The Enneagram

The Enneagram shows nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world as well as the relationships between personality and psychological development.


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INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM

Tue., Jan. 25-Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm / $79 / Three Classes
Instructor: Ron Esposito
Location: VPC Victory Parkway Campus

The word Enneagram derives from two Greek words "ennea" (nine) and "gram" (drawing or figure) and refers to the nine points on the Enneagram diagram. The Enneagram symbol describes nine distinct but interrelated personality types. The Enneagram shows nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world as well as the relationships between personality and psychological development. It explains underlying motivations, as well as strengths and weaknesses in navigating life and relating to others.  

Understanding the Enneagram increases emotional and social intelligence, two of the most important predictors of success and happiness. It is a great aid in self-understanding and seeing our habits of thinking, feeling and behaving as well as the underlying motivation. As we become more aware through self-observation, we are better able to make empowered conscious choices.


THE ENNEAGRAM: WINGS & DYNAMIC MOVEMENTS
Tue., Feb. 22-Mar. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm / $79 / Three Classes
Instructor: Ron Esposito
Location: VPC Victory Parkway Campus

This class is a continuation of Enneagram I. In this class we will study the wings. Your basic type dominates your overall personality, while the wing complements it and adds important, sometimes contradictory, elements to your total personality. Your wing is the “second side” of your personality, and it must be taken into consideration to better understand yourself or someone else.

Wings are the Enneagram type numbers on either side of our core Enneagram style; in basic wing theory 9 and 2 are wings for Ones; 1 and 3 are wings for Twos; 2 and 4 are wings for Threes; 3 and 5 are wings for Fours; 4 and 6 are wings for Fives; 5 and 7 are wings for Sixes; 6 and 8 are wings for Sevens; 7 and 9 are wings for Eights and 8 and 1 are wings for Nines. No one is a pure personality type: everyone is a unique mixture of his or her basic type and usually one of the two types adjacent to it on the circumference of the Enneagram. **Students must have completed the Introduction To The Enneagram class.

About Your Instructor

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Ron Esposito

Ron Esposito, M.A. is a certified life coach, accredited Enneagram teacher, and senior faculty in the School of Conscious Living in Cincinnati. He has been a presenter at International Enneagram Association conferences in the United States, Canada.