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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The Visual Aspects of Song Videos

I determine the Enneagram type or instinct of a song mainly through the lyrics. I don't generally find that the music by itself can be typed - there's just too much room for individual interpretation to narrow it down to one type or instinct (one exception to this is a theme song closely identified with a person or story). Up to this point the song videos I've posted are for the purpose of hearing and reading the lyrics (song audio with the lyrics on screen). However, the visual aspects of a song video can sometimes enhance the meaning of the lyrics or alter the meaning. I'm going through songs I've already posted to add a visual video underneath the lyrics video. Below are the types of videos I'm adding.

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: 6
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.

"Every finger in the room is pointing at me...I crucify myself, nothing I do is good enough for you"
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.
Enneatype: 8

TV characters related to Enneatype and instinct

Experience the Enneatypes by watching clips of TV characters that offer insight into type and instinct.
Playback of the videos below is only allowed from the YouTube website. Click play for either video then click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the video to play it (the YouTube logo appears after the video is clicked and while the pointer is on the video).
Enneatype: 4