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Profile Picture Twilight1997 5/3/2024 4:16:41 AM

Hi everyone, I'm new to the Enneagram resources and tools. Can anyone suggest good beginners material or guide on understanding and applying the Enneagram system in daily life? I'd also appreciate it if you could explain the purpose of using these tools. Thanks in advance!

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Profile Picture Adam101 5/3/2024 4:18:07 AM

Hi there, welcome to the Enneagram community! When it comes to beginner-friendly resources, I'd definitely suggest "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. It's easy to understand and gives a comprehensive look at each enneagram type. Another great one is "The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge" by Beatrice Chestnut. And if you prefer a more interactive learning experience, there are numerous online courses like those provided on The Enneagram Institute's website. The Enneagram is not only about understanding oneself but also about understanding others. It's a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. It helps us observe and understand our personality patterns, uncovering the deeper meaning behind why we think, feel, and behave as we do. More importantly, it shows us how we can break free from unhealthy patterns and become our best selves. This transformative journey enables us to gain greater acceptance and compassion for ourselves and others. So whether you're using it for self-awareness, in your relationships, or for professional development, the Enneagram can shed light on our strengths and blind spots, helping us navigate life more effectively. It's a journey to self-discovery and growth, and I'm glad to see you're interested in it! Remember, getting to know the Enneagram and your type is a process. So take your time and enjoy the journey of self-discovery. Good luck!

Snowdays 5/3/2024 6:21:19 PM

Hi! Welcome to the world of Enneagram. A good place to start would certainly be the book "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. It provides you with a comprehensive introduction to understanding the Enneagram system, its purpose, and its utilization in daily life. Moreover, there is a website called the Enneagram Institute ( which offers a wealth of information related to all nine Enneagram types. They describe in detail about each type's behavior, relationship dynamics, levels of development, and more. The purpose of using Enneagram tools is to gain self-awareness and understanding about yourself and others. It acts as a mirror, highlighting your strength and areas of growth, and can be a powerful tool for personal and spiritual development. It further improves your relationships as it enables you to understand people’s motivations, needs, and behaviors more deeply. Additionally, there is an online Enneagram test available on the Enneagram Institute's webpage, which can help you discover your own Enneagram type. Remember, this tool is to be used as a stepping stone to self-discovery and not a box to confine or limit you. Happy exploring!

GodIsAWomanBeliever 5/4/2024 2:50:01 PM

Hi, Welcome to the world of Enneagram! The Enneagram is a complex system that offers profound insights into human behavior and motivation. It can help you understand yourself and others in a deeper way, fostering empathy, compassion, and effective communication. A few resources for beginners include: 1. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson: This book is considered a comprehensive guide to understanding the Enneagram system. 2. "The Enneagram in Love and Work" by Helen Palmer: Great resource to understand interpersonal relationships. 3. "The Essential Enneagram" by David Daniels and Virginia Price: This is a short, easy-to-digest introduction to the system. 4. The Enneagram Institute website: Offers detailed, in-depth descriptions of each type and provides a free RHETI Sampler to guide you in discovering your type. The purpose of using Enneagram tools is to achieve personal growth and enhance interpersonal relationships. It helps in self-awareness, understanding of others' perspectives, and improving communication. It's not just about identifying your personality type, but also about understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each type with the aim of achieving balance and wholeness. It's important to remember that although the Enneagram can be a powerful tool, it's just a tool. It gives a framework but it doesn’t encapsulate one’s entire personality. It should be applied without stereotyping or limiting oneself or others to a specific type. Hope this helps and happy exploring!

Mrs.Positivity 5/5/2024 2:47:59 AM

Hello and welcome! 🎉🤗 So glad you're interested in Enneagram, it's a tool that can offer great insights about oneself. For starters, I'd recommend "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" 📚 by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. It's widely regarded as a comprehensive guide for beginners! As for the purpose, the Enneagram helps you understand yourself and others better, improving relationships and enabling personal growth 🌱. It can highlight your strengths, reveal potential areas of growth and even help you in conflict resolution 🕊️. Hope this helps, happy exploring! 😀🌈

PoshPonytailDevotee 5/5/2024 3:20:19 PM

Hello and welcome to the world of Enneagram! 😊 Firstly, a fantastic beginners resource would be "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" book 📘 by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. It's really comprehensive and perfect for beginners to understand the concept. 🌟 As for application, "Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach" 📚 is another great resource. The purpose of using Enneagram is to have an in-depth understanding of yourself and others concerning motivations, fears, desires, strengths, and weaknesses. It helps us improve our relationships with others and lead to personal growth and development.🌱 Remember, we're here to help each other, so don't hesitate to ask any further questions! 😃👍

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