Remembering

Exercise 1: Name the characters in Frog’s Princess

Understanding

Exercise 2: Match each character with their description

Applying

Exercise 3: Attribute dialogue to each character

Analysing

Exercise 4: Analyse dialogue

Exercise 4a: What is common in every piece of dialogue?

Exercise 4b: Match each princess personality type with her dialogue.

Evaluating.

Exercise 5: Do you think each princess description in the Frog’s Princess table fits the personality type listed by the Enneagram experts Riso and Hudson, 1999, and Palmer, 1991?

Creating

Exercise 6a: Invent new ways of describing each princess’s personality type

Exercise 6b: Invent a new personality type for a prince or princess, and give him or her a name

Remembering

Exercise 1: Name the characters in Frog’s Princess

 

Understanding

Exercise 2: Match each character with their description

Descriptions

Beautiful

Brave

Clever

Gruff

Imperious

Impulsive

Kind

Loyal

Persevering

Sly

Strong

Sweet-voiced

True

Wise

Character

 

Character description

King of Kassel

   

King of Kassel

   

Lady Lorelei

   

Lady Lorelei

   

Ramona

   

Ramona

   

Hilda

   

Hilda

   

Emma

   

Emma

   

Francis

   

Francis

   

Iron Henry

   

Iron Henry

   


Exercise 2 Answer

Description of each character

Character

Character description

King of Kassel

Imperious

King of Kassel

Gruff

Lady Lorelei

Sly

Lady Lorelei

Sweet voiced

Ramona

Clever

Ramona

Kind

Hilda

Brave

Hilda

Beautiful

Emma

Wise

Emma

True

Francis

Impulsive

Francis

Persevering

Iron Henry

Loyal

Iron Henry

Strong

 

Applying

Exercise 3: Attribute dialogue to each character

Here is some dialogue from the story.

Dialogue

How tragic if it went through life with wings, never knowing...

I never back down.

I’m going!

In this guise I go to meet a princess who has beseeched the assistance of my great wisdom.

Screech

Slow me not!  I must fight for my valiant princess.

No one sings as sweetly as I, foolish child.

Tell no lies.

There must be no fighting.

What—What?

Apply your knowledge of each character to attribute each piece of dialogue to a character.

Character

 

Character dialogue

King of Kassel

   

Lady Lorelei

   

Ramona

   

Hilda

   

Emma

   

Francis

   

Iron Henry

   

Red Bird

   

Prince of Calden

   

Prince Valimar

   


Exercise 3 Answer

Dialogue attributed to each character

Character

Character dialogue

King of Kassel

What—What?

Lady Lorelei

Stop!

Ramona

How tragic if it went through life with wings, never knowing...

Hilda

Tell no lies.

Emma

There must be no fighting.

Francis

I’m going!

Iron Henry

I never back down.

Red Bird

Screech

Prince of Calden

In this guise I go to meet a princess who has beseeched the assistance of my great wisdom.

Prince Valimar

Slow me not!  I must fight for my valiant princess.

 

Analysing

Exercise 4: Analyse dialogue

Exercise 4a: What is common in every piece of dialogue?

When Emma calls for a prince for the first time, Traditional Emma says, “Let a proud and steadfast prince come to Kassel!”

Every different princess personality asks for a slightly different kind of prince.

Here are the different pieces of dialogue in alphabetical order.

Dialogue from different princesses

A prince should be proud to come to Kassel.

Call a proud and powerful prince to Kassel!

Get a proud and committed prince into Kassel!

Let a prince come proudly to Kassel!

Let a proud and steadfast prince come to Kassel!

Let a proud and tragic prince come to Kassel!

Permit a proud and righteous prince to come to Kassel!

Persuade a proud and perfect prince to perform in Kassel!

Please can we have a proud and possessive prince in Kassel.

We need a prince who's proud to be perceptive.

What is the common characteristic that every princess asks for?

 


Exercise 4a Answer

Pride.  Every princess asks for a proud prince.

 

Exercise 4b: Match each princess personality type with her dialogue.

Each of the personality types are based on the Enneagram which is a personality type system.

Analyse each piece of dialogue and decide which Princess says it.

Dialogue

A prince should be proud to come to Kassel.

Call a proud and powerful prince to Kassel!

Get a proud and committed prince into Kassel!

Let a prince come proudly to Kassel!

Let a proud and steadfast prince come to Kassel!

Let a proud and tragic prince come to Kassel!

Permit a proud and righteous prince to come to Kassel!

Persuade a proud and perfect prince to perform in Kassel!

Please can we have a proud and possessive prince in Kassel.

We need a prince who's proud to be perceptive.

Enneagram Number

Princess Personality type

 

Princess Personality Type Dialogue

0

Traditional

   

1

Idealistic

   

2

Helper

   

3

Charming

   

4

Day dreaming

   

5

Thinking

   

6

Guard

   

7

Dancing

   

8

Leader

   

9

Peaceful

   


Exercise 4b Answer

Which princess said the dialogue:

Enneagram Number

Princess

Dialogue

0

Traditional

Let a proud and steadfast prince come to Kassel!

1

Idealistic

Permit a proud and righteous prince to come to Kassel!

2

Helper

Please can we have a proud and possessive prince in Kassel.

3

Charming

Persuade a proud and perfect prince to perform in Kassel!

4

Day dreaming

Let a proud and tragic prince come to Kassel!

5

Thinking

We need a prince who's proud to be perceptive.

6

Guard

Get a proud and committed prince into Kassel!

7

Dancing

Let a prince come proudly to Kassel!

8

Leader

Call a proud and powerful prince to Kassel!

9

Peaceful

A prince should be proud to come to Kassel.

 

Evaluating

Exercise 5: Do you think each princess description in the Frog’s Princess table fits the personality type listed by the Enneagram experts Riso and Hudson, 1999, and Palmer, 1991?
·         State your opinion.
·         Give one supporting idea for your opinion.
·         Give one opposing idea for your opinion and refute it.
·         Conclude by re-stating your opinion.
 

Reference table

   

 

Riso and Hudson, 1999

Palmer, 1991

Personality type

0

Pure

True

Acts sweet and good always, ignoring own feelings

1

Reformer

Perfectionist

Tries to be perfect, gets irritated if others don’t try

2

Helper

Giver

Needs everybody’s love, needs to be needed

3

Achiever

Performer

Needs everybody’s respect, must hide own faults

4

Individualist

Romantic

Feels different from others, examines own identity

5

Investigator

Observer

Strives to be an expert even if it means ignoring others

6

Loyalist

Trooper

Faithful to the group, worries about them

7

Enthusiast

Epicure

Chases joy

8

Challenger

Boss

Refuses to be controlled by others.  Ever.

9

Peacemaker

Mediator

Seeks peace of mind

 

Frog’s Princess personality type

Evaluation of personality type description

0

Traditional

No answer possible here as this is the default personality and not one of the nine personalities in the Enneagram.

1

Idealistic

Example answer A: I do not think “Idealistic” is a good description of this personality type.  Idealistic people do not get irritated by other people.  It is true that idealistic people can be perfectionists but they are not necessarily reformers who act.  In summary, I believe the term “Idealistic” should be replaced by a more accurate term like “Purposeful”.

Example answer B: In my opinion, “Idealistic” is a good descriptor for Enneagram Personality Type 1.  Someone who tries to be perfect all the time is definitely an idealistic person.  Some people might say that reformers have to be practical to get anything done, and that is the opposite of idealistic, but I think they are being practical in pursuit of their ideals.  In conclusion, I agree with describing the number one princess as “Idealistic”.

Your answer:

2

Helper

 

3

Charming

 

4

Day dreaming

 

5

Thinking

 

6

Guard

 

7

Dancing

 

8

Leader

 

9

Peaceful

 

 

Creating

Exercise 6a: Invent new ways of describing each princess’s personality type.

Frog’s Princess

Riso and Hudson, 1999

Palmer,

1991

You

Traditional

Pure

True

 

Idealistic

Reformer

Perfectionist

 

Helper

Helper

Giver

 

Charming

Achiever

Performer

 

Day dreaming

Individualist

Romantic

 

Thinking

Investigator

Observer

 

Guard

Loyalist

Trooper

 

Dancing

Enthusiast

Epicure

 

Leader

Challenger

Boss

 

Peaceful

Peacemaker

Mediator

 
Exercise 6b: Invent a new personality type for a prince or princess, and give him or her a name.

My prince or princess personality type

My prince or princess name

   

 

References

Palmer, H. (1991). The enneagram. New York: HarperSanFrancisco.

Riso, D. and Hudson, R. (1999). The wisdom of the enneagram. New York: Bantam Books.

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