While there is often a focus on what some of the limiting patterns are, it is actually beneficial to be aware of the gifts we naturally have as well.
It is also important to raise our antenna for these gifts.
Often when we first come across the Enneagram our focus becomes concentrated upon the habits that limit us. While we need to know these patterns so we can see through them and free ourselves from them it is IMPERATIVE that we turn our focus upon the treasure lying deeper than our personality traits. It is also IMPERATIVE that we turn our focus upon our positive traits.
The reason for this is because when our antenna are up for our negative patterns we can sometimes generate more of the same (what we focus upon grows!) And we feel we'll never be free of the patterns that limit us.
So take this moment to raise your antenna for all the positive gifts that come with the personality types.
And do REMEMBER that while I have mentioned some of the gifts, there are MANY MANY MORE!
Also . . . . as we become free of the limiting patterns we discover even more GIFTS.
Every type can be and are . . . . LEADERS.
Every type can be and are . . . multi talented.