The Enneagram of 9 Personalities. Types and Centers.

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The Enneagram of 9 Personalities. Types and Centers.
Francielle Nunes, Entrepreneur, Brazil, Member
The Enneagram is a very old symbol which has been introduced to the Western society by Gurdjief (1866 1949) and graduately developed to a coaching tool. In full it is called: Enneagram of Personalities. It is based on the psychology of Freud, Rogers and Maslov and has been improved by many auteurs like Naranjo, Almaas, Riso and Hudson.
Questionnaires like the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) help to understand what enneagram personality type describes you best.

The Enneagram distinguishes types of personalities. Some aspects of each personality type can be found inside each of us; however there is one dominant type each of us has since birth. If you have a particular dominant type and stretch it, you will show aspects of 2 other types. For example: If a Helper is in stress, he or she will show negative aspects of the Challenger. And when the Helper is relaxed, he will show positive aspects of the...Sign up

Why the Enneagram is such a Great Coaching Tool
Marl van der Toorn, Manager, Netherlands, Moderator
Thank you for your contribution. For over 20 years I am using the Enneagram as one of my favorite tools to coach individuals and teams on all levels. ...Sign up

Mini-Summaries of the 9 Enneagram Types
Marl van der Toorn, Manager, Netherlands, Moderator
Here are 9 extremely short summaries of the 9 types of the Enneagram. Although they don't give full insight, they may come useful as a first starter:<...Sign up

The Enneagram is Very Useful for Coaching
lanre, Manager, Member
This is brilliant, first time reading about it too. It provides further insight into the mind and I also see how it applies to coaching. I would welco...Sign up

Enneagram is too Negative for my Taste
Hans Joergen Pedersen, Analyst, Denmark, Member
I have never heard of the Enneagram before, but I won't be using it. It's too negative for my taste. For example the claim that all of us are either d...Sign up

Enneagram of 9 Personality Types is Very Helpful
foster dela gatsi, Manager, Ghana, Member
This is the first time I'm reading about this insight. I think the Enneagram is very helpful to relationship and team building as well as family coexi...Sign up

Enneagram is Not Scientific
Jozef Van Giel, Strategy Consultant, Belgium, Member
Like Freud and Maslow which you already mentioned and many other models from social science, the Enneagram is not based on solid evidence. See skepdic...Sign up

Scientific Rigor AND Practical Relevance
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Jozef Van Giel: the reality of organizations, management, and in particular the human component in it, is that the...Sign up

Scientific Rigor AND Practical Relevance, Indeed
Jozef Van Giel, Strategy Consultant, Belgium, Member
Dear Jaap, complexity doesn't mean that it is impossible to study it, and it also doesn't mean that everybody can throw in any theory he just made up ...Sign up

Enneagram - the Thirst for Structure!
Borje Vickberg, Sweden, Member
I believe you can use Enneagram as a model. You can just as well use the seven dwarfs (sorry, little people) in the story of Snowwhite....Sign up

Scientific Rigor and Human Beliefs
Nelson Hernandez M, Management Consultant, Spain, Member
Some people think that witches are around them, others that they are unique and no method can measure them... And so forth. I never used the Enneagram...Sign up

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