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Overview The authors of the popular Enneagram Made Easy offer an insightful and amusing exploration of the nine basic personality types, giving guidance on how these types function and how they relate to each other. Original. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Don't just love 'em and leave 'em--explore the nine personality types and find the lover, soul mate, partner, or colleague who's your perfect match The authors of the popular Enneagram Made Easy takes a wonderfully witty approach to relationships with this fascinating guide to the Enneagram types and how they relate to one another.
The Enneagram, a renowned personality typing system that is enjoying enormous popularity, explains why we behave the way we do, providing an important tool for self-discovery and insight. Are You My Type, Am I Yours? explores each of the nine types and how they interact in love, work, family, and friendships. Each chapter is filled with intriguing details, witty cartoons, simple personality tests, and examples of "famous couples" of each type to help discovery and appreciate your own type and those of the people you've involved with--or could be.
The 9 types of people
The Perfectionist Motivated by the need to live life the right way, improve yourself and others, and avoid anger.
The Helper Motivated by the need to be loved and appreciated and to express your positive feelings towards others.
The Achiever Motivated by the need to be productive, to achieve success, and to avoid failure.
The Romantic Motivated by the need to understand your feelings and to be understood to search for the meaning of life, and to avoid being ordinary.
The Observer Motivated by the need to know everything and understand the universe, to be self-sufficient and left alone, and to avoid not having the answer or looking foolish.
The Questioner Motivated by the need for security, to feel taken care of, or to confront your fears.
The Adventurer Motivated by the need to be happy and plan fun things, to contribute to the world, and to avoid suffering and pain.
The Asserter Motivated by the need to be self-reliant and strong, to make an impact on the world, and to avoid being weak.
The Peacemaker Motivated by the need to keep the peace, merge with others, and avoid conflict.
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More About Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele
Renee Baron has taught the MBTI to thousands of students through seminars and workshops at various colleges and adult-education centers throughout California. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Are You My Type, Am I Yours? : Relationships Made Easy Through The Enneagram?
A great book for personal understanding Oct 22, 2007
This book is discussing about personality type. it is a great book one who want to know his or her temperament well.
Light, entertaining and on the mark! Sep 26, 2006
This is a great little book. It's fun to read, has great cartoons and will make you laugh. Just as important, it contains concise summaries and accurate information according to Enneagram theory. It also has great tips for getting along with the different types in relationship.
Funny, entertaining, yet very insightful Jan 17, 2006
I have studied the Enneagram for years and take it very seriously. This book is charming and delightful in it's very basic way of explaining types on a surface level. The cartoons capture the essence of the 9 types and make understanding the Enneagram fun and easy, even for the serious scholars! I love it! It will make you laugh and create an even deeper appreciation for the 9 types.
slim and a little lightweight Feb 20, 2005
I wanted to like this book. I picked it up as a tool for exploring the chemistry between characters in my writing. I always identify their enneagrams during character development, and it seemed like this might inspire thought and lead to new depths of understanding the way they relate.
Unfortunately, this volume is a bit skimpy. The section on enneagram interrelations runs from pages 9 to 157, and it only gets that much because the book has a large typeface, utilizes bullet points and lots of cartoons. I enjoyed what they have, but it feels like a teaser for a more indepth book.
I'll be looking for that book.
Simple, Fun Introduction to the Enneagram. Jan 24, 2003
Great introduction to the fascinating personality theory known as the Enneagram. I've been studying the Enneagram for four years now and I continue to be amazed at its accuracy and complexity. I know many people who are interested in it, too, and who claim to really want to know "What type am I?! Is that a good one to be?!" In the past, I've enthusiastically loaned out the more in-depth, advanced books by Don Riso and Helen Palmer, authors who address the weaknesses of each type as well as the strengths... only to have my friends come back with only part of the book read, turned off to the whole theory because it seems too complicated or talks about the "cons" of each type. "But I only want to see how cool I am," they whine. "If I wanted to hear criticisms of myself, I'd call my mother." Never mind that the whole point of personality books is to UNDERSTAND yourself and others, to learn to appreciate the strengths as well as to learn how to grow and to improve upon the weaknesses...but... (sigh).
So, partly out of my own selfishness to keep some friends into the theory, I checked out "Are You My Type....?" and I am so excited. The authors have done a fantastic job of providing a good, solid introduction to the theory and gently describing some of the, um, less appealing qualities that each of the types has. The cartoon illustrations throughout seem a bit too silly at first, but once you see them in context to the text, you can see that they really enhance the text. A sense of humor with the Enneagrams is nice, too, as it does get taken a bit too seriously sometimes.
I've loaned this book out as an introduction to the theory and have gotten a lot more people interested in the Enneagrams and in learning about themselves. A very good thing!