Although when someone mentions the word Enneagram they're usually referring to the personality types in some way, the Enneagram is actually the symbol or diagram upon which the types are placed.
The symbol wasn't originally used with personality types. It was originally used by Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way .
The Fourth Way use of the symbol is incompatible with the personality types. To apply this use of the symbol to understanding the types creates unnecessary complications and confusion.
To avoid this confusion it helps to see exactly how the types use the Enneagram symbol, or Enneagram diagram as it's also called.
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