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Development | paradox

“The words of truth are always paradoxical.” ~ Lao Tzu Embedded in each Enneagram type is an inherent paradox, an apparent contradiction that reflects the truth of each type’s pursuit. Paradoxes are both complex and confusing and yet, at the

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Development | true needs

“You have needs – satisfy them.” Fydor Dostoyevsky Our Enneagram subtypes, formed when the passion or emotional pattern of our type intersects with our most active instinct – and there may be more than one active instinct – is fundamentally

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Development | finding yourself

“Go find yourself first. So you can find me.” ~ Rumi The 13th century mystic poet Rumi speaks to our hearts, even to this day. So how do we find ourselves, using guidance from the Enneagram? Enneagram OnesLook what is

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Development | inviting Communication

“A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.” ~ David Whyte Here are the ways you can invite others

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Development | dislike and development

“Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Often, what we dislike most in others reflects the inner-work we most need to explore for our own development. Here are the top three dislikes for

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Development | truth or lie

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Almost everyone dislikes being lied to, accompanied by a distaste for the person doing the lying. We also like

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Development | counter-intuitive

“I don’t take on big things. What I do, pretty much, is make the big things small and the small things big.” ~ Larry David Enneagram Ones Find one of your opinions that is highly illogical and laugh at it.

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Development | be wild and wacky

“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” ~ William James Enneagram Ones Do something spontaneous and do it where others can see you. And you can’t plan being spontaneous. Go somewhere and just be spontaneous.

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Development | being in reality

“I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.” ~ Ice Cube We are all “fake” or false in some respects and don’t even know this, particularly when our enneatype structure distorts our reality. Here are some of the

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Development | kindness

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop Kindness has many definitions: empathy, concern, gentleness, and more. Here are ways each enneatype benefits from more kindness. Enneagram Ones For Ones, kindness needs to start with

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