- Paperback: 305 pages
- Publisher: Gateways/IDHHB, Inc. (1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895560666
- ISBN-13: 978-0895560667
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Character and Neurosis: An Integrative View
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(with Oscar Ichazo being the "father").
All of the well-known enneagram-teachers today have learned the enneagram either directly
from him or from one of his students or student's students.
Many of the assumptions, Naranjo had made during his first teachings in the 1970's, were
later falsely interpreted as being proven facts, and are now dogmas in the enneagram-movement
(e.g. the notion of heart/stress-movement)
From my point of view this book has the most precise and indepth descriptions of
the nine character-types. Mr. Naranjo does not bother to describe the unimportant aspects
of individual behavior (e.g. the concept of wings, etc.), but goes right to the core of the
neurosis, that is present in every type.
As far as I know, no other author has such a radical view on character, in stating
that character itself is neurosis.
In addition, the book contains valuable information about some of the historical aspects
of the enneagram.
Unfortunatly, Mr. Naranjo did not go into detail, concerning his critism towards the
mainstream enneagram-movement. At least, he mentions his disagreement with the works
of Don Richard Riso, a popular enneagram-author, who claims to have made a lot of
contributions to the systems himself, which could very well turn out to be misunderstandings
of the knowledge.
Summing up, I would say, that this book is a must for anybody, who is truly interested
in the enneagram as a tool for transformation, rather than a tool for playing "typing games".
It is definitely not intended for beginners and the sophisticated language surely requires
a few times of reading.
However, the book is written for a specific audience: practicians in psychology field.
The psychology vocabulary used is sometime hard to understand - but google can remedy to that (note that some words can't even be found in the default Kindle dictionnary).
All in all, still a great ressource for ennegram typing and understanding.