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THE COMPASS MODEL OF PERSONALITY
  The Compass Model of personality brings insight into one’s personality and relationships by promoting psychological and spiritual growth.

THE LAWS OF PERSONALITY & RELATIONSHIPS
  The consensus of interpersonal theory research holds that people’s recurring styles of intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics possess two basic dimensions: affiliation and power. The Compass Model locates these two complementary polar axes, designated as the Love—Assertion and Strength—Weakness polarities, within a circle representing the self. Combined, they form the Self Compass.

At the actualizing level, people relate with a relatively high degree of self-awareness and interpersonal discernment. With the LAWS of personality as their guide, people know how to care for others without letting them take advantage. They diplomatically assert themselves if someone seeks to manipulate them, yet recover without succumbing to chronic defensiveness in return.

The innermost circle of the Compass Model symbolizes the spiritual core, an interior dwelling place of God’s image from which arises the grace-filled inspiration for an actualizing life. The actualizing individual’s spiritual core is primarily trustworthy because it radiates trust in God and oneself. Core trust, overall, outweighs core fear.

When free-floating fear holds too much sway, actualizing growth is held back. Core fear drives a person to avoid or exaggerate one or more compass points of Love or Assertion, Weakness or Strength. The consequences include manipulative trends and personality disorders, as well as psychoses. All are predicted by the Compass Model and correlate with the diagnostic categories of Axis II personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV.

Beyond its application in Christian counseling, the Compass Model is a valuable tool in pastoral ministry, Christian discipleship, and spiritual formation. Hope for transforming brokenness into personality health is the heart of the Compass Model. At once diagnostic and therapeutic, the Compass Model shows not only what blocks human growth, but also how the Holy Spirit can indwell the core of persons and guide them toward Christlike wholeness.

MONTGOMERY BOOKS ON THE COMPASS MODEL
  The definitive books that develop the personality research, Scriptural support, and personal application of the Compass Model may be ordered from Amazon.com by clicking the titles:

COMPASS PSYCHOTHEOLOGY: WHERE PSYCHOLOGY & THEOLOGY REALLY MEET, by Dan Montgomery and Kate Montgomery

Dallas Theological Seminary Professor, Dr. Linda Marten, writes:

“In Compass Psychotheology we finally have a bridge that connects personality theory with Trinitarian faith. The Compass Model describes Christ’s personality, reveals healthy personality dynamics, and translates categories found in DSM-IV into user-friendly terms.

“The Montgomery perspective eliminates the gap between theologians and clinicians, between conservatives and liberals, evangelicals and Pentecostals. All can use this model to facilitate growth toward individual wholeness, toward respectful and edifying communities, and deeper intimacy with God.”

THE SELF COMPASS: CHARTING YOUR PERSONALITY IN CHRIST, by Dan Montgomery and Kate Montgomery

“Dan and Kate Montgomery’s Compass Model is grounded in a wealth of resources and research. Those trained in Enneagram Typology will profit from this work.”

— Carla Mae Streeter, O.P., Thomas Aquinas Institute of Theology.

COMPLETE COMPASS SERIES
  The seven books in the Compass series, including a Christian fiction novel, can be ordered in print or download versions by clicking here: COMPASS SERIES.

ACADEMICS AND THE COMPASS MODEL
  The Compass Model has been endorsed for course adoption by professors at universities and seminaries for courses in Christian counseling, clinical counseling, biblical counseling, integration of psychology and Christianity, psychology of religion, theology and ministry, pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and psychology.

KEYWORDS
  compass model, self compass, compass psychotheology, compass therapy, dan montgomery, enneagram, personality, christian discipleship, personality theory, counseling theory, Holy Spirit, Christlike, spiritual formation, christian counseling




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