The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles 2E

The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles 2E

25th Anniversary Edition with a New Foreword by the Author

Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.


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This is the best introductory book you will find on the Enneagram. Wagner's guide is a clear and concise introduction to the Enneagram, useful for personal exploration and as a teaching ID for workshop presenters and counselors.

This comprehensive book with charts, exercises, and bullet descriptions, yields an experiential understanding of basic Enneagram principles such as: • Authentic values and their personality substitutes • Resourceful and non-resourceful cognitive, emotional, and behavioral schemas and how they shift under stressful and flow conditions • Developmental influences • The three centers of sorting and deciding • The defense mechanisms, principles and paradigms, virtues, passions, and both healthy and maladaptive instincts of each of the nine Enneagram personality types.

For centuries -- and now in the light of leading-edge psychology—the Enneagram has helped people to recognize their predispositions, motives, and talents. Its insights provide valuable information for those in communication, business, human resources, therapy, and personal growth. This book helps you to explore the nine different "hues" of the Enneagram, discover your own type, and understand the behaviors and attitudes that are uniquely yours. It is considered the most concise and easy to use introductory guide available.


Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.:
Jerry Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, supervisor, psychotherapist and consultant in private practice, and is a retired teaching professor in the Department of Psychology and Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. Introduced to the Enneagram system in 1971, Dr. Wagner was among the earliest students of the Enneagram in the United States. His dissertation was one of the first written descriptions of this personality typology and pioneered formal research studies on the Enneagram.