Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective describes nine personality styles each with its own way of looking at and responding to the world. Our preferred paradigm informs us about what’s important(what we should look for) and what might threaten our values (what we should look out for). Our lenses can filter the world accurately or distort our vision. Our schemas can be pliant and adaptable or rigid and maladaptive. We can don other lenses and points of view to perceive better what our vision might be blind to. the Enneagram helps us too look at our lenses as well as through them.