You value individuality, being unique above all else and long to freely express yourself. You feel your emotions deeply and are not afraid of their power. You want to be gifted, intuitive, original and unique. More importantly, you want to be passionate and uniquely authentic. You desire experiences that are rich with feeling and meaning. You would like others to see you as idealistic, emotionally deep and compassionate.
Here is your Map to Freedom...
What does your map show you?
Each 'layer' of your map describes a separate aspect of you as a Purple Individualist.
The outer layer shows your personality traits.
The second layer (sub-divided into two) shows your thoughts and beliefs.
The third layer (mostly blank space) shows your basic needs.
The centre space shows the quality at the core of you. In the case of the Purple Individualist. that quality is Originality.
Your map is a physical printed map that you can hold in your hands. It works in a similar way to a traditional map, acting as a visual guide revealing your inner landscape. It's aim is simple, to guide you back to the peace and aliveness of your true self.
How does it work?
My Map to Freedom is a visual container that holds all that you are, it works by allowing you to explore and transform your understanding of who you are and the specific ways you rob yourself of inner freedom. Schools of personal development around the world are united in stressing the importance of self-awareness on the journey to inner freedom. My Map to Freedom provides you with a simple tool combined with a mindful inquiry process called 'The My Map Method' to be able to do this more easily.
What difference will the map make to my life?
In your relationships
It will set you free from the ways you typically close off and defend when around others and grow your capacity to respond from a place intimacy and realness. It offers a simple method of understanding why you do the things you do in the context of real relationship challenges.
In your work
It will set you free to be more and bring more of who you are into the work you do. Your map equips you with the tools to achieve the self-awareness you need to work be the authentic you in the work you have chosen to do. It will help you understand the ways you interact with others and smooth the way to more harmonious working relationships.
In your wellbeing
It will set you from the ways you typically react under stress. It will clearly show you the everyday patterns of behaviour that create stress and offer a simple method of inquiry that allows you to mindfully learn to respond to life stress rather than 'act out' in your usual stressful ways.
In your sense of purpose
It will set you free from the endless search for meaning and purpose in your life. Your map points you to who you are and why you are here. It also provides a practice that enables you to feel fully alive no matter what the circumstances, a practice that uses everyday challenges to bring you back to the real you.
Your journey to inner freedom
As a Purple Individualist, the reasons you find it hard to find inner freedom is due to the ways you ensure that you remain unique in all circumstances.
In an attempt to deny your feelings of deficiency you will often recast yourself as being special or unique as a way of valuing yourself on a surface level, and when this is taken to extremes you can often appear grandiose. You have a hidden fear of being emotionally cut off and abandoned and can seek connections that are not necessarily good for you, and you will go to great lengths to avoid feeling lost, disorientated and without personal significance, meaning or direction. You avoid appearing to others as inadequate, defective or flawed and will often portray an outer appearance of strength that you don’t really feel. Craving ideal circumstances, or love, you often ruminate on what is missing and perceived to be important. You tend to worry that others may have a better deal, or are being recognised while your talents are being ignored. Although it would be wrong to see all Purple Individualists as artists you have the temperament of one and long to freely express yourself and need to be seen as artistic, gifted and accomplished.
The journey to inner freedom means recognising and transforming these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling so you find more space to be you! So that you can get back to who you were before the world got its hands on you!
What does inner freedom feel like?
By using your map on a daily basis, you will be able to reconnect with the originality at the core of who you are this will mean that you are naturally able to feel more:
Relaxed as you soften your usual desire to be different from the crowd in order to get attention.
Fulfilled as you easily express your own needs and desires without resorting to drama.
Authentic as you tell the truth rather than resorting to deceptive or manipulation.
Peaceful as you have a greater sense of your own self-worth.
Accepting when you see others have what you do not.
Connected as you work towards feeling less isolated and persecuted by the rest of the world.
Grateful for everything you have as you stop seeing yourself as a victim.
Alive and more fully in the moment.
Grounded as you realise you are enough.
Try it out...
Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation, you will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.
Download your free map & guide for the Purple Individualist
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
My Map to Freedom Box Set
This box set comes with a full scale (40cm x 40cm) foldable map of your personality type and a copy of the book 'How to Live Unleashed & Alive' by Jane Douglas.
The box set is perfect for you if you want to live a more fulfilling life, are working with the Enneagram, want to learn how to live in the now or are a coach or other helping practitioner working with others. By using the book and your very own map together, you will be able to see the specific ways your personality type behaves, thinks and feels, showing you with startling clarity how your personality traits, thoughts and emotions rob you of a deep and meaningful connection with your true self.
This book has been written for you if you are:
Tired and stressed with your daily life
Unfulfilled in your work
Closed off in your relationships
Trapped in self-destructive behaviours
Empty and disengaged with life
Frightened to be or show who you really are
Dissatisfied with life in general
Struggling to stay present, in the now
Looking for a way to live the wisdom of the Enneagram
A coach wanting a map not only to your client’s solutions but also to deepen your coaching presence
Now that you have sampled My Map to Freedom, your next step depends on what you want to achieve.
Choice One - you can own a 40cm x40cm print of your map as a piece of Wall Art. This not only decorates a space it also acts as a daily reminder of all that you are and deepens your self awareness. We have four home friendly versions of your map to choose from, see those here.
Choice Two - you can use your map to do the work of getting you back to the peace and aliveness of your true self. Those who wish to use the map to do the liberating work of inner freedom are advised to buy the My Map to Freedom Box Set which explains how to use the map as a guide on this most life changing of adventures! Details of the book are below.
Choice Three - you can use it to help others. My Map to Freedom is widely used by coaches and helping professionals to help their clients deeper their self-awareness and to assist them in getting back to their real self. Discover more here.