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 this add to the Enneagram?
Although the Enneagram is a highly accurate description of your personality and ego structure, it does not give you a solid method to navigate your way to inner freedom.
In order to get beyond your personality you need two things:
Psychological understanding of your inner landscape.
A practice with a spiritual orientation, to navigate your inner landscape.
The My Map Method gives you both. At its core, The My Map Method is about practicing the inner freedom that the Enneagram promises.
How does it work?
The My Map Method is unique because it blends psychological understanding with a spiritual practice.
Your map (your map is actually a physical map you can hold in your hands) gives you the psychological understanding needed for inner freedom. It works in a similar way to a traditional map, by acting as a visual guide revealing the hectic and noisy mechanisms of your habitual personality traits, thoughts, and emotions.
The R.E.S.T. Process gives you a daily practice that helps you navigate your inner landscape through the challenges of everyday life and allows you to journey back to the peace and aliveness of your true self (in the centre of your map.)
The R.E.S.T. Process involves gently bringing loving awareness to what is happening in the moment and allowing whatever is happening to just be.
Why you, as a White Perfectionist, find inner freedom difficult…
As a White Perfectionist, the reasons you find inner freedom so difficult are related to the ways you ensure you avoid making mistakes and keeping things in your world perfect at all times.
To avoid making mistakes, or doing anything imperfectly, 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.
Life for you is about adhering to your strong internal set of standards. Sometimes, this can make you rigid and obsessive and you often wish that you could let go and have more fun, but because of your strong work ethic, this is hard for you.
What will the My Map Method get you as a White Perfectionist?
By using your map on a daily basis, you will be able to find inner freedom and reconnect with the wholeness at the core of who you are. By using the My Map Method you will…
Overcome the stress that comes from your desire to do things perfectly all the time.
Act decisively, without fear of getting things wrong or taking the wrong next step.
Break up with your inner critic!
Have a greater sense of relaxation and acceptance rather than trying to improve the world and everyone around you.
Feel less anxious.
Work towards having more fun in your life.
Learn to feel into your fears rather than rationalising them away.
Take the occasional risk by acting spontaneously.
Live more fully in the moment and feel the rapture of being alive.
Let go of being quite so critical and nit-picky.
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 the map, your next step depends on what you want to achieve. Many people use the map as wall art so that it can act as a visual reminder of all that you are (and you can find your White Perfectionist wall art in our shop). Others want to take a deep dive into the work of the map by learning how to use it as a practice for inner freedom. If this is the case for you then the My Map to Freedom Box set contains everything that you need with:
A copy of the book, 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas. The book details how to follow the R.E.S.T. Process at all three levels, full theory for each layer of the map, and coloured illustrations of the nine maps with full explanations of each.
A full-scale foldable copy of your map to begin your work.
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