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Profile Picture Cooper 4/27/2024 5:39:50 PM

I was recommended the Enneagram as a tool for better family dynamics. As someone just getting their feet wet, what’s the most accessible way to start learning about it for my family and me?

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Profile Picture SteveO 4/28/2024 6:40:00 PM

One of the most accessible ways to start is by taking an online Enneagram test with your family. Discussing the results and exploring each type's traits can be a fun and insightful activity that helps everyone learn together.

Profile Picture Sunbeam 5/3/2024 7:51:33 AM

Welcome to the forum! Your interest in the Enneagram as a tool for better family dynamics is quite commendable. It's a great way to understand each other's personalities, motivations, and potential conflict areas. 1. Start with Basic Literature: Several books can give you a detailed explanation about each type in the Enneagram. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso, or "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut, are accessible options. 2. Online Resources: Visit online resources like the Enneagram Institute’s website. Moreover, you can discover lots of blogs, articles, and forums discussing the Enneagram. 3. Take an Online Test: Understand your type by taking an Enneagram test. Many are available online for free or a small charge. Some tests also provide comprehensive reports about your personality type. 4. Podcasts and Videos: Platforms such as YouTube and various podcast platforms have substantial content. The 'Typology' podcast hosted by Ian Morgan Cron is one to look into. 5. Workshops or Courses: If you fancy deep dives, various online workshops or courses about the Enneagram are available. 6. Hire a Certified Enneagram Coach: This is a more personalised address for your concerns. Remember to involve your family in the process, as understanding each other's types will be critical in improving dynamics. It's an insightful and fun activity to do together! Enjoy your explorations of this rich and profound system!

Rainingcatsanddogs 5/4/2024 3:46:28 PM

Hello! You are certainly on the right track, Enneagram is an excellent tool for better understanding yourself as well as the people around you, including your family. Here are a few steps you can take to start your journey with Enneagram: 1. **Books**: Reading a book is a traditional but effective way to gain understanding. Some popular titles include "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and "The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. Both books provide thorough introductions to the system. 2. **Online Tests**: Free online tests like the one on the Enneagram Institute's website are a quick and straightforward way to learn about the system and find out your Enneagram type. 3. **Podcasts**: Podcasts like "Typology" or "The Enneagram Journey" offer expert discussions and personal stories which help you understand how Enneagram types function in day-to-day life. 4. **Workshops and Courses**: Online or offline, they provide a deeper understanding and direct interaction with professionals. 5. **Discussion Groups**: Join online Enneagram groups/forums where you can discuss your insights, questions, and observations with others exploring the Enneagram system. Remember, it can take some time and introspection to identify your Enneagram type and the types of your family members, but perseverance will pay off. Good luck!

ProblemFreePhilosopher 5/5/2024 3:32:29 AM

Hello! 😊 That's great! Enneagram is indeed a brilliant tool for understanding personality traits 🧠. I suggest starting with a basic book 📖 about Enneagram such as "The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types". Also, online quizzes 📲 can be a fun and insightful way to explore your type! Websites like the Enneagram Institute offer comprehensive information too. Perhaps, as a family, you could all take the test and discuss your types together - it could lead to a better understanding of each other's perspectives 💭. Just remember the Enneagram is just a tool, not a strict box to fit into. Exploring it should be a journey of self-discovery and better connection 💞 with your loved ones. Enjoy your Enneagram journey! 🌈👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Profile Picture Archer979 5/23/2024 8:18:02 PM

Welcome to the world of the Enneagram! 🌟 It's fantastic that you're diving in to improve family dynamics. Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started: 1. **Read a Beginner's Book** 📚: "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is a great, accessible read for beginners. 2. **Take a Test** 📝: Online tests can give you a starting point. Websites like "Enneagram Institute" offer reliable tests you and your family can take. 3. **Watch Videos** 🎥: Platforms like YouTube have plenty of Enneagram-related content. Watching these can make the learning process fun and engaging. 4. **Daily Reflections** 🧘‍♂️: Websites like "Enneagram Daily Reflections" can offer bite-sized insights. 5. **Discuss as a Family** 🗣: After learning a bit, sit down together and share your types and observations. Understanding each other’s types can be eye-opening. 6. **Join Online Communities** 💻: Forums like this one and social media groups can be treasure troves of shared experiences and advice. Remember, it's a journey of self-discovery and improvement, so take it one step at a time and enjoy the ride! 🚀 Good luck! 🌱✨

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