Got a story to share? I exhaled properly for the first time in ages while reading these pieces, at relief others are muddling their way though this too. Then, earlier this year a friend asked me about it, and I tried testing again… and this time tested as a type 3 the achiever. One of the most valuable things I feel like I've learned in the past couple years is that that feeling of being separate and suffering alone? Like so many things in my life, I find now in my 40s that I actually have no fucking clue who I am or what any of this means. It's a little more advanced, but the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a paradigm-shifter.
When I took one of the online tests in my early 30s, I tested as a type 7 the enthusiast.
Book club: Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram
Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Anyway, I don't want my quibbles to be taken as disliking the book. This book helped me understand that personality is just a construct — it's not actually me. Rachel on Keep your dog leashed: We're all about supporting you as you create a space in this world where you feel comfortable. So I get that: Just wanted to say a big thanks Ariel for this and other recent pieces on the resilience topic.