Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery

Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery

by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

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ISBN-13: 9780395798676
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 81,932
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Don Richard Riso is the foremost writer and developer of the Enneagram in the world today. The most-published and bestselling author in the field, he is an internationally recognized authority on the subject. He is the president of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc., and founder of The Enneagram Institute.

James Anderson Foster has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres-both fiction and nonfiction. In 2015, he was a finalist in three categories for the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards (Mystery, Science Fiction, and Fantasy).

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Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don Riso is one of the key figures and innovators in the field of Enneagram studies. This is not the first of his books (and here he has partnered with Russ Hudson), nor is it the most recent, but it does represent refinement and improvement over his earlier works. There are several other authors who have written books on the Enneagram, but I don't think anyone else has done it as well. Riso is a highly articulate guy who doesn't sugar coat things, and reading his descriptions of personality types such as the average or unhealthy three is a bit unsettling. I'd say he has, for better or worse, great insight into human nature. A minor criticism is that I disagree with his classification of certain famous people, although in most cases he seems to get it right. Anyone interested in personality and human behavior in general will find this a fascinating read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a really good book to understanding why is it that you do what you do. It gives you a better understanding of yourself and others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This enneagram book is the best, it gives a detailed description of each type. After a while, the entire concept is REALLY addictive and u start to analyze everyone! But thats the fun part about it! Im a four wiht a five wing, and just by reading this, I learned SO much about myself, which I have always wanted to do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who is not a mental-health professional, this book is a fantastic chance to peel back the layers of the human psyche (regardless of whether your's, or someone you know.) This philosophy embraced in this book may be regarded as new-age by psychiatrists, but this would be a pitty, it really does work. (and might be an effective way to further help their patients) The book attempts to describe nearly all of the various personality types (not an easy task) and further explains why each personality type is the way it is. Another important thing this book does is to explain the way out of the traps that keep all of us unsatisfied about who we are. Put simply, if you are even remotely struggling with personal issues, and wondering WHY you are the way you are, this book may very well explain EVERYTHING once and for all. It also explains how to overcome those things you do not like about yourself. Most importantly, this book cuts through the lies we tell about ourselves, and shows how strongly we tend to convince ourselves that what we think is wrong with us, is not really the problem. In other words, it exposes the whole ugly truth you have been seeking about what is wrong with you, but refused to believe it. Lastly, this book is extremely useful to get into the head of those you know. For example, you may finally discover why your family members are the way they are. On a personal note, I spent two years working for a control-freak, insanity-inspiring, postal-incident-aggrivating, condescending, boss. This book gave me a clear picture of how the man's mind worked, and shortly put me in controll, allowing me to finally tame the SOB, and to fend off his attacks!!!
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