Embracing Gray Areas: The Enneagram Solution to Black-and-White Thinking


Embracing Gray Areas: The Enneagram Solution to Black-and-White Thinking

Are you seeking to overcome black-and-white thinking and cultivate a more positive work environment? Delve into our latest episode where we explore the transformative power of the Enneagram at Work, unveiling practical strategies to unleash your team’s full potential.

What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram is a powerful personality typing system that offers deep insights into individual behavior, motivations, and coping mechanisms. With nine distinct personality types, each with its own set of strengths, weaknesses, and growth opportunities, the Enneagram provides a roadmap for personal and professional development.

Understanding Black and White Thinking
Black-and-white thinking, sometimes called all-or-nothing thinking, is when we see things as either completely right or completely wrong, without considering the shades of gray in between. It’s like seeing situations or people as either heroes or villains, which can make it harder to find solutions to problems and make balanced decisions for our team.

If you can say “Yes, that’s me!” to the list below…you might be a Black-and-white thinker
1. I often use extreme language like “always” or “never.”
2. I struggle to see shades of gray. It’s so much easier for me to see
things as either good or bad.
3. I am extremely critical of myself and others.
4. I find it hard to make decisions due to fear of making the wrong choice.
5. I feel uncomfortable with uncertainty. I prefer to know exactly what will happen.

Want to know how to overcome this type of “stinking” thinking?  We got your back! 

Check out This video for our four tips for overcoming black-and-white thinking. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your workplace dynamics and cultivate a culture of excellence and collaboration. Subscribe to the Working Enneagram YouTube channel for more insightful content on leveraging the Enneagram for professional growth and personal development.

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