Somatic Patterns for Each Enneagram Type
To learn about somatic patterns for each personality type, go to Tour the Nine Types and select one type to review. Then scroll down to the “Somatics” section at the bottom of the type description page.
While there are general patterns for each type, there are also many individual differences. For example, someone with a large, muscular body (mesomorph) will have different abilities and challenges in life than someone with a more slender and sensitive body (ectomorph), even if they share the same personality type. Early experience in childhood also can play a large part in what kind of body armor we carry around.
People also can change how they inhabit their bodies and express emotions through therapy and inner work. For therapists, coaches, counselors, bodyworkers and others who work one-to-one, the Enneagram offers keys to understanding the major issues of each type, the shifts in structure as people move to their stress and security points, and how to best apply each method or technique to the individual. Our Narrative Enneagram Practitioner Certification Track gives professionals the tools they need to support their clients in feeling safe and supported.