When you have learnt about the enneagram, everything has the potential to be more fun. Everything that humans make reflects their world view and hence the enneagram numbers so you can have fun spotting the enneagram numbers everywhere in society.
Particularly good times/places for enneagram-spotting
- Novels, cinema or theatre
- It always seems to me that the best actors, writers and playwrights have a remarkably good understanding of the enneagram types. Louise Fletcher does a great portrayal of an unhealthy one in 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' and the 'Great Gatsby' is an archetypal Three.
- From the moment you arrive at an airport or train station, you start to notice that different cultures seem to reveal different enneagream fixations. Scotland, for example, is Five-ish, with its many eccentricities and isolation. When travelling, you can spot fixations for whole countries, cities, buildings, religions, even the landscape itself can seem to have a personality type.
- This activity becomes even more fun when you start to guess enneagram types! Even without having a conversation with someone you can often get clues about their fixation from their clothes, facial expression, hair-style, the way they walk, the accessories they carry (Louis Vuitton handbags are a Three hallmark).
- Anywhere at all!
- You can spot enneagram types anywhere you look, in music, architecture, art, gadgets, animals, websites, food, advertising, celebrities. It is great fun to experience the world as an enneagram-lover - have a look at the Enneagram Gallery for more examples.