Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Psychology - 400 pages
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PERSONALITY TYPES, the first book by Don Richard Riso, has become the leading guide to the Enneagram, as well as a cherished classic in the literature of personal growth around the world. This is the groundbreaking book that set the standard for insight and accuracy about this ancient symbol of human personality. UNDERSTANDING THE ENNEAGRAM soon followed and has since become another indispensable reseource, teaching readers not only how to understand this psychological framework in daily life but how to use it in many different settings. Don Riso and Russ Hudson have now fully revised and updated this authoritative guide to the Enneagram, based on their continuing work in the field, which is attracting ever-increasing attention. Discover how to use the Enneagram to find fulfillment in your personal develpemnt and in all of your relationships.

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This was an outstanding book on the personality types and does help one put others behavior into perspective. Read full review

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focused on the parts about 7 - just like astrology, it's a love/hate thing Read full review


Preface and Acknowledgments
Basics and New Developments
The Practical Guide to Personality Types
The Traditional Enneagram
The Nine Personality Types
The Levels of Development
Identifying Your Type A Questionnaire
New Connections New Directions
The Centers
Psychological Categories
Advanced Topics
Personality Essence and Spirituality

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Don Richard Riso, M.A. is the foremost writer and developer of the Enneagram in the world today. The most-published and best-selling author in the field, he is an internatioinally recognized authority on the subject. He is the president of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc., and founder of The Enneagram Institute. He has been teaching the Enneagram for more than twenty years, pioneering a revolutionary new approach to ego psychology through his 1977 discovery of the Levels of Development. His four best-selling books are available in British, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and French editions. Mr. Riso was a Jesuit for thirteen years, holds degrees in English and philosophy, was elected to the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu, and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at Stanford University in communications (social psychology).

Russ Hudson is one of the foremost scholars and innovative thinkers on the Enneagram in the world today. He is executive director of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. and cofounder of the Enneagam Institute. Mr. Hudson has been a student in a variety of Fourth Way spriritual schools and traditions since 1980, and has been co-teaching Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991. He holds a B.A. in East Asian studies from Columbia University, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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