Series part 2 - Infertility & the Enneagram: How Personality Affects the Ways We Cope
This is part 2 of my series about Infertility and the enneagram. If you need a brief intro to the enneagram personality model, I recommend reading part 1 of this series first.
Graphic created by the Arizona Enneagram Association
Now then, the enneagram and infertility. 10 years of running the TTC gauntlet taught me this lesson: A bit more self- and others-awareness during that trial would have served me well.
The second part of this series will detail how types 4, 5, and 6 operate. You'll become familiar with your default coping style during stress, as well as gain some helpful ideas for managing it. Apply this information during your wait for a baby and you'll be a happier, healthier you at the finish line.
You can complete a quick enneagram profile to find your type here, but honestly, I was completely off-base about my own type until I read and studied The Road Back to You.
In my next blog post, we'll learn about types, 7, 8, and 9. In the meantime, go get that book!
Until next time.
Your infertility cheerleader,