"The Enneagram is incredibly complex. It goes deep.
It will meet you as deep as you want to go."
~Jenifer Novak, Certified Enneagram Coach, Artist, Author
These cards are straight from my heart. I'm excited to share my journey leading to the creation of FUNeagram™.
I'm grateful you are here.
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I studied and explored the Enneagram for many years, and because I'm such a visual thinker, I enjoyed imagining the connections between the numbers and how the structure of 3 groups of 3 numbers made it easier to understand how it worked to form a system.
I saw simplicity and complexity at the same time and I was intrigued.
I was frustrated with the tests online. Different tests would produce different results. Many of them seemed like “leading questions”. Many of the books seemed so linear and dry, and the way the results were presented was either completely confusing or just didn’t make enough sense. When I didn’t feel confident about answering certain test questions I began to doubt the validity of some of the results. . . it was just hard and complicated.
I loved my full-time coaching business for 15 years and my work was always making things simple, practical and using humor for transformation. I realized the Enneagram stole my heart with it’s powerful ability to take me as deep as I wanted to go with my personal growth journey and I decided to focus on this tool moving forward.
I loved visualizing the Enneagram as groups of 3, and loved playing with the idea that if I could be clear on one of the numbers within a triad, it would automatically narrow down my possible type into a choice between 3 numbers rather than all 9. I saw this as a different angle to find my type, it was different from traditionally starting with answering questions about why I do things, or what responses I have to specific ideas and situations. It was fun to think it was like finding your type by entering through a side door.
So why not incorporate the other triad groups to help me explore this approach further. . . and then. . . a card deck about the Enneagram!
As I tested my process with lots of different people (and happily was able to find their type every time!) I was able to see how my approach was more toward “playing with the Enneagram” and that instead of doing a TEST this exploration could be more FUN.
As the cards evolved and I felt clearer about how they can all work together, I thought, HEY – these are going to need a name! - and FUNeagram™ happened. My purpose was clear from the beginning: to bring the Enneagram to more people, to make it more fun to try and explore, and to provide value for how to use this incredible tool.
Fast forward, I still can't get enough of the Enneagram. . . and I hope you find FUN on your own unique journey toward more love, compassion and understanding within and with the world.