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Discovering the Enneagram - Cloze

Alvaro Adams
Activity set by: Alvaro Adams

First, do this activity: Vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


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   achiever      allows      aware      behaviour      driven      gut      harmful      hurts      imbalance      lies      mismatch      overcome      realize      soley      turn   
Discovering the Enneagram
We may need many years before we really start to know people who are part of our daily life. We all have a mask under which we can find what really motivates and worries us, but often don´t know ourselves what behind that mask.
A few years ago a friend showed me the Enneagram personality diagram and told me that it was a way of classifying different personality types. She suggested I read two of the nine types because she thought I might be one of them.
When I started to read the first one I quickly realized that that wasn’t me, but when I read the second I was surprised, because it described very personal behaviour which I thought was mine. Even more surprising was that apart from describing my in great detail, some of which I hadn’t even been of myself, it also explained the reasons for those behaviour patterns.
Over the years, the Enneagram has helped me understand myself better and know what I have to do to fight against potentially tendencies of my personality type. It has also helped me understand other people’s behaviour.
On occasions, friends, relatives or co-workers do something that and that you don´t understand. If you don´t talk about it with that person it becomes a barrier to your relationship. Being of the personality type of that person you to understand better why they behaved the way they did, and in , become more tolerant and compassionate towards them.
We often convince ourselves that our personal situation is special and different to that of other people and that the solution which seems to work for other people is not going to work for us.
With the Enneagram you that deep down we are all very similar. You also realize that your case is not that unique and that if other people similar to you have managed to their fears there is no reason why you shouldn´t be able to do so yourself.
Finally, on a more personal level, the Enneagram has helped me understand that under different operating systems or enneatypes we have the same hardware. Every religion explains it differently, i.e. that we are the children of God or that we are part of a universal spirit.
The Enneagram divides human personality into nine types. No one is better or worse. Each one has been given a name that highlights its main characteristics.
1. The Reformer
2. The Helper
3. The
4. The Individualist
5. The Investigator
6. The Loyalist
7. The Enthusiast
8. The Challenger
9. The Pacifier
The enneatypes are divided in three triads. Types 2, 3, 4 belong to the heart triad, 5, 6, 7 belong to the head triad and 8, 9, 1 to the .
The types within each triad worry about different things in life. Each triad suffers an with one of the three ways with which we interact with the world i.e. logic, emotions and instinct.
The types in the triad, which include 2,3,4, are worried by their image. They feel it isn´t adequate. The imbalance lies in their emotions. Each type has a specific with their emotions.
Those that belong to 5,6,7 triad are by fear when dealing with the world, which makes them spend a lot of time thinking about the best way to do so. Each type in this triad has a different way of doing so.
For those individuals who belong to the triad which include 8, 9, and 1 the problem is the way they deal with their instinctive impulses such as competing. All three have a difficult relationship with anger.
If you want to deepen your knowledge about the Enneagram and know what enneatype you belong to I recommend you go to www.enneagraminstitute.com and do the RHETI test.