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    every time ive attempted to take it, i usually stop at the second question. it asks too many detailed questions that i dont know the answers to.
    She talks pretty but says mean things

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    I got a book out from the library several years ago and there didn't seem to be much "meat" to it. MBTI seemed far more robust. I must admit that it seemed a little like astrology to me. Given some of the attention on this forum and others, I'm reconsidering however if I should revisit it though. Maybe I didn't read the right book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    I got a book out from the library several years ago and there didn't seem to be much "meat" to it. MBTI seemed far more robust. I must admit that it seemed a little like astrology to me. Given some of the attention on this forum and others, I'm reconsidering however if I should revisit it though. Maybe I didn't read the right book.
    The Riso/Hudson works combined are probably about 7 inches thick, and that's only one set of experts/authors. Check out:

    Amazon.com: Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery (0046442798679): Russ Hudson, Don Richard Riso: Books
    Amazon.com: Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types (0046442004152): Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson: Books
    Amazon.com: The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types (9780553378207): Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson: Books
    or
    Amazon.com: Discovering Your Personality Type: The Essential Introduction to the Enneagram, Revised and Expanded (0046442219037): Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson: Books (Although I can't vouch for this one personally as I haven't read it yet - I'm adding it to my to-do list.)

    Also, Enneagram Institute: Enneagram Testing & Training is as robust, or more robust, than any MBTI site I've run across, although the forums are hit or miss. There are a lot of immature posters there, but when you run across one of the hidden gem threads those can be very enlightening.
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    Since you felt a need to mention me by name, let me distinguish myself a bit (oh, and I see Evan is here!).

    I neither skimmed this system nor immedietely put it to doubt, so I don't know if I really fit well into your OP. I am there in a way that makes me appear cohesive with the other people you mention, when I am not.

    When I first looked into the Enneagram, I was very taken with it, and at first thought I had something more valuable to me than the MBTI. Obviously that excitement drove me to consume as much material on it as I could. In doing so, I eventuallly lost some of my respect, as I found elements that did not seem to add up, elements that seemed devoid of a validation, and areas of concern that seemed to be holes, that is issues unaddressed, in the Enneagram. This did not happen over night, but it was gradual, and when one finds flaws in something he or she liked so much, the intelligent thing is not to suddenly throw it out, but to acknowledge the flaws and then, if possible, refine it. And so I began doing just that.

    I want to know King, since I do not recall, did you participate in me and Evan's thread at all? If you did or did not, I have to ask how much of it you read? It is possible I have already said things there that would address questions and comments of yours here.
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