Enneagram Core Motivations

The Enneagram is a self-discovery tool. While it has gained popularity in Christianity over the last couple decades, it is a spiritual tool that is for everyone, no matter your religious tradition or lack thereof. All the best tools for finding your truest self never fall neatly into one tradition. If they are really the best and truest, they are for everyone.

You can take Enneagram Typing tests, which can be helpful guides. However, each person must find which type’s core motivations resonate the most with them. THAT is the best way to find your true type– researching and understanding core motivations. Even then, it can be tricky. Some people take years to feel like they’ve landed on their type. To help you, I’ve added the core motivations for each type below. Feel free to read through them! If you are on your typing journey, I hope these graphics help you narrow things down a bit!

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