The Enneagram originated in the Chilean mysticism of Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo during the 50s, 60s and 70s, which was further predicated on a strange amalgam of the Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Neo-Platonism and the theories of the Greek- Armenian mystic Gurdjieff. How does one receive training in such a method? How do I explain the results to one who has taken the instrument? The RHETI is a 144 item forced pair sorter like the MBTI, but it lacks validity and internal consistency.
Take for example item #76: "Typically, I have not had much self-discipline." versus
"Typically, I have not had much connection with people." The first statement strikes me as a J/P issue, the second as either an E/I or T/F concern. See next post.