Enneagram For Physicians

What is the Enneagram?

"Enneagram" literally means nine-pointed shape.


It is a diagram, a symbol that models a perspective of philosophy and psychology. Though it is now more well-known as delineating and portraying nine interconnected types of personality, it is not limited to this. 

There are layers of depth to the Enneagram. It is not a simple system. 

Though the exact origins of the Enneagram are lost to history but its ideas and concepts can been traced to various traditions and cultures. It has similarities and commonalities with various philosophical and spiritual ideas.


The Western world was introduced to the Enneagram in the 20th century by GI Gurdjieff as a tool for self-awareness and transformation. The "Enneagram of Personality" derives majorly from the works of Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo.

Origins of the Enneagram

How is it used?

How do I use it?

There are many ways the Enneagram has been used:

- Personal development, transformation, and healing.

- Relationship troubleshooting and improvement.

- Evaluating and addressing conflict.

- Businesses team dynamic exploration.

I am trained in the Riso-Hudson school of Enneagram through the Enneagram Institute.

I focus on using it along with psychological concepts of cognitive biases, behavioral economics, defense mechanisms to help physicians with

- Self-awareness and personal development

- Understanding one's strengths & areas for improvement

- Breaking through internal barriers and obstacles

- Understanding one's biases and patterns

Common Misunderstandings




- It is NOT about picking which type you like best. 

- It is NOT easy to find out what your true type is. 

- It is NOT designed to box people into a type.

- It is NOT meant to quantify people's characteristics or their abilities.

- It can be dangerous if taken lightly.


Be on the lookout for my Enneagram blog posts, videos, webinars, trainings, and programs!

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