What's The Enneagram?

With its roots in childhood development, the Enneagram is a guide to better self-understanding and healthy relationships!

If you're already familiar with your Enneagram number, you can skip ahead to the resources and candles below. If you're a newcomer, we recommend taking a quiz to begin figuring out your number and seeing how this system can help you be your best self!

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Then check out theĀ beautiful Paddywax Enneagram CandlesĀ and Incense Sticks.Ā Packaged in a giftable box with a brief number description and a QR code to learn more.

  • Ones areĀ conscientiousĀ and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical andĀ perfectionistic. They typically have problems with resentment and impatience.Ā 
  • Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs.
  • Threes are self-assured, attractive, and charming. Ambitious, competent, and energetic, they can also be status-conscious and highly driven forĀ advancement. They are diplomatic and poised, but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems withĀ workaholismĀ andĀ competitiveness.Ā 
  • Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They areĀ emotionallyĀ honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious.Ā WithholdingĀ themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They typically have problems with melancholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity.Ā 
  • Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able toĀ concentrateĀ and focus on developing complex ideas and skills.Ā Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also becomeĀ preoccupiedĀ with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems withĀ eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation.Ā 
  • Sixes are reliable, hard-working,Ā responsible, andĀ trustworthy. Excellent ā€œtroubleshooters,ā€ they foresee problems and fosterĀ cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxiousā€”running on stress whileĀ complainingĀ about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion.Ā 
  • Sevens areĀ extroverted, optimistic, versatile, andĀ spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, andĀ undisciplined. They constantly seek new and excitingĀ experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They typically have problems with impatience andĀ impulsiveness.
  • Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective,Ā resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric andĀ domineering. Eights feel they must control theirĀ environment, especially people, sometimes becomingĀ confrontationalĀ andĀ intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and with allowing themselves to be vulnerable.
  • Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and supportive, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent,Ā simplifyingĀ problems and minimizing anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia andĀ stubbornness.