We are so happy to have you here. What you are about to read and work through is your first step on your path towards understanding who you really are.
There will be moments of joy in here, when you realize how many great things you and your personality bring to the table.
There will also be parts that will sting: When you see how your personality can hold you back, and likely has done so for a long time.
Right from the start, we want you to know that the Enneagram is not a system that tries to box you in. This is not about stereotypes, about judging you, or telling you “This is what you are. Good luck!”
Instead, the wisdom contained in the Enneagram is dynamic. It allows for all the colorful shades and flavors inside the unique person that is you.
Even more than that, the Enneagram acknowledges your potential to not only become aware of the hidden forces that drive your worldview, but step beyond them. The Enneagram gives you a real chance for lasting change.
But it will take practical effort on your part. And it will take time.
That is why we created a workbook to go with this guide. While we designed the content in this guide to be super actionable on its own, we want you to have as many opportunities to stop, reflect, and get as practical as possible. That's what the workbook is for (you will encounter it in the next chapter).
What we hope to achieve with this report is to give you your own personal starting point to truly understand yourself: Discovering who you are, how you became the person greeting you in the mirror each day, and how you can become a healthier version of yourself.
You are not alone on this path. All of us who worked on it, as well as millions of other people on this planet, are on the same, wonderful journey. This is our offer of help to make your way on that journey.
Because untangling your personality is one of the most profound paths you will ever walk in your entire life.
It’s an honor for us to be with you along the ride.
Grace and peace,