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.
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.
Assess the EType and the functioning level of EACH dude/girl.
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.
...been here longer than the fucking monarchy
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.
Originally Posted by Ezra