Mistake #4: Believing Your Type’s Interpretation
We all believe our enneatype’s interpretations out of habit and out of the deep patterns our type structure has grooved into our minds. So why is it a mistake to believe them?
Having a type is not a mistake, but believing what our type tells us as truth is. Our type’s beliefs are just predictable narratives that originated to keep us safe in some way, and offer a particular angle on things. The real power in the Enneagram is learning to recognize the interpretations our types offer us, to notice them and reel them in. When we let them lead us, we will continue to beget more of the same in our lives.
This is the fourth of four video posts on Mistakes to Avoid Using the Enneagram. This mistake is made by everyone, and will continue to be made. Forgive yourself for making it, and see what else might be possible.
I hope it is useful to you, and I welcome your comments and experiences on my site.