Looking for books on Enneagram? So here we have selected 21 books carefuly for the interested people. Do check these books and you will really like this collection.
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God.
Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number.
Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.
Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help take you further along into who you really are―leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become
The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile
This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships.
No one is better equipped than Suzanne Stabile, coauthor, with Ian Morgan Cron, of The Road Back to You, to share the Enneagram’s wisdom on how relationships work—or don’t.
- Why do Sixes seem so intimidated and put off by Eights, who only wish the Sixes would stop mulling things over and take action?
- Why do Fives seem so unavailable, even to their closest family and friends, while Twos seem to feel everybody else’s feelings but their own and end up irritating people who don’t want their help?
- How in the world can Fours be so open and loving to you one day and restrained and distant other times?
The Essential Enneagram by David N. Daniels
A centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the Enneagram can be an invaluable guide in your journey toward self-understanding and self-development.
In this book, Stanford University Medical School clinical professor of psychiatry David Daniels and counseling psychologist Virginia Price offer the only scientifically developed Enneagram test based upon extensive research combined with a self-discovery and personal-development guide.
The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience.
They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths.
Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types–Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator–this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.
The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr and Andrea Ebert’s runaway best-seller shows both the basic logic of the Enneagram and its harmony with the core truths of Christian thought from the time of the early Church forward.
Using the Enneagram in Prayer by Suzanne Zuercher
Suzanne Zuercher, an authority on the Enneagram, a system of spiritual psychology based on personality types, explores the best way for people of each Enneagram to pray.
Reflecting on a number of different prayer practices from the perspective of each triad, Zuercher explores how the Enneagram can help develop a contemplative attitude toward life.
Anyone who has used the Enneagram as a tool for personal growth will find this wise book is a concise source of deeper self-awareness and an invaluable guide on how to use the Enneagram in prayer.
The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut
The Enneagram, a universal symbol of human purpose and possibility, is an excellent tool for doing the hardest part of consciousness work: realizing, owning, and accepting your strengths and weaknesses.
In this comprehensive handbook, Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, traces the development of the personality as it relates to the nine types of the Enneagram, the three different subtype forms each type can take, and the path each of us can take toward liberation.
With her guidance, readers will learn to observe themselves, face their fears and disowned Shadow aspects, and work to manifest their highest potential.”
Millenneagram by Hannah Paasch
Millenneagram reinvigorates the Enneagram by putting a modern spin on the classic nine types. Hannah Paasch, creator of the popular #millenneagream threads on Twitter, reveals how this system acts as a map toward our authentic selves.
For Hannah, the Enneagram is not about changing who we are, but rather nurturing and loving our whole selves, even the pain in the ass qualities.
“Only from this position of wholeness, rootedness in who we are, what we believe, and what kind of story we are writing, will we be able to act bravely for the sake of justice and humanity – to approach our f*cked-up world with the grounded courage it asks of us.”
With her trademark irreverent humor and empowering affirmations, Millenneagram reframes the classic Enneagram types with a fresh perspective and new names that cut right to the chase:
#1 The Machine
“I’m an Enneagram 1 and I Can Fix This!”
#2 The Parent
“I’m an Enneagram 2 and Can I Get You a Refill?”
#3 The Winner
“I’m an Enneagram 3 and All I Do Is Win.”
#4 The Tortured Artist
“I’m an Enneagram 4 and I’m Deeper Than You.”
#5 The Detective
“I’m an Enneagram 5 and I Read an Article About That.”
#6 The Oracle
“I’m an Enneagram 6 and I’m Loyal as Fuck.”
#7 The Party
“I’m an Enneagram 7 so This Might Be Vodka In My Mug.”
#8 The Dragon
“I’m an Enneagram 8 so Nice Try, Bitch.”
#9 The Wallflower
“I’m an Enneagram 9 so Let’s Just All Chill Out, Dude.”
A powerful tool for self-discovery (that doesn’t take itself too seriously), Millenneagram is an invitation for introspection and growth. Hannah’s revamped Enneagram goes beyond simply identifying with a type: it gives us permission to be our truest, enough-as-is, bad-ass selves.
The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher L. Heuertz
The Sacred Enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram’s 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom for a life transformed.
Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat.
But the enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to God and to our true identity as God created us.
Chris Heuertz’s life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago. Today, he leads enneagram workshops all over the world.
Join Chris as he shows you how this ancient tool can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God.
The Nine Ways of Working by Michael Goldberg
The 9 Ways of Working introduces the nine personality styles of the Enneagram, a classic, highly powerful approach to work and life.
Each of the Enneagram’s nine types has a distinct worldview which determines how they think, what they want, and why they act the way they do.
You’ll recognize the personality types of the people you work with—colleagues, clients, bosses—as well as your own. And you’ll discover the most effective ways to work with these people:
The Perfectionist gets things done right—regardless of the consequences.
The Helper nurtures others’ careers—and demands to be appreciated for it.
The Producer works hard to succeed—but can burn out in overwork.
The Connoisseur explores his or her creativity and deep feelings—but may get lost in them.
The Sage craves data, theories, and insight—but may forget the human element
The Troubleshooter knows the secrets and who can be trusted—but can get mighty paranoid.
The Visionary inspires with brilliant, fun, imaginative ideas—but leaves closure to others.
The Top Dog exercises leadership—but may end up as a vengeful bully.
Enneagram Transformations by Don Richard Riso
Enneagram Transformations is a groundbreaking contribution to the self-help field. Riso offers readers the opportunity to take a psychological inventory of inner strengths that can be invaluable for self-development and all forms of recovery.
The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People by Renee Barton
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 use in our everyday lives.
The 9 Types of People:
The Perfectionist: Motivated by the need to live life the right way, improve oneself and others, and avoid anger.
The Helper: Motivated by the need to be loved and appreciated and to express your positive feelings towards others.
The Achiever: Motivated by the need to be productive, to achieve success, and to avoid failure.
The Romantic: Motivated by the need to understand your feelings and to be understood to search for the meaning of life, and to avoid being ordinary.
The Observer: Motivated by the need to know everything and understand the universe, to be self-sufficient and left alone, and to avoid not having the answer or looking foolish.
The Questioner: Motivated by the need for security, to feel taken care of, or to confront your fears.
The Adventurer: Motivated by the need to be happy and plan fun things, to contribute to the world, and to avoid suffering and pain.
The Asserter: Motivated by the need to be self-reliant and strong, to make an impact on the world, and to avoid being weak.
The Peacemaker: Motivated by the need to keep the peace, merge with others, and avoid conflict.
Parables and the Enneagram by Clarence Thomson
Parables and the Enneagram makes a unique contribution to enneagram literature. It illuminates the enneagram with parables to make it an evermore brilliant diagnostic tool for lighting up the inner geography of our wounded souls.
Reading People by Anne Bogel
For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part–collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others.
She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life.
In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
The Wisdom of the Enneagram includes:
Two highly accurate questionnaires for determining your type
Vivid individual profiles focused on maximizing each type’s potential and minimizing predictable pitfalls.
Spiritual Jump Starts, Wake-Up Calls, and Red Flags for each type
Dozens of individualized exercises and practical strategies for letting go of troublesome habits, improving relationships, and increasing inner freedom
Revealing insights into the deepest motivations, fears, and desires of each type.
Highly accessible, yet filled with sophisticated concepts and techniques found nowhere else, The Wisdom of the Enneagram is a strikingly new fusion of psychology and spirituality. It offers an exciting vision of human possibility and a clear map of the nine paths to our highest self-expression.
The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer
New from Helen Palmer, a “leading teacher and practitioner of the Enneagram” (San Francisco Chronicle), the first Enneagram book to give practical advice, in fascinating detail, on how to have the best possible relationships in love and business.
Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
“The Enneagram is an extraordinary framework for understanding more about ourselves. No matter from which point of view we approach it, we discover fresh conjunctions of new and old ideas.”
So writes Don Riso in this expanded edition of his classic interpretation of the Enneagram, the ancient psychological system used to understand the human personality.
In addition to updating the descriptions of the nine personality types, Personality Types, Revised greatly expands the accompanying guidelines and, for the first time, uncovers the Core Dynamics, or Levels of Development, within each type.
This skeletal system provides far more information about the inner tension and movements of the nine personalities than has previously been published.
This increased specificity will allow therapists, social workers, personnel managers, students of the Enneagram, and general readers alike to use it with much greater precision as they unlock the secrets of self-understanding, and thus self-transformation.
The 9 Types of Leadership by Beatrice Chestnut
The 9 Types of Leadership provides a pathway to greater self-awareness and social skillfulness. It will help you orient yourself when you get caught up in people problems that you don’t know how to work your way out of.
By providing extremely detailed and accurate descriptions of nine recognizable personalities, The 9 Types of Leadership is an unmatched tool for business people to use to decode the mysteries involved in understanding why people do what they do, why we have conflicts with some people but not others and how we can become aware of our blind spots.
Most importantly, it can help leaders know themselves in a deeper way so they can more effectively lead others.
The Literary Enneagram by Judith Searle
THE LITERARY ENNEAGRAM offers screenwriters, fiction writers and playwrights a powerful tool for character development, a template for creating character grids, and a basis for devising character-driven plot twists that seem both inevitable and surprising.
FOR ACTORS: THE LITERARY ENNEAGRAM offers guidelines for creating characters that live and breathe on stage and screen as well as on the page. Performers who understand their own Enneagram style can make the “type casting” that is so prevalent in the entertainment industry work for them. – And, FOR
READERS OF FICTION: THE LITERARY ENNEAGRAM offers a richer understanding of literary characters and valuable insights into ways their psychology relates to the reader’s own personality patterns and relationships with others.
THE LITERARY ENNEAGRAM OFFERS A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON SUCH CHARACTERS AS: Peter Pan, Scarlett O’Hara, Scrooge, Madame Bovary, Clarice Starling, Jay Gatsby, Sherlock Holmes, Mrs. Dalloway, Bridget Jones, Othello, King Lear, Lady Macbeth, T.S. Garp, Blanche DuBois, Captain Ahab, Molly Bloom, Walter Mitty, Humbert Humbert, Anna Karenina, Holden Caulfield, Holly Golightly, The Wife of Bath, Hamlet and more.
The Spiritual Dimension of the enneagram by Sandra Maitri
Here is one of the first books to explore in an authentic and comprehensive way the original spiritual dimension of the enneagram.
Among the most knowledgeable teachers of the enneagram in America, Sandra Maitri shows how the enneagram not only reveals our personalities, but illuminates a basic essence within each of us.
She shows how traversing the inner territory particular to our ennea-type can bring us profound fulfillment and meaning, as well as authentic spiritual development.
Facets of Unity By A.H. Almaas
Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Ideas as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness. Here we are not directed toward the psychological types but the higher spiritual realities they reflect.
We discover how the disconnection from each Holy Idea leads to the development of its corresponding fixation, thus recognizing each type’s deeper psychological core.
Understanding this core brings each Holy Idea within reach, so its spiritual perspective can serve as a key for unlocking the fixation and freeing us from its limitations.
Are You My Type, Am I yours? By Renee Baron
The Enneagram, a renowned personality typing system that is enjoying enormous popularity, explains why we behave the way we do, providing an important tool for self-discovery and insight.
Are You My Type, Am I Yours? explores each of the nine types and how they interact in love, work, family, and friendships. Each chapter is filled with intriguing details, witty cartoons, simple personality tests, and examples of “famous couples” of each type to help discovery and appreciate your own type and those of the people you’ve involved with—or could be.
The Enneagram of Parenting by Elizabeth Wagele
Elizabeth Wagele, coauthor of The Enneagram Made Easy and Are You My Type, Am I Yours?, offers the first practical guidebook for parents — packed with her delightful cartoons — on how the Enneagram can help to understand and work with children’s personality traits and behavioral patterns more effectively and creatively.
Using her expertise in making the Enneagram accessible through simple text and zany, informative cartoons, Wagele shows parents how to be flexible and compassionate, willing and eager to recognize the unique potential of every child and to respond to and nurture each child appropriately.
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