The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People
The first easy—and fun—guide to the Enneagram, the fascinating and revealing method of understanding personality types, for the beginner, the expert, and everyone in between. This witty and informative guide demystifies the ancient Enneagram system with cartoons, exercises, and personality tests that reveal our motivations and desires and show how to put that knowledge to...more
So here's the thing. The enneagram is deeply spiritual. And not just Christian spiritual. It can go wayyyy deep in personal development, strengths, weaknesses, how connect to who you are at your core and understand why others are motivated to be the people they are.
The thing with pop culture getting its hands on the Enneagram is that it strips the Enneagram to child's play and dumbs it down to "parlor tricks." And ...more
In fairness, I have found the MBTI to be simpler and yet with more depth. So my feedback is part for the book and part for the enneagram tool itself. I do know others who find it very useful.
The authors make a point of not starting to 'type' others, or at least to respectfully keep your guesses to yourse ...more
To be clear, I think the Enneagram is complete bunk as a personality theory. In general, I think personalities theories might help explain, or help us think about some part of our psych, even if none of them present anything resembling a complete picture of way people act the way that they do. I’m especially distrustful of a system that c ...more
Each number is broken down into helpful descriptions such as "How to Get Along With [my number]", "What's Hard About Being [my number], and a fun one called "Things [my number] Would Never Dream of Doing", along with Work ...more
It's an easy to read introduction to the types. Each type has a checklist at the beginning so you can do a self-assessment as well as a discussion on the wings. Examples of what people say about people they know with that type follow. Fun illustrations are ...more
That said, I didn’t learn much from this book. In being so generic so as to reach a general audience that isn’t familiar with the enneagram, it lacked some of the deeper components of each number and I felt myself wishing for anecdotes and personal account ...more
Some of the descriptions of the numbers seemed to skew toward o ...more