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Book Review: The Neurobiology of the Enneagram

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Is there a correlation between Enneagram type and neurobiology? Saleh Vallander makes a compelling case in The Neurobiology of the Enneagram. Vallander is a medical doctor who teaches the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs models of personality. This is the first of…

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The Enneagram of Emotional Intelligence: A Book Review

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I like EQ, so I was thrilled to come across a book that combined it with my first love. It’s called The Enneagram of Emotional Intelligence, by Scott Allender.

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Does the Enneagram Make You Too Self-Focused?

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(Note: This blog post may contain affiliate links, which help pay my web hosting bills.) In the realm of self-discovery tools, the Enneagram stands out as a profound guide. Yet, amidst its growing popularity, some voices, particularly within certain Christian…

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Enneagram 4 vs 9: Three Key Differentiators

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While it would typically be unusual to mistake an Eight for a Five or a Seven for a Two, some Enneagram types can be harder to tell apart – at least, on the surface. Such can be the case with…

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Enneagram Type 4 and Type 6: Similarities and Differences

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Are you a Four – or are you really a Six with Fourish tendencies? Or vice versa? Because each of us has all nine types in us, it can sometimes be hard to type ourselves and those around us. (But…

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The Enneagram and the Big 5 Model

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Note: this blog post may contain affiliate links. Anyone who’s read this blog before knows that I’m a fan of the Enneagram – so much so that I got certified as a Riso-Hudson Certified Enneagram Teacher and wrote a book…

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Beyond the Enneagram: A Conversation with Marilyn Vancil

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Marilyn Vancil about her second book, Beyond the Enneagram: An Invitation to Experience a More Centered Life with God. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did! Editor’s note:…

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Learn the Enneagram at my May 6 Training

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The Enneagram was originally taught orally. Long before there were a jillion books and online courses to choose from, this personality model was taught in small groups whose participants agreed to not share it outside the group. Why? Because teachers…

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History of the Enneagram

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Well, on the heels of talking about whether or not the Enneagram is demonic, I realized it would be a good idea to provide a history of the ideas that brought this personality model into being. I don’t know all…

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Is the Enneagram “demonic”? A response to Jackie Hill Perry

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I recently saw, as some of you may have, a short video by Christian author and speaker Jackie Hill Perry in which she denounced the Enneagram as “demonic.” I’ve come across Christian opposition to the Enneagram before, including within my…

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Quick Start Guide to Centering Prayer

This short guide gives you the essentials for learning to be still and quiet before God so you can hear his voice and feel his love in a deeper way.

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