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BTS Enneagram Types: V (Kim Taehyung) Part 7

Part 7 focuses on BTS member Kim Taehyung. He is one of three younger band members, known as the maknae group. He is a lead dancer, vocalist and visual; visual means member(s) who most closely match the Korean beauty ideal.

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BTS Enneagram Types: Jimin (Park Jimin) Part 6

Part 6 focuses on BTS member Jimin. He is one of three younger band members and was the last to join the group. Before he joined BTS, he was already an accomplished contemporary dancer. He has since been their main

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BTS Enneagram Types: RM (Kim Namjoon) Part 5

Part 5 focuses on Kim Namjoon (stage name RM), the first BST member, BTS’ team leader, and main rapper. He is also an accomplished composer and music producer, having written or co-written most of BTS’ music from the beginning and

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BTS Enneagram Types: Part 4

Why I am even writing about BTS member’s Enneagram types? There are several reasons I am even writing blogs on BTS members’ types, particularly in light of the fact that I fully believe we can’t accurately type other people. We

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BTS and the Enneagram: Basic Instincts Part 3

BTS and the Enneagram: Basic Instincts Part 3 It is in the one-to-one instinctual area where BTS has flourished. The one-to-one instinct focuses on individuals in relation to one other person, affection, intimacy, bonding and attraction. This instinct is also

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BTS and the Enneagram: Basic Instincts Part 2

It is the social instinctual arena where BTS has made its musical mark far beyond South Korea and innovated and prospered. The social instinct includes issues related to belonging, community, groups and teams, social relationships, and influence, but also inclusivity,

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BTS and the Enneagram: Basic Instincts Part 1

Why would I write a blog about BTS, the ever-popular, vastly creative K-pop “boy band,” and one of the most successful musical groups globally? First, I love their music and their performances, and I am fascinated by the seven BTS

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Over-identification with type

On request from the recent Shift network Global Enneagram Summit, I did a session on the importance of not identifying with our Enneagram type. To me, the dangers of identifying with type seemed obvious, and I reflected on what might

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Type.Style.Point

What’s in a name and does it matter? You decide! When we speak about and teach the nine numbers of the Enneagram, how do we call the numbers: type? style? point? There are other names sometimes used, but this list

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Enneagram Wings Part 4: What is true; what is useful?

“All models are approximations. Essentially all models are wrong [as in not necessarily true] but some are useful.” George Box, a British academic and statistician, and the author of this provocative statement When it comes to the Enneagram, which is

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