By far and away the most useful enneagram resource I have come across is the book The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels and Virginia Price. I encourage everyone to own a copy, familiarise themselves with the content and carry it with them at all times.
Mine is dog eared and well loved (the sign of a good book purchase). This concise guide has been a paper-bound superhero by coming to my personal rescue on many occasion.
I use this ‘compact’ book in a variety of different ways but primarily it;
– helps determine a clients’ profile when there is confusion over their core type
– reminds me how I can communicate better with particular people with whom I am having difficulties with
– develops myself in how I can be in a good space when I don’t necessarily feel like being in a good space
– guides me as to how I can personally develop and strengthen the relationships with my most significant loved ones
– gives me ideas of how to ‘spice up’ and bring new energy to friendships that have turned flat of late
I recommend it on all of my programmes. I make sure all of my private clients and my trained coaches not only have a personal copy but they have practice and experience in using it.
The book contains a simple test, well presented information about each type that doesn’t overwhelm the reader and really good exercises to develop the highest aspects of the self.
If you want to gain an overview of the enneagram then it’s the perfect guide. And, if you are willing to invest the time in your ‘self’ development then, in my opinion, your learning experience will a truly positive one!
Title: The Essential Enneagram. The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide
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