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The Enneagram: Journey to Self Discovery
Transcript of The Enneagram: Journey to Self Discovery
Tammy Kothe-Ramsey, Janie Simmons,
and Robb Wood
History & Acceptance
Growing in Popularity
RHETI - Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator
WEPSS - Wagner Enneagram Personalty Style Scale
Reliability and Validity
- Cohen's Kappa Coefficient: 0.76-1.00
1st test: Alpha Consistency Coefficient:
Range of 0.368 for Type 9 to 0.782 for Type 5.
2nd test: Range of 0.628 for Type 9 to 0.815 for Type 5.
-Cohen's Kappa Coefficient:
1st test: 0.284
2nd test: 0.403
Comparing the Enneagram to Millon 8 Personality Patterns and Myers-Briggs Inventories.
Adults 18+, Male or Female
Numerous Applications and Purposes
Business (production, marketing)
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Reveal an individual’s worldview, the choices they may make, their values, motivation sources, common reaction to others, and how they may respond to stress.
Nine-point map that identifies worldviews or paradigms.
Individual tests purchased at www.WEPSS.com
must have a Paypal account
Bulk / hard copies and CD can be purchased at
Format and Administration
Likert scale format
paper and pencil
Nine Personality Types:
1. The Good Person
2. The Loving Person
3. The Effective Person
4. The Original Person
5. The Wise Person
6. The Loyal Person
7. The Joyful Person
8. The Powerful Person
9. The Peaceful Person
Less resourceful score
Group activity to follow