The Road back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile
In Junior High and High School, I loved taking those online quizzes that told you what Hogwarts House you belong to or what kind of salsa you are. Here I am, however many years later, and all that’s changed is that I’ve graduated to more reliable and credible personality models. I was all heart-eyes for the Myers Briggs, but in the past few months I’m all about the Enneagram, and this book is the perfect introduction to it.
I’ve learned about the Enneagram from podcasts and websites, but as far as books go, this is where you should start if you’re interested in learning more. At first glance it seems simple enough–your personality type is a number, 1 through 9. It can get complex real fast, though, and a lot of other books can get technical and a bit dull, so this one is definitely the place to start. There are chapters on each type, with thorough but engaging descriptions on their strengths and weakness, how they act in strength and security, and so on. It does include some connection to Christian teaching, but I think people of any religious background can feel comfortable picking this up.
Even if weren’t all gung-ho about personality quizzes like I was (am), you’ll still find plenty of benefit in reading up on this stuff. It will help you understand why people (both yourself and others) think and behave the way they do. Heck, it may even help you understand the happenings of our world, like what’s going on in politics and the news. Not a bad pay off for reaching the end of this little yellow book!