Author Archives: Jean Adeler

About Jean Adeler

Jean Adeler, Ph.D., is the originator of the Structural Enneagram.

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Welcome, visitors arriving via Enneagram Monthly‘s supercool new website! The link you clicked on said “Enneagram 2.0.” That was the name of my former website, as well as the title of the series of articles that were published in EM … Continue reading

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Typing a Few Republicans

Here is my first read on some of the Republicans who are running, or might run, for  president: Mitt Romney, Eight-wing-Nine Rick Perry, Eight-wing-Nine Michele Bachmann, Eight-wing-Seven Sarah Palin, Seven-wing-Eight Ron Paul, Six-wing-Five Romney and Perry seem to have the … Continue reading

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Structural Enneagram vs. Conventional Enneagram

The conventional Enneagram is a personality typing system. It categorizes people by nine personality types or styles and lists the qualities of each type. The types are organized around a circle, with some lines connecting them in a six-pointed star … Continue reading

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Psychopathy and the Seven-Eight Structure

It appears that psychopaths (or sociopaths, if you prefer) are people whose mental and behavioral repertoire is restricted to Structural Enneagram perspectives Seven and Eight. Psychopaths seem not to have the flexibility to enter into and use the other four … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In: An Answer to an Objection about Personality Typing

Many people object to being pigeonholed into a personality type. But if you’re in psychotherapy, it would be nice if your therapist had an understanding of your type. Here’s an example of why: Betty’s dominant Enneagram perspective is Two, a … Continue reading

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Barack Obama a Nine-wing-One

As I was writing the previous post regarding personality type Nine-wing-One, I wondered whether enneagraminstitute.com had corrected their long-ago mistyping of Barack Obama. Nope, they still have him listed as a Three. In 2009, on my now-defunct website, enneagram2.com, I … Continue reading

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Personality Nine-wing-One, The Peacemaker

With their pleasant, easy-going exteriors, Nine-wing-Ones are frequently underestimated. Some conventional Enneagram writers describe them as lazy and indifferent; however, many are quite industrious and effective. At its highest intensity, this personality melds penetrating insight into what makes people and … Continue reading

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Structural Enneagram and NLP

I’ve been reading a 1987 book by NLP developers John Grinder and Judith DeLozier. It’s called Turtles All the Way Down: Prerequisites to Personal Genius. In this book, Grinder essentially mirrors my view of personality as a rhetorical construct, although … Continue reading

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Personality One-wing-Nine, The Idealist

One-wing-Nines want to express and embody their values and beliefs. This leads them to push for reforms on a local or more universal level. They want things to be done properly. Within themselves, they assure that things are done properly … Continue reading

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Tritypes

These days, some people want to talk about tritypes–the idea that it takes three points on the enneagram to convey a personality type. To which I say right on! However, they can’t be just any three points, or even any … Continue reading

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