At the core of the Personality Advantage System is a personality model called the Enneagram…. All personality is formed in response to very core root fears that in turn create coping strategies and defense mechanisms. These give rise to the persona developing certain strengths, blindpots, weaknesses, attributes and behaviors.
The types are distinguished by unconscious motivations and preoccupations which produce patterns of perception, feeling, and behavior which can be gifts or obstacles to the personality.
Our system is a comprehensive map of the personality formation, which means it doesn’t just describe the individual, but it is also a blueprint for what trips us up and what takes us to the high performing, best versions of ourselves. It points the way to our potential and it describes the dynamics of negative spirals of pain, disfunction and malaise.
The wisdom of the Enneagram is that it recognizes nine very different yet inherently valid views of reality. The power of the Enneagram is that it is a profound and comprehensive tool to harness and transform self-defeating behavior into life-enhancing personal empowerment and to understand and empower the people we know and work with.