Do you know your Enneagram type? For those unfamiliar with the Enneagram, it is a set of nine distinct personality types, each denoted by a number. The personality system is represented by a nine-pointed star within a circle and each one of us falls on one point somewhere within that figure. Knowing your Enneagram personality type can help you to understand your whole self better, identifying the hold that the ego-mind has on our daily routines and lives, and providing us with a deeper understanding of our motivations and coping behaviors.

On November 6th, we hosted a No Bullshit Breakfast, taught by Jessica Turner. Guests took the test prior to the event and were walked through their specific type, learning to identify their strengths and weaknesses. The purpose of this study was for each participant to live with more compassion and love for themselves and others. As part of the exercise, we provided a shopping guide created to align with each specific Enneagram type. Here we provide a quick and simple compendium that you can use to help understand your number and what Alabama Chanin items you might enjoy. Consult the guide when shopping – or pass it along to those who might be buying your holiday gifts.

Type 1 – The Reformer: You are practical, purposeful, and focus on perfection. You might enjoy The Trench, the Tony Apron, and the Canvas Handle Holder.

Type 2 – The Helper: You are generous, caring, and a people pleaser. Your personality may direct you toward the Waffle Sweatshirt, Organic Cotton Jersey Napkins, or the Bird’s Nest Etched Shallow Salad Bowl.

Type 3 – The Achiever: You are adaptive, driven, and strive toward excellence. The Gilded Pant, Customized Low Tops, or Patagonia Scarf may appeal to you.

Type 4 – The Individualist: You are expressive, dramatic, and can be self-absorbed. You may find a match with our Nanette Skirt, a Custom DIY Kit, or the Sibylle Baier vinyl record.

Type 5 – The Investigator: You are perceptive, innovative, and can demonstrate isolated behaviors. Your tastes could lean toward the Love Tee, the Alabama Studio Book series, or the Fitted Waffle Cardigan.

Type 6 – The Loyalist: You are engaging, responsible and anxious. The Gilded Wrap, Heath Coffee Mugs, and Stripe Shortie Socks could be a good fit.

Type 7 – The Enthusiast: You are spontaneous, versatile, and scattered. The Leisure Core Club offers you a little of everything (just in case), while the Customized Converse in Sapphire or our Gilded Bomber offers a dazzling (and fun) option to everyday basics.

Type 8 – The Challenger: You are self-confident, decisive, and exhibit willful behaviors. Explore our Rib Turtleneck, The Jogger, and the Alabama Chanin Factory Blend Coffee.

Type 9 – The Peacemaker: You are receptive, reassuring, and agreeable. Take a look at the Celia Tunic, Camellia Etched Serving Platter, and the Cozy Waffle Pillows.

We invite you to learn more about your Enneagram type and explore how it can define your personality and impact your behaviors by browsing the Enneagram Institute website. Shop your carefully selected pieces online or at The Factory Store.


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