The Enneagram Unleashed
A tongue-wagging column of dog breeds by Enneagram number
Hey there, fellow seekers of self-discovery and dog enthusiasts! Today, we embark on a whimsical journey where the fascinating world of the Enneagram collides with our furry, four-legged friends. That's right, we're about to dive wet nose first into the delightful realm of the Enneagram numbers, and what better way to understand them than by comparing them to dog breeds? So, fetch a cup of coffee, sit, and stay as Enneagram types and AKC breeds cross!
1. The "Perfectionist" (Enneagram Type 1) - the Standard Poodle!
Just like the poised and primped Standard Poodle, the Type 1s strive for perfection in everything they do. These diligent individuals have an uncanny ability to detect even the slightest flaw, whether it's a misplaced hair or a minor mistake. Both the Poodle and the Type 1s have a strong sense of responsibility, stubborn focus, and take great pride in their achievements. Plus, who can resist those elegantly coiffed puffs of fur?
2. The "Helper" (Enneagram Type 2) - The Golden Retriever!
Ah, the Golden Retriever, the epitome of loyalty, warmth, and unconditional love. Everyone loves the Golden. Just like our furry friends, Type 2s thrive on being needed and appreciated. They have a knack for sensing the needs of others and are always ready to lend a helping paw. Whether it's fetching your slippers or providing a listening ear, both the Golden Retriever and the Type 2s bring comfort and care wherever they go.
3. The "Achiever" (Enneagram Type 3) - Say Hello to the Border Collie!
Border Collies are known for their boundless energy and unwavering focus on the task at hand. They're the perfect match for our ambitious and success-driven Type 3s. Just like these talented canines, Type 3s are determined to excel in everything they undertake. Work is play and boredom is like a trip to the vet. They effortlessly herd their goals, strut their stuff, and have an undeniable charm that makes heads turn.
4. The "Individualist" (Enneagram Type 4) - The Quirky Dachshund!
With their distinctive appearance and unique personalities, Dachshunds and Type 4s share an affinity for standing out from the crowd. Dachshunds' elongated bodies and expressive eyes mirror the Type 4s' inclination toward embracing their individuality and cultivating a rich inner world. Their imagination sees every squirrel as a mythical dragon they must drive off from their kingdom. They both possess a touch of eccentricity that adds flavor to their lives and sparks joy in those around them.
5. The "Investigator" (Enneagram Type 5) - Introducing the Shiba Inu!
Shiba Inus are known for their independence, curiosity, and the ability to analyze every situation with laser-sharp focus. Just like our canine detectives, Type 5s are keen observers, thirsting for knowledge and diving deep into their areas of interest. The Shiba always has a look on its face like it’s thinking about something very specific. Along with fives, they both have an aloof charm that hides a wealth of wisdom and a playful spirit that comes to life when they find their intellectual outlets.
6. The "Loyalist" (Enneagram Type 6) - The Faithful Labrador Retriever!
When it comes to loyalty, no one does it better than the Labrador Retriever. Just like our furry companions, Type 6s are steadfast, reliable, and fiercely devoted. They both possess an innate desire for security and are always on the lookout for potential dangers. Whether it's guiding their loved ones or retrieving a ball, the Labrador Retriever and Type 6s make loyal, resilient, and dependable companions.
7. The "Enthusiast" (Enneagram Type 7) - Enter the Energetic Jack Russell Terrier!
With their boundless energy and zest for life, Jack Russell Terriers perfectly embody the spirit of our adventurous Type 7s. These dogs are always up for a good time, ready to explore new territories, and never shy away from a thrilling escapade. Similarly, Type 7s seek out excitement, constantly seeking new experiences, and embracing the joy that life has to offer. Just like a Jack Russell Terrier's wagging tail, Type 7s radiate infectious enthusiasm wherever they go. Entertain or be entertained by them; without an outlet for their creative and boundless energy, the dogs and sevens can turn into Jack Russell Terrorists if you’re not ready for them!
8. The "Challenger" (Enneagram Type 8) - The Mighty Rottweiler!
Introducing the powerful and assertive Rottweiler, a breed that matches the strength and fearlessness of our Type 8s. Both the Rottweiler and Type 8s command attention and have a natural authority that demands respect. They are fiercely protective of their loved ones and possess a determined nature that leaves no room for compromise. Cross their path, and you'll experience their unwavering strength firsthand! Their intimidating presence can threaten most but oftentimes belies a lovable and sensitive underbelly (that needs scratching for that hilarious and disarming leg kick.)
9. The "Peacemaker" (Enneagram Type 9) - The Serene St. Bernard!
Finally, we have the St. Bernard, the epitome of tranquility and peace-loving nature. Just like these gentle giants, Type 9s possess a remarkable ability to create harmony and maintain balance in their surroundings just by being present. St. Bernards' easygoing demeanor and laid-back attitude reflect the Type 9s' desire for inner and outer peace. They both bring a sense of calmness to any situation they encounter.
So, my fellow dog-loving Enneagram enthusiasts, while these comparisons are purely lighthearted and meant to bring a smile to your face, they highlight the unique qualities and characteristics that make each Enneagram type special. Whether you find yourself in the company of Poodles, Golden Retrievers, or any other breed, remember that understanding ourselves and others is the key to building deeper connections and wagging our way through life with a joyful heart. If someone asks, tell them a Rottweiler said so.
Now, go forth and embrace your inner Enneadog, for the whole world is a dog park and it’s a better place with you in it!