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    Default Enneagram Correlation to Big Five Study

    Hey everyone,

    I'm currently a college student who is interested in psychology and personality. A buddy of mine who is majoring in psychology put together a Big Five test as part of research for our school. We're trying to pinpoint what correlations might exist between the Enneagram constructs and Big Five traits. I've provided a link to the test at the end of this post and we encourage you all to take it. After we've received a sufficient amount of responses, we'll crunch the numbers and get back to you with our findings

    Happy test taking!

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    It's a hard correlation to make, because the Big Five is just so bland. The best stuff today is found more out on the fringes of mainstream psychology (personality theory) most things. The DSM is the easiest correlation to make with the Enneagram but the DSM classifications don't have much meat on it (though it at least looks more like a classification of personality styles than the Big Five).

    The Enneagram and MBTI/Socionics (Jung) are the most powerful typologies in so far as explanatory/predictability power goes when used in combination. You don't come out with too many loose ends. The Big Five is too bland and general to, say, adequately account for Napoleon's contradictions, maneuvers, drives, obsessions, talents, weaknesses, layers. The enneagram and socionics do a great job of it.

    Keep in mind that validation in personality/cognition theory comes about primarily through clinical data. The DSM disorders haven't been validated by any scientifically designed cause-effect experiment but are derived from clinical data. This is the nature of the beast in social science and a point conveniently skipped over by the author of "personality brokers" -- a book which through horrid reasoning and yellow journalism amusingly tries to turn the MBTI into the scandal of the century.

    As far as science validating the enneagram through some cause-effect experiment, the first problem is the effect that experiments have on people's behavior when they know they are part of an experiment. The only real way to successfully run a cause-effect experiment is to make it so the participants don't know that an experiment is going on. Of course, those type of experiments are no longer sanctioned by governing bodies because they are considered to usurp the individual's freedom of choice. Skinner's arguments of utility are no longer considered acceptable, so Harvard has changed its tune from its approach in the fifties/sixties (50s/60s) when ethical oversight was not really a thing. The other problem is that the scientists running the experiment likely won't know their ass from his elbow about the Enneagram well enough to run such an experiment.
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    I'm interested to see where the study takes y'all.

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    You might want to look at my post here, but I will also fill out the survey.

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