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The IEA Enneagram Journal

In six volumes spanning as many years (2008-2013), The Enneagram Journal was a peer-reviewed journal produced by the International Enneagram Association. It featured the latest and best in Enneagram writing, theory, and research. It also contained interviews with Enneagram experts, book reviews, and space for dialogue and commentary on previously published articles.

The purpose of The Enneagram Journal was twofold: to provide a forum for constructive dialogue and discussion about Enneagram-related topics, and to promote high-quality, original work in Enneagram theory, research, and applications.

While its publication is on hiatus, IEA members can view individual articles.

Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything that Matters Through the Enneagram

By |2019-07-05T23:56:33+00:00August 20th, 2013|Categories: 2013 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Deep Living, Roxanne Howe-Murphy's rich and welcoming introductory Enneagram book, provides a comprehensive [...]

The Relationship Between Enneagram Type and Karen Horney’s Interpersonal Trends Measured as Compliance, Aggression And Detachment

By |2019-07-05T23:57:12+00:00August 20th, 2013|Categories: 2013 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Fauvre's (2000) premise that the Enneagram typology is 'neither random nor arbitrary, but rather maintains a quality and elegance in its inherent symmetry" motivated this researcher to examine if there was indeed such a symmetry especially in relation to the various Enneagram triads and Karen [...]

A Comparison of the Nine Enneagram Personality Styles and Theodore Millons’ Eight Personality Patterns

By |2019-07-04T03:34:52+00:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: 2012 IEA Enneagram Journal|

There are several congenial correlations between the nine styles of the Enneagram and the eight personality patterns proposed by Theodore Millon, Ph.D. (1969) who is an influential personality theorist, personality and clinical test developer, and a member of the task force that formulated one of [...]

Towards an Integral Enneagram

By |2019-07-04T03:34:53+00:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: 2012 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: In this article I consider how mistyping can happen by looking at the issue through the lenses of Ken Wilber's Integral Model of A.Q.A.L.A.L.A.S.A.T. (All Quadrants, All Levels, All Lines, All States, All Types). Recognizing that the best that any model can be is [...]

Enneagram Enrichment

By |2019-07-04T03:34:50+00:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: 2012 IEA Enneagram Journal|

All right. You know your nine styles, 18 stress and security points, 18 wings and 27 subtypes. With this basic Enneagram, you have a formidable diagnostic tool and template for personal growth. So how might one use all the lovely lively selfhelp books as you [...]

The Enneagram of Death – Helpful Insights by 9 Types of People on Grief, Fear, and Dying

By |2019-07-05T23:55:29+00:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: 2012 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Elizabeth Wagele, well-known in the Enneagram community for her witty and accurate introductory book, The Enneagram Made Easy, and additional volumes: Finding the Birthday Cake, written for children and the child-like within each of us; The Career Within in collaboration with Ingrid Stabb; and others, [...]

Power, Personality, and Leadership

By |2019-07-04T03:34:54+00:00October 4th, 2011|Categories: 2011 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Power is a topic that many people find uncomfortable to discuss, yet the appropriate use of power affects all relationships, especially those between leaders and followers in the workplace. By understanding power we can learn to use it more effectively and justly; otherwise we risk [...]

Archetype and Imagery in the Enneagram

By |2019-07-04T03:33:03+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: This article reports on a research study that investigated the Enneagram through the lens of depth psychology. A review of the literature on archetypes, which are universal, autonomous patterns in the psyche, suggests that the nine Enneagram types can be viewed archetypally. Imagery and [...]

The Nature of Love: Understanding the Enneagram Types as Nine Expressions of Attachment

By |2019-07-05T23:46:01+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: This study examined the validity of an integrated typology that combines the nine Enneagram types with the four attachment styles. Attachment styles are derived from research on attachment theory, a theory of human development that focuses on how infants and adults establish, monitor and [...]

Viewing Therapy Through a New Lens

By |2019-07-04T03:33:04+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: This article presents a snapshot of a family in crisis and the author's spontaneous intervention. It deconstructs the intervention and the father's perceived personality type through the lens of the Enneagram Personality Typing System. It introduces a hypothesis about why the intervention was effective [...]

Listening from a Type Perspective

By |2019-07-04T03:33:04+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

"The first duty of love is to listen." -- Paul Tillich Intrapersonal listening is about listening to ourselves. When we learn to listen to ourselves from a non-judgmental, compassionate, empathic stance, we begin to see more clearly the habits of thinking and feeling that influence [...]

Seeing Your Child

By |2019-07-04T03:33:04+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

"Love the child in front of you, not the one in your mind." I don't remember where or when I first saw this quote, but I have never forgotten it. Who among us, even as adults, doesn't want to be seen and loved as we [...]

When a Five wants to grow: Using autoethnography to examine inner changes through the eyes of the Enneagram

By |2019-07-04T03:33:04+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: The title "When a Five wants to grow" documents the author's path of inner work, resulting in an awareness of his inner motivations and his effect on others. Changes of mental and emotional perception, cerebral processing, thirst for information, and self-withdrawal are analyzed to [...]

The Trouble With Typing

By |2019-07-04T03:33:05+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names." Chinese proverb "Say not, `I have found the truth,' but rather, `I have found a truth.'" Kahil Gibran "Wisdom never has made a bigot, but learning has." Josh Billings "A quarter of a [...]

The Career Within You

By |2019-07-05T23:45:39+00:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 IEA Enneagram Journal|

"The first mistake is to believe that there is a self; the second mistake is to believe that there is not." Sunryu Suzuki Roshi Wth The Career Within You, Elizabeth Wagele and Ingrid Stabb have made a useful contribution to the Enneagram literature that expands [...]

The Enneagram of Psychological Birth: Putting Mahler’s Model to Work for Spiritual Transformation

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1st, 2009|Categories: 2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: The nine types of the Enneagram can be precisely correlated with the successive stages of Margaret Mahler's separationindividuation process. The psychological experiences at a given stage do not cause our type to form. Rather, our inborn type temperament predisposes us to experience a particularly [...]

Toward the Neurobiology of the Enneagram

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1st, 2009|Categories: 2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: Most accounts of the Enneagram describe relationships between each of the three major triads and the negative emotions of fear, anger, and sadness or social distress. This paper explores those relationships from a perspective that draws on contemporary scientific thinking in the fields of [...]

Happy-Go-Lucky

By |2019-07-05T23:40:27+00:00October 1st, 2009|Categories: 2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Director Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) is a highly enjoyable and useful character study of the path of development of a young Type Seven. The movie takes place in London, and centers around the life and maturation of a 30-yearold British school teacher named Poppy (played [...]

The Enneagram of Evagrius of Pontus

By |2019-07-04T03:33:07+00:00October 1st, 2008|Categories: 2008 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: The origins of the Enneagram are a constant point of fascination and discussion. Uncovering the source of this remarkable oracle provides for both a deeper personal understanding and the means by which to interpret the enneagram system with legitimate authority. In the last few [...]

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