I offer traditional psychological testing using both projective (TAT, Draw-a-Person, Incomplete Sentences, et.al.) and objective (MMPI II 16PF, NEO PI-R, Myers-Briggs, et.al.) testing instruments. These assessments can be used for increased personal understanding and for psychological reports for religious communities, volunteer corps, etc.
I have also developed the Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS) which measures the resourceful and non-resourceful characteristics of each of the nine personality styles described by the Enneagram and gives an overall score used for determining one’s type.
To take the WEPSS, you simply rate 200 words or phrases on a 5-point scale. The inventory generates a Total score, a Resourceful score, and a Non-Resourceful score for each style. The results are expressed as percentile scores based on a sample of 1429 people. The reliability and validity of the WEPSS meet professional testing standards.
The WEPSS is the only Enneagram inventory reviewed in Buros’s Mental Measurements Yearbook, the recognized handbook in the testing field. “The WEPSS’s greatest appeal and widest use seems to lie in the context of Enneagram workshops, aimed at self-understanding and growth. With this in mind, it offers an attractive alternative to more traditional instruments that have as their primary function the identification of personality and emotional disorders. The author’s efforts to use quantitative psychometric tools to refine and evaluate an instrument inspired by a clearly humanistic or even mystic tradition are praiseworthy; too often, something as esoteric as Enneagram theory would be dismissed as outside the realm of such methods.
The WEPSS represents a praiseworthy effort to “cross the divide” between quantitative-based mainstream psychometric approaches and less mainstream “interpretive approaches” to personality. The appeal that the WEPSS offers is a rich, “thick description” of test results very similar in texture to that provided by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The author may be forgiven if the interpretations and structure of the test (based upon Enneagram theory) are not yet adequately confirmed by empirical studies. The instrument offers a wide range of hypotheses waiting to be tested; further empirical confirmation of the WEPSS’s validity and reliability will very probably draw more careful attention to it as a viable alternative to mainstream personality tests, especially among psychologists and therapists exploring such issues within a spiritual or humanistic framework.” (The Fifteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 2003.)
The WEPSS can be taken online for $10 at www.WEPSS.com.
Or hard copies, either hand scored or computer scored, can be ordered through Western Psychological Services at 1-800-648-8857 or go to www.wpspublish.com.
The four-page computer generated report gives yourcore Enneagram style
- your preferred wing style
- what you find easy to do and what you find difficult to do and so may avoid
- how you may have learned this style
- what may happen to you under stressful and secure conditions
- how you can be more in balance