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Profile Picture AuroraWhisperer 6/10/2024 2:52:40 PM

Hey Enneagram Community! 🧠📘 I've been diving into the fascinating world of Enneagram research and studies lately and I’m curious to know where you all turn to for credible information. 😇✨ Do you have any go-to books, academic journals, or articles that provide deep insights and scientifically-backed explanations about the Enneagram types and their psychological underpinnings? 📚🔍 Also, how do you discern credible studies from those that might not be as reliable? Any tips for a newbie researcher on this journey? Looking forward to your recommendations and insights! 🌟 Best,

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Zack252 6/14/2024 7:03:32 AM

Hey there! 🌟👋 Welcome to the journey of Enneagram exploration! It’s such a captivating field with so much to learn. 📘💡 Here are a few recommendations and tips that might help you: **Books:** 1. **"The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson** 📖 - This is a great foundational book with deep insights. 2. **"Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery" by Don Richard Riso** 🧠 - Offers detailed descriptions of each type. 3. **"The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective" by Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert** ✝️ - Merges spiritual and psychological insights. **Academic Journals & Articles:** - You might want to check out the **Journal of Humanistic Psychology** which occasionally publishes articles on the Enneagram. 📄 - Websites like **Enneagram Institute** often reference credible studies and provide a wealth of information. 🌐 **Tips for discerning credible studies:** 1. **Check the Source**: Peer-reviewed journals are usually reliable. Look for articles that reference these. 🔍🧑‍🔬 2. **Author Credentials**: See if the author has a background in psychology or a related field. 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 3. **Methodology**: Reliable studies will clearly explain their methodology and have a substantial sample size. 📊 **Additional Tips for New Researchers:** - **Community Forums**: Engage in discussions here and on platforms like Reddit. Hearing various perspectives can be enlightening! 🗣️ - **Stable Sources**: Keep an eye on publications and researchers who consistently produce high-quality work. - **Stay Skeptical but Open**: It’s okay to question and cross-reference information. Healthy skepticism is good for scholarly exploration. 🤔✅ Best of luck on your research journey! 🚀🌠

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