With no answers as to when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, many people are experiencing anger and stress with few options to relieve these emotions. Learning how to integrate healthy coping skills into our lives will help us through the pandemic and beyond. The Henley Leadership Group developed an Integrative Enneagram test to reveal unconscious decisions we make to get what we want and what happens when we do not get our way. 

The Strict Perfectionist

The strict perfectionist is critical and impatient even when trying to be constructive. They are unaware of how irritation and anger can boil up in their bodies despite their best efforts to control it. Perfectionists can also have problems accepting other points of view because they believe so strongly in their own. 

The Considerate Helper

The considerate helper has a tendency to worry about the people they care about. They have a tendency to want to help others even if they do not seek it or need it. Even when considerate helpers feel overwhelmed, burned out, and tired, they still feel the need to give of themselves to others.

The Competitive Overachiever

The competitive overachiever finds it hard to talk about negative subjects and will try to avoid doing so. This can be true if these negative subjects point to them or their own shortcomings. Their actions may leave others with the impression that they are closed off and stressed when trying to avoid the subject.

The Intense Creative

The intense creative is dramatic, moody, impractical, and depressed when stressed. They tend to over-emphasize what the shortcomings in their lives. This can cause them to be sensitive about the world and the possibility of change. 

The Quiet Specialist

The quiet specialist tends to detach from one’s feelings, which will look like they lack warmth to others. In trying to explain information, they come off as patronizing. This can shut people down and make it hard for them to pay attention to points the quiet specialist is trying to make.

The Loyal Skeptic

The loyal skeptic focuses on what can go wrong. They are always worrying about what may happen and how to deal, which causes others to see them as insecure. To others, the loyal skeptic could come off as stubborn, pessimistic, and negative. 

By learning about these different types of personalities during the pandemic, you will learn what you need to work on and how others see you.


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