The Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram, is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
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✦ Instinctual Type of Pope Benedict XVI
Instincts are defined as non-learned, inherited (genetic) patterns of behavior generally ensuring the survival of a species. Common examples include spinning a web by a spider, nest building and other maternal activities, migration patterns of animals, social behavior in pack animals.
On the basis of principles of balance theory and interdependence theory, this research examined a phenomenon termed attitude alignment, or the tendency of interacting partners to modify their attitudes in such a manner as to achieve attitudinal congruence.
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✦ Temperament Type of Pope Benedict XVI
Temperament, in psychology, an aspect of personality concerned with emotional dispositions and reactions and their speed and intensity; the term often is used to refer to the prevailing mood or mood pattern of a person.
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✦ Socio-Type of Pope Benedict XVI
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Socionics, in psychology and sociology, is a pseudoscientific theory of information processing and personality types. It is distinguished by its information model of the psyche and a model of interpersonal relations.
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Pope Benedict XVI
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About Pope Benedict XVI
Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, he was elected to lead the Catholic Church in 2005 and in 2013, he became the first pope to resign since the 1400s. Before he was Pope he was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, among its other duties, handled all reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
Early Life Experience of Pope Benedict XVI
He grew up in Traunstein, Germany, and was a conscripted member of the Hitler Youth despite his family’s resentment of the Nazi Party. He was ordained as a priest in his native Bavaria in 1951.
He was drafted into the German army in WWII, but an infection in his finger kept him away from the front lines.
Family Life and Relationship
His parents, Maria and Joseph Ratzinger, Sr. were harassed by Nazis. He returned home in 1945 after deserting his unit, but was arrested by Americans who had established a camp in his house and sent to a POW camp.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was his favorite composer.