“The enneagram understands the infinite diversity of the human”

nine kinds of wisdom

The truth is that over the years and a good memory it is easy to recognize some of our friends in the nine types of the enneagram that Llull, Naranjo and now Vilaseca, among others, have been refining to understand us and meet again in the enjoyment of infinite diversity of the human Perhaps you are capable – Vilaseca has achieved it – of also recognizing yourself in the nine great egoic defects, inventoried with eclectic wisdom during 2,500 years of humanist tradition. Let’s say that these weaknesses are summed up in the megacapital sin of selfishness, which is the father of all of them; but only if each one is capable of admitting their own and their peculiar characteristics – that’s where the therapy begins – will they also be able to benefit from the nine learnings indicated to overcome those defects of their type.

Why did you learn the enneagram?

At the age of 19 I had a bad time with suicidal thoughts and I began to find my balance; and at 24 I discovered the enneagram, a spirituality in which I tried to deepen by training myself and giving pro bono classes in a yoga center.

And still with the enneagram?

Always focused on training: I have founded Kuestiona, an educational community for non-conformists; Utópika, for social entrepreneurship, and Akademia, a citizen movement for emotional learning. I have given more than 300 enneagram courses, about which I publish another book.

Is the enneagram an instrument for training in self-knowledge?

It simply means “nine lines” in Greek. He synthesizes 2,500 years of traditions in self-knowledge: from the Chaldean culture, through Ponticus, Pope Gregory the Great, who added the seven deadly sins; Raymond Llull…

Our wise man Llull of combinatorics.

He included nine-pointed diagrams with the nine human vices and the nine divine attributes. Gurdjieff updated it last century; Ichazo adapted it to modernity with the nine types of personality, and his disciple Claudio Naranjo…

He was a wise guest of La Contra…

… rigorously defined the enneatypes to contain the infinite diversity of the human.

He said that life always hurts us in the lack of recognition from others.

It is that the enneagram x-rays the nine faces of our ego: our conditioned, false, ignorant, unconscious and dark side; and the nine facets inherent to the essential being: our free, authentic, wise, conscious and luminous side.

It is a hypothesis… Even nine together.

It shows us nine ways to grow as people and helps us transform our vision of ourselves.

What’s yours?

Enneatype 1: We want to be perfect. Our wound is the feeling of inadequacy and imperfection. We are demanding, perfectionist, grumpy, dogmatic, imposing our absolute truth…

Nor are you self-indulgent.

Our learning is to turn anger into serenity by accepting ourselves as we are.

Is type 2 ennea less curmudgeonly?

He needs love and that is why he gives it, because the more he helps others, he believes that they will love him the more, and he loves giving advice, believing he knows them better than they do themselves. But he is very lonely. His learning happens by taking care of himself more.

Are there enneatypes better than others?

They are equal in diversity. The wound of the 3 is that he does not value himself and therefore becomes obsessed with success and becomes conceited. He must transform his vanity into authenticity by appreciating himself for what he is and not what he appears to be.

Is there no one who is humble?

Type 4. because he does not see himself in his inferiority complex and that is why he needs to be discovered and tries to be special and different. It will distinguish it. because he always talks about what he feels. He should become interested in what others feel.

Are you sentimental?

The opposite of 5, who is terrified of expressing his feelings and relating emotionally. He is usually a hermit who enjoys only his intellectual world, but without taking action. He must connect with his emotions to find the balance between what he thinks and what he feels.

Does everyone have unfinished business?

Nobody is perfect. The 6 is terrified of making decisions and lives in permanent anxiety. He will identify it because he eagerly asks everyone what he should do, and his progress depends on his being able to overcome that cowardice. On the 7th, instead, what he fears is suffering.

Differently from the others?

He cannot bear to contact the emptiness and the pain that accompany him, because he does not confront them. Therefore, he is projected as happy, positive, funny, hyperactive and hedonistic; but with bouts of boredom and dissatisfaction. He must meditate until he learns to calm down without escapism.

Which is easier to spot?

The 8 is afraid of others and that’s why he can’t stand not being in charge. He tends to bully and hates to obey. He usually attacks to defend himself. She should accept his vulnerability, realizing that no one can hurt us without our consent.

Does the 9 make merits to be the last?

He would tell you “whatever you say”. He always takes the side of not bothering anyone and avoiding saying no. You tend to procrastinate for hours lying on a sofa. His learning is to transform his laziness into proactivity and discover that they appreciate what he contributes and that it makes him happy.

“The enneagram understands the infinite diversity of the human”