ElSherbini, K. M. (2022). Transpersonal concepts from the perspective of the nine Enneagram types: A grounded theory approach [Unpublished Master’s thesis]. Alef Trust & Liverpool John Moores University.

The aim of this study was to explore the different meanings that the nine enneagram types give to five different transpersonal concepts. Using a grounded theory approach (Charmaz, 2016), focus groups were conducted to research the meanings that each type gives to the concepts of heaven, bliss, love, heart, and God. The findings showed that, while each type defined each concept differently, yet an overarching core meaning to each of these five transpersonal concepts could be identified. The study also provided clearly different interpretations to each of the concepts for each of the nine types, showing how the types have different worldviews and different interpretations of the transpersonal concepts. In addition, a common link between the five concepts was also identified from the results, showing how these concepts relate to each other. The results of the study show how transpersonal concepts can have different meanings for individuals of different Enneagram types, and how behind these different meanings there is a common core meaning that all types are referring to.

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