AEA SERIES: Type as False Identification

Type as False Identification

Personality is “who I think I am.” It is a self-concept that builds in childhood and, once formed, is so much “who we are” that we do not recognize it as a highly sophisticated construct built from imagination, imitation, and a need to be appreciated.

Our identifications protect us from feelings of anxiety, discomfort and uncertainty about facing the unknown, yet limit our freedom to experience and act from a truer, inner self. Jesus talks about dying to self, and it is this false self he is referring to, so that we can live true to the person we are meant to be.

The objectives of this course are to clarify and deepen our understanding that personality is a structure that is formed and held in place by habits of attention and to develop and strengthen one’s awareness and experience of the inner observer. The format is highly interactive and includes exercises, practices, and dialogue on the habits of attention, idealization, identification, secondary gain, stress and security points that reinforce the structure of type.

This is the first class in the Barriers to Spiritual Freedom Series, by the Arizona Enneagram Association. It is presented in six two-hour sessions.




September 20- October 25, 2017


3:00 to 5:30 p.m., each Wednesday evening for 6 weeks


Paradise Valley United Methodist Church | Room H-2 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


$150 | 15 hours, Six-week series, includes class materials

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Contact Sheila at  602-888-1381 | or by email

Registration in advance is extremely helpful in order to provide class notes, adequate seating, and name badges, as well as, administrative staff and volunteers needed for this event.

Author: AEA

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