With the iEQ9 Enneagram personality map your inner world and limiting patterns of core defenses, triggers and fears is revealed to you so you can be guided to your highest & most authentic self.
What I found out is that I’m not an 8! Instead, the iEQ9 very clearly showed us that while I do indeed have a strong amount of 8 in my personality, my primary type (by a large measure) is an Enneagram *4*, which in my mind was practically the OPPOSITE of an 8.
This information was reality-shifting for me. As I read and learned about the qualities, strengths, and growth trajectory of a 4, it was clear that it had been engrained in me since childhood to stuff down and to not acknowledge this side of my personality. It turns out I was using the "bigness" of the 8 in my personality to shut out the more sensitive and feeling side.
With Lindsay’s coaching, I was able to acknowledge, comfort, and begin to re-parent the deep sadness that the iEQ9 report was now laying bare for me to make peace with. I learned that if I could integrate the 4 into my personality, I could get in touch and harness the power of my creative voice more fully, and that I could also healthily separate my identity and my emotions. Feeling deep empathy – and feeling all my feelings deeply – could, in fact, be a superpower - if I used the rest of my coaching tools to process and move through those feelings.
For the first time in my life, I'm journaling without judgment, and I'm not getting overwhelmed and "stuck" in normal, healthy feelings of sadness. This has made a positive difference in my energy level and in my ability to regulate my nervous system and to have the emotional bandwidth to be more supportive of my family and their feelings. It has also allowed me to start planning the future in a way I haven't been comfortable doing in a long time.
I am a case study of how actually unhelpful and even unhealthy a self-decreed Enneagram designation can be without having the big and balanced picture that the iEQ9 assessment provides, and I absolutely would have rejected the data within my assessment without Lindsay's support, coaching, and the use of the self-coaching tools she has taught me. You are absolutely in the right hands when doing the iEQ9 assessment with Lindsay’s support!"
-Carissa, age 41