Explaining the enneagram to children can be made easier when you realise that all fairy tales contain examples of the enneagram types. Here's a few to start you off.
The Enneagram in Fairy Tales
The Enneagram of Christmas
It's the most wonderful (and Enneagrammy) time of the year.
1. Scruples: a game of moral dilemmas.
2. The Helping, Sharing and Caring Game: it wears its kind heart on its lid.
3. Balderdash: a bluffing game where the most convincing phony wins.
4. Pictionary: an (unusually) light-hearted opportunity for fours' creative expression.
5. Dungeons and Dragons. Complex, all-consuming and fantastical.
6. Family Feud: our safe family unit against yours...
7. Cranium: humming, sculpture, drama, puzzles, factoids, drawing... never an opportunity for boredom.
8. Monopoly: Money and property is seen as power and control.
9. Solitaire. How to avoid conflict altogether? Settle down and play on your own.
Wonderful, colourful exaggerations of the enneagram numbers in puppet form, from the imagination of Jim Henson and his studio.