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The best general introduction to the Enneagram, fully revised and
expanded, featuring the scientifically
validated Enneagram questionnaire, the RHETI
The leading experts in the field, Don
Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
have set the standard for working with the Enneagram. Their development
of this approach to self-understanding and their application of
it to psychology, spirituality, and personal growth are relied on
around the world.
Discovering Your Personality Type, The Essential Introduction
to the Enneagram is the most accessible guide to the Enneagram
system, a psychological framework that has many practical uses in
daily life. This third edition has been expanded by over 100 pages
of new material and contains many new features on how to recognize
each type, its "hidden side" and motivations, its most important
relationship issues, each type's main dynamics with the arrows,
its three Instinctual Variants, and how each type can grow. The
psychological and the spiritual aspects of the system, as well as
business, parenting, and personal growth and other practical applications
are clearly laid out by the best selling and most relied on authors
in the field.
This new, third edition features the independently scientifically
validated Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, version 2.5),
as well as a wealth of new material that is invaluable to anyone
interested in unlocking the secrets of personality. The RHETI is
the only Enneagram test to produce a full-spectrum profile of all
nine types and their relative strengths in the overall personality,
making it the most revealing and useful way to determine type. The
RHETI also suggests strategies for change and growth, with applications
to relationships, professional development, education, vocational
counseling, parenting, and more.
This easy-to-use book contains all you need to begin using the
Enneagram to understand yourself and others more clearly.
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The Types as Psychological Functions
"Understood as a series of interrelated psychological Functions,
the nine personality types of the Enneagram reveal the full range
of one's personality. The balance of the Functions in each person
produces that person's distinctive "fingerprint" or "signature";
while the basic type remains dominant, the other Functions in the
overall pattern change over time.
"Looked at from the viewpoint of the Functions, our basic personality
type can thus be seen for what it is\a dominant function (a mode
of being) around which we have organized our central response to
reality\while the other eight types represent the wide range of
potentials that also exist in us."
TYPE TWO. The Functions of Empathy and Altruism
TYPE THREE. The Functions of Self-Esteem and Self-Development
TYPE FOUR. The Functions of Self-Awareness and Artistic Creativity
TYPE FIVE. The Functions of Open-Mindedness and Original Thinking
TYPE SIX. The Functions of Commitment and Social Affiliation
TYPE SEVEN. The Functions of Enthusiasm and Practical Action
TYPE EIGHT. The Functions of Self-Assertion and Leadership
TYPE NINE. The Functions of Acceptance and Receptivity
TYPE ONE. The Functions of Objectivity and Social Responsibility
Excerpted from Discovering Your Personality Type
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