The Enneagram: A psychology of the spirit


The most powerful personality typology I know is the Enneagram.

I’ve been using its wisdom for twenty-two years and its capacity to expose my unconscious habits, untapped talents and basic motivations is extraordinary.

The word derives from the Greek ennea  (nine) and gram (model) and, as its name suggests, it’s a model of human development that comprises nine personality types, each with its own point of view and way of being in the world.

The Enneagram is mysterious and ancient and profound — some say it originated with the Sufi mystics, although no one knows for sure. It’s dynamic, because it allows for change and movement, and it’s also practical.

Relationships at home and at work improve (often dramatically) because the Enneagram invites us to see ourselves and others in a gentler, more compassionate way.

If you’re ready for the truth about your personality — its habits, obsessions and positive potential — and you want to meet others with more understanding, then the Enneagram is for you.


The Wisdom of the Enneagram
The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life
The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships



About the author

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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