“Treat others the way you want to be treated,” we have all heard the saying, but in reality, not everyone wants what we want. Imagine if we start asking others how they want to be treated or start listening and noticing others’ needs and wants. In doing this, we may improve our current relationships or even open doors to new relationships. Of course, we will never honestly know what others want or need (we may never know for ourselves), but imagine how beautiful the world would be if we started thinking about others’ wants rather than purely our own. I invite us to change the saying to “treat others the way they want to be treated,” we can begin by actively listening and speak not only through our intention but more predominantly with our actions. Let’s learn to live life better together!
Using the Enneagram to understand ourselves and others, specifically when under pressure, can help make it a bit easier, to relate to our team leaders, colleagues, stakeholders, and even those in our personal life. To help make it a bit easier, I've put together this Enneagram.rc in a Snapshot table (inspired by Riso & Hudson) with a little bit of information about each type.