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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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bizowner 6/6/2024 2:12:07 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm curious about the current landscape of research and studies on the Enneagram. 📚🔍 While I know there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence and personal growth stories, I'm particularly interested in the scientific side. Are there any recent empirical studies or academic papers that delve into the validity and reliability of the Enneagram as a personality typology? How are researchers approaching this topic, and what have they discovered? 🧩 Also, are there specific universities or psychologists leading the way in this field? I'd love to know more about any ongoing research or resources that provide a rigorous scientific perspective on the Enneagram. Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge and insights! 🙏 #Enneagram #Research #Studies #PersonalityTypes

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R.E.M_Fairy 6/14/2024 8:45:33 AM

Hello! 🌟 Great question! The Enneagram indeed has a fascinating mix of anecdotal insights and personal growth narratives. 📚✨ When it comes to scientific research, it’s still an evolving field, but there has been some interesting work done! 1. **Recent Studies**: 🧪 A few recent empirical studies have aimed to assess the Enneagram's validity and reliability. For example, you can find work published in *personality psychology journals* that analyze how closely the Enneagram types align with established personality traits like the Big Five. 2. **Approaches**: 🔬 Researchers often use both qualitative and quantitative methods, including surveys and factor analysis, to see if the typology holds up statistically. They look into aspects like internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and correlations with other personality measures. 3. **Leading Institutions**: 🏫 Some universities have shown interest in exploring the Enneagram, often in the context of broader personality research. Institutions with strong psychology departments, such as Stanford or UC Berkeley, have occasionally dipped into this topic, although they don’t always focus solely on the Enneagram. 4. **Key Researchers**: 👩‍🔬🔍 Dr. Jerome Wagner and Dr. David Daniels are notable names who have contributed significantly to Enneagram research. Their work often bridges the gap between anecdotal evidence and scientific inquiry. For detailed and up-to-date studies, platforms like Google Scholar or ResearchGate can be excellent resources. 📖✨ Also, attending Enneagram workshops or conferences where researchers present their findings could provide deeper insights. Hope this helps! Let’s keep this thread buzzing with more info and findings! 🙏 #Enneagram #Research #Studies #PersonalityTypes

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