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Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types (1990)

by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

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These things read like horoscopes generalisations for me.

I once did a blind reading of a stranger in a storytelling session which lead me to identify a poor relationship with his father and making up a story that revealed it. (Tears and hugs all round after that session!) A mixture of intuitive insight and ambiguous questions rather then practical use of a personality type. I also remain sceptical that we have a single fixed core personality as these approaches ignore that personalities also depend on social context.

But use to get a discussion about what the findings mean for us is always revealing about our individual self images. I like using them when developing a character in a story to let me imagine what if ( )
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Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

BASICS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS 1
1. The Practival Guide to Personality Types
3
2. The Traditional Enneagram 31
3. The Nine Personality Types 66
4. The levels of Development 136

ASSESSMENT 167
5. Identifying Your Type: A Questionnaire
169
6. Misidentifications 189

NEW CONNECTIONS, NEW DIRECTIONS
7. The Centers 245
8. Psychological Categories 247
9. Advanced Topics 312
10. Recommendations 327
11. Personality, Essence, and Spirituality
355

Biography 382
Index 387
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618004157, Paperback)

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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Riso's streamlined manual of the Enneagram emphasizes its application to daily life.

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