This site provides information and resources for the Enneagram Quick Guide and User Guide books. The Quick Guide books offer simple explanations of the types and how to use them.
- Quick Guide to the Enneagram: A Simple No-Nonsense Introduction to the Personality Types (Published November 2017)
This brief and to-the-point book gives you all you need to begin exploring the Enneagram types.
- The focus of attention for each type and how that influences personality.
- Variations of type defined by the wings, instincts, and Tritype.
- Additional concepts and references associated with the types that you may run into.
The Enneagram User Guide series of books introduces a core focus for each type and uses that to explore the types at a deeper level. There are currently three books planned for the series.
- Personality and Ego: Exploring the Core Focus of the Enneagram Types (Published November 2017)
This book goes beneath personality to explore the inner experience and ego structure of each of the nine types.
- A brief history of the symbol and the types as used by Gurdjieff, Ichazo, and Naranjo.
- An introduction of a core focus of attention and internal experience of each type and how that influences personality.
- A reinterpretation of the ego-types (fixations, holy ideas, traps, passions, and virtues) as seen through the core focus of each type.
- Personality Variations: Beyond the Nine Personality Types of the Enneagram (Expected Publication is spring 2018)
The nine Enneagram personality types by themselves don't adequately describe the variations in personality. Additional concepts have been added to the system over the years in an attempt to do this. This book describes these concepts and the many variations of type that result from applying them to the nine types.
- Decoding the Enneagram: How to Use the Symbol with the Personality Types (Expected Publication is fall 2018)
The Enneagram symbol was first introduced to the world by G.I. Gurdjieff near the beginning of the 20th century. He didn't use the symbol with personality. Instead, he used it to understand processes. This book makes a clear distinction between how Gurdjieff used the symbol and how the types use the symbol and explores how the symbol can be used to better understand and gain insight into the types.
There are also several tests created for this site that help people discover Enneagram type preference, type and wing preference, and Tritype with wings. The tests go along with the books and are free.