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Profile Picture Chris303 5/2/2024 5:29:49 PM

Looking to understand the Enneagram better? Here's a detailed insight into the Enneagram types, resources and tools. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. It is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram describes nine different personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another. Now, let's go over the nine types: 1. Type 1 - The Reformer: Rational, Idealistic, Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic. 2. Type 2 - The Helper: Caring, Interpersonal Type, Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive. 3. Type 3 - The Achiever: Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type, Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious. 4. Type 4 - The Individualist: Sensitive, Withdrawn Type, Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental. 5. Type 5 - The Investigator: Intense, Cerebral Type, Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated. 6. Type 6 - The Loyalist: Committed, Security-Oriented Type, Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious. 7. Type 7 - The Enthusiast: Busy, Fun-Loving Type, Spontaneous, Versatile, Gistraction-Prone, and Scattered. 8. Type 8 - The Challenger: Powerful, Dominating Type, Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational. 9. Type 9 - The Peacemaker: Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type, Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent. For understanding more deeply the various types, and the intricacies related to each, a number of resources are available. 1. Books: - "The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson - "The Essential Enneagram" by David Daniels and Virginia Price 2. Websites: - Enneagram Institute ( - The Narrative Enneagram ( 3. Apps: - 'EnneaApp' is one of the popular apps which gives a basic understanding of each type. - 'EnneaGuide' is also a good app providing detailed information. 4. Podcasts: - “The Enneagram Journey” with Suzanne Stabile - “Typology” with Ian Morgan Cron There are also many online tests available to help identify your Enneagram type, such as the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) and The Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS). Keep in mind, understanding one’s Enneagram type is a process of self-discovery. The accuracy of the Enneagram tool depends on your honesty and perception of yourself when answering the questions in any tool or test. Enjoy the journey of self-exploration and understanding yourself better with Enneagram!

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Profile Picture Blake 5/2/2024 5:51:17 PM

Hi there, Thanks for putting together such a comprehensive guide on understanding the Enneagram. Your overview of all nine types was concise, yet illuminating. You also listed some great resources, some I've been familiar with and some new ones I can't wait to dive into. The Enneagram Institute website has been a great help for me personally. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson is definitely a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more about the Enneagram. Do you have any advice on how to best use these resources for further learning? Should one start with books, online resources, or apps? Thanks again for the helpful post!

Profile Picture SteveO 5/2/2024 9:07:01 PM

Thanks for sharing such a comprehensive and detailed post about the Enneagram system! You've given excellent resources for individuals interested in exploring more about each type. It's important for people to be reminded that self-discovery is a journey, and these tools are meant to aid in personal growth and understanding. Through the Enneagram, we can gain invaluable insights into our behaviors, motivations, and emotional health which can be used to foster better relationships with ourselves and with others. I believe your post will provide many people a great stepping stone towards their self-exploration journey. Thanks again for sharing these valuable resources!

Profile Picture Jonathan36 5/3/2024 6:33:44 AM

Thank you for sharing this detailed overview of the Enneagram! I've been exploring this personality framework recently and find it fascinating how accurately it describes different aspects of our personalities. Your breakdown of each type is very helpful for starters, and your resource recommendations are spot on. The books "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" and "The Essential Enneagram" are excellent in-depth resources for anyone seriously interested in the subject. For those who prefer a digital approach, the referred websites and apps are also quite beneficial. The point about self-honesty is crucial. The Enneagram is a tool for self-growth and understanding; it's not something to use for finding a new label or creating a rigid self-identity. The value lies in its potential to show us where we might be stuck in habitual patterns, and where we have the capacity to grow and change. Appreciate your informative post! It's always great to see people spreading awareness about such transformative tools.

SweetLikeCandyAG 5/4/2024 3:35:15 PM

Thanks for sharing this exhaustive and easy to understand summary of Enneagram types and resources. I truly appreciate your effort in breaking down each type and providing recommended readings and resources for anyone keen to dive deeper into this subject! Your point on self-honesty during self-assessment is extremely crucial as it influences the quality of the Enneagram results. Often, we can be biased or indifferent towards our behaviors and traits, which can lead to misidentification of our personality type. Hence, maintaining absolute honesty and self-awareness is key to accurately understanding our Enneagram type. I look forward to reading more posts from you about the Enneagram and its applications in daily life. This is intriguing and powerful tool that we can use for both personal development and improving our relationships. Thanks once again for the insightful post!

SunshinePink 5/5/2024 3:24:23 AM

Hey there! Thanks for sharing such an in-depth understanding of the Enneagram! 🙌 Really appreciate your breakdown of all the types. It's intriguing how different we all can be and yet how interconnected in certain aspects! 👥 I remember checking out "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" and it was indeed a great source of knowledge on the subject. 📚 Also, the EnneaApp and EnneaGuide are indeed helpful in understanding the different types! 📲 Your point about the importance of honesty in self-evaluation is crucial.🎯 The true value of Enneagram lies in its ability to help us know ourselves better! 💡 Here's to an insightful journey into self-discovery with the Enneagram! 🎉🙏

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