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“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. How’s that?

Enneagram Twos
Cook a really good meal just for yourself.
And if you don’t cook, though many twos like to cook, order yourself a simply delicious take-out meal, just for you. Order what you want, without regard to anyone else.

Enneagram Threes
Let yourself look sloppy for 1 full day and go somewhere where others can see you.
Do you dare to do this? This doesn’t mean looking casual; it means sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Find the pleasure in this.

Enneagram Fours
Breathe into your toes.
Breath into your whole body instead of breathing primarily into your chest area as Fours normally do. When you get to your toes, wiggle them and laugh!

Enneagram Fives
Let someone give you a hug.
Even better, ask someone for a hug. Be in your heart when you ask; be in your body when you receive.

Enneagram Sixes
Sing yourself a happy song inside your head.
Any song will do; keep singing it repeatedly over the day. Let yourself have fun being silly.

Enneagram Sevens
Can you talk without using your hands?
This is a big challenge for the normally animated Sevens. Can you do it? Hmmmm. What happens?

Enneagram Eights
Be a child for a day. Do fun things.
Many Eights feel they’ve always had to be a grown-up. Take a day to be a child in the best sense of the word. Take along a “playmate” if you like. Or do it by yourself.

Enneagram Nines
Scream in a safe place.
Find a safe place and practice some screaming, for example, when driving in a car near a fire truck or police car that has a siren on. Roll up the windows and enjoy the scream. Laugh about it.

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, the author of seven best-selling Enneagram-business books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs for professionals around the world who want to bring the Enneagram into organizations with high-impact business applications, and is past-president of the International Enneagram Association. Visit her website: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com. ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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