July 5, 2021

57: Using the Enneagram to Rediscover Yourself, with Stephanie Smith

By understanding the Enneagram, you learn about yourself and others, allowing you to navigate your relationships, work, and life more successfully.   Stephanie Smith stumbled upon the Enneagram about five years ago and instantly fell in love with...


By understanding the Enneagram, you learn about yourself and others, allowing you to navigate your relationships, work, and life more successfully.  

Stephanie Smith stumbled upon the Enneagram about five years ago and instantly fell in love with it. Her obsession with it helped her grow personally and in business. In this episode, Stephanie introduces the Enneagram to understand oneself and become the best version.

Personality Test

The Enneagram consists of nine personality types. It is presented as a circle with numbers one to nine in a clockwise direction, nine at the top. Each number represents a personality type and is connected to two different numbers with lines that form a pattern. The two lines represent growth and stress, or integration and disintegration. Check out the link listed below for a visual of this!

What is remarkable about the Enneagram is that it frees us out of the box rather than keeping us in. It shows two sides of the coin from where we are going – positive or negative. There are a few disclaimers with using the Enneagram, though. First, one should be aware of the other types aside from theirs to better understand and communicate. Second, we know ourselves by having an overview of the different types, so we have grace and compassion for other types. The third is not to stereotype the types and use your type as an excuse. 

Nine Types

There are nine types of personalities in the Enneagram. Each type is assigned by number and has a name that goes with it that best describes the essence. The nine types are the Reformer, the Helper, the Achiever, the Individualist, the Investigator, the Loyalist, the Enthusiast, the Challenger, and the Peacemaker. A lot of the types look similar, which results in some getting mistyped. To determine your type, it all comes down to the core motivation associated with that type. Another thing that makes it far more complex is the wing. These are the numbers adjacent to your assigned type. The wing is the shared characteristic with your primary type. Stephanie briefly goes over each type so listen carefully!

About Stephanie Smith:

Stephanie Smith is the daughter of two entrepreneurs from Colorado. In 2018, she walked away from a very coveted job as a flight attendant with American Airlines to work for herself. As a result, Stephanie moved into the top 3% of Mary Kay and earned her first free car. 

Stephanie led a team of over 70 women to build successful businesses selling skincare and makeup. She learned how to be her own boss and coach others to succeed. In 2020, she started her coaching and mindset business, helping young adults answer the question “who am I?” Stephanie’s passion is helping others find purpose and joy in every situation.

Stephanie is a mindset and Enneagram coach helping young adults become more self-aware, grow their confidence, create healthy boundaries, and communicate with others more effectively all using the Enneagram. From former people pleaser to living life on her own terms, she has used the Enneagram to grow and encourages others to join her on this journey of self-development and self-awareness.

 

Outline of the Episode:

[05:09] What is the Enneagram?

[08:30] Types 1-3: the Reformer, the Helper, and the Achiever

[20:14] Types 4-6: the Individualist, the Investigator, and the Loyalist

[30:28] Types 7-9: the Enthusiast, the Challenger, and the Peacemaker

[45:34] Struggles of each type in terms of entrepreneurship

 

Resources:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myenneagramlife/

Enneagram Free Test: https://assessment.yourenneagramcoach.com/

Enneagram Overview & Diagrams: https://www.chicagocounseling.com/blog/enneagram-overview

 

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