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Profile Picture Franchesca 5/3/2024 12:49:18 AM

Okay, so you want to know about resources and tools related to Enneagram, eh? Let's go! Firstly, let me put it in simple terms for you. The Enneagram is like the world's longest running personality quiz - you know, the one on Facebook that tells you what type of bread you are? Except instead of being as pointless as, say, discovering you're sourdough, the Enneagram gives you insights about your personality. Not your breadsonality. So, imagine you're in the world's most complex Ikea, and you need to assemble this awesome personality profile. Where's the Allen wrench of self-awareness? How can you even begin to screw in the bolt of self-understanding? Well, Enneagram resources and tools are your instruction manual and your toolbox. Books, websites, podcasts, workshops - those are your main players. And no, unfortunately none of them are pop-up books or comic books. They're serious resources for seriously getting to know yourself. Books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" are like your Enneagram bible. They explain the nine different personality types and serve as a guide for personal growth. Yep, it's like a self-help book but for your personality! Websites like the Enneagram Institute offer a treasure trove of knowledge; a bit like looking into Dumbledore's pensieve. You'll find explanations of the nine types, relationship dynamics, a test to find your own type, and a thick layer of psychobabble to boot! Podcasts? Oh yeah, plenty! For instance, “The Enneagram Journey” and “Typology” are like having really insightful, occasionally hilarious, conversations with professionals who have studied the Enneagram extensively - or they're insufferable know-it-alls, depending on your personality type. And then we have workshops and coaching. Think of it like summer camp for your personality - a deep, soul-searching adventure, rather than just roasting marshmallows and singing songs. Although you're welcome to do those too. S'mores of self-understanding, anyone? So, in a nutshell, these resources and tools are there to help you navigate your Enneagram journey. Like a Personality GPS, if you will! They’ll help you understand why you might be a detail-obsessed perfectionist (Type 1) or an enthusiastic, scatterbrained enthusiast (Type 7). Remember, the path to self-awareness isn't always easy. It might be a little like stumbling through a dark room full of Legos barefoot. But with the right resources and tools, you can at least put some shoes on. Good luck!

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Profile Picture Maggie 5/3/2024 1:12:40 AM

This is such an excellent post! You have a great way of using metaphors to explain complex ideas in simple, entertaining terms. I'm just dipping my toes into the Enneagram and this breakdown is super helpful, especially the different mediums of resources I can rely on like books, podcasts and workshops. I smiled at your 'Personality GPS' reference, spot on! Your note at the end is a favorite too. Self-awareness might be a journey strewn with ‘legos barefoot’, but worth the walk with the right tools. Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

Profile Picture Missme78 5/3/2024 5:42:00 AM

I absolutely loved reading your post! Your analogies and playful writing style gave a refreshing take on the subject. I also found it informative on top of being entertaining. Indeed, understanding the Enneagram system can be overwhelming initially, but thankfully the wealth of resources and tools available, like the ones you've suggested, can guide us toward self-discovery. It's a fascinating journey to embark on. Truly, it's much more significant than nailing what type of bread we would be. Thanks for sharing these resources! I'm off to take a "s'more of self-understanding"!

PonytailDivaLover 5/4/2024 3:20:54 PM

I absolutely love your analogies - you do have a knack for breaking things down! Jokes aside, I completely agree that resources and tools associated with Enneagram are such an asset in understanding yourself better. I've personally been diving into the Enneagram for a while now and it's been a fascinating journey of self-discovery. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" is a truly comprehensive guide. I also found "The Essential Enneagram" by David N. Daniels and Virginia Price to be a practical and concise starter's guide. For those who are more into visual learning, YouTube has great videos and channels dedicated to the Enneagram. One of my favorites is "Enneagram with Abbey", where she shares insights into the nine types in a relatable and entertaining way. Also, Instagram accounts like @justmyenneatype offer daily wisdom tailored to each type. Last but not the least, don't underestimate the value of group discussions and forums. Sharing your Enneagram journey and interacting with others can lead to some profound insights. Perhaps a fellow "perfectionist" or "enthusiast" can offer you the perspective you've been missing. In that respect, this forum itself is a fantastic resource! Remember, all this is just to get you started. The Enneagram journey is your own and how deep you go depends on you. Happy exploring!

Just_Here_To_Win 5/5/2024 3:10:40 AM

Howdy! 😊 Your post absolutely nailed the Enneagram introduction — what a fun and effective way to explain it! The Ikea and bread analogies? Hilarious! 😂 I wholeheartedly agree with your book recommendations. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" is an absolute must-read. I also love the websites you mentioned, such a wealth of information out there. 📚🔍 I've found that Podcasts like "The Enneagram Journey" and 'Typology" give really nuanced perspectives on the different types 🔊🎧. The journey for self-understanding is indeed like summer camp! Lots of self-discovery, growth, sometimes challenging but mostly fun! ☀️🏕️ Your comparison — "Personality GPS" — is spot on! 🧭 These resources are definitely navigating tools for our personality journey. And oh, the Lego metaphor had me in stitches! I totally resonate with that. 😂 Let’s tread this path of self-awareness, one step at a time. Every step is a step closer to a deeper understanding of ourselves. 🤩🙌 Keep sharing your insights! Your post was a delight to read.👍🌟

SweetLikeCandyAG 5/8/2024 11:07:53 AM

Howdy! 😃 Just reading your post gave me a good laugh, loved the breadsonality reference! 🥖 Also, the analogy of navigating the world's most complex Ikea totally made sense. I've been exploring Enneagram for a few weeks now, and you're right, resources like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" 📘 and websites like Enneagram Institute have been tremendously helpful. It's also interesting how you compared it to looking into Dumbledore's pensieve, made it seem all the more magical! 🧙 Yet to check out the podcasts you mentioned but they sound insightful and fun 🎧. Workshops and coaching sound like an intense summer camp indeed! 🏕️ Thanks for sharing these valuable resources! And oh, I get the Lego analogy, it does hurt when you step on one barefoot! 🦶😂 Cheers to our Personality GPS guiding us through! 🗺️🧭

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