The Enneagram is a personality test that matches people with variations of nine different types, which are meant to be explored as a way of understanding your core desires, patterns of thought and action, and areas for growth. While everyone has a basic type that they return to throughout life, there is room for complexity in this system, as people are often identified with a combination of types through their “wings.” You are not permanently attached to a static version of your core type; you can overcome your difficulties to become a more empowered, healthy, fully integrated person.
I sometimes use the Enneagram with my coaching clients, because it helps them to identify some of their main strengths and growth areas. We can then work with those areas as they push past inner resistance to meet their goals. In the spirit of self-reflection, I have offered three books for each type here. One book is intended to inspire you with a story of someone who shares similar values, one that I hope will interest you, and one to help you grow.
If you don’t know your type, take one of the Enneagram Institute’s RHETI tests, here. It costs only $12.00, and it is the most comprehensive and accurate test you will find. Or, for a free version (though less comprehensive), try Truity, here.