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Exploring “The Wings”: A Primary Distinction Within the Nine Enneagram Personality Types

With Gayle Scott
Hosted by Jessica Dibb

Often, when people are first learning about the Enneagram system of personality types, the question arises, “How, on a planet of over 7.5 billion people, can there only be nine personality types?" Statistical and empirical evidence, as well as personal experience over many centuries, seems to confirm that there are indeed nine primary personality types distributed among the human population. There are, however, several structural divisions and inherent distinctions within each type, resulting in a virtually infinite variety of expressions of personality. Join Gayle Scott, senior faculty at the Enneagram Institute and certified New Ventures West Integral coach, as she reveals the concept of “the wings” — which describes a major sub-category of Enneagram personality type, and helps us address the daunting issue of 7.5 billion people divided by nine!

During this fascinating session you'll discover:

  • How the concept of the wings is reflected in the symbol of the Enneagram
  • Different theories and beliefs about the wings and how they operate
  • Characteristic features of each of the 18 type-wing personality combinations
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Gayle Scott

Senior Faculty, Enneagram Institute; Certified New Ventures West Integral Coach

Gayle Scott discovered the Enneagram in 1989 and began her professional Enneagram training with Don Riso and Russ Hudson in 1993. She later served as Senior Faculty of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute. She leads Enneagram workshops, seminars and trainings across North America and internationally.

As a Certified New Ventures West Integral Life Coach, her client work combines the depth and breadth of the Enneagram with the creative richness of the Integral Coaching system.

Gayle is also a career veteran of Hollywood film and television production. In the mid '90's, her work with actors and screenwriters inspired her to combine her professional expertise with her passion for the Enneagram.

She began employing the Enneagram as a tool for psychological character development in film acting and script development, leading to her pioneering specialty of Enneagram Consultant to Actors and Screenwriters

Gayle served on the IEA Global Board of Directors from 2005 to 2010, and was the Director of the 2005 and 2010 IEA Global Enneagram Conferences.  Gayle relocated to the majestic Rocky Mountains above Boulder, Colorado, in 2002 to pursue her ongoing psychospiritual studies in the Ridhwan/ Diamond Approach School.

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