Days out –
What kind of day out would suit your personality type, down to the ground?
What kind of day out would you absolutely hate?
We often spend our leisure time without thing too much about what we are doing with it. Whether or not that time then feels well spent, will say a lot about whether or not we are in alignment with our core values; being true to ourselves.
Knowing ourselves more deeply, through the Enneagram, enables us to make more conscious choices with our time – the most precious and truly irreplaceable resource we have – and our lives feel so much more fulfilled and enjoyable as a result.
Of course, our type does not limit us to any one particular experience, we may find ourselves drawn to any number of the following suggestions, but, as the Enneagram Encountered will have shown you, understanding our types shows us why we are drawn to them.
So, if there were a day out that would epitomise each type, rather than being the only one for each type, we would suggest the following; see what you think!
Days Out for Heart types
Heart types will thrive on activities which bring love and attention with them.
2s – Planning an evening fundraiser
A day spent searching for the ideal combination of events and experiences to delight guests and prompt them to dig deep to provide for the needy, will truly satisfy, as long as someone knows and appreciates the efforts being made. 2s will truly relish giving attention to the little things that others would not begin to consider – those heart warming little extras – perhaps place cards with personalised messages of appreciation; or ‘Thank you’ bags for the guests with pictures of the Charity at work and the love shared by raising funds.
3s – A day at Ascot races
The buzz of prestige and high powered personalities, the glitz, the HATS, Ascot is showy spectacle where image is everything and the first 30 seconds count – all thrilling to 3s! Three miles of bunting greet esteemed visitors – 400 private helicopter landings and 1000 limousines are the norm each year – and the five days of top prize racing amid 7 star Michelin service and the serenading of 100 musicians are the perfect time to be seen rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
4s – A night at the opera
4s will relish off beat, unusual pursuits, probably cultured or arty, something most will not have encountered or appreciated, possibly something controversial or emotive, something to unsettle the emotions and cause a bit of a stir. They will love the fact that their experience is exclusive and unique, they will avoid the mass opera experience and will be very drawn to the less visited and tragic works, with limited showings and more exclusive following.
Head types will choose pursuits with safety inbuilt – safe from intrusion for 5s, safety in numbers for 6s and safe from boredom for 7s!
5s – Fishing – ALONE
Permission to indulge in absolute solitude, where the mere presence of others is frowned upon, the guarantee of seclusion and silence for their own thoughts and pursuits is compelling for 5s. These cerebral people will know all there is to know – about the water, the breeds of fish, the methods of catching them, the weather, the traffic of other fishing folk through the area – they will want to know it all. This is not an absent minded, daydreamy event, rather a ferociously focused pitting of the mind against matter – a calculation of odds and the cleverest of fish focused entrapments.
6s – Murder mystery – a family or team evening including costumes
6s love a good mystery and the opportunity to bring a family or team together to play their parts in a group event will appeal to their sense of fun as well as their desire to include everyone. They will enjoy sleuthing – allowing their suspicious minds free rein and playing detective – pitting their sixth sense against others’ attempts to bluff and misdirect. They will read body language and interpret every sign and nuance to solve the crime and will love all the subterfuge along the way – as long as they are amongst trusted friends, with whom they feel safe to play.
7s – Skydiving
Skydiving, (or bungee jumping, white water rafting etc etc etc) a day of adventure and thrill, guaranteed to make the blood race and the adrenalin pump will be high on the list for many 7s who like the extreme ride for the non stop excitement it affords! The buzz of dazzling heights, sharp acceleration, breath taking stunts will be intoxicating to the fun seeking Adventurers. Not only will the day itself promise pure, spine tingling peaks – the ‘high’ the 7s seek – but the stories they will get to tell after the event will keep them entertaining others for weeks afterwards. Definitely a well spent day.
Gut types will want a day out which puts them firmly in charge!
8s – Go Ape
8s love to be up against the odds, to feel the aggressive charge of a challenge, to pit their strength against the elements – a day of zip wiring and power trekking, under jungle-like conditions, paints a great picture of mighty 8s at their best. As a family event, 8s would love to boost their children through each challenge, delighting in their resourcefulness, celebrating moments of courage and showing them that they are in charge of their destiny. They will feel that this experience isn’t just a day of fun for the family but is an important life lesson. They are destined to be Tarzan in their own jungle and they have to be ready for the scrapes and bumps and blisters along the way.
9s – Picnic on the beach
Sun, sea, sand, beauty all around and a delectable picnic to enjoy (hopefully prepared by someone else with more energy to spare) – bliss on toast for a comfort-basking 9, well set to soak up the loveliness of it all. Nothing to be done, no expectations to be met, just great food, fantastic scenery, pleasure and ease at every turn – and permission to snooze in the sunshine, should the desire arise; 9s love the simplicity of nature and its treasures – the beach will ideally be a sandy cove, undiscovered by the hoards, a place of quiet and happy privacy.
1s – ‘Save the Planet’ Fundraiser
1s will find themselves drawn to spending their ‘down’ time on a worthy cause, giving their energy to something important – anything from building a patio at home for their family or joining a team to build a playground for children in need, to joining a conservation project to tackle global warming. Not all 1s will build something physically, but they see how the world ‘should’ be and they give unstintingly to make that happen. This will feel rewarding and fulfilling and they will truly delight in knowing that they are giving their all, relishing others who share their sense of mission. At the end of the day, they may then unwind with something utterly frivolous as light relief!