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.

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Blog Posts

Decoding the Enneagram Personality Types

It seems that far too few people are aware that the Enneagram symbol comes from the Gurdjieff tradition which has nothing to do with personality types. You can listen to Claudio Naranjo briefly describe this (Naranjo is the man from which most, if not all, Enneagram personality type teachers learned about the types - either directly or indirectly).

Enneatype interpretations from various teachers

Explore the different interpretations of the Enneagram by various teachers.

Interviews with people of a given Enneatype

Experience the Enneatypes by listening to individuals describe their particular type.
Enneatype: 8
Posted By: EnneagramStudies

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.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace...a brotherhood of man"
Enneatype: 9

How well does this song match Enneatype: 9?

Movie characters related to Enneatype and instinct

Experience the Enneatypes by watching clips of movie characters that offer insight into type and instinct.
Enneatype: 6

TV characters related to Enneatype and instinct

Experience the Enneatypes by watching clips of TV characters that offer insight into type and instinct.
The 1st video contains clips from the show. The 2nd video is Danny DeVito describing the Louie character he played.
Enneatype: 8