Do you want to understand yourself and others better?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and the Enneagram can help.
The MBTI® measures four different aspects of personality, each divided
into a pair of opposites, and combines the results into 16 different 4-letter "types."
The four pairs are Introversion/Extraversion (I/E), Sensing/Intuition (S/N),
Thinking/Feeling (T/F), and Judging/Perceiving (J/P).
Introversion and Extraversion deal with the way a person "recharges."
For instance, after a hard day at work, are you more likely to want to be alone (I)
or go out with friends (E)?
Sensing and Intuition deal with ways people take in information.
Do you prefer "just the facts, ma'am" (S), or do you tend to notice the
possibilities in a situation rather than what is actually in front of you (N)?
Thinking and Feeling deal with the ways people process information
once they have taken it in. Do you tend to base decisions on impersonal criteria (T)
or personal ones (F)?
And, finally, Judging and Perceiving deal with a person's preference for planning
or lack thereof. Do you like to have a plan and be able to predict what is ahead (J),
or do you prefer to "wing it?"
Once your four preferences have been determined, they are combined into a
four-letter "type" such as "ISFJ" or "ENTP."
The Enneagram deals with the ways people adapt to the world and keep themselves
psychologically "safe." The Enneagram divides people into nine types, numbered One
through Nine (these numbers are not to be seen as "rankings"—higher or lower numbers
are not considered "better" or "worse"). Each person is considered to have a "Wing,"
as well, which is one of the types that is adjacent to the main type according to the
Enneagram diagram (for instance, a One can have either a Nine wing or a Two wing).
So, essentially, you might say that there are actually 18 different Enneagram types.
The Enneagram complements the MBTI® nicely; combining the understandings
offered by one's MBTI® and Enneagram types offers a more complete picture
of a person than does either by itself.
If you would like to take the MBTI® and/or the Enneagram, please call me at 240-401-8086
or email info@BeallPastoralCounseling.com.
I offer consultation packages for individuals and couples; I am also available to do MBTI®
and Enneagram consultations and workshops for businesses, churches, and other organizations.
645 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
Severna Park, MD 21146