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Enneagram Theory: Fixations (Habits of Mind) – Resentment

This 2nd 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 Resentment: Paying attention to flaws so that nothing ever seems good. We

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Enneagram Theory: The Wings as Dynamic Convergence

  In a recent blog, I wrote about the Enneagram arrow lines for each Enneagram style as Dynamic Convergence, the idea that each point or number on the Enneagram symbol is a form of resolution of the energy or focus

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Enneagram Theory: Enneagram Wings

  What is it? The wings are the Enneagram style numbers of either side of our core Enneagram style; in basic wing theory, 9 and 2 are wings for Ones; 1 and 3 are wings for Twos; 2 and 4

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Enneagram Theory: The Enneagram Arrows as a Dynamic Convergence

  What? Another blog on the Enneagram arrows? Peter O’Hanrahan and Jerry Wagner both wrote blogs on the Arrow theory, and although they may seem to contradict one another (which is fine and healthy for us to consider), I think

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Enneagram Theory: Enneagram Arrows

  A Guest Blog by Jerome Wagner, PhD. WHICH WAY ARE WE GOING? AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GET THERE? The nine numbers around the Enneagram circle are connected by lines.  (Grammi in Greek means lines, I was told by

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Enneagram Theory: The Arrows

  A Guest Blog by Peter O’Hanrahan At Ginger’s request, here is a blog about the “movement on the lines/arrows” from our home personality type to our “security and stress points.” I will try to address her criteria for the

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Enneagram Theory: Projection and Enneagram Styles

  A Guest Blog by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D. While human beings have been projecting for 10,000 years, or as long as we’ve been around, it wasn’t until Freud that we got called on it. Projection is when we imagine and

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Enneagram Theory: The Three Centers of Intelligence

  There is nothing so practical as a good theory. – Kurt Lewin* Because I have 35+ years as an OD consultant, I have lived by this quotation from Kurt Lewin. Jerry Wagner, in his keynote address to the International

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