There are so many books on the Enneagram of Personality that is can be difficult to know which one to choose, or which is the best book for your needs. Here are four of, what we think, are the best books on the Enneagram of Personality to make your decision a little easier.
The Best Books on the Enneagram
1. The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut
This book is essential for anyone with a keen interest in Enneagram. Some even consider this to be the Enneagram ‘bible’ as it provides a complete overview of the types along with a complete analysis for deeper understanding of the types. It is easy to understand and provides a contemplative view for anyone who is searching for a deeper understanding of themselves and their personality. The Complete Enneagram is ideal for anyone starting on their journey of self-discovery using the Enneagram of Personality.
2. Millenneagram by Hannah Paasch
If you are looking for an insightful understanding of Enneagram types with a dash of fun, then this is the book for you. Instead of the more traditional and formal approach to Enneagram teachings, Milleneagram provides an entertaining take on the world of Enneagram. This sassy book was written by the creator of the #milleneagram hashtag on Twitter, Hannah Paashe, and offers an insightful understanding of Enneagram types that any millennial, or anyone who has a millennial in their lives, will relate to. It isn’t as comprehensive as The Complete Enneagram but still provides an excellent overview and is as entertaining as it is informative.
3. Enneagram Queen Guide by Enya Doyle
The Enneagram Queen Guide is an easy to read book that is presented in a way that is conducive to gaining a solid understanding of the Enneagram of Personality. The straightforward and practical approach, coupled with images and graphs will have you understanding your type in no time. Not only does it provide comprehensive information about the types, it also gives you practical ways of improving your relationship with yourself and with others. You’ll better understand how and why you react in certain ways when stressed, how you can live more in the present, what your current mental state is, and more. It is jam packed with information that will give you a head start in using Enneagram to be the best you possible.
4. The Nine Ways of Working by Michael Goldberg
This Enneagram book is ideal for people wanting to apply the knowledge and understanding on the Enneagram of Personality in their workplace. It gives a thorough understanding of the 9 types and their worldviews. It helps to analyze yourself and your colleagues so that you can identify your types and offers very practical tips on how to work best with each type. The Nine Ways of Working has excellent tips that are very pragmatic and will help you build stronger relationships in your working environment no matter the types of personalities involved.
Each of these books is filled with detailed information about Enneagram and will give you a head start in getting to know yourself as well as your family, friends and colleagues better and this knowledge will do wonders in shifting old wounds and patterns that get in the way of happy relationships and peace of mind.