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Learning Exercise: Introducing the Enneagram

Introducing the Enneagram
This assignment is used in conjunction with two MERLOT sites: The Enneagram Insitute and the Authentic Enneagram sites. The assignment directs students to take several free online assessments to determine their Enneagram type, to read about their type, and to view a powerpoint presentation that explains in more depth how the Enneagram can be used as a tool for enhancing self-awareness.
Course: Management


Submitted by:
Ron Purser
Date Last Modified:
June 21, 2005


Before Class Assignment:
Go to:
and take the free RHETI test sampler survey.

Go to: and take the
free brief QUEST test.

Go to: and
take the Essential Enneagram Online test.

Compare results from each of the three tests, read about the Enneagram Types,
and make an assessment of which type best describes you.

Take these tests before coming to the first class. (see Assignment area on
Blackboard which also has links to these sites). Be prepared to discuss your
type and why it think it fits you in class.

After you have determined your type, review Practices for Personal Growth under
your type at:

Bring your results from the online surveys to class. Your instructor will take
a poll in class to discover the distribution of the 9 types in class. You will
first be asked to pair up with others in your class who identified themselves as
having the same type as yours (e.g., if you are Type 2, you will pair up with
others in the class who are Type 2). In your Type sub-groups, you will be asked
to share your insights regarding the characteristic behaviors and tendencies
associated with your type.

After you have shared in your sub-groups, your instructor will ask each Type
sub-group to form a panel in front of the class, and to share your
self-reflections. The instructor may interview people in your group, and
students in the class may also ask you questions.

Each of the 9 Types (assuming there is representation in the class from all 9
Types) will have a chance to share their reflections in front of the class.

The instructor should start by asking the Instinctive Triad groups to go first,
(1's, 8's, 9's). Then the Emotional Triad (2's, 3's, 4's) and finally the
Thinking Triad (5's, 6's 7's).




  • College General Ed


Organizational Behavior, Self-Awareness, Appreciating Differences



Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of this assignment are to help students to identify their Enneagram type, to become familiar with the purpose of the Enneagram tool for personal growth, and to appreciate people with other types.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered