We think we are seeing the full 360 degrees, but in fact our reality is determined by a particular lens that narrows our focus and limits how we think, feel and act in the world. – Helen Palmer, The Enneagram in Work and Love
- The Enneagram map describes nine basic worldviews, nine different ways of relating to the self, others and the world.
- Each “lens” or “type” has a different pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.
- “Lens” becomes hard-wired early in life; an adaptive strategy that results in automatic, habitual, and repetitive patterns that form into our “personality.”
- We have a “home base.”
- Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are cues; motivation is the key to understanding the “why.”
- Motivation drives attention.
- Energy follows attention.
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