My name is Susan Rhodes. I'm the staff writer for the Enneagram Monthly, the only ongoing monthly periodical on the enneagram. My articles set forth a new vision of the personality enneagram based on an optimistic view of human nature.
In 2009, I wrote a book presenting the nine types as nine sources of positive enneagram and motivation: The Positive Enneagram: A New Approach to the Nine Personality Types. In July 2010, I published Archetypes of the Enneagram, which focuses on the 27 enneagram subtypes.
INTRODUCING THE ENNEAGRAM
The enneagramis a geometric symbol of great power and beauty. It has many uses, but it's most widely-known these days as a basis for determining personality type.
The enneagram is a powerful tool for exploring the self. In fact, it's so powerful that it can seem a little intimidating at first. This is especially true if it is viewed mainly as an indicator of our limitations instead of our potentials.
It's possible to look at the enneagram from a broader perspective, to see its truths in a more positive light. That's why I designed Enneagram Dimensions. I see it as a place to present a way of working with the enneagram that is
- exploratory   (dynamic and receptive)
- transpersonal  (focused on individuality at many levels)
- impartial   (focused on both gifts and challenges)
- systems-oriented  (embedded within a larger context)
- narrative  (helpful for telling the story of our lives)
- imaginative  (literally grounded in imagery)
- humorous  (designed to help us laugh at our foibles)
If this sounds interesting, read on. Discover your type or subtype here.
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