Welcome to Dave's Enneagram

Dave's Enneagram provides a rich introduction to the Enneagram through Dave's Enneagram Guide and the links to resources provided by various teacher interpretations of the system. However, the primary purpose of Dave's Enneagram is to find examples of type and instinct through songs, type interviews, famous people, movie characters, and other resources. I've found that learning and applying the Enneagram may start with descriptions of the types, instincts, and concepts of the system, but to truly understand it requires exploring the experience that these concepts are pointing to. In other words, bringing the types to life.

Below are random posts from each section of this site. Click on any section header below or menu link up top to display that full section.


Blog Posts

Best songs for each type and instinct (round 1)

I've looked at well over 1,000 songs so far in search of lyrics that best describe type and instinct (posting around 100 song videos with lyrics on this site). Since I've decided to take a little break from searching for songs, while I add videos and quotes for famous types to the site, I'm listing below what I've found to be the two best song fits so far for each type and instinct (based on a combination of visitor voting and my own interpretation).

Dave's Guide to the Enneagram

Dave's Guide to the Enneagram offers an overview of the Enneagram personality type system.

You can read through just the Brief Overview sections of each page for a quick introduction to the system.

For a more in-depth exploration, read the Detailed Overview sections, click on links under Additional Resources , and watch the Videos if available for that page. Related Books may also be listed at the bottom of the page for a topic.

Click here to find a specific concept within the guide.

Interviews with people of a given Enneatype

Experience the Enneatypes by listening to individuals describe their particular type.

Songs related to Enneatype and instinct

Experience the Enneatypes by listening to song lyrics that offer insight into type and instinct.

Most songs have two videos listed. Play the 1st video to hear the song and see the lyrics on-screen. Play the 2nd video to see the song performed live or in the context of a music video, movie, play, etc.

"Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be."

The type 4 lyrics of this song are in the Let It Glow parody.

Enneatype: 1

How well does this song match Enneatype: 1?

Movie characters related to Enneatype and instinct

Experience the Enneatypes by watching clips of movie characters that offer insight into type and instinct.

TV characters related to Enneatype and instinct

Experience the Enneatypes by watching clips of TV characters that offer insight into type and instinct.
Enneatype: 1
Instinct: SP


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