We are big fans of the Enneagram around the EtchLife office. If you're not familiar with it, it's an ancient system that defines nine personality types and their tendencies, strengths and weaknesses.
For whatever reason, the Enneagram seems to hit the nail on the head when it comes to describing our best gifts, our deepest fears and motivations, and our tendencies when we are healthy and when we are stressed. Of course, we take our greatest cues on who we are from Scripture, but it can be a fun way gain understanding of ourselves and each other.
So just for fun, we've chosen gifts for each Enneagram type, and we'll share one here each day of the 12 Days of Giving. And, so we can put gifts in your hands to help you give God away, these gifts will be 20% off during the sale!
Core Desire: Having integrity, being good, balanced, accurate, virtuous, and right.
Core Fear: Being wrong, bad, evil, inappropriate, unredeemable, or corruptible.
Core Longing to Hear: You are good.
Core Desire: Being appreciated, loved, and wanted.
Core Fear: Being rejected and unwanted, being thought worthless, needy, inconsequential, dispensable, or unworthy of love.
Core Longing to Hear: You are wanted and loved.
Core Desire: Having high status and respect, being admired, successful, and valuable.
Core Fear: Being exposed as or thought incompetent, inefficient, or worthless; failing to be or appear successful.
Core Longing to Hear: You are loved for simply being you.
Core Desire: Being unique, special, and authentic.
Core Fear: Being inadequate, emotionally cut off, plain, mundane, defective, flawed, or insignificant.
Core Longing to Hear: You are seen and loved for exactly who you are--special and unique.
Core Desire: Being capable and competent.
Core Fear: Being annihilated, invaded, or not existing; being thought incapable or ignorant; having obligations placed upon you or your energy being completely depleted.
Core Longing to Hear: Your needs aren't a problem.
Core Desire: Having security, guidance, and support.
Core Fear: Fearing fear itself, being without support, security, or guidance; being blamed, targeted, alone, or physically abandoned.
Core Longing to Hear: You are safe and secure.
Core Desire: Protecting yourself and those in your inner circle.
Core Fear: Being weak, powerless, harmed, controlled, vulnerable, manipulated, and left at the mercy of injustice.
Core Longing to Hear: You will not be betrayed.
Core Desire: Having inner stability and peace of mind.
Core Fear: Being in conflict, tension, or discord; feeling shut out and overlooked; losing connection and relationship with others.
Core Longing to Hear: Your presence matters.
Check out four of EtchLife co-owner Carrie's favorite gifts
and why she loves them!
Check out some of EtchLife co-owner Kelsey's favorite gifts to share with friends and family!
Check back tomorrow for more great picks from Etch co-owners Carrie, Terri and Kelsey!
*All our Enneagram Type descriptions are from a free download available from Your Enneagram Coach here!