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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Vengeance

This 9th blog in the series Enneagram the Fixations (Habits of Mind) focuses on Vengeance, the fixation normally associated with Enneagram style Eight. In Eights (really in all of us), Vengeance refers to the mental process of rebalancing wrongs through

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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Planning

This 8th blog in the series Enneagram the Fixations (Habits of Mind) focuses on Planning, the fixation normally associated with Enneagram style Seven. In Sevens, Planning refers to the mental process by which the mind goes into “hyper-gear,“ moving in

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Enneagram Theory: Uncovering Your Purpose (part 2)

In this second blog, part of my endnote speech at the 2011 IEA (International Enneagram Association) conference, you can read about how each us (and all of us, because these ideas are really true of everyone) can lessen the impact

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Enneagram Theory: Uncovering Your Purpose (part 1)

As the endnote speaker at the 2011 IEA (International Enneagram Association) conference, I was able to choose my topic: “The Enneagram and Global Change.” Although the endnote itself will be rich with detail and include interaction for self-discovery, some of

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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Cowardice

This 7th blog in a series on how all of us exhibit the Fixations (Habits of Mind) normally associated with only one of the Enneagram styles now moves to Cowardice: Thoughts of doubt and worry that cause you to continually

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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Stinginess

This 6th blog in a series on how all of us exhibit the Fixations (Habits of Mind) normally associated with only one of the Enneagram styles now moves to Stinginess: a scarcity paradigm that leads to an insatiable thirst for

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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Melancholy

This 5th blog in a series on how all of us exhibit the Fixations (Habits of Mind) normally associated with only one of the Enneagram styles now moves to Melancholy: Thinking about what is missing, with the accompanying thoughts of

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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Vanity

This 4th blog in a series on how all of us exhibit the Fixations (Habits of Mind) normally associated with only one of the Enneagram styles now moves to Vanity: The strategic thinking about how to create an idealized image.

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Narcissism and Enneagram Styles | A Guest Blog by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.

There is some debate about which Enneagram styles display narcissistic tendencies. Some put Sevens in the narcissistic category; some put Threes in that basket; some say any Enneagram type can manifest narcissistic leanings. I propose to completely unresolve this issue

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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Flattery

  This 3rd blog in a series on how all of us exhibit the Fixations (Habits of Mind) normally associated with only one of the Enneagram styles begins with Flattery: the gaining of acceptance through giving compliments or other forms

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