Knowing your type:

You will be able to overcome limitations to your type.  You will know which type to access:  e.g. Lunar type.  Needs to be organised (Mercury type).  Knows to access Mercury type and then return to Lunar type so as not to burn out.

  • You will be able to understand your boss/manager better.  Know what is important to them:
  • Lunar type – Playfulness.  Imagination.  Casual approach
  • Venus type – Meticulous.  Careful, well co-ordinated work
  • Mercury type – Technical prowess.  Fast delivery.
  • Saturn type – Responds well to depth work, research
  • Mars type – Prizes loyalty.  Effort. Dedication
  • Jupiter type – Cheerfulness.  No dramas.  Concern for greater picture


Understand what careers work/do not work for your essence type:

Lunar type:

Recommended: Advertising. Media. Acting
More difficult: Management. Multi-tasks.  Doctor.  Politician

Venus type:

Recommended: Interior design.  Beauty industry.  Swimming instructor
More difficult: War correspondent.   PA to CEO.  Vet

Mercury type:

Recommended: Computer repair.  Restaurant critic.  Teacher

Saturn type:

Recommended: Author.  Analyst.  Film director
More difficult: Company spokesperson.  Aerobics instructor

Mars type:

Recommended: Manager.  Soldier.  Politician.  Lawyer.
More difficult: Unemployed.  Waiter.  Cleaner

Jupiter type:

Recommended: Social worker.  Volunteer.  Doctor.  Chef.  Entertainer
More difficult: Butcher.  Bailiff.

(What occupations have you had?  Which worked better?  Why?)



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Matthew Campling

Matthew Campling

Your 12 Type Enneagram host is London psychotherapist and author Matthew Campling. Matthew has written the first EVER book on this wonderful system ‘The 12 Type Enneagram: Know Your Type: Improve Your Life’ Published by and available from Watkins, selected bookshops and Internet suppliers including

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