Enneagram: Triads

THE LAST PART OF THE ENNEAGRAM IS THE SEPARATION BY TRIAD. IF YOU HAVEN’T YET READ ABOUT WINGS AND ARROWS, CLICK THOSE LINKS, IF SO, LET’S GET STARTED ON THE FINAL PIECE.

 Enneagram Triads make up three different sections of the Enneagram model. The groups consist of The Gut: 8-9-1, The Heart: 2-3-4, and The Head: 5-6-7.

THE GUT: 8-9-1

The Gut Triad copes with their dominant emotion of anger or rage in the way they respond to gut feelings, or physical sensations. 8s express their anger outwardly, 9s deny and likely feel threatened by these emotions, and 1s repress and try to control it.

  • Goals:

    • Pursue needs

    • Assure well-being

    • Be grounded in self and world

THE HEART: 2-3-4

The Heart Triad copes with their dominant emotion of shame in the way they respond to the moods and feelings of themselves and others. 2s attempt to control their shame, 3s deny it, and 4s (like 2s) try to control it.

  • Goals:

    • Meet needs for connection

    • Receive recognition

    • Gain empathy

 

THE HEAD: 5-6-7

The Head Triad copes with their dominant emotion of fear in the way they respond to the way they think and analyze. 5s express their fear by withdrawing, 6s turn to the outside world for security, but likely always feel anxious, or they confront it, and 7s distract themselves from it.

  • Goals:

    • Minimize anxiety

    • Obtain certainty and security

    • Gain knowledge

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