The Enneagram. You’ve heard of it, but where do you start? How do you find your type?
I know you’ve got questions. So did I when I first started. But now, you don’t have to do it alone, because I’ve found a ton of incredible resources to break down this profound system for anyone to understand. In no time, you’ll have a comprehensive grasp on your type and what it means for you!
So, if you are a personality enthusiast and you haven’t discovered the Enneagram yet, you’re in the right place! Whether you’ve never come across it before or you want to understand it better, read on, because I’m going to offer you:
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Of course, you can’t miss a stop at the Enneagram Institute’s website.
For some great books on the subject, here are a few I’d recommend:
Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery by Don Riso and Russ Hudson.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Riso and Russ Hudson.
The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele.
The Enneagram by Helen Palmer.
Take some tests online
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Want to know how your E type might mesh in a relationship with another? Check here: The Enneagram Types in Relationship by Dr. David Daniels.
Confused between a couple different types? Find your near fits and compare them here: Enneagram Type Comparisons from Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition.
Think you might be mistyped, or know someone who is? Read on to see why: Misidentifications of Enneagram Personality Types intro and the 36 Type Misidentifications from the Enneagram Institute.
Here’s a great source for MBTI & Enneagram type Correlations. by Dr. A.J. Drenth.
For a deeper understanding of the instinctual subtypes, check out: The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge by Beatrice Chestnut.
Sign up for daily Enneathoughts for your type (better yet, if you have several emails, sign up for each type you think you might be to get a daily side-by-side comparison) here.
And last but not least, don’t forget to join us for Enneagram (and personality) discussions over at Personality Cafe!
I’m serious when I say that the Enneagram is one of the biggest keys to my personal development and growth. Don’t overlook this chance to examine yourself in a profound way. At first, you may feel overwhelmed, but after getting the hang of the first few components (such as basic type) you’ll start to see how all the other parts connect. If you don’t understand wings, or levels of development, or instinctual stacking yet, don’t worry. Just focus on the lessons of your core type and start from there.
Remember that this is only the beginning of your journey! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask, and stay tuned as we examine subjects within the Enneagram in more depth.