We all long to be know + be known, right? Thanks to the internet, we can find out what type of pizza topping we are and which character of Friends would be our BFF— but are we truly learning about ourselves? While well intended, it’s easy to lose ourselves in endless buzzfeed quizzes + personality tests. Through all these trials, what are we longing after? If we’re honest, most of the time we’re just sorting through the weeds to find another person that says “AH, me too! — I totally get that.”
Introducing the Enneagram. The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that describes how human beings are wired from birth both positively and negatively. It provides a practical + comprehensive way to access a deeper knowledge of yourself, greater compassion for others, and a resounding love for our Creator.
The Enneagram helps you not only understand yourself, but it allows you to see the world through someone else’s eyes, often times leading to a greater understanding of how and why people think, act, and feel the way they do.
Popular book + podcast, the Road Back to You, puts it this way: “By challenging us to bravely explore who we really are, the Enneagram helps us recognize and overcome self-defeating patterns of behavior and to become our most authentic selves.” (Cron, 2016)
While we don’t believe the Enneagram is a cure-all for self-discovery, our staff has found so much freedom by exploring this system together. Unpacking the layers of our motivations has helped us love God + love others in a whole new way. Our crew is composed of two eights, one four, and one five. We are not experts by any means, just gals who are using the knowledge we have to further our understanding of self, others, and our Creator.
As we were praying over you, we sensed God leading us to respond to this system in the best way we know how — with His Word. That’s why on January 15th, we are releasing an entire collection of art curated in response to the Enneagram. We looked at the strengths and the struggles of each number and met them with scripture. Throughout the line, you will find two fresh designs created for all nine Enneagram types.
If you're new to the Enneagram, or just want to further your understanding, we've put together a quick PDF filled with all our favorite Enneagram insights. You get it FOR FREE when you sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.
We hope these tools and resources encourage you on your path to self-understanding.
Grace + Peace,
The All Good Things Gals