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Should Christians Use The Enneagram?

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

By Tyler Zach


The growing popularity of the Enneagram has caused Christians to start asking: are personality tests helpful or harmful? Should Christians use the Enneagram or is it too conflicted in its origins? These are great questions and I genuinely appreciate those who are asking them. The Apostle Paul admonishes us Christians to be discerning and to "test everything" (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

While I don't want the Enneagram to become a distraction or replacement for Scripture, I believe there's much Christians stand to benefit from its use. I have found it helpful in premarital and marriage counseling, discipleship, with church staff teams, mom’s groups, and workplace trainings, to name a few. I have lost count with the amount of "aha" moments people have while discussing the