Enneagram Meeting: Counter-Types within the Instinctual Variants

DATE: July 20, 2016

LOCATION:  St. Philips Church, West Gallery, NE corner of Campbell and River  

TIME: 6:30 – 8:30

COST: Free. Suggested donation $5

TOPIC:  According to pioneering Enneagram author Claudio Naranjo, for each of the nine Enneagram types, there are three instinctual variants, also called “subtypes.” And for each of nine groups of three subtypes (27 in all), there is one that is the “counter-type.” Each of these nine “counter-types,” appears to be “upside-down” and goes against the predominant energetic flow of the (passion-fueled) expression of the type. The “counter-phobic Six” is the most famous of these nine countertypes—but all nine types have one. Knowledge of the counter-types can help with identifying type correctly, clarifying differences among people of the same type, and deepening the self-awareness of individuals with a counter-type subtype. Through discussion and break-out sessions by EnneaType, we will explore the ways the counter-type “goes against” the usual or dominant expression of the type and represents an “upside down” or reversal of the typical way the passion manifests.

PRESENTER: Sandy Hogan, Professional Certified Coach, and International Enneagram Association accredited teacher, is a co-founder of the Enneagram Enthusiasts, a vibrant and growing study group. She has been studying the Enneagram in depth since 2002 and uses the wisdom inherent within it to support each of her clients. She also serves on the Arizona Enneagram Association board of directors and is committed to bringing the myriad gifts of the Enneagram to Life.


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