WEB + TEXT RESOURCES
(this is by no means comprehensive, only a curated list of some of my favorites.)
The Complete Enneagram
by Beatrice Chestnut
This book is an must-have resource for those interested in deepening their understanding of the 27 Subtypes. It is written in the Narrative Tradition with ample illustrative stories. It wins the "almost always in my bag award" for excellence as a resource.
by Sandra Maitri
This exploration of the different kinds of heart-centered transformations elucidates an essential part of the journey that each person will need to take. It illustrates the path for the 9 types, but each chapter finds its own relevance in the reader's life.
by Chris Heuertz
If you are looking to engage the Enneagram as a map to move towards freedom from destructive patterns in your spiritual journey, consider utilizing this book as a gentle guide. It is an accessible, grounded text that avoids some of the esoteric language often found in texts of this nature.
by Russ Hudson and Don Richard Riso
This book is gold standard in the world of Enneagram. Riso and Hudson's book is packed full of information and charts. Some people find it very overwhelming, and it is (because integrating and consuming are different things!), but it is undeniably great material. Read slow and keep breathing.
If you are looking to "tour the types," this is a great resource, which includes a well-designed textual and video guide for type-by-type and instinctual variant exploration. Also, this is the school I was trained in. Connect with their workshops and certification programs through this website as well!
The Enneagram Institute offers tests for Enneatype and Instinctual Variants, which are probably the best on offer. Though I don't suggest testing as the way to discern type, I do think these can get you started in a good direction. My advice: if you want to test instead of interview, gather your top 3 types and do some research on each to self-type based on your own assessment of resonance.
Ginger Lapid-Bogda has created wonderful resources for individuals + businesses alike on this blog. Her posts are insightful, visual + unique. Here I have linked to a post about emblematic songs for each type. Might I also recommend the coloring book?
Peter O'Hanrahan is a core faculty member in the Narrative Tradition and has published a number of interesting articles to help us utilize the Enneagram in our lives. Here I have linked to an insightful article about conscious breathing practices for each of the types.
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