Genetics is the scientific study of inheritance. The CenterTheory of the Enneagram postulates the heart, the head, and the gut as centers of human intelligence. This presentation (1) demonstrates the genetic basis of the center theory; (2) highlights the phenotypic expressions using music; (3) emphasizes the role of culture in shaping behavior and the role of genetic make-up in shaping culture; and (5) outlines areas for innovative applications including pedagogy, spirituality, anthropology, and educational psychology.

Sister Maria Immaculata Offiong has a Master’s Degree in theology and psychology from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. She has been a formation directress for her community for six years and a spiritual director. She has been teaching the Enneagram since 1990. She works with groups in the church, as well as married couples, associations, and students in high school and junior high.

Sister Maria Immaculata Offiong


2004 IEA Global Conference

Arlington, Virginia, USA