Enneagram Resources

Numerous books are available on the Enneagram. The books listed here were written by my teachers and mentors, and were of immense value in my early exploration and my continuing study of the Enneagram. This is not an exhaustive list. These are just some suggestions for getting started.

Easily-digestible and good for beginning the self-typing process:

The Essential Enneagram
By David Daniels & Virginia Price

Discovering Your Personality Type
By Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

The Enneagram Made Easy
By Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele



More extensive, in-depth material about each type:

The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life
By Helen Palmer

The Enneagram in Love and Work
By Helen Palmer

The Wisdom of the Enneagram
By Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson


Business applications:

The Nine Ways of Working
By Michael J. Goldberg

Awareness to Action: The Enneagram, Emotional Intelligence, and Change
By Robert Tallon & Mario Sikora

What Type of Leader are You?
By Ginger Lapid-Bogda

Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work
By Ginger Lapid-Bogda




Spiritual and other innovative applications:

The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul
By Sandra Maitri

The Positive Enneagram
By Susan Rhodes

Archetypes of the Enneagram: Exploring the Life Themes of the 27 Subtypes from the Perspective of Soul
By Susan Rhodes


The following websites provide online descriptions of the different Enneagram personality types, online testing, additional articles, and news about Enneagram events and training.

Enneagram Worldwide: Studies in the Narrative Tradition
These are my principal teachers, David Daniels, Helen Palmer, Peter O’Hanrahan, and Terry Saracino. The teaching is primarily using the narrative method; that is, learning about the types from the types themselves. Their certification program is called the Enneagram Professional Training Program.

The Enneagram Institute
This is the work of Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, authors of numerous books on the Enneagram. There is a lot of useful information available on this site, as well as information about their trainings and certification program.

The International Enneagram Association
The IEA is a worldwide organization of Enneagram professionals. The IEA hosts the annual International Enneagram Conference and publishes the Enneagram Journal.