The new Kitching Whittaker Enneagram takes this powerful tool to a new level. Revealing the truth about the inner programs that guide our decisions and relationships.
J Kitching ADPR KW Enneagram Co-founder.
Would you like to understand the reasons behind your own internal motivations and behaviours?
Would you like to understand the internal motivations and behaviours of others?
Would you like to master the art of rapport building and networking?
Would you like to help others move past negative or self sabataging behaviours?
If you answered yes then the Kitching Whittaker Enneagram could be for you.
Why choose the Kitching Whittaker Enneagram?
The Kitching Whittaker Enneagram is based on the original Enneagram system created in AD375.
This system was designed as a diagnostic matrix to evaluate 3 key dynamics.
1. Identify someone's personality type by examining their behaviour and answers to basic conversational questions.
2. Identify if someone is in a growth or a regressive phase of their personality.
3. Identify the correct approach to build rapport or network with or help this person move forward.
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Where does the Kitching Whittaker Enneagram come from?
All the way back in AD 375 a Greek Philosopher called Evagrius proposed 'the 8 evil thoughts' – on which Pope Gregory the Great based his seven deadly sins.
If we think of evil as merely being the opposite of all those good and true balanced productive thoughts we usually have, rather than the workings of some demonic force, this all begins to make sense. Though these 'evil thoughts' became corrupted and interpreted as 'sins' they were really warnings to us all about the slippery slope we tend to slide down when we are at our most threatened, most stressed, most vulnerable. We all have own own particular slippery slope to 'disintegration' as it is called in modern Enneagram, based upon our particular personality type.
Whilst there are numerous computer generated personality testing systems available for free via the internet, based loosely upon this Enneagram, I guarantee there is no one better to categorise you than someone that has lived with you for at least twenty years!
Yes, people are notoriously bad at 'typing' themselves and in our experience, invariably get it completely wrong and spend years trying to slot themselves into some sort of favoured design, resulting in this valuable ancient tool being discarded as some quiz you might find at the back of a cheap magazine. Yet this powerful mystical puzzle could possibly be the key to understanding ourselves and learning to live more harmoniously with everyone we encounter.
Evagrius's research was a system of categorising various forms of temptation. This comprehensive list of 8 evil thoughts (λογισμοι) were also known as the 8 terrible temptations, that form the basis of all our woes and are as true today as they were then. Human personality clashes do not really differ at the fundamental level and whether those clashes are about which ipad is best or whether the local thief should be stoned publicly is irrelevant.
The true purpose of this complex map was to serve a diagnostic purpose: identifying the process of temptation, your own strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly, the remedies available for overcoming temptation.
The eight categories are gluttony, greed, sloth, sorrow, lust, anger, vain glory and pride.
The name Enneagram is derived from the Greek words ἐννέα [ennéa, meaning "nine"] and γράμμα [grámma, meaning something "written" or "drawn". It is a model of the psyche which is principally understood and taught in both business management trainings and in more spiritual contexts through seminars, conferences, books, magazines, and DVDs.
From insights into workplace dynamics, to attaining higher states of consciousness, it is a powerful method for self-understanding and self-development and all our relationships of work, rest and play.