The workplace brings out certain attitudes and qualities that we accentuate to be more effective in our work-place role.
Each type has the potential to do any job. However, our Enneagram type will influence the kind of work, and the role we are drawn to.
Each type excels in a certain way, that reflects the type behaviours and attitudes. Under pressure these same qualities can be ‘overdone’ and in our attempts to maintain the self image- the social roles, we are striving to emulate. In doing so we begin to lose ground and become over-identified with one aspect of the quality, such maladaptive specialisation manifest as Dysfunctional behaviours and attitudes for each type.