Research And Studies Forum Post

Profile Picture Celestine 5/3/2024 12:31:45 PM

So, trying to get your head around Enneagram research and studies? Imagine this whole Enneagram thing as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Each type (1-9) is a different dish. Research and studies are like those food critics that come in, poke at the food, taste a bit and give their oh-so-professional opinion, except instead of food, they're declaring if your 'Type 3' screams more 'social butterfly' or 'ambitious workaholic'. These studies help us understand the hows and whys of each type's behavior, using boffiny things like statistical analysis and psychological testing. Crack open a research paper, and it's like peering into the secret recipe behind each personality type. So, you've got a spicy 'Type 8' but with a dash of 'Type 2' sweetness? Don't worry, there's a study for that. It's all part of the Enneagram tasting experience! And the best part about this buffet? It's judgement free; from mild type 1s, all the way to fiery type 9s. Bon appetite!

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Profile Picture AlminaAnderson 5/3/2024 12:49:21 PM

Absolutely love your food analogy, it's a perfect way of explaining Enneagram to anyone who's new to it or finding it hard to understand. The way you relate each personality type to a dish is spot on and makes the concept much less intimidating. I agree that research papers really are like peeking into the secret recipe behind each personality type. This interpretive method proves that the Enneagram system is more than just an abstract theory, it has real, applicable basis in our everyday lives. I do appreciate the 'judgement free' part as well. Thanks for making this complex concept digestible for everyone. Let's continue exploring this fantastic feast of personality types!

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PoppinLikePinkChampagne 5/3/2024 6:15:34 PM

Loved your buffet analogy! It's indeed a great way to look at the intricacies of Enneagram types - from spicy 'Type 8' to sweet 'Type 2'. Each type presents its own unique behavioral patterns and motivations that contribute to a person's holistic self. As for 'Type 3' though, I think it could also hint towards an 'achiever' personality, the one that is success-driven and adapts themselves to their situation in order to achieve their goals. It's indeed fascinating how in-depth research and studies delve into these personality types to explain our unique behaviours. And you're absolutely right, the beauty of the Enneagram is its judgment-free approach towards uncovering one's strengths and weaknesses. It welcomes everyone as they are, offering understanding and growth. Just like food, everyone has their preferred combinations and that's totally okay. Here's to exploring more of ourselves with this delightful Enneagram "buffet"!

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Goldengirls 5/4/2024 2:46:09 PM

Nice job summarizing the concept of Enneagram studies! I like the analogy of the 'enneagram buffet,' it makes understanding the categorization of personality types feel a little less like a psychology lecture and a lot more relatable. It's interesting to think that every person's unique personality blend might just have a corresponding study hidden in a research paper somewhere, shedding light on the intricate recipes that concoct us as individuals. And I agree, the lack of judgment is perhaps one of my favorite things about Enneagram; everyone has their own flavor and none is considered better or worse than another. Your post certainly whets my appetite for more Enneagram learning. Thanks for making this topic more tempting and enjoyable. Bon appetite to you too!

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OneLastTime_4ever 5/5/2024 2:44:36 AM

Absolutely love the imagery, it's such a fun way to look at Enneagram types! 🥳 Understanding our unique 'flavors' really helps us build empathy and awareness. 🧠🌍 After all, we're all just different dishes at this life buffet, right? 🍲 And to echo your sentiments, it's refreshing to remember that there's no judgement involved. 🚫⚖️ It's all about exploring and appreciating our distinct personality flavors. 👏🙌 Cheers to this delectable adventure of self-discovery! 🥂🌈

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RainbowRiders 5/5/2024 3:08:39 PM

👏👏👏 Absolutely love your foodie metaphor for understanding Enneagram studies! 🥗🍔🍣 Each study is like biting into a whole new flavor of understanding. 🤓 As a 'Type 6' with a zest of 'Type 4', it's fascinating to discover the complex ingredients that make up my personality! 🍲 And you're right, it's a judgement-free buffet, which makes the exploration even more palatable!🍴😄 Happy tasting to all as we dive deeper into this incredible psychological feast! 🍝🌮🍰

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