Listen to Katherine's 2017 Enneagram Global Summit Recording, Enneastyle: The 9 Languages of Enneagram Type.
This interview is about Katherine's study of Enneastyle and her findings as to what the 9 Enneagram Types said about themselves and how they converse in their own distinct language. The cluster of words, images, and phrases the types most frequently used revealed meaningful aspects of their 'internal experience' of their Enneagram Type.
The interview is part of the Enneagram Global Summit a free online event that helps you discover a powerful personality typing system for understanding yourself, your soul gifts and your relationships. For more information, please visit http://enneagramglobalsummit.com.
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...
This year I presented some of my findings on the Lexicon and language most commonly used by the 9 Enneagram Types.
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.