Once we identify our number on the Enneagram it is important to our recovery to understand how we respond and react to the world around us and to other people in our lives. Stances (Withdrawing, Aggressive, and Dependent), talks about how we move through the world, often automatically, we either move towards, against, or away from others and/or the world around us. One stance is no better or worse than another. We simply tend to over-rely on one, continually falling back on it whether it’s appropriate to the situation or not. The stance of our number often becomes our “go to” approach that we fall back on, often under pressure or in unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations.