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How does your personality type help and hinder your ability to make wise decisions? We are too often rich in information and poor in wisdom. And when we encounter life’s decisions, big and small, we engage the information available through the lens of our personality.  The Enneagram of Discernment: The Way of Vocation, Wisdom, andContinue reading “Pre-order The Enneagram of Discernment [and get 20% off!]”

NEW PODCAST: Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast

Last week our podcast, Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast, launched into the world. My co-hosts, Seth Abram and Seth Creekmore have been working with me for many months to launch this first season. Truth is, there are a lot of enneagram podcasts out there. BUT, very few combine a deep exploration of the enneagram withContinue reading “NEW PODCAST: Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast”


“The enneagram helps us see beneath and through each of our type’s dominant barriers. Instead of running into them, and limping away bruised and confused, discernment help us see them as invitations. They become holy biddings to listen, sense, consider, tend, and engage.” Q: What are your type’s barriers bidding you to consider? Q: IfContinue reading “From BARRIERS to INVITATIONS”

The Enneagram’s Wisdom Triad

Gut Intelligence [GQ], Heart Intelligence [EQ], & Head Intelligence [IQ] When making decisions, the enneagram’s Wisdom Triad provides 3 helpful questions: What am I doing? – Our doing intelligence employs the intuition of our guts (GQ) to move us to action. What am I thinking? – Our thinking intelligence employs the cognition of our brainsContinue reading “The Enneagram’s Wisdom Triad”

The Enneagram’s 3 Dominant Emotions as Barriers to Discernment

The Enneagram’s 3 Dominant Emotions as Barriers to Discernment ANGER impedes the Gut Triad (Types 8,9,1) SHAME impedes the Heart Triad (Types 2,3,4) FEAR impedes the Head Triad (Types 5,6,7) In unhealthy states of anger, cognition decreases, & anxiety increases.- In states of shame, confidence in oneself decreases, & anxiety increases.- In states of fear,Continue reading “The Enneagram’s 3 Dominant Emotions as Barriers to Discernment”

The Vocation Triad

IDENTITY – Who am I?  PURPOSE –  Why am I here?  DIRECTION – Where am I going?  If your dominant enneagram type is the trailhead toward a more authentic self, the journey traverses the “Vocation Triad.” In this triad, we encounter the expanse of identity, purpose, and direction.  The Way of Discernment starts here. TheContinue reading “The Vocation Triad”

A Few Things I Didn’t Expect: Post-Grad Life

A guest post by Sam Petersen  There really isn’t a need for more advice on post-graduate life, but I’m going to share my thoughts anyway. Maybe there’s one person that can benefit from what I’ve learned. 🙂 First, everyone was right when they said building your life takes longer than you thought. But they wereContinue reading “A Few Things I Didn’t Expect: Post-Grad Life”