Elizabeth Wagele (1939-2017)

The author, musician, and blogger has passed away at age 77.

9 Ways of Being Stuck

He enjoyed roaming the land and meeting different folks. It intrigued him that the others were finding out who they were and what made them tick.

Marry the Wrong Person?

People who have studied the Enneagram and other personality typologies have a head start tolerating differences with generosity.

Warriors’ Calm Coach, Steve Kerr

“Kerr credits his father for his demeanor on the sideline as an N.B.A. coach: calm and quiet, mostly, and never one to berate a player.”

Ayn Rand, Rebellious One

Who was this austere, idealistic intellectual?

Introversion, Indians, and the Affluence Fallacy

“According to the World Health Organization, people in wealthy countries suffer depression by as much as eight times the rate as people in poor countries."

Are You, or Have You Ever Been, Anxious?

Most adults who knew me thought I’d become a concert pianist, but I didn’t have the steel nerves required.

“Preventure” – A Program for Fighting Teen Addiction

Preventure has reduced binge drinking, frequent drug use and alcohol-related problems.

Michelle Obama, Super-Popular 1-Perfectionist 1st Lady

Enneagram Ones, including Michelle, are highly principled: “You work hard for what you want in life, your word is your bond, and you treat people with respect..."

Coloring Books Can Help Adults During Tough Times

For my 7-Adventurer friend, coloring within an outlined structure helped her feel more organized. Coloring can also calm feelings of distress and helplessness.

Why I Feel Lucky to Be an Introvert

I never run out of things to investigate or things to do. I’m rooted to myself and don’t need to have others around every minute to be happy.

When Enneagram Types Differ On Values and Careers

The father: “Men of distinction have refused to let their daughters marry a teacher; so why don’t you attend law school instead?”

The Child’s Fear of Death

A 5-Observer tells us how her parents mishandled her fear of death.

Does Your Child Have a “Peace Seeker” Personality?

"Peace seekers" go with the flow, are laid back, and try to avoid or prevent conflicts and confrontations.

The Career Within You

If you're looking for a job or need to manage the job you already have, get to know yourself as well as you can and learn what you can do to achieve practical results.

The Happy Introvert

The Happy Introvert helps introverts who may think something is wrong with thems, when really introversion is perfectly natural and necessary.

The Story of a Trans Father

Ms Faludi found her father’s sex-change "had only added a barricade, another false front to hide behind." She is startled to find Stefánie embracing a "florid femininity"

“Finding the Birthday Cake” Teaches Children the Enneagram

Could I write and illustrate an accessible book that would teach little ones the Enneagram? Yes I could.

The Anatomy of an MBTI Personality

We can’t go through a single day without using all 8 preferences of the MBTI: extraversion, introversion, intuition, sensing, feeling, thinking, perceiving, and judging.

How to Develop Leadership Using the Enneagram

The Enneagram can help you become a successful leader by teaching you to perceive your strengths, feel more confident using them, and identify those skills you could improve.

The Anatomy of a Personality

In the Enneagram system of personality, one of the nine types is our main one. We also have a special connection to four other types: our two wings and two arrows.

Is Your Teen Fun-loving, Busy, and Fond of Excitement?

A teen wrote, “The worst thing for a Seven is being bored.”

How to Get Along with the Enneagram 6-Questioner Type

6-Questioners do not take kindly to people who try to manipulate or flatter them.

Parenting or Teaching the Curious Observer Child

The 5-Observers didn’t toot their own horns at all, but when they felt listened to and comfortable they revealed fascinating inner lives.

What Is Author William Faulkner’s Personality Type?

Faulkner’s brother, John, called him a tender man with a shell around him to protect his feelings.

In the Workplace, Who Most Expresses Style and Beauty?

Romantics (type 4 in the Enneagram personality system) maintain a strong heart connection. Their rich internal life helps them share others’ emotional experiences.

Are You an Enneagram Type 3-Achiever?

This blog includes parts of the chapter on 3-Achievers from "The Enneagram Made Easy".

How to Get Along with an Introvert

Invite introverts to join in, but don’t push them.

Are You a Helper?

Helper types will probably try to focus on your problems rather than their own.

Helmut Schmidt Was an Enneagram Type 8

“He was handsome, witty and supremely self-possessed. In public he was a magnetic speaker and a pugnacious debater.”