The Enneagram can help you live with more alignment and flow in many areas of your life, including in your business and/or careers. The Enneagram can be a powerful tool to help you learn you natural strengths as a leader.
The following is a breakdown of each of the nine Enneagram Types strengths as leaders. Each illustration will cover why each Type makes a great leader. Consider if these illustrations are accurate for you in your business, career, or other areas where you may lead.
Enneagram Type 1
Type 1s are the Reformers or the Idealists. Type 1s are ethical, committed, principled, self-controlled, and perfectionistic.
Type 1s have a high sense of integrity and have high ideals to make themselves and the world better. They are ordered, rational and organized and desire to maintain high standards. Take a look to see what makes a Type 1 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 2
Type 2s are the Givers or Helpers. Type 2s are caring, empathetic, warm, and giving. Type 2s generously care for others.
They are friendly people-pleasers who excel at creating spaces where others are comfortable. They can also be sentimental and self-sacrificing. Take a look to see what makes a Type 2 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 3
Type 3s are the Achievers or Performers. Type 3s are charming, confident, successful, and achieving.
Type 3s seek validation in life through accomplishments and success. They are adaptable and high energy. When they set out to achieve a goal, they will accomplish it. In addition, they are fabulous motivators and encouragers for others around them too. Take a look to see what makes a Type 3 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 4
Type 4s are the Individualists or the Creatives. They are emotionally honest, sensitive, authentic, creative, and expressive.
Type 4s have the ability to connect deeply to their emotions. They are creative and artistic and can find beauty in even simple items. They are also sensitive to others’ feelings and emotions and will encourage others to access their feelings. They desire to create a significant and unique contribution to their community. Take a look to see what makes a Type 4 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 5
Type 5s are the Observers or the Investigators. They are curious, rational, independent, and observant.
Type 5s tend to need a lot of alone time. They seek knowledge and a deep understanding of their world. They want to understand how the world works. They are curious about new environments. Take a look to see what makes a Type 5 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 6
Type 6s are the Supporters or the Loyalists. They are hard working, committed, anxious, and responsible.
Type 6s seek security by building strong relationships around them. They value trust, loyalty and honesty in relationships and will work hard to care for their loved ones. Due to their desire to maintain security, they worry a lot about losing that support. Take a look to see what makes a Type 6 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 7
Type 7s are known as the Enthusiasts or the Adventurers. They are fun-loving, spontaneous, and enthusiastic.
Type 7s are excited about and enthusiastic about most anything in their life. They are optimistic and prioritize new experiences and optimism. They have high levels of energy and creativity. Take a look to see what makes a Type 7 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 8
Type 8s are the Challengers or the Protectors. The are confident, powerful, assertive, and resourceful.
Type 8s stand up for themselves and for their loved ones. They advocate for the underdog. They are leaders and are decisive and logical. Take a look to see what makes a Type 8 a great leader:
Enneagram Type 9
Type 9s are known as the Peacemakers. They are accepting, easygoing, adaptable, and receptive.
Type 9s avoid conflict to keep peace and harmony in their world. They have a deep ability to see different perspectives and accept them all. They are supportive and reassuring to the people in their lives. They tend to be open-minded and non-judgmental. Take a look to see what makes a Type 9 a great leader: