(Republished for Enneagram Monthly online)

In March ’07, I wrote a short EM article about the nature of prototypes.  When I was a kid, I thought a prototype was a car, because the only time I ever heard anybody talk about them was on TV in connection with never-before-seen-cars-of-the-future. Later, I found out prototypes aren’t actually cars, but some sort of abstract model.  Still later, in graduate school, I learned how research psychologists talk about prototypes:  as highly typical exem...

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