I like how Brene described the experience of working with the Enneagram:
Stage 1 = Skepticism
At first, you aren’t so sure about this thing. You experience resistance to categorizing people into 9 groups, or to some magical insight from something like this.
Stage 2 = Mind Blown
You feel found out and exposed. How did they know that about me?
Stage 3 = Reductive Fundamentalism
Everyone around me is a number. I create or enjoy memes poking fun at traits or reducing the wisdom to “How to decorate your living room if you are a 4!”. Some people stop at this phase, and that’s a bummer. ‘Cause it gets better.
Stage 4 = Enneagram as a tool for spiritual contemplation
Finally, you get insight into some unconscious behaviors that have separated you from yourself. And you can see a pathway to becoming more fully who you were created to be.
Has this been your experience with the Enneagram?
I am putting the finishing touches on a course that will help you get started with the Enneagram and find your type. If you want to learn more about it or signup to be the first to find out when it launches, check it out.