Episode 035: Enneagram of Personality

Personality! One of the many things that set us apart from our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. God made you by design and for a purpose – even with all those interesting personality quirks. Understanding how you’re wired is an important step to interacting well with the world around you. Ben Sorrells introduces the Enneagram personality profile assessment, and how the different personality types help us see how we experience the world..


1:50 – Ben Sorrells explains the Enneagram personality profile assessment
2:45 – So is it like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®?
3:30 – A quick overview of what you can expect from the assessment
4:30 – There is no spiritual aspect to the Enneagram – it is not associated with spiritual gifts
5:50 – Three broad categories including Heart (Feelings), Mind (Thinking), and Body (Doing)
7:25 – The Bridge Staff learned how we each function, and find ways to improve interaction
10:00 – Ben dove into Enneagram headfirst, and loved what he discovered
12:50 – Understanding your own personality helps your relationships
15:30 – The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge by Beatrice Chestnut PhD – and  – The 9 Types of Leadership by Beatrice Chestnut PhD
18:00 – The Enneagram reveals different reflections of God in each personality
20:00 – The Enneagram diagram is like a clock face with lines connecting major points on the clock
21:20 – Stress and Security responses are explained, and strategies are given to help handle those situations based on your personality
22:40 – How do you get started after discovering your personality type?
25:30 – Takeaways


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