The First and Only Scientifically Determined Enneagram Personality Test and Guide
A centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the Enneagram can be an invaluable guide in your journey toward self-understanding and self-development. In this book, Stanford University Medical School clinical professor of psychiatry David Daniels and counseling psychologist Virginia Price offer the only scientifically developed Enneagram test based upon extensive research combined with a self-discovery and personal-development guide.
The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience. They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths.
Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types—Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator—this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.
From the Forward by Helen Palmer, renowned author and teacher of the Enneagram
"The Essential Enneagram offers a groundbreaking and original approach to a key problem in personality study. How do you correctly find your place within a rich and complex system, when the choice itself requires knowing yourself beforehand? The authors’ innovative method looks like a guided tour to discovering, confirming, and verifying your personality type. You are provided with key checkpoints along the way to make sure you stay on track, and a set of sensitive, practical exercises to aid your personal development once you’ve discovered your type. David and Virginia are the first authors to bring both scientific validity and reliability studies to the Enneagram. This book guides you in exploring how your placement of attention and use of energy focuses your worldview, how you deal with stress and anger, and what you can do to develop yourself and receive support from others. This book is rooted in David’s and Virginia’s extensive clinical experience and their understanding of people from the inside out. Their presentation of general methods for personal change and their type-specific practices are exceptionally valuable. This long-awaited work is a must for anyone interested in effective communication, compassionate relationships, freedom from confinement of repetitive behavior, and, ultimately, the freedom to be a complete human being."
About the authors:
David Daniels, MD, is a clincial professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School, and is a leading developer of the Enneagram.
Virginia Price, Ph.D. (1942) - 2005) was a psychologist with a private practice in Palo Alto. Her work is widely regarded as a landmark in its field.