On becoming more open to others in God: Asperger syndrome and the Enneagram

On becoming more open to others in God: Asperger syndrome and the Enneagram

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What we are and may become as persons, Dr Nutting contends, is precisely our relationships. He challenges a long-term mindset endemic in psychiatry and psychology, namely, the presumption to label deviations from statistical norms' as pathology. Key to recovery from psychiatric diagnosis trauma, he argues, is truly respectful human relationships. Nutting himself was assigned Asperger`s Syndrome'. A way of understanding personality in relationships is the Enneagram, an analytic spiritual psychology model, still controversial whilst growing in influence. Here its power to elucidate the dynamics of difficult and healing relationships is tested against the author`s seventy-odd years` life-experience as child, adult, patient, psychiatric chaplain and academic.On the diagram these are symbolised by three sectors of the circle: the top sector (embracing points 8, 9, 1), the right hand sector (points 2, 3, 4), and the left hand ( points 7, 6, 5). To make vivid this distinction I ... The Myers-Briggs distinctions do not quite bear the meanings of Carl Jung that they professed to operationalize; nor what we might instinctively understand by them. 42 Exceptionally, points 2 andanbsp;...


Title:On becoming more open to others in God: Asperger syndrome and the Enneagram
Author: Geoff Nutting
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2012-11-01
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