Abstract: Thomas Merton is a world-renowned writer and much beloved figure who has served as exemplar and guide to generations of American Catholics and to contemplatives of all faiths. In Enneagram circles, the conventional wisdom is that Merton is Type Four. Grounded in Don Richard Riso’s and Russ Hudson’s Insight ApproachTM to the Enneagram of Personality, my master’s thesis, Thomas Merton: Another Look at Enneagram Type, is a case study that argues Merton is Type Seven…


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