The nine different patterns we refer to as the types or the styles of the Enneagram.
We’re talking about deep emotional needs and not choices. Depending on which Enneagram style you have, there’s a tendency that you’ll approach your everyday life from a certain approach or pattern. This pattern may benefit your or work against your depending on what you’re trying to achieve.
Since coaching has the most profound effect if we work in the deep emotional layers, knowing your Enneagram style can be very helpful. This is why it’s quite normal if I ask you to do an Enneagram test before our actual work begins. Now, whether it’s a correct assessment or not will be determined in a conversation we’ll be having. We’re complex beings after all.