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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    So there haven't been any studies done, or someone who has used the system with a couple of thousand people with very good results.
    Who did the testing?
    Where they trying to prove or disprove the theories?
    Who did they test?
    When was the test done?
    Were any enticements offered to get people to do the tests?

    Freud would tell you that his work was validated, others would point out that he and his patients skewed the results.

    Which are you looking at?

    'Why' is the most important question not 'what'

    Besides in all your reading of the enneagram does it not seem more competent than say palmistry? I bet if you had your palm read it would give you some insight if only from setting your mind off down a new or rarely travelled path. What more can you ask of a system of analysis?
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    My motivation for asking is that I am always very careful when selecting my teachers.
    I have to trust the teacher before I can trust what they are teaching me.
    Since the enneagram does not mesh into what I already understand about the world, that makes me question it.
    Others may not have this problem, but I do.

    Now that I understand that all of the systems are opinion based and not fact based, and that Enne. is a describer of motivations, it makes me less reluctant to consider what it teaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
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    'Why' is the most important question not 'what'
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    I did ask why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    I did ask why.
    Are we both referring to this test of the system where they asked lots of people or have we diverged?

    Noting your previous post, it's interesting that you select your teachers. Personally it's not something I've thought a lot about.. I guess I do to an extent but only after finding out some of what they teach.

    What was it about your initial contact with the enneagram which made you distrustful of it?
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Are we both referring to this test of the system where they asked lots of people or have we diverged?
    I am unaware of any test of the system, but since that would go toward answering my OP, I would be glad to read it.

    Noting your previous post, it's interesting that you select your teachers. Personally it's not something I've thought a lot about.. I guess I do to an extent but only after finding out some of what they teach.

    What was it about your initial contact with the enneagram which made you distrustful of it?
    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
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    Since the enneagram does not mesh into what I already understand about the world, that makes me question it.
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