The Nine Enneagram Types in Brief

 

Type 1  THE REFORMER

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The Rational, Idealistic Type:
Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

Basic Fear:  Of being corrupt/evil, defective
Basic Desire:  To be good, to have integrity, to be balanced 
Enneagram 1 with a 9-Wing:  "The Idealist"
Enneagram 1 with a 2-Wing:  "The Advocate"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), methodical Ones suddenly become moody and irrational at Four. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), angry, critical Ones become more spontaneous and joyful, like healthy Sevens.

Type 2 THE HELPER

Type 2

The Caring, Interpersonal Type:
Generous, Demonstrative, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

Basic Fear:  Of being unwanted, unworthy of being loved
Basic Desire:  To feel loved
Enneagram 2 with a 1-Wing:  "Servant" 
Enneagram 2 with a 3-Wing:  "The Host/Hostess"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), needy Twos suddenly become aggressive and dominating at Eight. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), prideful, self-deceptive Twos become more self-nurturing and emotionally aware, like healthy Fours

 

  Type 3  THE ACHIEVER

Type 3

The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type:Adaptable, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

Basic Fear:  Of being worthless
Basic Desire:  To feel valuable and worthwhile Enneagram 3 with a 2-Wing:  "The Charmer"  
Enneagram 3 with a 4-Wing:  "The Professional"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), driven Threes suddenly become disengaged and apathetic at Nine. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), vain, deceitful Threes become more cooperative and committed to others, like healthy Sixes.

  Type 4  THE INDIVIDUALIST

Type 4

The Sensitive, Introspective type:Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

Basic Fear:  That they have no identity or personal significance
Basic Desire:  To find themselves and their significance (to create an identity)
Enneagram 4 with a 3-Wing:  "The Aristocrat" 
Enneagram 4 with a 5-Wing:  "The Bohemian"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), aloof Fours suddenly become over-involved and clinging at Two. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), envious, emotionally turbulent Fours become more objective and principled, like healthy Ones.


 

 

Type 5  THE INVESTIGATOR

Type 5

The Intense, Cerebral Type:Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated 

Basic Fear:  Being useless, helpless, or incapable
Basic Desire:  To be capable and competent
Enneagram 5 with a 4-Wing:  : "The Iconoclast"
Enneagram 5 with a 6-Wing:  "The Problem Solver"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), detached Fives suddenly become hyperactive and scattered at Seven. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), avaricious, detached Fives become more self-confident and decisive, like healthy Eights.

 

 

Type 6  THE LOYALIST

Type 6

The Committed, Security-Oriented Type:Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious  

Basic Fear:  Of being without support and guidance
Basic Desire:  To have security and support
Enneagram 6 with a 5-Wing:  : "The Defender" Enneagram 6 with a 7-Wing:  "The Buddy"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), dutiful Sixes suddenly become competitive and arrogant at Three. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), fearful, pessimistic Sixes become more relaxed and optimistic, like healthy Nine.

Type 7  THE ENTHUSIAST

Type 7

The Busy, Variety-Seeking type:Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered  

Basic Fear:  Of being deprived and in pain
Basic Desire:  To be satisfied and content—to have their needs fulfilled
Enneagram 7 with a 6-Wing:  : "The Entertainer" 
Enneagram 7 with an 8-Wing:  "The Realist"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), scattered Sevens suddenly become perfectionistic and critical at One. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), gluttonous, scattered Sevens become more focused and fascinated by life, like healthy Fives.


 

 Type 8  THE CHALLENGER

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The Powerful, Dominating Type:Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational 

Basic Fear:  Of being harmed or controlled by others
Basic Desire:  To protect themselves (to be in control of their own life and destiny)
Enneagram 8 with a 7-Wing:  : "The Maverick" Enneagram 8 with a 7-Wing:  "The Bear"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), self-confident Eights suddenly become secretive and fearful at Five. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), lustful, controlling Eights become more open-hearted and caring, like healthy Twos.

Type 9  THE PEACEMAKER

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The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type:Receptive, Reassuring Agreeable, and Complacent

Basic Fear:  Of loss and separation 
Basic Desire:  To have inner stability "peace of mind" 
Enneagram 9 with an 8-Wing:  : "The Referee" Enneagram 9 with a 1-Wing:  "The Dreamer"

The Meaning of the Arrows
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), complacent Nines suddenly become anxious and worried at Six. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), slothful, self-neglecting Nines become more self-developing and energetic, like healthy Threes.

 

 

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