Enneagram Values and Visions
Values orient and focus our vision. They tell us what’s important and what to live for. From the Enneagram perspective there are nine sets of values and visions that are at the core of the following personality paradigms with their lenses on the world.
Lens One: You value and are attracted to goodness. You envision making the world a better place to live in. You want to realize all of your potentials and help others actualize theirs.
Lens Two: You value and are attracted to love. You envision making the world a more loving place to live in. You want to nurture others and foster relationships
Lens Three: You are attracted to and value productivity, industry, competence. You envision making the world more productive, organized, efficient and smooth running. You want to really make it a cosmos, a harmonious and orderly system.
Lens Four: You are highly individual and value originality and uniqueness. You envision putting your personal touch on everything you are involved in. You also value beauty and want to make the world a more beautiful place to live in.
Lens Five: You value and are attracted to wisdom, understanding, knowledge, truth. You envision discovering what is real and true, understanding the world, and making it more intelligible. You want to make the world a more enlightened place.
Lens Six: You are attracted to and value loyalty. You stand by your commitments. You envision making the world a safer, more secure, more reliable, more trustworthy place to live in.
Lens Seven: You want to enjoy life and experience all its possibilities. You value joy and were born to play. You envision making the world a more delightful place to live in.
Lens Eight: You are attracted to, appreciate, and effectively use power. You envision using your strength to influence others and bring about a more just world where power and resources are equitably distributed. You want to live life fully and freely.
Lens Nine: You value and seek peace, harmony, unity. You seek to make the world a more harmonious, ecumenical, and comfortable place to live in. You want to feel at one and at home.
This is an excerpt from Dr. Jerome P. Wagner’s book, “The Nine Lenses on the World: The Enneagram Perspective – Enneagram Spectrum