Use the following brief descriptions of the nine emotional Passions found on the Enneagram to start your self-exploration and self-observation. We encourage you to explore the hidden underbelly of the Passions, and dig into the subtle ways they show up in your daily life.
Working directly with the Passion of your Enneagram type can lead to deep-level healing and reconnection with your Essence Nature.
So start observing yourself and look for your personal version of your type’s Passion. Share with us below… tell us what your type is and give us specific examples of how your Passion is showing up in your world.
HERE ARE THE NINE PASSIONS OF THE ENNEAGRAM in short form:
Enneagram Type One: Anger – It often shows up as irritation, judgment (of self or others), resentment, sarcasm, or frustration. There is always something that is just not right, and I’m pissed about it.
Enneagram Type Two: Pride – The sense that I’m good, I’m worthy, or I’m special, because of how helpful I am. I am the indispensable one who can meet your needs. This leads me to lose myself in your needs.
Enneagram Type Three: Deception – I deceive you - I show you only parts of me so I look good, or I bend the truth to look good or successful. I deceive me - I come to believe that I am more successful or accomplished than I actually am. I reframe my mistakes or failures as successes.
Enneagram Type Four: Envy – Seeing what other people have (a relationship, career, skills, recognition, money, house, car) and longing to have it in my life. I have the internal sense that something is missing.
Enneagram Type Five: Avarice – The feeling that there is not enough. Not enough time, or love, or money, or food, or information, or enough of me to go around. This means I have to hold on to what I have, I can’t give it away freely. I feel that I need to always gather more.
Enneagram Type Six: Fear – Thinking about problems in the future or bad things that might happen and being anxious about those things. It often shows up as raw anxiety, doubt, questioning, and seeing others’ hidden agendas. Sometimes I fear my abilities to perform and handle situations well.
Enneagram Type Seven: Gluttony – Constantly grasping for more positive mental experiences. Chewing up experiences and moving on without fully digesting them. “On to the next!” Needing to feel good, often in the mind, leading to thoughts of positive possibilities in the future.
Enneagram Type Eight: Lust – An excess of life energy – can show up as big anger or intensity that makes others uncomfortable or fearful. Sometimes it manifests as strength or invulnerability. It can show up as a constant push to the extreme to feel alive.
Enneagram Type Nine: Sloth – Not taking action for yourself. Not knowing your own agenda or losing your own agenda easily, so you don’t go after it with focus and conviction. Lack of movement. Getting stuck in a rut
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