You value happiness above all else. Outgoing and spontaneous, you love anything that is new, novel or unusual. Upbeat, positive and optimistic, you naturally cheer up and inspire others. Quick to laugh and make a joke, you easily entertain people. A ‘jack of all trades’ you often have diverse skills and interests. You are innovative, multi-talented, creative and at home in the world of things and experiences. You want to be fascinating, fascinated, optimistic and enthusiastic. More importantly, you want to be stimulated, creative, positive and excited. You seek excitement, new experiences, people and travel. If life gets you down, you escape your anxiety and boredom through variety and activity.
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 Yellow Enthusiast.
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 Yellow Enthusiast. that quality is Joy.
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.
Your journey to inner freedom
As a Yellow Enthusiast, the journey to inner freedom is concerned with the ways you ensure you avoid being trapped in painful situations. The ways you do this is by focusing on ways of avoiding pain and suffering, frustrations, feeling trapped. This focus on avoidance tends to lead you to becoming easily distracted and fickle. Because you become quickly bored with your life and start to feel trapped or claustrophobic, you can become scattered in an attempt to divert from your current situation.
A glutton for choice you often appear extravagant when looking for ways to have your cake and eat it too. This extravagant nature can also show up as you look to the future and the next pleasurable experience, trip or even the next meal. This future orientation causes you to continually plan in order to escape from your inner anxieties and introspection.
You enjoy flexibility because it gives you the option to change your mind at the last minute. Your attention goes to a positive future, with multiple options, but you can become paralyzed by options because you are afraid of missing out. Your vices are gluttony, overdoing and seeking stimulation until you collapse or become ill if your dreams remain unmet, you can become jaded, selfish and/or greedy.
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 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.
What does inner freedom look like for you?
By using your map to reconnect with the Joy at the core of who you are you will find that you are naturally able to feel more.
Centered - as you let go of your usual desire to fill up with ‘happy’ experiences.
Content - as you fully appreciate the small simple things in life.
Accepting - as you enjoy the things that previously appeared boring or mundane.
Courageous - as you feel less fearful of painful situations.
Focussed - as you find it pleasurable to on task rather than being quite so scattered and fickle.
Peaceful - as you work towards having more moderation in your life.
Real - as you are no longer afraid to feel into your fears rather than using distraction techniques to ignore them.
Alive - as you live more fully in the moment rather than escaping to an idealised future.
Gracious - as you let go of being quite so critical and selfish when things don’t go your way.
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 Yellow Enuthsiast
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 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.