What are triads in the Enneagram?

The nine Enneagram types are uniquely different, but some of them are interrelated in deep and  meaningful ways. “Triads” are the mechanism that Enneagram scholars use to group certain Enneagram types together and highlight their important commonalities. 

 

There are three triads: Center, Social, and Coping. The Center triad groups Enneagram types based on the most influential part of their psyche (thinking, feeling, instinct). The Social triad groups types based on how they get their needs met in social situations (demanding, withdrawing, complying). The Coping triad groups types based on how they respond to conflict and pain (positive thinking, competency, reactive).The nine Enneagram types are uniquely different, but some of them are interrelated in deep and  meaningful ways. “Triads” are the mechanism that Enneagram scholars use to group certain Enneagram types together and highlight their important commonalities. To read more about triads in Blueprint, tap on the Reference tab, choose a type, then tap on the Triads tab at the top of the screen.