The personality types find their way into the Christian world
During the 1970s, Robert Ochs learned of the Enneagram personality types from Claudio Naranjo and through his teachings the Enneagram found its way into various Christian communities. A number of pioneering teachers and authors had their introduction to the types via these communities (e.g., Don Riso, Richard Rohr, Jerome Wagner, Suzanne Zuercher, Kathleen Hurley and Theodore Donson).
The first book published on the Enneagram personality types came from this lineage as well in 1984, The Enneagram: A Journey of Self-Discovery by Maria Beesing, Robert J. Nogosek, and Patrick H. O'Leary
The 7 deadly sins + 2
- Type 1: Anger or Wrath
- Type 2: Pride
- Type 4: Envy
- Type 5: Avarice or Greed
- Type 7: Gluttony
- Type 8: Excess or Lust
- Type 9: Laziness or Sloth
The +2 is added to account for all nine Enneagram types.
- Type 3: Deceit
- Type 6: Fear
While the words used for the sins closely match the labels used with the Enneagram passions, the meanings can be quite different.
As the Enneagram personality types became more popular and mainstream, the 7 deadly sins + 2 mostly fell out of favor but are still used today in some Christian circles.