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This is a group for those in the Sacramento area who like to discuss politics and philosophy. We have all had different experiences in life, but we always find that political issues are very relevant to our lives and we want to discuss these issues with others. These days, political discussions are sometimes constructive, but unfortunately they often become hostile when people with differing views are in the same room. It is important for us all to hear views other than our own from time to time, and there has to be a way to have honest, thoughtful discussions on issues important to our lives while keeping the discussion calm and polite. In this discussion group, we try to avoid being overly biased when presenting opinions and we will also work to avoid use of fallacies in making points. We expect that there will be differences of opinion, but as long as we keep a philosophical mindset these discussions should not descend into hostility. Many of us also like to discuss philosophical topics and we will have time for this as well and we will probably find that most philosophical concepts have real-world applications, including political. So this discussion group will hover between these two subjects, and we might even at times focus on other subjects as well.

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Discussing the Enneagram personality typology

Old Soul at The Weatherstone

The Enneagram of Personality is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. The types are subdivided into groups of 3s, representing those dominant in the body, the heart, and the mind. Each type has 2 arrows pointing out to other types representing the path of growth and the path of stress. The idea is that each person has a default type and their personality shifts to one of the other types if they are experiencing stress or growth. Each type also has 2 adjacent types and some theories assign a "wing" to each type, which then in turn would link to 2 additional types under stress and growth. There are also theories that each person has 2 wings, which if true, would offer paths for any person to embody any of the 9 types depending on the circumstances that they find themselves.

You are encouraged to take this test or a similar test that will supposedly determine your Enneagram type:
https://enneagramtest.net

How much validity do you think the Enneagram has? Is there scientific validity to this? How does this system compare with other personality typologies such as the Myers-Briggs and the Big 5?

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