According to the Enneagram Institute, “Everyone emerges from childhood with one of the nine types dominating their personality, with inborn temperament and other pre-natal factors being the main determinants of our type. This is one area where most all of the major Enneagram authors agree—we are born with a dominant type. Subsequently, this inborn orientation largely determines the ways in which we learn to adapt to our early childhood environment. It also seems to lead to certain unconscious orientations toward our parental figures, but why this is so, we still do not know. In any case, by the time children are four or five years old, their consciousness has developed sufficiently to have a separate sense of self.” Enneagram focuses on explaining an individual’s personality. There are nine different personalities and influences on people through their lives. “An orientation of an individual from childhood and different influences portrays their personality type. We find this incredibly fascinating because not many would assume everything begins at a young age,” says Bernard Decena, managing director of GK Global Inc.
At GK Global Inc, we’re intrigued by learning about diversity and personalities through means of education. We’re a well-rounded company that values this factor. The most exciting aspect about Enneagram is that is helps you evaluate what elements you have through a point system. The point system looks complicated, but it is actually not. The Enneagram Institute writes, “The nine points on the circumference are also connected with each other by the inner lines of the Enneagram. Note that points Three, Six, and Nine form an equilateral triangle. The remaining six points are connected in the following order: One connects with Four, Four with Two, Two with Eight, Eight with Five, Five with Seven, and Seven with One. These six points form an irregular hexagram. The meaning of these inner lines will be discussed shortly.”
Some of the personality types include: The reformer, which is a rational individual who is idealistic, self-controlled and a perfectionist. The helper, which is caring, interpersonal and generous. The achiever, someone who is success oriented and adaptive. The challenger, who is powerful, confident and decisive. “Through this model and nine personality types, we were able to see where we stood and discovered that many of us are those that are super goal oriented and challenged. We thrive on our will, and because of that we’re pushing forward to achieve our highest potential,” says Bernard Decena of GK Global. It’s great to see that our world has so many different kinds of people and this is why diversity is essential. This model has shown us different variations of people and a glimpse into each type.