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252: The Enneagram for Identifying Patterns & Building Emotional Intelligence - Erin Baute

On Air with Ella - podcast episode 252


Maybe you have heard of the Enneagram, but aren't fully aware of how to best use it, how to apply it in your life, your work, your relationships, etc. I know I wanted to know more, so I asked Erin Baute to walk us through it all!


The basics: the Enneagram is a tool we can use to name our patterns and help us notice what we are thinking, feeling, and sensing. Identifying our primary pattern - our Enneagram Type - the habits we’ve developed to move around safely in the world. As we become more aware of our patterns and habits, often unconsciously conditioned, we are able to make empowering choices about how we want to live and work.

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for both spiritual and psychological development that gives us language and a model to actually live emotional intelligence, not just learn about it. - Erin B.

In this episode, I'm talking to Erin Baute about:

  • What is the Enneagram and how should we use it

  • What are the 9 Types and how should we think of these identity frameworks

  • What Enneagram isn't, and how we might mis-use it

  • Useful application of Enneagram insights personally, at work, and in relationships

  • Creating positive behavior change using the Enneagram

The 9 Enneagram Types

Click on any of the titles below to read detailed descriptions about each of the nine Enneagram types. Reference: Enneagram Institute

1 THE REFORMER The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

2 THE HELPER The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

3 THE ACHIEVER The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

4 THE INDIVIDUALIST The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

5 THE INVESTIGATOR The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

6 THE LOYALIST The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

7 THE ENTHUSIAST The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

8 THE CHALLENGER The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

9 THE PEACEMAKER The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent

What TYPE are you?

Here are some resources to learn more:

  • I took this $12 test provided by the Enneagram Institute (see "Purchase a Test" and click on "Buy a Code")

  • Erin is offering ON AIR WITH ELLA listeners a complimentary discovery call!

  • Get Erin's comprehensive Enneagram Typing Guide below

Enneagram Typing Guide_ERIN BAUTE
Download PDF • 2.15MB


Erin has been studying and using the Enneagram for almost 13 years. She has a degree in Human Development, Master of Public Health and is currently finishing her PhD in Organizational Psychology. Erin has worked as a change agent and development coach and carries those skills into helping her clients make lasting behavior change, in life and at work.



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