Originator of Tritype®, Triple Certified Enneagram Teacher, and IEA Accredited Enneagram Teacher                         

Transformation Through Insight

Learn to quickly identify and release negative emotions, limiting beliefs and habitual behaviors... 
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 for 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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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.

Enneagram Global Summit 2015
Research Enneagram Type, Tritype, Instinctual Type and MBTI

This interview was part of the Enneagram Global Summit 2015, a free online event which featured today’s top teachers from around the globe.

In this interview I share some key research findings with the MBTI and the Enneagram Type, Tritype and Instinct, For more information, please visit the Enneagram Global Summit homepage

Download here or listen below!  

Katherine offers one on one coaching.

                   Originator of Tritype

                   Originator of Tritype

Trigrams 3Types 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
When: Tuesdays, August 2nd-30th 2016
Time: 3:00-5:00pm Pacific Time
How long: 5 weeks
Fee: $250 USD Scholarships Available
Where: Online Zoom
Payment: Due July 26, 2016
Zoom Link: When paid you will receive a link
Registration: info@katherinefauvre.com

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:

Enneagram Coaching
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Below is an interview of Katherine on the Instinctual Types conducted by David Kaminitzer :

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Enneagram Lexicon:
The words the 9 Types and 3 Instincts 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 will be a multimedia presentation with exercises, exemplars and panels. 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 will be presenting 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.

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Most common core fears of the 9 Enneagram Types.

Most common core fears of the 9 Enneagram Types.

November Coaching Specials

I'm happy to announce a new client coaching special.

For the month of November 2016, I am offering two specials, a  discount on coaching appointments at $100 off of any session of 2-3 hours or a 45 minute 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 info@katherinefauvre.com and mention the November 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.

9 Archetypes
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.

The 6 Way Online Course


The 6 Way
The most emotionally complex Enneagram Type

For 6s and those that love them or want to understand them

This online course is helpful to all whether you are a 6, have a 6 wing, have 6 in the Tritype or just want to learn more about the inner workings of the Type 6.

What: An in-depth look at type 6
When: Tuesdays, September 6th-October 4th 2016
Time: 3:00-5:00pm Pacific Standard Time
How long: 5 weeks
Fee: $250 USD Scholarship Available
Where: Online Zoom
Payment: Due August 30, 2016
Zoom Link: When paid you will receive a link
Registration: info@katherinefauvre.com

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. Topics will include, the words, images and phrases the 6s use and why, the wings, lines of connections, 3 Instincts, 3 Types of 6, the inner struggle and inherent contradictions of 6 and their need for preparation, certainty and protection. I will share many of the unknown, type-related findings that emerged as a result of several research studies. And, I will also share what I have learned from the 6s themselves; such as the reasoning behind the pictures, words and phrases they selected and prefer to use and why...

Enneagram Coaching
Katherine offers one on one coaching.

Don't miss out!
The 2016 IEA Global Conference is rapidly approaching.  

If you can't attend the study group but want to learn more about your own 3Types you can set up a mini Typing session with Katherine.

To learn more about Katherine's style of coaching.

Katherine, originator of Tritype® in Denmark

Katherine, originator of Tritype® in Denmark