# Thread: Example of practical use of Enneagram : evaluating a milieu

1. ## Example of practical use of Enneagram : evaluating a milieu

I found a very concrete use of Enneagram recently. When you go to a real-life social setting, you can evaluate the milieu, in order to calculate the global hostility, and the risk of being harmed.

Variant 1

Step 1 : Count Fours, Sixes and Eights around you, except those who are high-functioning. If you hesitate, count it.

Step 2 : Count everyone.

Step 3 : Calculate the E468 ratio. If higher than 10-15% there's risk.

Variant 2

Assess the EType and the functioning level of EACH dude/girl.

Count :

3 points for each Low-functioning 468-er
2 points for each Average-functioning 468-er
1 point for each Low-functioning 135-er

Then apply the formula : points / (number_of_people * 3)

If the ratio is higher than .1 or .15, consider the milieu as risky.

2. This is what Riso & Hudson would deem a "misuse of the Enneagram". There's only one use for it. Self-development. Try it sometime, machintruc. Guaranteed to reduce hostility and aggression in two weeks or your money back.

3. Originally Posted by Ezra
This is what Riso & Hudson would deem a "misuse of the Enneagram". There's only one use for it. Self-development. Try it sometime, machintruc. Guaranteed to reduce hostility and aggression in two weeks or your money back.
I'm not an enneagram purist. You are.

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