Enneagram – Christian ‘Fruit of the Spirit’

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EnneaStar, developed by Markus Brunner (Salvation Army Switzerland), re-arranges the Enneagram’s 9 types.
Inspired by the Bible’s Fruits of the Spirit, it assigns to each type one quality of God’s character, relating the 9 types to those divine characteristics of : love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, temperance (self-control). (Galatians 5:22‑23)

Root Sins (defenses) of the Enneagram represent opposites of the Spiritual Fruits.

Studying the types has been a long-standing fascination with the Enneagram. Understanding & accepting them is an important factor in personal development. (MORE…. in posts)

On the foundation of the biblical Spiritual Fruits, adjacent Types are combined (WINGS = neighbors) by complimentary characteristics.
EXP : 5w4 = Knowledge , or 5w6 =  Objectivity

a. In business 
Enneastar examines the dynamics of any group as it reflects each Type’s own behavior within their team :
🟡 Yellows influence the team, but are also ready to go it alone if / when it’s not cohesive (Types 4, 7, 8)
🟦 Greens also exert influence, but place themselves within the team (Types 1, 2, 3)
🟢 Blues can be in charge, without wanting to lead (Types 5, 6, 9)

b. Enneastar assigns the 9 types to 3 impulse groups.
» Group: people who recover in the community (not only family)
» Details: those who have eagle eyes for (creative / practical) details
» Intuition: who act & decide intuitively from gut understanding.

The combination of team behavior and impulse groups (a + b) forms the 2‑Minute Test, which provides surprisingly good results, using only 8 questions. 

Successful teams are usually heterogeneous. This graphic shows each Enneastar’s typical attitude, based on Belbin Team Roles Theory.

The desired Types or Team Roles will not always be available. So for a work-group (as well as in a family) it’s helpful each person to function from their dominant subtype, but also develop the ability to actively call on their secondary preference – for the sake of the team’s balance. However, if we move too far away from our main type, the more energy it will cost to be a valuable part of the team.

LEARNING From Each Other
Striving for the divine ideal (Fruit of the Spirit) is encouraged by learning from each other.
In the Enneagram, that is developed using the security points,(Growth ARROWs) & the Enneastar recommends a counter-clockwise movement.

Enneastar – Learn from each other

NEXT : Christian Perspective (Types1-4)

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