Selection of Junior football players in terms of position centers according to the Engram theory for personality
Keywords:Enigram theory, junior football players.
Abstract. The research aims to design an interactive electronic scale to measure the nine personality patterns of young football players and to identify the dominant pattern of personality in the three playing centers for young footballers, and used the descriptive approach in the survey method for its suitability to the research problem. The research sample consisted of academies and football school players in the province of Babylon, which numbered (251) players. An interactive electronic scale was designed to measure the nine personality styles (reformer, assistant, achiever, unique, thinker, loyal, enthusiastic, defiant, peacemaker). The first part of the scale with an algorithm that contains questions of contradictory characteristics that initially determine the personality type, and their number was (18) questions, of them, only (6) questions appear to the respondent, as a maximum, depending on the algorithm scheme. The second part is related to a set of auditing questions, through which it is confirmed that the initial pattern that was determined on the basis of the algorithm prepared for this, which appears as a group consisting of (12) questions out of a total of (108) questions and according to the result of the initial pattern resulting from the algorithm, and thus the total of questions that appear to the respondent does not exceed (18) questions out of a total of (126) questions. The researchers came out with a set of conclusions, including that there is a convergence in the overall ratios of the pattern in the playing centers, that is, there is no dominant or distinct pattern in the playing centers, but the patterns of the personality are distributed naturally for the three playing centers. The researchers recommend the use of the interactive electronic scale of personality patterns according to the theory of Enigram to detect negative and positive trends among players, because what distinguishes this theory is that it takes two forms, the first is to identify the apparent behavior and the second is to reveal the latent negative and positive trends in the individual.