One of the best ways to continue to learn about the Enneagram system is to learn from the best educators and self-help professionals in the business. As we all move into having the greatest life possible, it’s often stated from very successful people (whatever success means to you), that you learn by surrounding yourself with people that will teach you something new. This most likely is true.
Networking events across the nation is a big part of landing that perfect job, meeting mentors and peers and learning other social skills. Many read articles on the web or grab the latest book to move their business relationships forward. So too should we try to move our personal life and relationships, along with self forward—to understand what we really need to nurture ourselves for the better.
Though some of us might not have the networking connections just yet, we do have tools that can guide us onto a better path on where we need to go. The Enneagram has always helped when you are struck in finding the next direction. We may have blockers, or internal self-doubt that continue to tell us we aren’t good enough or smart enough—or we can’t or shouldn’t jump out of that perfectly good airplane! Stop it now! Help is on the way.
Below are my top Enneagram books that will help you understand yourself more, others around you, or send an internal nudge on the road to going back to school, changing careers, or just shifting directions in love.
Self-Help and Spiritual Growth
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Riso and Russ Hudson
There are books on the enneagram and then there’s Books you can’t help but go back to time and time again. A favorite gem that is a must read, that will help you go deeper into personal blockage or just understanding where you are right now, whether it’s good or bad. I call it my “Enneagram Bible” because it has everything you need to dig deep into discovering your true potential, learning how to spot the negative signs that stops you from moving forward and just and overall profound sense of your true type.
Love and Business Relationships:
The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships by Helen Palmer and David Daniels
There is no greater book that has seen better days from pages being folded, food stains and the like, than Enneagram in Love and Work. This book is my second read out of the gate in understanding more of my inter-relationships with family and friends, past and future loves. You will go from cover-to-cover in endless search of the perfect Enneagram pair. Though, understand at the start of learning the Enneagram we all tend to do this—but note: every type can find love, it just understanding the real you which will lead you to the right relationships.
Career and Professional Development
The Career Within You: How to Find the Perfect Job for Your Personality by Elizabeth Wagele and Ingrid Stabb
Think you’re living someone else’s life? At a dead end job that isn’t using all your talents. Can’t figure out what those talents really are? Check out the latest system that is built around your motivations and core needs and wants. I’m learned over the years your true personality never lies on helping you determine the perfect direction for you in your career.