The Enneagram of 9 Personalities. Types and Centers.

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Francielle Nunes
Entrepreneur, Brazil
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. DOMINANT TYPES AND 2 NEXT PREFERRED TYPES 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 Individualist. THE (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Marl van der Toorn
Manager, Netherlands

Why the Enneagram is such a Great Coaching Tool

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  Marl van der Toorn
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Mini-Summaries of the 9 Enneagram Types

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The Enneagram is Very Useful for Coaching

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  Hans Joergen Pedersen
Analyst, Denmark

Enneagram is too Negative for my Taste

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  foster dela gatsi
Manager, Ghana

Enneagram of 9 Personality Types is Very Helpful

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  Jozef Van Giel
Strategy Consultant, Belgium

Enneagram is Not Scientific

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  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Scientific Rigor AND Practical Relevance

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  Jozef Van Giel
Strategy Consultant, Belgium

Scientific Rigor AND Practical Relevance, Indeed

Dear Jaap, complexity doesn't mean that it is impo (...)

  Borje Vickberg

Enneagram - the Thirst for Structure!

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  Nelson Hernandez M
Management Consultant, Spain

Scientific Rigor and Human Beliefs

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