The ENNEAGRAM (nine points) is a personality system that presents a useful template or map for understanding ourselves, the important people in our life, and the groups we work with. It describes nine ways of processing and responding to the world– a full spectrum of personality styles. We view the world through lenses which either bring great clarity or various degrees of distortion to our vision. The Enneagram enables us to look at our lenses instead of just looking through them.

  • The Enneagram works like a psychological/spiritual lens check.
  • It sorts out the encouraging and discouraging voices in our head.
  • It helps us grasp our inner motivations and drives.

There are several ways you can learn more about this fascinating system and how it applies to you. For example, you can:

What’s Your Enneagram Type?
Use our online Ennea-Graph to instantly compute your Enneagram type.

Nine Lenses on the World

by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.
We typically view the world through lenses but usually don’t examine the lenses themselves.  From time to time we need to check our glasses to see if they are filtering the world cleanly or are distorting our vision.  Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective provides a lens check to discover whether we are viewing the world accurately as it is or altered, like our world view believes it should be. Buy on Amazon
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Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles 25th Anniversary Edition

by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.
Intended for a general audience, this thorough yet brief guide through the Enneagram system provides a clear common sense outline of each of the nine styles. The positive resourceful characteristics and ideals of each style are contrasted with their less-resourceful, exaggerated, and distorted expressions. For example, the Good Person’s passion for excellence can become a maladaptive pursuit of perfectionism. The 30 reflection questions at the beginning help readers personalize and recognize their Enneagram style.  This anniversary edition includes a new extended introduction and an Appendix describing the three subtype variations of each Enneagram style.  Buy on Amazon
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Enneagram Styles: Resilience, Eustress, and Distress

by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.
The right amount of stress, excitement, and arousal (eustress) leads to optimal functioning. Too much or too little energy (distress) leads to sub-optimal functioning. Eustress gets us up for the game; distress takes us out of the game. What gets each Enneagram Type motivated, functioning optimally, and what is their natural resilience?

Enneagram Styles and 3 Approaches to Change —Behavioral, Cognitive & Psychodynamic

by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.
Watch Jerry’s Keynote Address at the International Enneagram Conference, Cape Town, 2019.This presentation is just like being there, with added slides throughout the presentation.  Enjoy!

Listen to Jerry Wagner’s Interview on Enneagram Mapmakers

Christopher Heuertz of the Center for Action and Contemplation interviews Jerry Wagner in the podcast series entitled Enneagram Mapmakers. These Enneagram Mapmakers include Helen Palmer, Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Sandra Maitri, Marion Gilbert, and Richard Rohr

“Jerry’s wisdom reminds us that we typically view the world through lenses but usually don’t examine the lenses themselves. He’s candid and vulnerable, while provocative in untangling some of the Enneagram’s convoluted theories.” — Christopher Heurtz,  Center for Action and Contemplation
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