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A Tale of Two Types: Exploring the Intersection of the MBTI and the Enneagram - Virginia (Gina) Thomas, Ph.D.
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Category: APTi Chapter Events

This virtual program is presented by the Sacramento Association for Psychological Type (SacAPT) chapter.

The MBTI examines personality through the lens of functions and attitudes, exploring how we process information, make decisions, and orient ourselves to the world around us. The Enneagram views personality as a style of attention, grounded in one of three emotional centers that dominate the personality. What happens when the two systems are combined? This workshop explores how our self-understanding is enriched by taking into account both type preferences (MBTI) and patterns of emotional attention (Enneagram). After reviewing the nine Enneagram patterns, we will overlay Jungian typology onto the Enneagram to explore how the two systems interact to form a more comprehensive picture of your personality. Note that a large component of this workshop will be discussion-based and assumes participants have a basic knowledge of both the Enneagram and MBTI systems.


​Following registration for the program, participants will receive an email with information to join the virtual presentation on Zoom.


About the Presenter


Virginia (Gina) Thomas, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of psychology at Middlebury College, Vermont. Gina is qualified to administer the MBTI® and is a certified teacher of the Enneagram, trained in the Narrative Tradition with Helen Palmer and David Daniels. She earned her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and holds a master's degree in depth psychology from Sonoma State University. Her current research and teaching focus on the intersection of solitude, personality, identity, and emotional development. Gina especially enjoys exploring how the MBTI and Enneagram complement each other as windows into the personality, and has worked with individuals and organizations utilizing both of these systems. 


Gina publishes her research in academic journals and writes a blog for Psychology Today: