Honoring David N. Daniels, M.D., One of the Founding Fathers of Today’s Enneagram

Journal of Adult Development Provides Scientific Credibility, Verification, & Validation of David Daniels' Enneagram Typing TestThe Scientific Verification of the Enneagram for which David Worked So Tirelessly

Authors:  David Daniels, M.D., Terry Saracino, M.A., M.B.A., Meghan Fraley, Ph.D., Jennifer Christian, Psy.D., Seth Pardo, Ph.D.

Announcing the publication of an article that validates the Enneagram scientifically, that David passionately worked on for 13-years! Read our Latest Blog and the Official Article: >>  “Advancing Ego Development in Adulthood Through Study of the Enneagram System of Personality.” Read Terry Saracino’s Blog about this research project and how it came into being.

“It is my personal mission to share my many years of experience and learning in order to bring peace and compassion to the world.”

— David Daniels, M.D.

David used to always say that our brains are pattern machines. As he put it, “We have patterns for everything from relationships to worldviews. Our personality pattern stands out as one of our most fundamental patterns. When we are owned by our pattern we are hostages for better and worse. When we liberate ourselves from the confines, literally the prison, of our personality pattern, our lives and relationships can truly flourish anew.”

The purpose of this website is to remain available to bring fundamental, life-changing, and enlightening information based on the Enneagram system of personality patterns, which David believed is one of the most powerful tools available for self-awareness and mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  This incredible system is congruent with and even validated by our own fundamental neurobiology. All of the material offered here is based on David’s 50+ years of experience as a therapist and behavioral scientist and his nearly 30 years of practical experience using the Enneagram.

This website is a reflection of David’s many years of passion and work in the fields of human behavior, psychology, relationships, psychotherapy, personal development, organizational development, neurobiology, and psychiatry. (Read full biography) David’s hope, his dream, is that his site will continue to help others discover the wonders of this work, utilizing the Enneagram system, and will find it of great value, as he did.

The Umbrella Organization
The Non-Profit Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) now known as The Narrative Enneagram (TNE)

David’s website’s further purpose is to complement the efforts and contributions of The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), an organization that he co-founded and that which is available online at the URL:  narrativeenneagram.org.  TNE provides wonderful material, much of which David had contributed over the years. Since its inception in 1988, David had espoused the value of the Narrative Tradition where individuals speak about “their type” for themselves, often in “Enneagram type panels,” where each person shares their knowledge and experience of themselves, with an attending, studious audience.  To do this, TNE has been the forerunning developer of a deep process of inquiry, exploration, and is an open forum for the sharing of Enneagram types understanding.

We hope that you enjoy and continue to access this website for your own personal growth and learning.