Synopses & Reviews
The best general introduction to the enneagram is newly revised and simplified, featuring the new, scientifically validated enneagram questionnaire.
The leading experts in the field, Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson have set the standard for determining personality type using the enneagram. Their studies of this ancient symbol and their progress in determining type with increasing accuracy are known, taught, and emulated worldwide. Discovering Your Personality Type is the essential introduction to this system, a psychological framework that can be used practically, in many aspects of daily life. This revised and updated edition features the all-new, scientifically validated Riso-Hudson Type Indicator, and has also been refined and simplified to appeal especially to beginners and anyone interested in unlocking the secrets of personality. The most reliable, most accurate, and most accessible way to identify type, the improved enneagram questionnaire helps identify fundamental character traits, revealing invaluable directions for change and growth. The profile that emerges is useful for a wide variety of purposes: professional development, education, relationships, vocational counseling, and more. Discovering Your Personality Type is the book readers need in order to begin to see the possibilties made available by understanding personality types.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-215).
About the Author
Don Richard Riso, M.A. is the foremost writer and developer of the Enneagram in the world today. The most-published and best-selling author in the field, he is an internatioinally recognized authority on the subject. He is the president of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc., and founder of The Enneagram Institute. He has been teaching the Enneagram for more than twenty years, pioneering a revolutionary new approach to ego psychology through his 1977 discovery of the Levels of Development. His four best-selling books are available in British, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and French editions. Mr. Riso was a Jesuit for thirteen years, holds degrees in English and philosophy, was elected to the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu, and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at Stanford University in communications (social psychology).
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments for the Revised and Expanded Edition vi Part One 1. The Multi-Dimensional Enneagram 3 2. Instructions for the RHETI 16 3. The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator 20 4. Scoring Instructions 54 Part Two 5. How the SystemWorks 63 6. Type One: The Reformer 88 7. Type Two: The Helper 97 8. Type Three: The Achiever 106 9. Type Four: The Individualist 116 10. Type Five: The Investigator 126 11. Type Six: The Loyalist 135 12. Type Seven: The Enthusiast 145 13. Type Eight: The Challenger 155 14. Type Nine: The Peacemaker 164 Part Three 15. Interpretation: Getting More out of the RHETI 177 16. The Universal Ennegram: Applications in the RealWorld 190 Appendix: The Validation of the RHETI 209 Resources 211