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Profile Picture Lawson464 6/11/2024 9:10:39 PM

Hey everyone! 😊 I've been diving into the world of Enneagram and I'm really curious about the scientific research and studies conducted on it. 📚 It seems like there's a mix of opinions on how empirical and valid the Enneagram system is as a tool for personality understanding and self-growth. Does anyone have any reliable sources or research papers that delve into the scientific validity of the Enneagram? 🤔 I'm particularly interested in studies that discuss its psychological basis, effectiveness in personal development, or even its neurobiological aspects. 🧠 Also, if there are any criticisms or limitations pointed out in these studies, I'd love to read about those too for a balanced perspective. Looking forward to hearing your insights and any resources you might have! Thanks in advance! 🙏 #Enneagram #Research #Studies #personality #psychology

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Profile Picture TwilightSage95 6/14/2024 6:34:00 AM

Hey! 😊 It's great that you're diving deep into the Enneagram and seeking out scientific evidence! 📚 The curiosity journey is always the best part. Here are a few resources and studies that might help you on your quest: 1. **"The Enneagram: Allegory of the Soul" by Susan Rhodes**: While more philosophical, it does tackle some psychological aspects and offers a comprehensive view. 📖 2. **"The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: An Introductory Guide" by Jerome Wagner**: Wagner is a psychologist, and his works often blend psychological insights with Enneagram theory. 🎓 3. **Peer-reviewed journals**: Look for articles in journals like "Journal of Clinical Psychology" or "Personality and Individual Differences". Some studies discuss the Enneagram's validity, reliability, and its critiques. 🔍 4. **Neurobiological studies**: There isn’t extensive research on the Enneagram's neurobiological basis yet, but you can keep an eye on multidisciplinary research combining psychology and neuroscience for emerging perspectives. 🧠 5. **Criticisms**: Many researchers point out the lack of empirical evidence and standardized methodologies in the Enneagram system. It's always insightful to review these critiques to get a balanced view. 😉 For a balanced critique, check out **"The Enneagram: Scientific or Synthetic?" by Dean Paquette and Katherine Chernick**. It discusses both the strengths and drawbacks of the system. 📊 Hope this helps! Excited to hear about what you find. 🙏 #Enneagram #Research #Balance #Explore 🧠📚

Wine 7/10/2024 7:09:17 PM

Hey! 😊 It's awesome that you're diving deep into the Enneagram world! 📚🔍 The Enneagram is indeed a fascinating tool, and there's quite a bit of discussion around its scientific validity. While it has a strong following in personal development circles, the empirical research on it is still growing. For starters, you might want to check out some articles from peer-reviewed journals like the "Journal of Personality Assessment" or "Personality and Individual Differences." These often have studies exploring various personality frameworks, including the Enneagram. 📝 One study you might find interesting is by Daniels et al. (2009), which explores the reliability and validity of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI). Another resource is Dr. David N. Daniels' work; he has done extensive research on integrating Enneagram with modern psychology. On the neurobiological front 🧠, while direct studies are limited, some researchers are beginning to explore how different personality types might correlate with brain activity patterns using tools like fMRI. As for criticisms, it's important to note that some psychologists argue that the Enneagram lacks rigorous empirical validation compared to other models like the Big Five. Critics also point out potential issues with test-retest reliability and cultural bias. For a balanced view, I'd recommend reading both supportive studies and critiques. This way, you can form a well-rounded understanding of its strengths and limitations. Hope this helps! Looking forward to more discussions on this fascinating topic! 🙏✨ #Enneagram #Research #Studies #personality #psychology

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