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Overview Two long-time students of the Enneagram have teamed up to demystify this uncanny personality-typing system. In a witty and informative book packed with cartoons, exercises, and personality types, the authors help everyone discover and appreciate his or her type.
The first easy, and fun guide to the Enneagram, the fascinating and revealing method of understanding personality types, for the beginner, the expert, and everyone in between. This witty and informative guide demystifies the ancient Enneagram system with cartoons, exercises, and personality tests that reveal our motivations and desires and show how to put that knowledge to use in our everyday lives.
The 9 types of people:
The Perfectionist motivated by the need to live life the right way, improve oneself 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1994
ISBN 0062510266 ISBN13 9780062510266 UPC 099455018005
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More About Renee Baron
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 The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People?
A Good Book for Middle School or High School Students Mar 13, 2008
I hestitate to place anyone--particularly children--into personality categories, especially because by using the methods taught to me in this book, The Enneagram Made Easy, I couldn't find a single personality type with which to identify whole-heartedly. One minute I believed I was "The Achiever," only to find equal identifications with "The Perfectionist," "The Helper" and "The Romantic." Now, I ask, is that a flaw with the way the determining factors of the enneagram are presented within these pages or a flaw with me/my interpretation? And what do we really gain by placing labels on people? I will say this philosophy is a bit more interesting to me than using signs of the Zodiac. But they're on a par.
With artistic, coloring book-like layout and several simple cartoon depictions, this book serves as a good and easy-to-understand portrayal of what can be a complicated theory. We used it with high schoolers in a Sunday School program and it served as a good springboard for discussion.
breeds compassion Jan 4, 2008
this book is soo insightful .... i just breeds compassion for everyone else out there, who doesn't do things "your way" .... now you understand their motivation ..... weather it's fear, love, curiosity .... ect. It also helps you understand where you go under stress .... and when you are in alignment .... you can see why 2 people who have had the exact same experience can see things COMPLETELY differently ....
A fine addition to one's Enneagram library Jan 2, 2008
True, this is not going to be one of those dense and scholarly tomes footnoted with information on the deep spiritual history of the Enneagram - but that's okay. In fact, it's a good thing. These authors have decided to put a new spin on the Enneagram and serve up information in a fresh new way. Basically, they're bypassing the reader's formal, conscious mind which has a short attention span and is probably hopelessly burdened with information-overload, and are appealing to one's sense of play.
You open the sturdy, oversized trade paperback and immediately see the cartoon drawings: fun and appealing. Look closer, and you'll notice their insightfulness. Many illustrate all nine Enneagram types in the same setting (such as a dinner party), having distinctly different reactions. The opportunity to compare and contrast the types is funny and illuminating.
Meanwhile the text organizes a chapter for each Enneagram type. Within each chapter is a helpful quiz to determine if you are that type, plus capsule descriptions of that type that emphasize the practical rather than the abstract. For example, How to Get Along with a Four, What I Like about Being a Six, Eights as Children, Twos as Parents, What's Hard about Being a Five, Typical Thoughts of a Seven.
Once you've identified your type, you can turn to the helpful suggestions about improving your health, career, and relationships. You also learn all of the basic information about the Enneagram that one needs to know: the Wing of each type (that is, the neighboring type that influences you), and to which direction on the circular Enneagram diagram you tend to move when evolving in positive or negative ways. Not quite enough info in the book to warrant a five-star review (that would be asking a lot) but highly recommended as an introduction.
The Accessible Enneagram Dec 26, 2007
This book makes it easy for beginners to understand the nine types of the enneagram. Illustrated with a number of simple cartoons, this book makes an excellent companion to more in-depth works such as the introduction by Richard Rohr and Andreas EbertThe Enneagram: A Christian Perspective or by Helen PalmerThe Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others In Your Life. The book includes quizzes for readers to use in identifying themselves or others; I found these to be quite helpful. It's a fun book, both textually and visually, but don't think that it's shallow; it contains a great deal of excellent information. If I had one criticism, it's that the book struck me (a male) as written primarily from the female point of view. Then again, that in itself might be a valuable source of insight! This book is well worth the price and a great addition to one's library.
The enneagram - made fun Dec 21, 2007
For me this book is delightful (I am a type 7). I already had a couple of very dry and informative books on this topic and then my friend and I were introduced to this book at an Enneagram training session. I makes us laugh, helps us to understand the types in an easily accessible way and I pick it up often. Have just ordered copies for friends and other books by the same authors. Enjoy it for what it is, the clue is in the title. It does not cover all aspects of the Enneagram, you wil need other books for that.