|The most efficient way for the Enneagram to be embraced by the mainstream population may be through acceptance of the scientific community that the Enneagram is a "real" and measurable system. Dr. Thomas discusses current theories in the biological dynamics underlying the Enneagram. Topics include current research in the Enneagram, personality research in related areas, and proposals for future Enneagram research. Areas of interest that will be reviewed are twin studies, personality disorders, psychopharmacology, addiction, pain tolerance, and prediction of social orientation (aka variant).
Tina Thomas holds a Ph.D. in biopsychology and is an RN and social worker. Author of "A Gentle Path - A Guide to Peace, Passion, and Power," and founder of the "The United Foundation for Research in Personality." she has dedicated her life to researching the biological nature of personality.