Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What's Your Number?

Yesterday, some co-workers and I went to Neighboring City for an enneagram training. For those of you who don't know what enneagram is (hello, EVERYONE IN THE WORLD), it is the study of personality traits based on an enneagram figure (think, geometry). According to the enneagram theory, every person is comprised of nine personality types, however, we each identify most strongly to one or two of the types.

The four hour training consisted of an in-depth description of each of the nine types, to allow us to identify which type(s) we felt we were as well as providing some helpful tips on how to better relate to people who were different types than ourselves.

I personally identified with three different types, which, the instructor said was perfectly fine. I doubt that I will use the training for much more than poking fun at my co-workers who identified with the more strident personality traits, which; it turns out that teasing others is a trait of at least one of my identified numbers, so, go figure.

Anyway, it was a decent way to kill four hours during the workday. Actually, make that six hours; there was the drive to and from Neighboring City, after all.

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