The Enneagram as a Standard for the DSM

The Enneagram is a system of personality typing with 9 different types – the perfectionist, helper, achiever, romantic, observer, questioner, adventurer, asserter, and peace maker. Could this system possibly be used as a standard for the DSM, Diagnostic System for Personality Disorders?

Some think it would make perfect sense.

According to an article in the New York Times Science section, the American Psychiatric Association is considering adopting a new diagnostic system for DSM, though scientists feel that human personality is still a far too unknowable element.

Those adhering to the Enneagram would most likely disagree. They believe that we DO know a lot about personality. Consider some of their reasoning:

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