A micro-guide, for the 17 people who haven’t read about the enneagram yet:

Type 1: the Reformer

The rational, idealistic type: principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionistic

Type 2: the Helper

The caring, interpersonal type: demonstrative, generous, people-pleasing, and possessive

Type 3: the Achiever

The success-oriented, pragmatic type: adaptive, excelling, driven, and image-conscious

Type 4: the Individualist

The sensitive, withdrawn type: expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental

Type 5: the Investigator

The intense, cerebral type: perceptive, innovative, secretive, and isolated

Type 6: the Loyalist

The committed, security-oriented type: engaging, responsible, anxious, and suspicious

Type 7: the Enthusiast

The busy, fun-loving type: spontaneous, versatile, distractible, and scattered

Type 8: the Challenger

The powerful, dominating type: self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational

Type 9: the Peacemaker

The easygoing, self-effacing type: receptive, reassuring, agreeable, and complacent

Spoken words are music, and I love all of it: speeches, poems, monologues, standup comedy. At its best, public speaking is a lure, an enticement; it gives voice to our hopes and dreams. I fell in love with speaking, as many people have throughout history, in my childhood church. And once it got its hooks in me, speaking and preaching never let go. Maybe that’s why I became a public speaker and p

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