, strong ability to foresee potential problems, pragmatic and realistic, deep sense of responsibility to others.
Type 7: The Enthusiast As a Type 7, you are driven by a desire for new experiences and excitement. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you become too focused on chasing after the next big thing or avoiding discomfort or boredom. However, your optimism and creativity can also be powerful tools for achieving your goals. To accomplish your goals, it's important to stay focused and grounded. Set realistic goals and break them down into smaller, more manageable tasks. Try to stay present in the moment and resist the urge to constantly chase after the next new thing. Remember that discomfort and challenges are a natural part of growth and development.
Your Superpowers: High energy and enthusiasm, naturally optimistic, strong creativity and imagination, ability to adapt to change
Type 8: The Challenger As a Type 8, you are driven by a need for control and power. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you become too focused on dominating others or avoiding vulnerability. However, your strength and assertiveness can also be powerful assets for achieving your goals. To accomplish your goals, it's important to balance your assertiveness with empathy and compassion for others. Remember that collaboration and teamwork can often lead to greater success than trying to go it alone. Set clear boundaries and prioritize your own needs, but also be open to feedback and input from others.
Strong sense of personal power and control, stands up for self and others, fearless and confident, natural leader
Type 9: The Peacemaker As a Type 9, you value harmony and peace. You may struggle to accomplish your goals if you become too focused on avoiding conflict or sacrificing your own needs for the sake of others. However, your ability to bring people together and find common ground can also be powerful assets for achieving your goals. To accomplish your goals, it's important to prioritize your own needs and desires. Don't be afraid to assert yourself and set clear boundaries. At the same time, try to stay open to the perspectives of others and be willing to compromise when necessary. Remember that conflict can often lead to greater understanding and growth. In conclusion, understanding your Enneagram personality type can help you identify your unique strengths and weaknesses when it comes to achieving your goals. By leveraging your strengths and working to overcome your weaknesses, you can increase your chances of success and fulfillment in all areas of your life. Remember that growth and development are a lifelong journey – be patient and kind to yourself as you work towards your goals.
Your Superpowers: Strong ability to bring people together and resolve conflict, natural empathy and understanding of others' perspectives, calming presence and ability to diffuse tense situations, ability to find common ground and work towards a peaceful resolution.