October 25 - November 18

Exploring the Shadows of the Nine Enneagram Personality Types: A Type Panels Course

California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94301, USA

This course will examine the nine Enneagram personality types by shedding light on and examining their blind spots or shadows. The power of the Enneagram as a tool that furthers personal growth lies in its uniquely accurate descriptions of the defensive patterns, strengths, and blind spots of the nine personality styles.


While each type has strengths and strong points, each type also has a shadow—aspects of experience, thoughts, and feelings they remain unconscious to. As a product of ancient spiritual and wisdom traditions, the Enneagram is an “objective” map of both the patterns associated with waking consciousness—and shadow aspects we remain unconscious to. By helping us see, own, and develop our blind spots and disowned feelings, the Enneagram supports us in becoming conscious of all of who we are and manifesting our highest potentials.


Through lecture, discussion, and panels of experienced self-observers who know their type and can speak to the process of discovering their blind spots, we will learn about both the psychological make-up of the types and their specific paths of self-development.


This course will take place on four Wednesday evenings, October 25, November 1, 8, and 15, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and all day Saturday, November 18, from 9:00am to 5:30pm.