You value perfection above all else. You are a true visionary with the ability to see what others cannot, and the self-discipline required to put in the hard work necessary to make things happen. Your integrity and wisdom can bring clarity and guidance to a confused world and you can be fearless when acting in the interests of improving life for others. You are not afraid to act according to your strong convictions, even if your actions go against what others believe. You have a special gift for teaching, enjoy helping people to learn and improve and you want to be accurate, thorough, fair and objective.
Here is your Map to Freedom.
What does your map show you?
Each 'layer' of your map describes a separate aspect of you as an White Perfectionist.
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 White Perfectionist that quality is Wholeness.
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
Your journey to inner freedom is dominated by your fear of doing anything imperfectly, or that you may be making a mistake. You want to know what is considered appropriate and you tend to do things by the book. Continuously striving for self-improvement, you expect others to do the same. You need to know what is expected of you so that you can act accordingly and so that you can excel. You have a strong internal critic that constantly reminds you of what you should and shouldn’t do. You always act in accordance with your high standards and moral self-justifications. You prefer what is practical, grounded and stable and avoid appearing silly or frivolous to others. Your tendencies toward perfectionism mean you can become obsessive, self-critical and cause yourself a great deal of inner anxiety and unnecessary stress, particularly when you become obsessed with detail which can bring the added problem of losing sight of your goal.
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 for a White Perfectionist?
Using you map as a guide you will be able to reconnect with the Wholeness at the core of who you are you will naturally find yourself able to…
Relax the need to get things absolutely 'right' in order to move forward.
Soften your tendency to set unrealistic standards for yourself
Loosen your grip on your harsh self-judgements about yourself.
Accept things as they are and love what is.
Feel a profound serenity throughout your whole body.
Free yourself from excessive thought and analysis.
Develop more ease and flow in your daily life.
Act intuitively and from the heart knowing exactly what is needed in the moment.
Open up and allow yourself to be seen by those around you.
Take your first step and 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 White Perfectionist
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
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.
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