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This is a discussion on Enneagram reading list within the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; I am increasingly interested in Enneagram, am tired of searching online (though posts by Grey and others are greatly appreciated), ...

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    Enneagram reading list

    I am increasingly interested in Enneagram, am tired of searching online (though posts by Grey and others are greatly appreciated), and have money to spend. If I were to take the leap to actually purchase an Enneagram book, which one's are the best. I am interested in the basic 9 types, wings, variants, and tritypes. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.



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    I'm in the process of reading this one:

    The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

    Amazon.com: The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types (9780553378207): Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson: Books


    It's really good. Gives the background of the Enneagram, goes in to each type and also gives ideas and suggestions for personal growth. I'm really getting a lot out of this book.

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    Type 8

    Of the above poster's book, I would just like to note a few things (if it's the same book I've read) - there is no speak of variants, wings, or tri-types in that one, so it may not be what you're looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    Of the above poster's book, I would just like to note a few things (if it's the same book I've read) - there is no speak of variants, wings, or tri-types in that one, so it may not be what you're looking for.
    Yep, that is correct. I haven't read anything yet about the above mentioned things. I believe this book is best if you're looking for change, understanding and personal growth.
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    Type 8

    Want a good Enneagram book? Helen Palmer's The Enneagram is a great read - I reckon it conveys what the enneagram is best out of all that I've read. It doesn't have anything on tri-types (which is pretty much nonsense anyway) and has a unique way of describing variants and wings, does it better than the rest out there. Enjoy.
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    Type 9

    I really like the enneagram made easy (Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele); it's a clear (and funny) overview of the types, wings, where they go in stress, the centers, and a bit on myers briggs.
    The enneagram in work and relationships is also good, it has dynamics between all the numbers.
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    I have a stack several feet high. These happen to be my favorites, in order of how advanced the information is (simplist first):

    The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
    The Enneagram by Helen Palmer
    Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery by Don Richard Riso
    The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram by Sandra Maitri
    Character and Neurosis by Claudio Naranjo
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    Type 3

    One other Enneagram-related book I'd like to throw out there is Discovering Your Personality Type by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. The information about the types is much more brief than any of the other Riso-Hudson books but it does contain the full RHETI which is an Enneagram test that normally costs $10 to take - for that price you get the test plus the information in the book, so it is nice to have.

    As far as tri-types I haven't seen a book that describes them in great detail. I think most authors would find tri-types to be too confusing for a consumer who's new to the Enneagram, figuring that main types + wings + instinctual variant stackings are complicated enough as they are. If anyone knows of any helpful literature in that regard I would greatly appreciate it.
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    Type 4

    Just a quick question - I did some browsing and I came across The Pocket Enneagram: Understanding the 9 Types of People
    by Helen Palmer... this author has been mentioned a couple times in this thread, is it the same book, or a different one? If it is different, does anyone know the difference?
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    Type 8

    The book is most likely different - Helen Palmer has written several books on the Enneagram, and the one referred to (The Enneagram) would probably not be called the Pocket Enneagram.
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