Updated: Oct 22, 2020
By the age of early 20's, it is believed that someone's personality is fully developed. The lens through which we see the world can be identified and understood. In our early 20's, we are also at an age where we start to yearn to know who we are and why we are here. It is important at this stage of our lives to reflect on how we got to where we are based on our previous experiences. Rita Heller, a licensed clinical social worker, licensed grief counselor and psychotherapist, and long time student and teacher of the Wisdom of the Enneagram, says that we will eventually need to get to a point in our life where we 'wake up' from the years of habits we are living each day--habits that were shaped by our coping mechanisms as children. In order for us to further discover our true purpose (and hence further enlightment), it's important at some point to hold up a mirror to our personality and make real changes that will help us unlock our true potential. The Wisdom of the Enneagram is a personality assessment that helps you start the process by identifying a starting point and directing you on a path to awareness and understanding of who you were meant to be. I interviewed Rita Heller and asked her some typical questions that most people want to know about the Enneagram. With over 25 years experience, her depth of knowledge and expertise is incredible. She believes that discovering your enneatype can become a portal to help you discover your true essential nature. Here is the link to the interview with Rita: https://www.uberconference.com/getmp3/AMIfv97tJpIns8x5mtHGnijoSpu9R7fajnpaJqS9yuL5N9vAp_Rezinh8X87iJdtx3VRndwyQIRqwBYbraYdYBeNRvpKNqCrd-8PXtJLWATp7xKiUkbQeHQMriFp8oyNjesnAOk2NGAfO9vx0bCqqQvQjWIqAOzNHw.mp3 If you are curious as to what personality type you are, then I have included a link below for you to take the Enneagram assessment. However, before you click on the link to take the quiz, do not be too discouraged or confident based on the results of the test. Every personality type is unique in their own way, there is no 'best' personality type, and we can all add value to this world when we perform as our best self. Regardless of how healthy, unhealthy, or average you may feel about your personality right now, use this test as a starting point. Also, don't beat yourself up because you didn't start this process earlier in your life. You are exactly where you are supposed to be right here and right now, and that is what's important. The only answer to 'When is the best time to start this process?' is 'Today!' Remember, the goal with self improvement is progress, not perfection. Celebrate that you have taken this first step and embrace the journey. You will be amazed at how much better your life gets when you focus on improving yourself and not on trying to improve other people or situations that you cannot control! Here is the personality assessment (free): https://assessment.yourenneagramcoach.com/ If you are not crystal clear on your personality type or it gives you a few options in which to narrow down, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can send you a chapter on each type along with additional questions for you to answer and review. If you would like a more in-depth approach, then Rita Heller offers a 90 minute phone call where she helps you uncover your personality type. Email us at email@example.com for more information on contacting Rita. Lastly, if you have identified your personality type, then I encourage you to sign up for the daily email specifically tailored to your personality type. It's an intentional focus for the day that helps re-frame your personality in a more positive and constructive way. Here is the link to receive the daily email for your personality type (free): https://subscriptions.enneagraminstitute.com/subscribers/create We encourage you this week to start the journey of self discovery. If you have already started that journey, then we encourage you to stay the course! If you have stayed the course and formed the habit of daily self improvement, then we encourage you to find someone that is open to learning more about themselves and help them through their own journey. What you put into the lives of others will come back into your own!