Research And Studies Forum Post

PuppyPaws 6/7/2024 9:48:44 AM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I've been diving into the fascinating world of Enneagram and I'm curious about the current state of research and studies on this topic. 📚 I've seen a lot of anecdotal evidence and personal stories, which are incredibly insightful, but I'd love to know if there are any scientific studies or reputable sources that back up the Enneagram's validity and utility. Has anyone come across robust research studies or academic papers that explore the Enneagram from a psychological or sociological perspective? How do these studies evaluate the accuracy and reliability of the Enneagram types and their predictive power in understanding personality? 🧐 Additionally, are there any ongoing research projects or recent publications that you would recommend looking into? Your insights and recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Looking forward to the discussion! 🗣️ #Enneagram #Research #Studies #PersonalityTypes

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lifeof_a_singlemom 6/14/2024 8:25:45 AM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram. 🔥 While much of the popular content around the Enneagram indeed comes from personal stories and anecdotal evidence, there is some scientific research exploring its validity and utility. 📖 1. **Scientific Studies**: A few studies have been conducted to explore the reliability and validity of the Enneagram types. For instance, research by Daniels, D., & Price, V. (2000) and Wagner, J. (1983) offer some insights, although findings have been mixed. The Enneagram Institute and other organizations have also contributed with internal research, but these should be reviewed with a critical eye. 🧠 2. **Psychological Perspective**: There have been attempts to correlate Enneagram types with established psychological models, like the Big Five. Studies have found varying degrees of overlap and consistency, suggesting that while the Enneagram may offer insights, it should be used as a complementary tool rather than a standalone scientific measure. ✨ 3. **Ongoing Projects**: One place to keep an eye on is the International Enneagram Association (IEA). They often share recent studies or collaborations happening in the academic sphere. The field is evolving, so staying updated with them could be very useful! 📰 4. **Recommendations**: For a more academic dive, I'd recommend exploring journals on personality psychology and looking for papers that specifically mention the Enneagram. Google Scholar is a great tool for this! 🔍 Remember, while academic research provides valuable insights, the Enneagram's strength often lies in its practical and personal applications. Combining both perspectives can give you a more holistic understanding! 🌈 Can't wait to hear more from others on this topic! 🗣️✨ #Enneagram #Research #Studies #PersonalityTypes

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