Joost van der Liej

Joost van der Liej is a Dutch philosopher and author in the field of the Ennegream and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He's best known for the links he established between the Enneagram, the personality disorders of the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-10 classification and the theory of psychological personality known as the Big Five. We are proud and honored to have him as our guest from the Netherlands.


There are nine personality types in the Enneagram to choose from to find the one that suits you best . Finding your type will give you the necessary insight to transfer your weak, negative sides or traps into powerful and positive personality characteristics. Futhermore the Enneagram teaches you how you can diminish stress and relax more, how to feel more satisfied and happy by avoiding your cardinal sin and stressing your cardinal virtue. Finally it's much easier to relate to others when you understand the individual perspectives from which you each see the world because of your Enneagram types.


The disadvantage of the Enneagram is that it has no scientific base so it has been sensationalized in lo brow meadia distorting its validity. This is why Joost modified the Enneagram and developed the Neurogram. Given the fact that at heart the Big Five is the reduction of all personality characteristics to five basic principles, it is also possible to relate the Enneagram to the Big Five. Making use of the links between the Big Five, the structure of the brain, the effect of neurotransmitters and the Ennegram, Joost came upon the Neurogram giving it ipse facto a scientific base. In this workshop, you will set yourself the task to learn: 1) Insight into the Neurogram type best suited to you. 2) Reducing stress and relaxing more on the basis of your own personality type. 3) Replacing your cardinal sin with your cardinal virtue thus avoiding problems, and leading a happier life.

















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