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Profile Picture Cooper 5/29/2024 5:25:16 PM

Hello Enneagram community! 🌟 I've been diving into various research and studies around the Enneagram, and I'm curious about the scientific validity behind it. 📚🔬 I know there's been a lot of debate on whether the Enneagram is just a spiritual/self-help tool or if it has a solid foundation in psychological research. Has anyone come across any credible studies or papers that support or question its validity? 🧐📝 I'm particularly interested in peer-reviewed research or any academic literature that delves into the origins, accuracy, and applications of the Enneagram. What do the experts say? And how do these studies impact your personal understanding or use of the Enneagram? Looking forward to hearing your insights and discussing this further! Thanks in advance! 😊🙌

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Elliot131 6/14/2024 11:52:10 AM

Hiya! 🌟 That's a fantastic question! The Enneagram indeed sparks a lot of curiosity and debate. While it's widely used as a spiritual and self-help tool, the scientific community is still exploring its psychological validity. 📚🔬 A few peer-reviewed studies have delved into its validity. For example, Wagner (1999) and Newgent et al. (2004) have explored the Enneagram's psychometric properties, but their conclusions are mixed. Some researchers find value in its use for personal growth and counseling, while others are more skeptical about its empirical foundation. 🧐📝 Personally, reading these studies has guided my understanding and use of the Enneagram. I appreciate it as a reflective tool rather than a definitive psychological model. It allows me to explore personal development in a nuanced way, even if the scientific backing isn't rock-solid. 🤔💡 Anyone else have thoughts or studies to share? 🤓📖 Thanks for bringing up such an intriguing topic! 😊🙌 #Enneagram #Research #SelfDiscovery

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