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  1. "How to Read Personalities and Discover your True Self," - an Interview with
    Don Riso by David Ian Miller

  2. "In the World but Not of It,"- by Don Riso and Russ Hudson

  3. View a PDF Article, "9 Pennies For Your Thoughts"– posted by explorations of the enneagram


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The Wisdom of the Enneagram - Don Riso and Russ Hudson
This is the book  to which we most often refer and the one we recommend most often. Riso and Hudson integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of the Enneagram and include practical methods for personal growth. Type questionnaires are included.

Personality Types – Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery – Don Riso and Russ Hudson
In this complete text of Enneagram theory and type descriptions, the authors present the Core Dynamics, which give the specific motivations, attitudes, and basic fears and desires at each of the Levels of Development for each type.

Understanding the Enneagram – The Practical Guide to Personality Types - Don Riso and Russ Hudson
The reader can find, in addition to the excellent personality profiles, sections on practical daily applications, recommendations for personal growth, common misidentifications of the points, psychiatric correlations and a discussion of the Centers.

The Essential Enneagram – David Daniels, M.D., Virginia Price, Ph.D.
Excellent and concise descriptions of each type are based on the Basic Proposition for each. Of note is a section on differentiation of types and a type questionnaire.

The Enneagram - Helen Palmer
Palmer offers an in-depth discussion of the background of the Enneagram and detailed descriptions of each of the types. Of particular interest is Palmer's discussion of each type's intuitive style.

My Best Self – Using the Enneagram to Free the Soul – Kathy Hurley and Theodorre Donson
The authors trace the relationship of each Enneagram type to its Repressed Center of Intelligence and provide a helpful description of the role of each Center.

What Type of Leader are You – Ginger Lapid-Bogda
This book is excellent for business applications and is recommended for anyone interested in Enneagram material for leadership development.

The 9 Ways of Working: How to Use the Enneagram to Discover Your Natural Strengths and Work More Effectively – Michael Goldberg
Goldberg includes many illustrative anecdotes as well as an interesting discussion of different business cultures viewed through the Enneagram lens.

The Enneagram Made Easy – Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele
This is a delightful and easy-to-read introduction to the Enneagram and includes humorous illustrations.


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  1. The Enneagram Institute® - Home of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Studies

  2. Enneagram Worldwide - Home of the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Studies

  3. The International Enneagram Association

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Take an Enneagram Sample Test —

RHETI - Riso-Hudson Type Indicator Sampler Test, courtesy of The Enneagram Institute website


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