Enneagram expert releasing new book says pandemic may be a good time to work on yourself

Posted at 7:55 AM, May 06, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There may be no better time to get to know yourself than the COVID-19 pandemic because you're spending a lot of time at home, on your turf.

One of the most popular tools for self-understanding is the Enneagram test. The Enneagram is a system of personality typing. There are nine types.

Author Christopher Heuertz is publishing his second book on the Enneagram on May 19.

"I really hope with the timing of this book it can actually be a gift," said Christopher Heuertz. "We are stuck at home, things have slowed way down and maybe there is an opportunity to work on myself."

Heuertz has studied the Enneagram for 20 years. His new book "The Enneagram of Belonging" teaches how to make peace with all your traits, not just the best ones.

"We want to be the person we're destined or called to become without actually making peace with the whole of who we are. If I don't allow every aspect of who I am to belong, than the truth is no aspect can fully belong including the best aspects," he said.

When it comes to the pandemic, Heuertz said people should consider using the extra time at home to shape who you will be after the public health crisis.

"I'm afraid that most of us don't know that we don't know who were are, and I think that right now there is a great opportunity to grow into a new awareness, a new acceptance and a new truth-telling that says...'I want to be the best of who I am,' and that requires allowing every aspect of myself to be at peace and be integrated," Heuertz said.

The Enneagram of Belonging is available for pre-order.

Heuertz is planning to lead a workshop in September in Nashville about the Enneagram.