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You Think You Know Who You Are

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €399 one-time
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Course Description
Enneagram: a psychological character typology model

The Enneagram describes a dynamic circle of nine personality types, characters qualities, and areas for improvement. This covers nine different, characterful ways of thinking, experiencing, and handling. You can compare it to nine different types of spectacles each with different colour lenses, which you can wear, to look at different situations. In all these types, the exact same situation will be perceived differently. This is how it is with the different personality types. Nowadays Enneagram is used as an aid for education, relationships, psychology, business, human resources, team building and formation, retail development and last although no means least personal development.

The knowledge of the Enneagram will be life changing. It gives you a lot of opportunities to deal with your own defence mechanism and patterns and a way to cooperate with the other personality types because you get a lot of insight in the habits and structures of the different personality types.

It provides insight into the attitude and behaviour of all nine personality types of the Enneagram model and into the way each type manages their communication, work ethics, reaction to leadership and how they can further develop their personality. Furthermore, in this course you will:
• Learn how get to know yourself and others around you.
• Understand why you do things the way you do, based on your personality type.
• Grasp the insights into the attitudes and behaviour of all nine personalities based on the enneagram model.
• Understand how each personality type can further develop themselves beyond their traits.
• Discover your own personality type of the Enneagram.
• How to develop your own defence mechanisms and life patterns.
• Your type of defence, strategy, or tactics to deal or endure all the pressures and incidents that may occur in your live.
• How you respond to emotions, needs, and desires but also fears.

Recommended Literature
Book: “You think you know who you are” ISBN 9 789079 455034, English language
Book: “Je denk te weten wie je bent” ISBN 9 789079 455003, Dutch Language
Book: “Pensi di sapere chi sei” ISBN 9 789079 455041, Italian Language
Authors Hans Pluijms & Carita Sutherland

Teaching Methods
Lectures, Presentations, Work in subgroups

Assessment Methods
Participation, Presentation

Course Coordinator
Hans Pluijms

Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application deadline
5 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
5 Aug 2024
Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application deadline
5 Jul 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
5 Aug 2024