There’s been a think that I’ve been thinking for a while now. And the think that I’ve been thinking is that a lot of the characters from Winnie the Pooh would fit quite nicely into the 9 types of the Enneagram. So here you go, my take on it:
Type 1 (The Reformer): Rabbit
Rabbit is friendly and responsible. He follows a set of rigid, orderly rules and can get irritable when others do not (e.g. Tigger messing up his very neat garden). He often acts as a mentor or a teacher for the other animals in the Hundred Acre Woods.
Type 2 (The Helper): Kanga
Kanga is the typical mother figure – very caring and always on hand to offer avice to all those she takes under her wing. She is very protective of her loved ones, particularly Roo – sometimes to a controlling point.
Type 3 (The Achiever):
Type 4 (The Indivualist): Eeyore
Eeyore…bless his floopy ears…is essentially the world’s first introduction to an Emo kid in cartoon donkey form. He often appears very pessimistic and depressed – his home is even called “gloomy”. Interestingly, he can also be a little bit snobbish when it comes to the other characters. Despite this, Eeyore shows determination on many occassions and is incredibly lovable.
Type 5 (The Investigator): Owl
An interesting fact that nobody seemed to mention to Mr. Milne is that Owls are generally not all that bright; tiny brains you see. Nevertheless, Owl is characterised as wise and often remarks that most of the other animals have heads full of fluff! His friends think he is super clever (he’s actually pretty scatterbrained and spells his name ‘wol’, but who am I to judge?). Full of anecdotes and usually with his head in a book rather than adventure.
Type 6 (The Loyalist): Piglet
Piglet is a bit of a worrier (Oh d-d-d-dear!) and tends to come accross as quite meek and a bit of a scaredy cat. He likes structure, and staying safe. However, with love and support from his friends, he blossoms into a brave, gentle and wise member of the team.
Type 7 (The Enthusiast): Tigger
The most wonder thing about Tiggers…is that Tiggers are wonderful things! A bouncy bouncy bounce….
Type 8 (The Challenger):
Type 9 (The Peacemaker): Pooh
A somewhat dubious leader, Pooh is most content with friends and a jar of honey. He is somwhat niave and lazy, but is also thoughtful, encouraging and insightful on occassion.