Lapid-Bogda comes as close to using the Enneagram scientifically as is really necessary. She knows the Enneagram thoroughly; she uses it as a template and shows us how real people in a variety of business settings behave. She is as careful with data and interpretation as any lab-coated researcher.
She starts off on the right foot. She makes careful observations. She notices postures, voices, and places in rooms; she sees the defenses each style employs. This grounds her work thoroughly. The reader feels at home in the rooms where mini-dramas take place. She hears the Fours lamenting, notices the Fives pulling away from the group, and she chronicles the Eights taking over…