Story

Definition

Social connections are crucial to meaningful lives; We thrive on connections that promote love, intimacy, and a strong emotional and physical interaction with other humans. Positive relationships with one’s family, peers, and friends are a key ingredient to overall joy. Strong relationships also provide support in difficult times that require resilience.

Enneagram

1. The Reformer/Perfectionist

Principled, purposeful, self-controlled & perfectionistic; Dislikes sloppiness and error, attracted to order and high standards for self and others.
Stress: 4 | Security 7

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Resentment Perfection Imbalance Goodness Hypocricy

2. The Helper/Giver

Caring, generous, people-pleasing & intrusive; Dislikes solitude and impersonal dealings, attracted to service and making personal connections
Stress: 8 | Security 4

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Flattery Freedom Disregard Desirability Manipulation

3. The Achiever/Performer

Adaptable self-developing, efficient & image-conscious; Dislikes ineffective and lack of ambition, attracted to success and recognition.
Stress: 9 | Security 6

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Vanity Law Worthlessness Value Insecurity

4. The Individualist/Romantic

Intuitive, expressive, individualistic & temperamental; Dislikes uniformity and regulation, attracted to creativity and putting their personal mark on things
Stress: 2 | Security 1

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Melancholy Origin Insignificance Uniqueness Over-Imagination

5. The Investigator/Observer

Perceptive, innovative, secretive & detached; Dislikes intrusions on their time and space, attracted to depth and learning
Stress: 7 | Security 8

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Stinginess Omniscience Helplessness Understanding Imperceptions

6. The Loyalist/Loyal Skeptic

Committed, responsible, anxious & suspicious; Dislikes unpredictability and rapid change, attracted to clear structures and foresight
Stress: 3 | Security 9

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Cowardice Faith Unguided Support Indecision

7. The Enthusiast/Epicure

Spontaneous, versatile, talkative & scattered; Dislikes limitations and routines, attracted to new possibilities and excitement.
Stress: 1 | Security 5

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Anticipation Plan Trapped Satisfaction Discontentment

8. The Challenger/Protector

Self-confident, decisive, willful & confrontational; Dislikes indecisiveness and indirectness, attracted to strength and strategic action.
Stress: 5 | Security 2

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Vengeance Truth Violated Self-Protection Independence

9. The Peacemaker/Mediator

Calm, reassuring, agreeable & complacent; Dislikes tension and conflict, attracted to harmony and stability.
Stress: 6 | Security 3

Ego Idea Fear Desire: Temptation
Indolence Love Loss Wholeness Avoidance

Traits

Definition

Emotions are among the many components that make up happiness and well-being. One of the more obvious layers of happiness; the ability to remain optimistic and view one’s past, present, and future from a constructive perspective lead towards flow. Traits manifest the way we present our emotions through a series of events.

Vices - Characteristic Traits - Virtues

The Passions of the Flesh otherwise known as Vices serve to give balance to the Fruits of the Spirit, commonly known as Virtues. These aspects demonstrate a duality of experiences throughout life. Influenced by positive and negative emotions, translated to individual traits which help define a fixation.

Anger - Humor, Spirituality - Euphoria

Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.

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Euphoria is the experience (or affect) of pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness.

Pride - Creativity, Innovation - Humility

Pride is an emotional state deriving positive affect from the perceived value of a person or thing with which the subject has an intimate connection. It may be inwardly or outwardly directed.

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Humility is the quality of being humble--Accentuated as a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness. In a religious context humility can mean a recognition of self in relation to a deity (i.e. God) or deities, and subsequent submission to said deity as a member of that religion.

Deceit - Integrity, Perspective - Honesty

Deception is an act or statement which misleads, hides the truth, or promotes a belief, concept, or idea that is not true. It is often done for personal gain or advantage. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand as well as distraction, camouflage or concealment.

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Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.

Envy - Fairness, Gratitude - Equanimity

Envy is an emotion which "occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it"; A pain that the sight of another's good fortune, stirs thoughts of “those who have what we ought to have.”

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Equanimity, having an even mind and soul, is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind.

Avarice - Kindness, Open-Mindedness - Generosity

Avarice is an uncontrolled longing for increase in the acquisition or use: of material gain (be it food, money, land, or animate/inanimate possessions); or social value, such as status, or power.

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Generosity is the virtue of being liberal in giving, often as gifts.

Fear - Bravery, Hope - Courage

Fear is an emotion induced by perceived danger or threat, which causes physiological changes and ultimately behavioral changes, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events.

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Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, even death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss.

Lust - Mercy, Love - Temperance

Lust is a psychological force producing intense desire for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion while already having a significant other or amount of the desired object.

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Temperance is moderation or voluntary self-restraint. This includes restraint from revenge by practicing non-violence and forgiveness, restraint from arrogance by practicing humility and modesty, restraint from excesses.

Sloth - Zest, Perseverance - Action

Sloth is an assortment of ideas, including mental, spiritual, pathological, and physical states--A habitual disinclination to exertion, or laziness. Work to support society and further vision and mission success suggest that through inactivity, one invites failure.

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Action is the mode that reality use to show what is happening at any given moment in the story of life. Action creates the movement within a story, weaving all the elements of history together.

One-to-One Traits

Humor: liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing a light side
Spirituality: having beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe
Creativity: coming up with new and productive ways to think about and do things
Innovation: Ability to create an idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption
Integrity: speaking the truth and presenting oneself sincerely and genuinely
Perspective: being able to provide good advice to others
Fairness: treating all people the same; giving everyone a fair chance
Gratitude: being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen
Kindness: doing favors and good deeds for others; helping them; taking care of them
Open-mindedness: examining things from all sides and not jumping to conclusions
Bravery: not running from threat, challenge, or pain; speaking up for what’s right
Hope: expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it
Self-Control: regulating what one feels and does; being self-disciplined
Vitality: The capacity to live, grow, or develop. More simply it is the property of having life.
Forgiveness and Mercy: forgiving those who’ve done wrong; accepting people’s shortcomings
Love: valuing close relationships with others; being close to people
Zest: approaching life with excitement and energy; feeling alive and activated
Perseverance/Persistence: finishing what one starts; completing something despite obstacles; a combination of persistence and resilience.

Adoption Traits

Love of Learning: mastering new skills and topics on one’s own or in school
Curiosity: taking an interest in experience for its own sake; finding things fascinating
Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence: noticing and appreciating all kinds of beauty and excellence

Community Traits

Social Intelligence: being aware of motives and feelings of other people and oneself
Citizenship/Teamwork: working well as a member of a group or team; being loyal to the group
Leadership: encouraging a group of which one is a valued member to accomplish

Engagement

Definition

We all need something in our lives that absorbs us into the current moment, creating a ‘flow’ of blissful immersion into the task or activity. This type of ‘flow’ of engagement stretches our intelligence, skills, and emotional capabilities.

Flow (States)

Flow State, in positive psychology, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one's sense of time.

User Engagement Scale

(FA 1-7 Focused Attention)
1. I lost myself during _(Task)_ Experience
2. I was so involved in my _(Task)_ that I lost track of time
3. I blocked out things around me when I was _(Action)_ the _(Task)_ experience on _(Method of Engagement)_
4. When I was _(Action)_ the _(Task)_, I lost track of reality around me.
5. The time I spent _(Action)_ the _(Task)_ just slipped away.
6. I was absorbed in my _(Task)_
7. During this _(Task)_ experience I let myself go.
(AE 1-5 Aesthetic)
1. The _(Method of Engagement)_ was attractive
2. The _(Method of Engagement)_ was aesthetically appealing.
3. I enjoyed the visual and images used on the _(Method of Engagement)_
4. The _(Method of Engagement)_ appealed to my visual senses.
5. The layout of the _(Method of Engagement)_ was visually pleasing.
(EN 1-5 Engagement Motivation?)
1. _(Action)_ _(Task)_ on this _Method of Engagement)_ was worthwhile.
2. I consider my _(Task)_ a success
3. Doing this _(Task)_ did not work out the way I had planned
4. My _(Action)_ was rewarding
5. I would recommend this _(Method of Engagement)_ to my _(Connections)_
(FI 1-3 Interest)
1. I was really drawn into finding the stories
2. I felt involved in this _(Task)_
3. This experience was enjoyable
(NO 1-3 Novelty)
1. I continued to _(Action)_ on the _(Method of Engagement)_ out of curiosity
2. The content on the _(Method of Engagement)_ incited my curiosity
3. I felt interested in the _(Method of Engagement)_
(EN 1-5 Engagement Motivation?)
1. I felt frustrated while visiting the _(Method of Engagement)_
2. I found this _(Method of Engagement)_ confusing to use
3. I felt annoyed while _(Action)_ _(Method of Engagement)_
4. I felt discouraged while _(Action)_ _(Task)_ _(Method of Engagement)_
5. Using this _(Method of Engagement)_ was mentally taxing
6. This experience was demanding
7. I felt in control of the experience
8. I could not do some of the things I needed to do on the _(Method of Engagement)_

Achievement

Definition

Having goals and ambition in life can help us to achieve things that can give us a sense of accomplishment. You should make realistic goals that can be met and just putting in the effort to achieving those goals can already give you a sense of satisfaction when you finally achieve those goals a sense of pride and fulfillment will be reached.

Intrinsic/Extrinsic Scale

Motivators

Ego

Type Fixation (Ichazo) Passion (Naranjo)
1 Resentment Anger
2 Flattery Pride
3 Vanity Deceit
4 Melancholy Envy
5 Stinginess Avarice
6 Cowardice Fear
7 Planning Gluttony
8 Vengeance Lust
9 Indolence Sloth

Idea

Type Holy Idea (Ichazo) Virtue (Ichazo)
1 Perfection Serenity
2 will Humility
3 Harmony truthfulness
4 Origin Equanimity
5 Omniscience Detachment
6 Strength Courage
7 Wisdom Sobriety
8 Truth Innocence
9 Love Action

Fear & Desire

Type Basic Fear Basic Desire
1 Of being corrupt/evil, defective To be good, to have integrity, to be balanced
2 Of being unwanted, unworthy to be loved To feel loved
3 Of being worthless To feel valuable and worthwhile
4 That they have no identity or personal significance To find themselves and their significance (to create an identity)
5 Being useless, helpless, or incapable To be capable and competent
6 Of being without support and guidance To have security and support
7 Of being deprived and in pain To be satisfied and content—to have their needs fulfilled
8 Of being harmed or controlled by others To protect themselves (to be in control of their own life and destiny)
9 Of loss and separation To have inner stability "peace of mind"

Meaning

Definition

Having an answer as to “why are we here?” is a key ingredient that can drive us towards fulfillment. Understanding the impact of your work and why you chose to “show up” may help you enjoy the tasks, becoming more satisfied with what you do.

Chakra Balancing

Chakra Balancing ensures the body’s energy system is running as designed; Chakras are centers within our body’s physical, and etheric energy fields. They act as gates through which Life Force flows in and out of our being. Often referred to as the Rainbow Bridge—These vital energy centers are sensitive to energy and often become clogged with residues from physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual disturbances and traumas. The centers act as a pathway to spiritual enlightenment and well-being.

The natural flow of movement through the chakra may become inhibited by residual energy. Theoretically the effects throughout the bridge will likely have a negative impact on the organs and cells of the body to the associated chakra. This also affects our emotions, thoughts, the quality of our outlook, and wellbeing. When negative energy is held, or lodged within a chakra, we can feel stuck or constricted in certain areas of our life.

The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. A literal translation, ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’; A chakra is like a whirling vortex of energy. Within our bodies, we have seven well documented major energy centers, in addition to many more minor ones. Esoteric teachings state that each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws; principles of consciousness are used to cultivate greater harmony, fulfillment, and wellness in our world.

Chakras

Muladhara (Root) Is related to survival, security, and is the closest to the earth, resting at the base of the spine. The color associated with it is red—this is our connection to the material. To keep this chakra healthy, exercises such as dancing, jogging, or jumping are beneficial.
Svadhishthana (Sacral): This chakra is related to sensuality, sexuality, and desire for pleasure. It is in the lower abdomen and its color is orange. Svadhistana is associated with the element water—this is our physical connection of energy to other beings. Belly dancing, loving partnerships, and yoga can enhance the function of this chakra.
Manipura (Navel): Its color is yellow, and it is related to our power in this world. Its natural element is fire, and this is where the “fire in your belly” term derives from; this is where decisions come to rest. A chakra, with balance allows you to control your destiny, feel your power and accomplish your goals.
Anahata (Heart): Green is the color of this chakra and it relates naturally to love and compassion of others, being at our heart center. This fourth chakra is associated with air—it is our channel of metaphysical connection to other beings. Healthy relationships, pets, family, even appreciation of beauty and nature enhance the health of this chakra.
Vishuddha (Throat): The throat center or communication center is where you put power to air in this world. It is blue when this chakra is flowing at optimum levels; you can ask for what you need. You reflect your truth in the world through Vishuddha, your communication to other beings. Singing, chanting, and breathing exercises can enhance the charge of this chakra.
Ajna (Third Eye): The natural color of this chakra is indigo. Insight, intuition, awareness, and guidance are the properties of this sixth chakra. This chakra is located between the eyebrows. Meditation and visualization exercises can assist the healthy flow of this chakra.
Sahasrara (Crown): It is the silence between the space and represents spiritual connection. It is associated with violet or violet-white light. Located a little above the top of the head, it represents union, bliss, the knowledge of being at one with all. Cosmic consciousness and peace are the frequency at this chakra.