The Enneagram and Alfred Adler Jerry Wagner (Popular at event)

Are you crazy? Adler didnít even like typologies. He argued for the uniqueness of each person ó thatís why he called his approach: Individual Psychology. Yes, but he had a rudimentary typology which included three of the Enneagram styles. Also, his notion of style of life fits very well with Enneagram lifestyles. And his application of Vaihingerís philosophy of ďacting as if Ē is a useful tool for expanding oneís Enneagram paradigm. Not to mention Adlerís ideas about fictional final goals and earliest childhood memories give insights into the origins and outcomes of oneís Enneagram style. Plus his ideas about the creative self and social interest are also relevant. And what about birth order? Does that have anything to do with Enneagram type? Through input, personal reflection, typealike sharing, and feedback to the large group, weíll look at the relevance of Adlerís psychology for the Enneagram. Jerry Wagner, Ph.D. is the author of the Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: an Introductory Guide; the Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS); and Two Windows