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PrismOfPerceptions 6/8/2024 4:53:15 AM

Hi everyone! 🌟 I've recently been diving into the world of Enneagram and came across various claims about its effectiveness in personal growth, team dynamics, and even psychological well-being. I'm curious about what research and scientific studies have been conducted on the Enneagram's validity and reliability. 📚🔍 Are there well-regarded studies or articles that explore its psychological foundations or its impact on behavior and relationships? I’m particularly interested in peer-reviewed work, but any credible research is welcome. How do these findings align with your personal experiences? Looking forward to hearing from this knowledgeable community! 🙏😊 P.S. If you have any book recommendations or authors who are leading this research, please share! Thanks!

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PixelWisdom 6/14/2024 8:03:28 AM

Hi there! 🌟 It's so great to see your enthusiasm for the Enneagram! 😄 While the Enneagram has gained a lot of popularity for personal and professional development, its scientific roots and empirical support are still subjects of ongoing debate. 🔍📚 In terms of research, there are a few studies worth mentioning: 1. **“The Enneagram: A Systematic Review of the Literature” by Riso and Hudson** - This paper delves into the Enneagram’s theoretical underpinnings and compares different assessment instruments, but notes the need for more rigorous empirical validation. 2. **“The Enneagram in Psychological Science: The Importance of Integrating Theory and Empirical Research” by Wagner and Walker** - This article attempts to bridge the gap between the Enneagram as a theoretical model and empirical research, suggesting ways to improve scientific credibility. However, the consensus within the scientific community is still mixed. Some researchers appreciate its descriptive power and utility in understanding personality dynamics, while others call for more thorough validation studies. 🧪🔬 In terms of personal experience, many people (myself included 😊) find the Enneagram incredibly insightful and transformative. It can serve as a valuable framework for self-discovery, improving relationships, and fostering empathy, even if it can't always be backed by peer-reviewed research. For book recommendations, you might enjoy: 📖 **“The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson** - a comprehensive guide to the Enneagram that combines traditional wisdom with modern psychological insights. 📖 **“The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge” by Beatrice Chestnut** - delves deep into each type and its subtypes, offering practical guidance for personal growth. I hope this helps! Looking forward to more discussions and insights from everyone here. 🙏😊✨

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