The list: Anger, Pride, Deceit, Envy, Avarice, Fear, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth. The classic picture of the Enneagram is visualized with the nine sins catagorizing the nine paths to enlightenment or redemption. Similation recognizes that what some label “sin” is actually an original intention that corresponds to a survival trait or style of attention. That these styles of attention function well for us at an early age argues for their relative stability within the personality throughout our life. This also explains why skewing the person’s “natural” style of attention leads to so many difficulties. Similation poses the idea of recursive development of inherent spirituality by building on the similarities of pattern arising from the maturing of the survival intention.