What’s Your Ennea-Style in Relationships?
The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute Enneagram Type Combinations in Relationship:
No pairing of types is particularly blessed and no pairing is particularly doomed. These type combinations are an overview to help people understand some of the main positive and negative issues that are likely to arise between any two types.Keep in mind that one can have a relationship with any type if the two people are healthy. Since this is not always the case, knowing the type, the level of health, and the instincts of each person can provide more insight.
To learn more about the compatibility issues of your type and its interactions with other types, find your personality type below, and click on the type for the other person in the relationship.
THE NINE ENNEAGRAM TYPES: Below are links to short descriptions of each of the Enneagram Types, from the Enneagram Institute, as well as a link to a description of that Type in relationship with the other Enneagram styles.
Type One: THE REFORMER
The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic Type
REFORMER TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Two: THE HELPER
The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive Type
HELPER TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Three THE ACHIEVER
The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious Type
ACHIEVER TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Four THE INDIVIDUALIST
The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental Type
INDIVIDUALIST TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Five THE INVESTIGATOR
The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated Type
INVESTIGATOR TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Six THE LOYALIST
The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious Type
LOYALIST TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Seven THE ENTHUSIAST
The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered Type
ENTHUSIAST TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Eight THE CHALLENGER
The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational Type
CHALLENGER TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
Type Nine THE PEACEMAKER
The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent Type
PEACEMAKER TYPE COMBINATIONS in RELATIONSHIP
For more information & more Enneagram Institute resources:
- Take the RHETI to discover your type and receive the Expanded Profiles for each type, which include the Levels
- Consider each person’s Instinctual stack
- See our Practical Applications page
- Come to a Relationships Workshop
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