The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People

The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People

by Renee Baron, Elizabeth Wagele


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The first easy—and fun—guide to the Enneagram, the fascinating and revealing method of understanding personality types, for the beginner, the expert, and everyone in between. This witty and informative guide demystifies the ancient Enneagram system with cartoons, exercises, and personality tests that reveal our motivations and desires and show how to put that knowledge to use in our everyday lives.

The 9 Types of People:

The Perfectionist: Motivated by the need to live life the right way, improve oneself and others, and avoid anger.

The Helper: Motivated by the need to be loved and appreciated and to express your positive feelings towards others.

The Achiever: Motivated by the need to be productive, to achieve success, and to avoid failure.

The Romantic: Motivated by the need to understand your feelings and to be understood to search for the meaning of life, and to avoid being ordinary.

The Observer: Motivated by the need to know everything and understand the universe, to be self-sufficient and left alone, and to avoid not having the answer or looking foolish.

The Questioner: Motivated by the need for security, to feel taken care of, or to confront your fears.

The Adventurer: Motivated by the need to be happy and plan fun things, to contribute to the world, and to avoid suffering and pain.

The Asserter: Motivated by the need to be self-reliant and strong, to make an impact on the world, and to avoid being weak.

The Peacemaker: Motivated by the need to keep the peace, merge with others, and avoid conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062510266
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/11/1994
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 51,626
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Renee Baron has been in private practice for more than twenty-five years and has taught countless workshops and seminars on the value of understanding your personality type. She uses the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ personality assessments to give people practical yet powerful tools to develop clarity into their own and other people's behavior. Her books have been published in seventeen countries and include The Enneagram Made Easy, What Type Am I?, and Are You My Type, Am I Yours?

Elizabeth Wagele is a leading expert and one of the most popular writers on the Enneagram. Her published books include The Enneagram Made Easy; Are You My Type, Am I Yours?; and The Enneagram of Parenting. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Wagele blogs regularly about personalities and other subjects.

What People are Saying About This

Susan Page

To create a thriving love relationship, two people must understand and accept each other’s basic personality traits. Now Baron and Wagele have made this crucial task supremely enjoyable. Every couple who laugh their way through The Enneagram Made Easy will be the richer for it.

Kathleen V. Hurley and Theodore E. Dobson

With wit, charm, and refreshing simplicity...Baron and Wagele creatively provide a nonthreatening way to understand the basic concepts of the Enneagram.

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Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Kellswitch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I find that this book is a really great way to introduce people to the Enneagram for the first time. It's approach is nonthreatening, nonjudgmental and breaks each number down to it's basics in a real world way that helps people connect them with their lives.And I love the illustrations, they capture the essence of each number perfectly.
disneypope on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Helpful tool. This is especially helpful when working with couples in counseling.
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donnatce More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best introduction to the Enneagram for those who are new to it. The material is handled in a very light hearted manner, but the foundational material is very solid. I recommend this book all the time to clients and they get a lot out of it, without being overwhelmed or put off but the negative approach many other authors take. Don't overlook this as a resource; it is one of the best.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
it is a very easy and very simple book to read. it is a good reference book. plus it is kind of fun to read through it and try to determine friends and familys number match.
CynthiaSueLarson More than 1 year ago
If you've been meaning to figure out how the enneagram personality typing system works, but felt intimidated by weighty tomes on the subject, THE ENNEAGRAM MADE EASY is the book for you! Packed with amusing cartoons that describe aspects of each enneagram personality type on almost every page, this book provides the most interesting and entertaining introduction to the enneagram anyone could hope for. A chapter is devoted to each enneagram type, so you can fully explore: the Perfectionist, the Helper, the Achiever, the Romantic, the Observer, the Questioner, the Adventurer, the Asserter, and the Peacemaker. I love the way THE ENNEAGRAM MADE EASY includes fascinating sub-sections in each chapter such as: 'What's Hard About Being a Four,' 'Typical Thoughts of a Seven,' and 'How to Get Along With Me.' These fun profiles make it easy to spot one's friends, family members, co-workers and even oneself -- and to find ways to make life easier. Whether you have never before studied the Enneagram, or are intimately familiar with it, THE ENNEAGRAM MADE EASY is a book you'll feel refreshed to refer to again and again. I highly recommend it!