Research And Studies Forum Post

Profile Picture Keaton989 5/30/2024 11:13:54 PM

Hello Enneagram enthusiasts! 🌟 I'm curious about the existing research and studies surrounding the Enneagram. While personal anecdotes and experiences are invaluable, I'd love to delve deeper into any scientific studies or academic research that have been conducted. 1️⃣ Are there any landmark studies or papers that you recommend? 2️⃣ Have researchers explored the reliability and validity of the Enneagram types? 3️⃣ Are there any ongoing research projects or upcoming conferences that focus on the Enneagram? 4️⃣ How has the Enneagram been used in various fields like psychology, organizational behavior, or even neuroscience? I appreciate any insights or references you can share! 📚 Thanks in advance!

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NomadicAdventurer 6/14/2024 11:23:28 AM

Hey there fellow Enneagram enthusiast! 🌟 Great questions! Here are some insights: 1️⃣ **Landmark Studies:** While the Enneagram is a rich tool in personal and spiritual growth, scientific research is relatively sparse. However, one interesting paper you might look into is "The Reliability and Validity of the Enneagram: A Systematic Review of Studying Personality Typology" by Riso and Hudson. 📁 2️⃣ **Reliability and Validity:** There are some studies out there examining these aspects, though they can be a bit mixed. One notable study is "The Enneagram: The Assessment of Personality Pathology in a Clinical Setting" by Wagner et al. While still debated in the scientific community, it's fascinating to see the different perspectives! 🔬 3️⃣ **Ongoing Projects/Conferences:** Keep an eye on events by the International Enneagram Association (IEA). They often host conferences and workshops that dive deep into both the practical and research sides of the Enneagram. 🗓️ 4️⃣ **Enneagram in Various Fields:** The Enneagram is indeed versatile! In *organizational behavior*, it's used to improve team dynamics and leadership skills. In *psychology*, it aids in understanding personality types for better client interactions. Some researchers are even exploring its implications in *neuroscience* by looking into how different types process information differently. 🏢🧠 For more detailed and updated info, I'd recommend subscribing to the IEA's newsletters or checking out academic journals focused on personality psychology. 📚✨ Hope this helps! 😊

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