Enneagram: Arrows

IF YOU READ OUR LAST BLOG ON wings, YOU ARE PROBABLY STARTING TO GET A HANG OF WHAT THE ENNEAGRAM IS. NOW, LET’S MOVE ON TO THE ARROWS.

There are two types of arrows that branch off of your Enneagram Type. These arrows express your Direction of Growth and your Direction of Stress, which means how you will likely act in different scenarios.

DIRECTION OF GROWTH

Your Direction of Growth represents the behaviors that you exude when you are experiencing growth. The sequences are 1-7-5-8-2-4-1 and 9-3-6-9. So if you are an Enneagram One, your Direction of Growth is Seven.  In times of growth and being a healthy One, you will likely behave like a healthy Seven. This arrow generally represents positive action that will lead to improvement over time.

DIRECTION OF STRESS

Your Direction of Stress represents how you act under stress. The sequences are 1-4-2-8-5-7-1 and 9-6-3-9. Going back to if you are an Enneagram One, your Direction of Stress is Four. Under stress, you may behave like an unhealthy Four. This arrow generally represents negative and a downhill course of action, and until it is recognized, it could have an unfavorable effect on you and others.

The last part of Enneagram that we have to tackle is Triads. Click that link to read all about it!

If you completed the Enneagram assessment, and your results don’t feel accurate, read this blog on How to Self-Type.