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enneagram

Line breaks: en¦nea|gram
Pronunciation: /ˈɛnɪəɡram
 
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Definition of enneagram in English:

noun

A nine-sided figure used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types.
Example sentences
  • But when I say that I saw the entire system of enneagrams like in a vision, it was a reference to this clarity of thought with which I could envision the entire system after so many years of dedicated, intense work.
  • The enneagram helps people understand their own personalities in a new light with an appreciation of each other's gifts.
  • While he has completed a book on enneagrams, he wants more and more people to use the wisdom of enneagram to develop their personalities, hence the series of workshops.

Origin

from Greek ennea 'nine' + -gram1.

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