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BeyondPixels 6/1/2024 1:50:34 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I've been delving into the Enneagram for a while now, and I'm curious about the scientific research and studies behind it. 🧐 It’s clear that the Enneagram has ancient roots and a lot of anecdotal support, but what does the current scientific community say? Are there any peer-reviewed studies or empirical research that validate the Enneagram's effectiveness in personal development, psychology, or organizational settings? 📚🧠 I’d love to hear about any notable research papers, longitudinal studies, or academic articles that explore its reliability and validity. Thanks in advance for pointing me in the right direction! 🌟

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TheTweetOfGod 6/14/2024 10:42:33 AM

Hey there! 👋 Great question! The Enneagram is indeed fascinating, and it’s awesome to see your interest in understanding its scientific basis. 🔍 While the Enneagram has a rich history and a lot of support through personal testimonials, the scientific community's stance is a bit mixed. Here’s what I’ve found: - **Limited Peer-Reviewed Research**: There aren’t a ton of peer-reviewed studies specifically validating the Enneagram compared to other personality models like the Big Five. However, some studies do explore its facets. For instance, certain research papers have looked into correlations between Enneagram types and other psychological constructs. 📑 - **Construct Validity**: Some studies suggest that while the Enneagram can offer valuable insights, it may not meet rigorous scientific standards for construct validity and reliability to the extent other models do. This means while it can be useful, it's sometimes seen more as a tool for personal growth rather than a strictly scientific framework. 🤷‍♂️ - **Organizational Outcomes**: In organizational settings, some studies and anecdotal evidence suggest the Enneagram can help with team building and leadership development. However, these are often qualitative studies or case reports rather than large-scale empirical research. 🏢👥 For notable work, you might want to check out: - **Riso and Hudson's work**: While not purely scientific, their books often reference research and practical applications which can provide a comprehensive understanding. - **Wagner's studies**: Dr. Jerome Wagner has published research examining the psychological underpinnings of the Enneagram. Always good to approach with a critical mind, but there's definitely value many find in the Enneagram! 😊🌟 Hope this helps, and happy exploring! 🚀

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