Your 5 Burning Questions About The Enneagram, Answered

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

From "how do I use it?" to "can I be two types?"



The Enneagram is like a box of Girl Scout thin mints—once you start consuming it, you can't stop. From wings to subtypes and tri-types, there's SO much to take in and consider when understanding your type.


You may even be like me and start to look at everything in life as an Enneagram type—whether its strangers in coffee shops, brands you follow, celebrities, or TV characters (trust me, my mind has gone everywhere). But just remember, only you can determine what your type is.


I hope these common Enneagram questions help clear things up as you explore your type! And, if you're still unclear, I can help—you can book a typing session with me right here.


What exactly is the Enneagram?


The Enneagram is a self-discovery tool that explains motivation AKA why we do what we do. There are nine different types, each with a core motivation that explains our thinking, feeling, and behavioral patterns.


The nine types are divided into three centers, as shown below: the head, the heart, and the gut.


You'll also notice the arrows on the diagram. Each type is connected to two different types which is the direction you move in when responding to change, stress, or growth. This is commonly referred to as "health," which changes with life's highs and lows.


How can I use it?


Once you've taken