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Enneagram Style One

Pay attention to your patterns of your right/wrong thinking.
Without trying to change yourself, write down all the ways in which you judge, evaluate, and critique events, objects, people, and yourself. Include your language patterns (thoughts, words you have written or spoken) and nonverbal behavior, and identify what triggers these responses in you. Paradoxically, the more you become aware of this behavior without trying to change it, the more you will gradually begin to shift your responses.
Enneagram Style Two

Spend time alone.
Engage in solo activities that allow you either to reflect or to do nice things for yourself (self-nurturing). When alone, Twos have a tendency to maintain contact with others through e-mails, phone calls, or even just thinking about someone else. Time spent truly alone will give you the chance to pay more attention to your inner experience instead of continually diverting your focus to others.
Enneagram Style Three

Take the time to get to know yourself.
Make a commitment to spend at least 30 minutes each day just "being." This means not working or doing any activities in which you focus on something external (such as watching a film or going shopping). If you don't quite understand the idea of "being," ask three people who are very different from you what this concept means to them, and how they go about simply being. Experiment with some of the ideas they suggest.
Enneagram Style Four

Appreciate the ordinary.
Do a task that you find tedious, paying attention to every aspect of it. Stay in the present moment while doing the task, not thinking about anyone or anything else, and find pleasure in it. Select a different mundane task each day and follow these same directions. Learning to appreciate the present will help you focus less on both the past and the future.
Enneagram Style Five

Allow yourself to need others.
Each week, think of one thing you can't provide completely for yourself and that you therefore need from others. Then think of someone who might be able to provide this for you, and ask that person if he or she will do so. What matters most is not whether the person says yes but that you have identified a need and asked for it to be met.
Enneagram Style Six

Shift your focus from half empty to half full.
Each morning, start your day with 15 minutes of thinking about everything that is going well and is problem free. You can look at items in your home, objects you see on your way to work, and aspects of yourself. This practice will actually begin to change some of your brain's pathways.
Enneagram Style Seven

Listen fully to others.
After you have had a conversation with someone, ask the person these questions: What percentage of the time were you talking, and what percentage was I talking? At any time during the conversation did you feel I was interrupting, not listening, or appearing distracted? Do this at least once a day with different people. Listen fully to the answers without giving counterarguments or explanations for what you did or did not do. Your task is to have someone reflect your behavior back to you, whether you agree with the reflection or not.
Enneagram Style Eight

Take care of yourself physically.
Get enough sleep on a regular basis, eat healthfully and in moderation, and exercise regularly. The more you take care of yourself physically, instead of wearing yourself down to the point of exhaustion, the less emotionally reactive you will be.
Enneagram Style Nine

Express your needs directly.

Each day, express one need, preference, or desire to someone else. Suggest where to go for lunch, how to proceed with a project, or ask for a raise. Express these desires without someone first asking you what you want. Take the initiative.
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