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There are so many great reasons why you should learn about the enneagram! Some of the universal reasons to delve into the enneagram are that it helps us know why we do what we do and what our blindspots are so that we can grow out of them.
While those are great reasons to look into the enneagram, there are also specific reasons for each type as to why the enneagram can be very useful for them!
Note: this will be most helpful for each person to look into themselves but… if you suspect your resistant friend, spouse, relative is a certain type it may be a great way to give them a good reason to finally look into the enneagram!
If you do not know what your enneagram type is yet, that’s ok! You don’t need to know ahead of time… but if you’d like to find your type, check out my posts on how to find your type and how to confirm your type.
Why You Should Learn About The Enneagram
Reasons for Type 1s to Learn About the Enneagram
To be more compassionate & attuned to others – the enneagram can become a tool to help you relate to others in a better and more useful way.
To be able to improve yourself without feeling guilty of wrong – 1s are always wanting to be better and the enneagram can be a way to work on growing without feeling like you already did something wrong.
To be able to loosen up & become more serene – wouldn’t that be nice, my fellow 1s?
Reasons for Type 2s to Learn About the Enneagram
To be able to help and love others better – the enneagram can become a tool to help you better understand what others need.
To be able to say “no” without feeling guilty or anxious – 2s can have such a hard time saying “no” but it’s definitely necessarily to learn how to say no… and not beat yourself up when you do say no.
To fell less drained and depleted – Ah… doesn’t that sound lovely, my 2s?
Reasons for Type 3s to Learn About the Enneagram
To have more meaningful & longer-lasting relationships – the enneagram can become a tool to help you better understand how to deeply connect with others.
To discover what you really want for yourself – 3s can be so busy wearing masks to succeed in life that what they truly want can get buried deep. The enneagram can help with finding those desires.
To be able to just “be” without feeling the need to impress – what 3 wouldn’t want that kind of break?
Reasons for Type 4s to Learn About the Enneagram
To make lasting connections without having to constantly engage in deep interactions – deep interactions are great and important but not every conversation needs to be soul searching deep.
To know more about themselves at the deepest levels – 4s love digging deep and soul searching. The enneagram can help you dig deeper than you’ve ever been.
To feel more capable of making things and dreams happen – 4s you have so many great ideas and dreams… the enneagram can help you make them a reality!
Reasons for Type 5s to Learn About the Enneagram
To better understand & anticipate the feelings of others – the enneagram can be a great tool for understanding others better.
To know themselves better using a systematic framework – 5s love analyzing and dissecting how things work. The enneagram helps them analyze themselves in a productive manner.
To be more comfortable when interacting with others – Isn’t that the dream type 5s?
Reasons for Type 6s to Learn About the Enneagram
To feel more secure and certain – the enneagram can help give you some of the security and certainty that you are searching for.
To be able to trust themselves and others to make good decisions – 6s are so smart and think things through so well. The Enneagram can help you trust in your own ability… and trust those around you.
To be less reactive and more in control of themselves – doesn’t that sound lovely, my 6s?
Reasons for Type 7s to Learn About the Enneagram
To read others better & develop deeper empathy – the enneagram can be a great tool to help you understand others better and to help you connect even with the negative emotions.
To learn something exciting and personally helpful – 7s love the exciting and new and the enneagram can be an exciting way to personally grow.
To transform their ideas into reality – 7s you have oh so many great ideas, the enneagram can help you turn them into reality!
Reasons for Type 8s to Learn About the Enneagram
To understand others psychologically – the enneagram can be a great tool to help you understand others better, who wouldn’t want that?
To feel less guilty about their behavior & less responsible for other people – Ok, I don’t want 8s thinking the enneagram will give them a blank check for bad behavior but 8s often grow up thinking their personality and behavior is wrong… when it’s just different and stronger than many of the other types. The enneagram can help you break free from that guilt.
To feel strong even when vulnerable or weak – The real strength you 8s are looking for!
Reasons for Type 9s to Learn About the Enneagram
To work with others from a sense of fully understanding both themselves and others – the enneagram can be a great tool to help you understand yourself & others better, which then allows you to work with others more harmoniously!
To be able to express themselves clearly and directly – 9s, I know this may sound terrifying but doesn’t it also sound so wonderful?
To be able to transform conflict into deeper relationships – Doesn’t that sound lovely, my 9s? Terrifying I’m sure as it does involved conflict but if you’ve got to deal with conflict… wouldn’t be great to turn it into something amazing like deeper relationships?