Feb 7, 2019
The Enneagram is by far the most effective tool for deepening self-knowledge, sharpening self-awareness, and improving relationships. It helps to identify your unique personality and guides you toward living as your authentic self. But what if you’re stuck and haven’t yet figured out your type?
Today’s guest, singer/songwriter Amy Grant struggled to find her type too. So, we tackled the struggle from a different angle…using stances. In fact, one of the quickest ways to identify your Enneagram type is to first look at the different social styles, or stances, of the types rather than focus on each type individually.
The social styles of the nine Enneagram types are divided into three stances: assertive, compliant, and withdrawn. Stances refer to the basic posture of each type and how they move in the world. The Assertive Stance (Types 3, 7, 8) moves against others and takes action to get their needs met. The Compliant Stance (Types 1, 2, 6) moves toward others to meet their needs externally. While the Withdrawing Stance (Types 4, 5, 9) moves away from others by turning inward to find fulfillment.
So, if you’re struggling to find your type, ask yourself, “Do I move toward others, with others, or away from others?”
About Amy Grant:
Amy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that
matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced
teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of
American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for
creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an
open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian
music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover
sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make
her a household name.
She’s earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. A longtime and active Nashville resident, Grant is as well known for her philanthropy as her music. She and husband, Vince Gill, are tireless in their efforts to aid worthy causes.