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Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide -- Revised & Updated Paperback – May 26, 2009
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About the Author
David Daniels, M.D., is a clinical 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. She wrote Type A Behavior Pattern, a book widely regarded as a landmark in its field.
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Reviewed by C J Singh (Berkeley, CA)
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Initially known as "The Stanford Enneagram Discovery Inventory and Guide," THE ESSENTIAL ENNEAGRAM, first edition, was published in 2000, the second in 2009. The jacket blurb claims it as "The First and Only Scientifically Determined Enneagram Personality Test and Guide." Appendix B summarizes the "Validity of the Essential Enneagram Test." I hastened to read it.
On page 116: "The overall Kappa for the entire test was 0.5254, p<0.0001, considered a significant degree of concordance." Yes. Rereading sections of the two textbooks of my Stanford graduate course "Research Methods in Psychology," I found the statistical analysis convincing.
THE ESSENTIAL ENNEAGRAM comes with an optional 2-hour DVD that features the author, David Daniels MD, Stanford Psychiatrist, and Courtney Behm, Harvard MBA, management consultant. More. The DVD presents nine narrators that personify one of the nine personality types. Watching it made studying the book even more engaging.
The Enneagram is a nine-pointed diagram that indicates nine types of personalities, each numbered 1 to 9. Only nine? Hang on, with the subtypes included there are many more. Your personality Type emerges from your genetic heritage and your early childhood coping responses. Each Type has its strengths and weaknesses. The Enneagram shows you the behavior changes you need to make to overcome the weaknesses of your type.
You discover your Type by taking the Essential Enneagram Test (pages 5-7). The Test comprises reading nine brief paragraphs and choosing the three that come closest to describing you. [I'm Type Four.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Class requirement. Just made me feel bad about myself with a diagnosis that totally didnt fit.Published 3 months ago by Jennifer
Reading this with your spouse can change your lives for the better.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Personally I'm not into reading books that try to tell you who you are based on your personality. That said it does a good job explaining itself. Read morePublished 4 months ago by August Denys
A great booklet designed to increase understanding of self and others!Published 7 months ago by SylvieC
This is useful information on the Enneagram for the beginner, as I am, to the Enneagram test.Published 9 months ago by anne m. ross
I've been using the Enneagram as an essential part of my counseling work for over 20 years. When book like this comes out that makes my life easier I'm thrilled to post about it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark H
Very very very easy to undestand. I studied with Dr. Daniels after reading this book and he is wonderful. This little book is a good introduction to the Enneagram.Published 11 months ago by J. Steer