The Instinctual Subtypes & Our Relationships
Nov 4, 2023
The Enneagram is a powerful system for learning about ourselves and the people in our lives. Perhaps the most widely used application is for building better relationships.
The Enneagram is a powerful system for learning about ourselves and the people in our lives. Perhaps the most widely used application is for building better relationships. Knowing about each personality type and how they see the world, their major concerns, and their communication style, helps us to be more empathic and effective. And of course, we become more familiar with our own patterns and how to bring awareness and flexibility to our relationships at home and at work.
Knowing the instinctual subtypes also makes a huge difference to our relationships. Our subtypes can be as important, or sometimes more important, than our personality type! We have all three major instincts, but when our primary focus is on self-preservation, or one to one connecting, or social belonging – this creates a “subtype” which shapes our primary concern, pattern of attention, and personal style in relationships.
While there are 45 different combinations for the nine personality types, there are only 6 relationship combinations for the three subtype groups. In this workshop, we will explore the benefits and the difficulties that show up and how we can build our capacity to connect and care with people of a different subtype as well as people of the same subtype. (We will be working with the subtypes as three groups rather than the 27 specific subtypes).
You will learn:
• Common patterns in the six relationship combinations;
• Practical suggestions for each of the three subtype groups in relationships;
• Specific suggestions for improving your relationship with each of the three subtypes;
• How to discover the impact of your subtype and your emotional habit on your relationships.
The format will include presentations, interviews, discussions, and breakout groups. You don’t have to know your subtype to attend, but basic enneagram knowledge is required.
Schedule & Location
Live Online Program
Saturday, November 4
8:00 am – 4 pm Pacific
Standard Registration: $165 includes a digital copy of Peter’s “Subtypes in Relationships” handbook that you will receive with your Course Materials email one week before the start of the course.
Things to Know
Technical Requirements: You will need a computer with internet access to participate in this program. Headphones are optional but may be necessary.
Final day to register: November 2, 2023
Final day to cancel and receive a partial refund: October 4, 2023
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