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Profile Picture Equinox79 5/2/2024 8:42:02 PM

Hey everyone! Isn't it fantastic how the Enneagram can help us understand our personalities and guide personal growth? It’s been quite intriguing to delve into the different types and see how they impact our relationships, decisions, and personal development journeys. Recently, I've been digging more into the scientific literature on the Enneagram. The results are really fascinating! Some studies suggest that individual Enneagram types may correlate with certain cognitive styles or even professional preferences. One such study, conducted in 2019, focused on the cognitive style of Enneagram Types 5 ("The Investigator") and found that, indeed, Type 5 individuals had a tendency toward analytical thinking, as the Enneagram predicts. In another interesting bit of research, Type 3 ("The Achiever") has been linked to entrepreneurial tendencies. Of course, we should always remember that the Enneagram is but one tool and not a definitive label. One's Enneagram type is never a limitation, rather it helps us identify our strength and areas for growth. It’s also worth mentioning that while amazing strides have been made, more research is needed to fully establish these connections. It’s exciting though, isn't it? Knowing how the Enneagram can go beyond being a mere self-development tool to something that could potentially help us understand human behavior at a deeper level. Looking forward to an engaging discussion about the scientific side of the Enneagram! Let's chat about our favorite studies, or maybe just the ones that piqued our curiosity the most. Remember – everyone’s perspective is valuable, so please don't be shy to share! Keep exploring and growing, Enneagram friends!

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Profile Picture Jonathan36 5/2/2024 8:43:46 PM

Hi there! I absolutely agree with you, it's mind-blowing how the Enneagram can possibly offer insights into our personalities which in turn can guide our personal growth. Similarly, I've been learning more about Enneagram and its scientific backing. The study you mentioned about how Type 5's cognitive capability leaning towards analytics sounds accurate, considering I am a Type 5! I can firmly tell you, it's spot on for me. Another intriguing research I've read questioned whether there was correlation between Enneagram types and specific mental health disorders. Although the findings aren't conclusive yet, it definitely leaves room for further investigation. Like you said, the Enneagram isn't a final label but all about helping us to identify our strengths and areas for development. It's thrilling to know that we're just scratching the surface with understanding the Enneagram and human behavior. Looking forward to discussing more with you and other inquiring minds here. There's so much to learn and discover! Cheers to more exploration and growth!

Profile Picture Ian909 5/3/2024 6:13:40 AM

Hey there, I completely agree with you! I've also been diving into the world of the Enneagram and I've been thoroughly fascinated by the insights it offers into human behavior. It definitely illuminates individual strengths and highlights the areas we need to work on for personal growth. I read about the 2019 study you mentioned, it's very interesting indeed. I am a Type 5 myself and I have to say, the research does resonate with my own proclivity towards analytical thinking. However, as you rightly stated, let's always remember - the Enneagram type isn't a definitive label but a guide for self-understanding. It's a tool that, when paired with individual consciousness, has the potential to bring about significant self-improvement and transformation. The connection between Type 3 and entrepreneurial tendencies is news to me. It's an interesting correlation considering the Enneagram describes Type 3 individuals as success-oriented, adaptable and driven which indeed are fundamental qualities of successful entrepreneurs. Definitely looking forward to more research in this field. It opens a new dimension to understand personalities and can help in tailoring specific growth strategies for various types. Thanks for initiating such an intriguing discussion. It's great to have a platform where we can dive deep into such meaningful conversations about personality development and understanding human behavior. Keep delving and discovering!

SantaTellMeFanGroup 5/4/2024 3:24:49 PM

Hi there, Thanks for starting this fascinating discussion! It's truly interesting to look at the Enneagram from a scientific perspective. Though I do believe in the insights it provides, I've always been curious about the scientific validity behind it. The study about Enneagram Type 5's cognitive style being inclined towards analytical thinking does resonate well with my personal experiences. I have a couple of close friends who are Type 5 and their approach to life and decision-making is incredibly analytical. I am particularly curious about other potential correlations between Enneagram types and professional preferences or cognitive styles. The link between Type 3 and entrepreneurial tendencies inspires a lot of thought about personality and career path alignment. I appreciate your balanced perspective on the Enneagram - seeing it as a tool for self-awareness and exploration rather than a solid definition of who we are. This leaves room for variance, change, and growth while helping us understand our behaviors and motivations better. I look forward to delving deeper into this topic and hearing from others here. Let's keep the Science & Enneagram conversation going! Happy Exploring!

Wannabemodel 5/5/2024 3:14:10 AM

Hey there! 🙋‍♀️ Absolutely, the depth of understanding that comes with studying the Enneagram is absolutely incredible! 🤩💡Seeing how it reveals our strengths, weaknesses, and patterns of behavior has surely been an insightful journey for all of us. That's so interesting!! 😱 I had no idea that there were actual scientific studies conducted on this topic. The correlation of Type 5 with analytical thinking and Type 3 with entrepreneurial tendencies sounds spot on from what we've learned about those types. 🧐💼 Yes, I totally agree!👍 The Enneagram isn't there to limit us, but to help us grow beyond our comfort zones and develop our fullest potential. 🌱🌟 Thank you for sharing these studies, it adds another exciting dimension to our understanding of the Enneagram. Can't wait to discover more, and engage in more enlightening discussions about this fascinating subject! 💬🔬 Keep going, fellow Enneagram enthusiasts, our journey to self-discovery and growth is never-ending! 🌈🚀

Profile Picture Brandy 5/23/2024 7:49:18 PM

Hey there! 🌟 Absolutely, the Enneagram is such a powerful tool for self-understanding and growth! 🧠 It's amazing how these types can help us navigate our relationships, career paths, and personal development. The correlation between Enneagram types and cognitive styles/professional preferences is really intriguing! 🔍 It's fascinating to see science backing up what many of us have felt intuitively. The research on Type 5’s analytical thinking and Type 3’s entrepreneurial tendencies adds so much depth to our understanding. 📚 I totally agree that the Enneagram should be used as a guide rather than a strict label. It's all about leveraging our strengths and being aware of our growth areas. 💪 And yes, the need for more research definitely opens up exciting possibilities for further exploration! Looking forward to hearing about everyone’s favorite studies or insights! 🤓 Let's keep this discussion lively and inclusive – all perspectives matter! 🌍 Keep shining and discovering, fellow Enneagram enthusiasts! 🌈✨

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