Explore the Nine Enneagram Types

What distinguishes one personality from another? Hidden motivations shape our behavior and thinking and therefore our way of being. In the Enneagram Iceberg Model, these motivations are expressed as what's below the surface.

Developed through the work of psychologist Karen Horney, these groupings reflect the strategy that can be used to cope with the stress that accompanies interpersonal relationships. Recognizing these strategies can be helpful in understanding each Enneagram type.

Responsible and Service-oriented

Coping Method: Figuring out the rules of engagement and what needs to be done are two strategies that can be used to cope with the stress that accompanies interpersonal relationships.

Assured and Confident

Coping Method: Asserting and inserting one’s power and influence into a relationship, conversation, conflict, or decision-making situation is one strategy that can be used to cope with the stress that accompanies interpersonal relationships.

Private and Introspective

Coping Method: Energetically withdrawing from active social, physical, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual engagement is one strategy that can be used to cope with the stress that accompanies interpersonal relationships.

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