The Nine Enneagram Type Descriptions - which one do you think you are?
Basic Fear: Of being corrupt/evil, defective.
Basic Desire: To be good, to have integrity, to be balanced.
Key Motivations: Want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.
Basic Fear: Of being unwanted, unworthy of being loved.
Basic Desire: To feel loved.
Key Motivations: Want to be loved, to express their feelings for others, to be needed and appreciated, to get others to respond to them, to vindicate their claims about themselves.
Basic Fear: Of being worthless.
Basic Desire: To feel valuable and worthwhile.
Key Motivations: Want to be affirmed, to distinguish themselves from others, to have attention, to be admired, and to impress others.
Basic Fear: That they have no identity or personal significance.
Basic Desire: To find themselves and their significance (to create an identity)
Key Motivations: Want to express themselves and their individuality, to create and surround themselves with beauty, to maintain certain moods and feelings, to withdraw to protect their self-image, to take care of emotional needs before attending to anything else, to attract a “rescuer.”
Basic Fear: Being useless, helpless, or incapable.
Basic Desire: To be capable and competent.
Key Motivations: Want to possess knowledge, to understand the environment, to have everything figured out as a way of defending the self from threats from the environment.
Basic Fear: Of being without support and guidance.
Basic Desire: To have security and support.
Key Motivations: Want to have security, to feel supported by others, to have certitude and reassurance, to test the attitudes of others toward them, to fight against anxiety and insecurity.
Basic Fear: Of being deprived and in pain.
Basic Desire: To be satisfied and content—to have their needs fulfilled.
Key Motivations: Want to maintain their freedom and happiness, to avoid missing out on worthwhile experiences, to keep themselves excited and occupied, to avoid and discharge pain.
Basic Fear: Of being harmed or controlled by others.
Basic Desire: To protect themselves (to be in control of their own life
Key Motivations: Want to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation.
9 THE PEACEMAKER The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent
Basic Fear: Of loss and separation.
Basic Desire: To have inner stability “peace of mind”
Key Motivations: Want to create harmony in their environment, to avoid conflicts and tension, to preserve things as they are, to resist whatever would upset or disturb them.
Time to Talk
Time to Talk Day is an annual awareness day held at the beginning of February. It’s a day for us all to start a conversation about mental health. Talking about mental health isn’t easy. But a conversation has the power to change lives.
Particularly a conversation with us as part of Optimal Sound Therapy – your words in that short chat are so powerful, and the key to your mental and emotional balance.
Our Patients do the Talking
“I felt an immediate benefit. A growing clarity and ability to express myself. I am excited to continue as I have experienced positive change already”
Miss. WS – Severe Work Stress
How Optimal Health Can Help
We recommend an Optimal Sound Therapy Assessment
We are one of very few UK Clinics to offer Optimal Sound Therapy which is easy to access online or in-clinic. Swiftly reach harmony and emotional balance, through listening daily to bespoke Sound Files, accessed via a web page.