Your Enneagram Type: An Introduction

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elcome to the Integral Enneagram Practice series! On this page you can find some introductory material by practice leader Lee Mason to help familiarize yourself with the Integral Enneagram and the nine different personality types it describes.

We will also be offering a series of Enneagram practice sessions, each session focusing upon one type at a time, helping you to more fully inhabit your own personality type and overcome the challenges, limitations, and blind spots associated with it. These sessions are ongoing, so check out our practice calendar to see when your session is scheduled!

If you are already familiar with your own Enneagram type, you can skip to your own type in the videos below. You can also watch the rest of the videos in order to learn more about the other types, so you can learn to relate more deeply and skillfully with your friends, family, and peers who may identify with them.

Not sure of your type? There are all sorts of Enneagram typing tools available online, but of course it usually takes a lot lots of time, self-reflection, and guidance in order to figure out your own type. One really great place to start is the short Enneagram test below. We also encourage you to check out this short practice with Helen Palmer.



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Enneagram 9 in Practice

Virtual Practice Session

How does your core fear of losing connection or being fragmented or your core desire to be at peace show up in your daily experience? What triggers you to “numb out” to maintain a self-image of being "comfortable/harmonious?" How often do you allow yourself to take positive action rather than becoming stuck in resistance? When are you focused on avoiding ...

Enneagram 5 in Practice

Virtual Practice Session

April Theme: Exploring Intimate Relationships This month we'll explore type Five's focal points - from commitment to loneliness, detachment and avarice - in intimate relationships. What have you learned and how have you grown from past experience? Where is your developmental edge right now? Join Jordan for a monthly facilitated practice group designed specifically for Enneagram 5’s, where we will ...

Enneagram 2 in Practice

Virtual Practice Session

How does your core fear of being unworthy of being loved or your core desire to to be loved show up in your daily experience? What triggers you to repress or avoid your own needs and feelings to maintain the self image of being "helpful?” How often do you adapt or change yourself to earn approval? How often are you ...

Enneagram 6 in Practice

Virtual Practice Session

April Theme: Getting Out of Our Worried Minds This month we will build on our work to calm and nourish our nervous systems, get out of our worried minds for a minute, strengthen our resilience, meet like minded folks (as always!), and find a little respite in our challenging times. See you there! Join Nicole for a monthly facilitated practice ...

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COVID-19 Through the Lens of the Enneagram

Leslie Hershberger and Corey deVos

How are different Enneagram types dealing with these new life conditions that are being imposed upon us all? What are the different coping strategies and pain points and opportunities for transformation? How can the Integral Enneagram help us bring more care, compassion, and connection to our own integral family? Watch this very special episode to find out.

Discover Your Enneagram Type

Helen Palmer

An extraordinary presentation to help you discover more clarity and wellbeing, with practices for each personality type delivered via a deepening understanding of your inner observer.

Patterns of Resistance: What Stands Between You and Spiritual Experience?

Helen Palmer

What is preventing you from fully experiencing your own timeless divine nature, right now in this very moment? Watch as Helen Palmer presents the Enneagram as a means to recognize and rehabilitate the conditioning of the everyday ego — reducing the opacity of our everyday habituated minds, transcending the illusion of separation, and allowing the self-liberating light of God to shine through more clearly.

Patterns of Projection: Reclaim the Best of You

Helen Palmer

World-renowned Enneagram teacher Helen Palmer explores some of the primary patterns that our projections take, each pattern corresponding to our own Enneagram type. She also describes some simple techniques to help us identify and integrate our own psychological projections, helping us to fully own our unconscious shadows and reclaim the very best parts of ourselves.

Imagining the Future Through Your Enneagram Type

Helen Palmer

Helen offers a stunning presentation about the narrative tradition of the Enneagram, taking us on a guided journey into the nine fundamental patterns of being.

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  1. Avatar for Nomali Nomali says:

    I prefer for people new to the Enneagram to read each type, contemplate and have their type to be more organically revealed to them. However, if someone wants to take the test, the Riso-Hudson test of the Enneagram Institute is one I trust a lot. They are offering a decent discount at the time if anyone wants to make use of it -

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