The thing I like best about the Enneagram is it’s unparalleled depth of motion and fluidity into the human psyche. I think that people hear ‘personality test’ and they instantly think, “You’re trying to box me in. I can’t be labelled.” And trust me, as the resident enigma, I feel you, and am here to tell you, the Enneagram does anything but. It goes as deep, and gets as complicated as you’re willing to take it. When all is said and done every person has a main type, which stays the same throughout your life and determines both of your wings (yes, you have two—so you can fly!), your stress type and your integration type, as well as your stacked instinctual variants, for a grand total of five types per person actively at work in the hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, etc. In addition to this there are nine levels of health to disintegration within each type, which are described in depth, and when you move within these levels in your main type, you move to the same level in all of your periphery types. This accounts for an insane amount of human diversity. With that said, I have never met a person who didn’t fit perfectly into their type, even if it took a little digging and truth seeking to figure out where exactly they were situated within their type at the moment.
I’m not that old. I began my career in journalism after social media had made its giant mark on the shape of the future of media. But even I remember a day when a lot more thought went into what information we put out there.
As someone who works at a small daily regional paper and thoroughly believes in the positive impact of small-town journalism, I will defend our existence to my death. That said, inefficiency among papers owned by the same company is a real problem. I would like to present a solution.