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2008 IEA Enneagram Journal

A Call to Apply the Principles of the Enneagram in Organizations to Attract, Retain, and Motivate Employees

Abstract: Organizations, as a whole, have traditionally faced serious challenges and have incurred tremendous costs in recruiting, motivating, and retaining employees. The retention literature outlines seven major themes of factors that contribute to employees staying with a company. Motivation theory has also been applied to work settings and provides business examples of different motivators for employees. Furthermore, Enneagram theory [...]

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Understanding the Development of Personality Type: Integrating Object Relations Theory and the Enneagram System

The Enneagram system describes the nine different sets of patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that get in the way of the creative and free-flowing expression of a person's real, creative self. These nine archetypes fit together with existing threefold theories of psychological development. The integration of the Enneagram system of personality and three three-phase developmental object relations theories [...]

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Enneagram Styles and Maladaptive Schemas: A Research Inquiry

Abstract: Cognitive theory is one of the dominant paradigms in psychology and psychotherapy these days. Its concepts about adaptive and maladaptive schemas resonate with the Enneagram's notion of higher and lower intellectual centers with their divine ideas and fixations. This study explored the relationship between 11 maladaptive schemas, or lifetraps, and the 9 Enneagram styles. One-hundred-twenty-five participants in the [...]

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Personality Differentiation of Identical Twins Reared Together

Abstract: The personality structure of 36 pairs of identical twins reared together was determined using The Essential Enneagram Test, (Daniels & Price, 2000) plus interviews of the participants and their family members. The results were compared with results from pairs of randomly selected unrelated individuals of known types. The Chi Square Test showed significant differences between the identical twins [...]

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The Enneagram of Evagrius of Pontus

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 decades, Evagrius of Pontus has emerged as a seminal figure within mystical Christianity and [...]

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Interview of Khristian Paterhan by Uranio Paes

Khristian Paterhan has a degree in business administration and is a master trainer in NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming). Originally from Chile, he now resides in Brazil and is the author of three books, two of which are about the Enneagram, titled, The Upgrade Nine Training: Enneagram and NLP, and Eneagrama. He is the founder of the Institute for the Whole [...]

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Travels with Odysseus: Uncommon Wisdom From Homer’s Odyssey

In his enduring bestselling books He, She, and We, Jungian analyst Robert Johnson took various myths as jumping-off points to explore modern masculinity, femininity, and relationships. Enneagram author Michael Goldberg takes a similar approach in Travels with Odysseus: Uncommon Wisdom from Homer's Odyssey, offering an entertaining analysis of Homer's still-relevant Greek classic, distilled through the filter of the Enneagram [...]

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Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to use the Enneagram System for Success

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 [...]

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The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home

Maitri, in addition to being the author's last name, is a Buddhist term for loving kindness for oneself, the prerequisite of compassion of others. While reading Sandra Maitri's latest book, The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues, I have come up against my own mental constructs, self-representations, and beliefs that bind me to my ego identity, and again, I realize [...]

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