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Edible Fact!

Edible Fact!
The Enneagram is something I learned about for the first time this week.  And suffice it to say, I am hooked!  I was listening to an amazing podcast by Glennon Doyle. Her guest was Ashton Whitmoyer-Ober, an author, community psychologist, and certified Enneagram coach.  I was lost in the discussion.  As someone who is perpetually trying to gain better understanding of herself, and more importantly, my relationship to others, this episode was right up my alley.
For those who don’t know the enneagram, it is a nine-sided figure used to represent the spectrum of possible personality types. These personality types define how we see the world, handle our emotions, and interpret others around us.
Why is this important to know? In life and in business, we deal with various types of personalities. Knowing and being acutely aware our own personality is the first step in knowing how you handle your family, friends, and work environment. We are then able to understand our reactions to other peoples’ behaviors.
Now, let me say this… I do not agree with pigeonholing or categorizing people. This is not that. This is about the exploration of ourselves and others. I’m always about growth: growth in education in a contextual sense and growth in knowledge on an introspective level.

Still, after being delighted by the podcast and my new found discovery of the enneagram, I highly recommend getting the book, The Enneagram Made Simple by Ashton Whitmoyer-Ober. As the title suggests, it puts something complex in terms that we can all relate to and understand.
I promise you, after reading it, you will find yourself so much more in-tune with yourself, understanding your actions and even paying more attention to others around you.