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Preview — The Power of the Enneagram a New Technology of Self-Discovery by Don Richard Riso
The Power of the Enneagram a New Technology of Self-Discovery: A New Technology of Self-Discovery
Based on time-honored concepts of psychology, the Enneagram -- a geometric figure that delineates the nine fundamental per ...more
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3.5 -4 (dang wish they had .5 in some of these Labels )
1. The Reformer
2 The Helper
3 The Motivator
4 The Individualist
5 The Investigator
6 The Loyalist
7 The Enthusiast
8 The Leader
9 The Peacemaker
I thought some parts of this book had merit . And other parts had a "horoscope " feeling attached to it .
After reading each personality type. This book then breaks down and makes adjustments to the basic type . This is referred as The Wing or the other side of the basic personality . ...more
The Core Fears Simplified:
Core fear – agitated, aggression.
Core 1: fear of being corrupt. (Strive for perfection.) Agitation: you’re an idiot, pushing you away.
Core 2: f ...more
At the same time, I honestly did not read every word of the book. I skimmed each chapter to get a quick grasp on the personality type. I eagerly wanted to get to the c ...more
Es muy bueno porque, además de describir a cada personalidad, describe cuál es el origen infantil de cada una.
Este libro es el primero que leí sobre eneagrama y fue, sin lugar a dudas, el que me provocó un profundo interés sobre el tema (deformó mi cabeza al respecto).
Experience has shown that ... personalities ... may be grouped into various major categories, and for purposes of studying them this is a helpful device. Classifications must never be taken too seriously—they ruin much thinking—but the fear to use them has prevented much more thinking.
—Karl A. Menninger, The Human Mind
The above quote would find a lot of people in the world in open disagreement. Even in the US, where different social needs and anxieties gave birth to almost all forms of typology ...more
I didn't like how negative the tone of ...more
My wife and I, for instance, knowing the Types we are, are able to understand the specific challenges we face within our marriage and why, and what we need to do to overcome those challe ...more
I developed my own sense of spirituality (and need for it) via reading this and came objectively as well as subjectively face-to-face with the potential horror of my own self. This is not a book of rainbows and candy canes seeking to portray a sugar-coated feel-good "ra ra" of the various types. Quite the contrary, it chronicles our motivating fears and the ways these fears t ...more
Apart from the lengthy descriptions of the 9 Types, I particularly liked the section where it linked ...more
The personality book goes in depth for every type, with wings and if healthy, average, and unhealthy levels. Very informative.
Still, I like Riso's approach for the most part. No book is the be-all, end-all of personality traits but this books is fun and interesting to read if you have an open mind. ...more
This is another personality sorter, one more involved than the Kiersey sorter. This one has 9 categories, but you can be in two categories at once, and each category has 9 levels of development. I found it difficult to place myself in the categories. There is an on-line test available at the Enneagram Institute but it costs $10.
First I was into Myers-Briggs (started in college). Then, about 10 years ago, I discovered the Enneagram. It's much more insightful, and, I might add, more fun for analyzing and annoying your friends and colleagues with.
This is the best of the enneagram books I've read.
(Oh, and if you get it, I'm a FIVE....which will be very easy to see once you read the description of the nine types).