An ancient personality typing system called the Enneagram has recently developed a cult following among the religious in America. People use the 9 types to understand themselves more deeply and to develop an awareness of their unique motivations, needs, temptations, and emotional wounds. But Suzanne Stabile, an Enneagram master and author, posits ways this system can help forge more life-giving relationships.
In “The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships,” Stabile teaches readers how to identify their own relational strengths and weakness while demystifying others’ behavior patterns. Here we discuss her ideas and I let her break down some of my own blindspots based on my Enneagram type.