The Enneagram and our Instinctual Subtypes

with Certified Enneagram Teacher
Sandra Smith, M.Div.

January 13, 2018
Sunday, 1:30 -6:00 pm

Maria Elliott 504-670-2535

This workshop will deepen our knowledge of the Enneagram as we explore the three specific instinctual drives that influence our type: the instinctual energy of surviving or self-preservation the instinctual energy of belonging or social the instinctual energy of connecting or one-to-one We have all three of these drives and one tends to be dominant. This most used instinctual energy is an arena of our strengths as well as our neurotic grasping. During our time together we’ll discuss the three dimensions of each of these three subtypes and strategies for calming our grasping and balancing the three drives. Many teachers believe that the subtypes play a central role in intimate relationships, perhaps more than Enneagram type.

When released through the compulsions of our personality type, these instinctual drives become subtypes that give the personality a particular look. Thus, two people who share the same Enneagram type may behave quite differently. Our Enneagram type reveals how we perceive our environment, receive and process information. Subtypes are about output—how and where we expend our life’s energy. Understanding our subtype energies is central to our personal growth and self awareness and frees up energy that is overused in one subtype area. This workshop is for those with a working knowledge of the Enneagram. Cost is $95 before January 4 and $120 after January 4. Cost includes workshop materials, snacks, and registration fees. Certificates of Attendance available on request. For information email Sandra Smith at 


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