Originator of Tritype®, Triple Certified Enneagram Teacher and IEA Accredited
Transformation Through Insight
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Turning personal struggles into opportunities for life-enhancing personal empowerment.
Katherine is a personality expert. She has been working as an Enneagram transformational author, researcher, teacher, trainer and coach since 1985 and has an integrated and holistic view of the Enneagram. Her ‘In-depth Inquiry Process’ helps you discover new ways of working with old problems. Katherine’s vast knowledge of many systems allows her to effortlessly track your words, expressions, tone, and body language in a way that will help you identify what is at the root of your current issues. With this insight, you can transform relationships, achieve your potential and understand more about your own unique path to wholeness. Most importantly, Katherine works to quickly and radically deepen your understanding of yourself and others, which empowers you to develop the critical self-awareness needed to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
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More Q&A with Katherine son several subjects including the positive and negative identification with the Instinctual Types.
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9 Languages of Enneagram Type
Free Enneagram Summit coming! Enneastyle: 9 Languages of Enneagram Type. Sign up now at www.katherinefauvre.com to be notified of my interview.
This is about the 9 types and what they said about themselves on the 14 question 'Enneastyle Questionnaire' that most of you have taken.
What was noteworthy about this work is that it was archetypal. There were no predetermined answers from which to select. The types had to choose the adjectives for themselves from their own 'internal experience of type'. Their answers, questions and suggestions are at the root of all of my subsequent studies.
So more details to come.
Coming Soon! May 2017
Enneagram Q&A December 2016
In this 2 hour interview I am asked a variety of questions about my experience with the Enneagram including questions about the origins of Tritype, my work with the Instinctual Stackings and the missing pieces with the dissemination of the terms Integration and Disintegration. Great fun! Thank you Ben David and Jonathan Campbell....
Enlightened Business Summit
Join me and other visionary leaders as we share how to make a difference and for generations to come! Learn diverse ways that wisdom and compassion can change the way you do business.
Free! November 15-17 2016 You can download your audio here: <<http://enlightenedbusinesssummit.com/speaker/session/53>>
This interview is part of the Enlightened Business Summit, a free online event featuring world-renowned entrepreneurs, coaches and mentors. For more information, please visit enlightenedbusinesssummit.com. ©Shift Network. All rights reserved.
How to bring enlightened communications to your business by honoring personality diversity
How the Enneagram can be used to become a more conscious leader
How the Enneagram can be used to understand and motivate others
How the Enneagram contributes to leadership by creating dynamic, productive, sustainable, and conscious organizations
Download and listen to Katherine's 2016 Enneagram Global Summit Recording, Tritype: Working with Your 3 Centers of Intelligence, Head, Heart and Gut.
I was honored to be featured among 25 of the world’s top experts on the Enneagram Global Summit— sharing the latest insights and applications of the Enneagram to integrate into your own personal growth journey and to take your Enneagram knowledge deeper.
In this interview I discussed the 27 Tritypes and how your Tritype reveals nuances that can greatly enhance your understanding of yourself and others.
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Katherine offers one on one coaching.
3 Types Online Course
5 Week Study Group
This online course is for those that wish to understand more about the 3 Types in the 3 centers of Intelligence. This course with cover the respective needs, concerns, gifts and struggles. of the 27 diverse archetypes. And, in particular, the blind spot that is created when any 3 types come together.
It is appropriate for all Enneagram Types. If you do not know your 3 types you can set up a mini typing session with Katherine.
What: An Introduction to the 27 Combinations of the 3 Centers
Time: 3:00-5:00pm Pacific Time
How long: 5 weeks
Fee: $200 USD Scholarships Available
Where: Online Zoom
Payment: Due July 26, 2016
Zoom Link: When paid you will receive a link
Format: I will present on an Enneagram related topic during the first part of the meeting and then open it up for discussion and Q&A. I will share many of the unknown, type-related findings that emerged as a result of several research studies.
Below is an interview of Katherine on Tritype conducted by David Kaminitzer:
Below is a video on the concepts of Tritype:
Katherine offers one on one coaching.
Below is an interview of Katherine on the Instinctual Types conducted by David Kaminitzer :
Enneagram Lexicon:The words the Types and Instincts most commonly use and why…
Discover what the 9 Enneagram Types and 3 Instinctual Types say about themselves on the Enneastyle Questionnaire...
Each type has its own unique lexicon and converses in its own language. The words, images, and phrases the types most frequently use reveal meaningful aspects of the Types and their internal experience of type.
Which Type uses the word ‘loving’ the most?
Which Tritype® says they avoid ‘negative people’?
Which Type uses the word clean?
Which Instinct uses the word soul?
Which Type uses the word tasteful?
Which Type frequently says ‘it depends’ and why?
The answers to these questions may surprise you.
The way the types describe themselves reveals their ‘internal’ experience, which can be very different from the ‘external’ expression of the types. Looking at a person’s behavior can give us important clues as to his or her potential type… but how that person speaks and his or her preferred vocabulary is far more revealing.
This work is based on 21 diverse research studies conducted over 22 years with thousands of international participants, Enneastyle Questionnaires, typing interviews, and in-depth coaching sessions.
This year I presented some of my findings on the Lexicon and language most commonly used by the 9 Enneagram Types.
For example, when a 6 is asked how they feel about something they frequently say, "It Depends" on the circumstances. They naturally track behaviors and inconsistencies and respond according to the situation at hand. This is because 6s want to be prepared, in an effort to insure they have the safety, certainty and security they desire.
7s love to be interested and interesting. They used the term "amazing" long before it became a trend. They will often mention that they are "excited" about an upcoming event. And they frequently report that they feel optimistic, happy, inspired, enthusiastic and/or joyful.
I am delighted to let you know that I will be one of 21 presenters at the upcoming IEA Global Conference: July 21–July 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas USA
This year my presentation is:
The Enneagram, Pair Bonding & Intimacy
Working with the fears and desires of the 9 Enneagram Types and 3 Instincts in Intimacy
The purpose of this presentation is to explore the relationship between the Enneagram, the Instinctual Types and Intimacy. A survey was designed to investigate the manner in which the 3 instinctual drives influence and affect how each of the 9 Enneagram Types form, develop and maintain intimate bonds.
The theory of the Instinctual Drives is that they result from the basic passion of the Enneagram Type being overly influenced by three variations in the life-force energy that are instinctual to us all (self-preserving, social, and sexual or One to One). The assertion is that the ruling passion of the Enneagram Type (anger, pride, vanity, envy, avarice, fear, gluttony, lust or sloth) is colored, or skewed by the influence of the dominant instinct and shapes the manner in which we create bonds of intimacy.
This presentation will focus on the validated initial 1998 findings as well as the non-empirical research which proved to be highly informative as it was written by the 9 types themselves. The study participants were very open and self-revealing and as such gave us an opportunity to better understand how the each Enneagram type and instinctual type seek and express intimacy.
I hope to see you there.
Tips on Typing New Dates
This online course is helpful to those that wish to learn more about how to type...
What: Tips on Typing
When: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2017
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
How long: 5 weeks
Fee: $225 USD
Where: Online Zoom
Payment: Due January 20, 2017
Zoom Link: When paid you will receive a link
Format: I will present on Enneagram related topics that help with Typing during the first part of the meeting and then open it up for discussion and Q&A.
Some of the topics will include:
Images and Phrases the Types use and Why,
3 Instincts, Archetypes, Common Expressions,
Inner Struggles and inherent contradictions of the types
I will share type-related findings that emerged as a result of several research studies. And, I will share the key phrases that I have learned from the types themselves; such as the reasoning behind the pictures, words and phrases they selected, prefer to use and why...
Coaching Specials Extended
Due to popular request for Tritype Typing Interviews I will continue to offer the 1 hour mini typing interview for $75.00.
I'd love to support you on your journey of discovery. If you feel the time is right, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the Special.
To be available to international clients I schedule appointments Monday through Friday from 12:00 (noon) to 7:00 pm Pacific time. This includes booking appointments at 7:00pm.
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Tips for Typing
Understanding one’s Enneagram Type, Tritype and Instinctual Subtype can dramatically increase one’s ability to critically self-assess. With awareness, one can apply the wisdom of these insights and can create the opportunity for radical change and transformation.
People new to the Enneagram love to discover the Enneagram Types of their friends, family members and co-workers. Initially, one may mistype themselves or others. This happens for a number of reasons. Knowing what to look for can help to increase the possibility of accurately typing one’s self and others.
1 Behavior vs Motivation
First and foremost, the Enneagram is a model of motivation and NOT behavior. It is not what one does, but rather why one does what they do that is important when considering one’s dominant Enneagram Type. Looking at behavior alone will lead one astray much of the time. One needs to examine multiple factors when determining type, including: language use, energy, micro expressions, gestures, posture, carriage, tone, archetype, and whenever possible interviews.
2 Intuitive Hit Gut Reaction
When typing 'instantly' we are doing the 'blink' test as described in Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink. It is often accurate but sometimes it is not. As cool as it would be to type someone instantly, it is just not possible. Soon, computer software will be able to analyze facial features and movements and be able to do it. Until that time, we need to examine multiple factors to confirm type including: language use, focus, body type, posture, facial features, energy, archetype, and micro expressions.
3 Self- Awareness
One’s self-image does not always include all aspects of one’s personality. Many of us see ourselves as we feel we would like to be, should be or need to be, rather than as we actually are. To confirm one’s dominant Enneagram Type, Tritype and Instinctual Type with the greatest degree of certainty, one needs to possess or develop critical self-awareness. This generally needs introspection as well as feedback from others.
4 Testing Instruments
Testing instruments are helpful indicators of one’s potential Enneagram Type but instruments are only as accurate as an individual’s ability to self-assess. Testing accurately is especially difficult for Types 6 and Type 9, as they tend to see themselves and others in terms of behaviors and situations rather than motivations. This is an important aspect of their defense strategies. Both seek balance, identify with other points of view and evade anything perceived to be limiting.
5 Tritype When one first learns about the Enneagram, one will often relate to a few Enneagram types, often identifying some of the types in one’s Tritype: the dominant type in each center of intelligence, head (567), heart (234) and gut (891). One is motivated by the needs and concerns of all three types in their Tritype. In the beginning, some may identify with one of the types in their Tritype more than the other types. It may or may not be their dominant type. It can take time to clarify which type is dominant.
6 Instinctual Subtype
Often, one can mistype due to common look-a-likes. The three Instinctual Types: self-preservation (security), social (belonging), and sexual (intimacy) can appear similar to the three centers of intelligence: gut (891), head (567) and heart (234).
The Instinctual Types are the more primitive aspects of personality. Sometimes one’s instinct can be so dominant that it is hard to see which Enneagram Type is dominant. For example, sexual subtypes can appear 4ish or like heart types (234), self-preserving subtypes can appear 6ish or like gut types (891) and social subtypes can appear 1ish or like head types (567).
7 Lexicon Language Use
22 years of research has revealed that each Enneagram Type, Tritype and Instinctual Type speaks in its own lexicon. One will describe events and people in the language of their primary Type, Tritype and Instinct. For Example, the 7 will be playful and talk about what is fun, interesting and exciting whereas the 6 will caution others and focus on certainty, possible threats, and what can go wrong.
8 Micro Expressions and Movements
How one looks and expresses themselves can give important clues as to one’s Enneagram Type. Micro expressions can help to distinguish common look-a-likes if we consider one’s use of the 7 primary emotions and resulting micro expressions: anger, contempt, disgust, fear, sadness, surprise, and happiness. Each Enneagram Type tends to overuse some micro expressions more than other micro expressions. For example, the 1, 4 and 7 all overuse the micro expression of contempt whereas the 6 overuses the micro expressions of fear and surprise.
Some combinations are especially confusing. For example, gut (891) types that have the sexual instinct are often confused with heart (234) types. However, if you examine micro expressions and micro movements, it is easier to see important clues that further suggest type.
For example, generally speaking, the sexual 8 eyes are piercing and feral with the corners of the mouth turned down whereas the social 2 eyes are sore, liquid, attentive, and tracking with the corners of the mouth turned up.
The energy of the head types (567) is excitable and erratic whereas the energy of the gut (891) types is slower and more measured. The tone of the heart types (234) is light and melodic whereas the tone of the gut (891) types is more monotone.
There are 7 basic visual archetypes in each type: Priest, Server, Artisan, Sage, King, Warrior and Scholar. A primary archetype was assigned to many of the Enneagram Types and has become the stereotype. If an individual has the same archetype as the stereotype of their respective type, they are much easier to identify. This happens about 80% of the time. The other 20% are atypical and one must observe the lexicon use and micro expressions of the individual to confirm type.
For Example, Tom Cruise is a Priest archetype and the Priest is the stereotype of sexual 3. So, most experts agree that he is a 3. Russell Crow is the Warrior archetype and the Warrior is the stereotype of 8, so, most agree that he is an 8. An atypical example of archetype is Kate Hudson. She is a sexual 7 with the Server/Sage archetype. The expected archetype for sexual 7 is the Sage/Priest.
10 Psychological Health
Being psychologically healthy and spiritually aware always makes it more difficult to type someone by behavior. Anyone can behave well or badly. Again, it is not what we do but why we do it that determines someone’s type. That is why it is essential to type by motivations and core fears rather than behaviors. An individual’s education, spiritual or psychological development does not matter if you focus on what motivates someone.