Our favorite resources to help you learn the Enneagram
Are you intrigued by the Enneagram Types on Vacation series?
Here are our favorite resources to help you learn the Enneagram and understand your type.
Enneagram focused podcasts
The Enneagram Journey Podcast
Hosted by Suzanne Stabile
Combination of interviews and deep-dives into Enneagram theory.
Here are a few of our favorite episodes:
Episode 50: Orientation to Time
Episode 53: Answering Your Enneagram Questions
Episode 56: Answering Your Enneagram Questions (part 2)
Episode 59: The Enneagram and Repressed Centers
Hosted by Ian Morgan Cron
Ian chats with (usually) creatives about their Enneagram type and how knowing the Enneagram has affected their lives and relationships.
Here are a few of our favorite episodes:
This 2 part-er is probably my all-time favorite. I don’t want to spoil the surprise. This is especially relevant if you’re not sure of your type.
Looking into the Shadow…A Hero’s Journey, feat. Claire Diaz-Ortiz (Enneagram 3) [S02-001]
Part 2 of 2: Looking into the Shadow…A Hero’s Journey, feat. Claire Diaz-Ortiz (Enneagram 3) [S02-003]
Also, check out…
There’s Power in Peace, feat. Lysa Terkeurst (Enneagram 9) [S02-048]
Best of Season 2: Instincts and Subtypes with Aaron Niequist [S03-002]
The Art of Growth
Hosted by Joel Hubbard and Jim Zartman.
Interview, panel, and instructional format.
The Art of Growth podcast is excellent at teasing apart the less talked-about aspects of the Enneagram.
The current series (fall 2022) on the stances is a favorite of mine.
Hosted by Jesse Eubanks and Sam Stevenson
This is a good podcast for beginners.
Begin at the beginning of season one, and you will get an excellent overview of the 9 types and basic Enneagram theory.
The Ennecast focus on how we interact with others.
Hallie Ringhand’s podcast hasn’t been updated in a while (as of fall 2022), but it’s worth a listen for its unique focus on health.
Instructional and interview format.
It’s no secret our personality has a lot to do with our success at keeping healthy habits. Each Enneagram type will thrive physically by tapping into the strengths of its type. Fit Enneagram explores how our Enneagram types influence food choices, exercise habits, and sleep.
Enneagram podcast series and episodes
That Sounds Like Fun Series
Hosted by Annie F. Downs
Annie did a series called, EnneaSummer2019
There are 10 episodes. Her kick-off interview with Suzanne Stabile is one of my favorite Enneagram episodes.
Sorta Awesome Show
Hosted by Meg Tietz
Sorta Awesome is at the top of my podcast list. It’s a variety show for women, covering home, health, beauty, and all things life.
They’ve published several episodes about the Enneagram.
Episode 12 – Oh, The Enneagram? It’s Awesome!
Episode 132 – Why Are You Like That? Relationships and the Enneagram with Leigh Kramer
Episode 194 – Enneagram Q&A
Episode 175 – Let’s Invite the Enneagram to the Holidays!
Episode 214 – The Enneagram Gets Married
Lead to Win
Hosted by Michael Hyatt
Enneagram and Productivity series.
Two episodes with Ian Cron (see above) dive into how the Enneagram types show up when it’s time to get things done effectively.
#89 Productivity by Enneagram Type
Best for new Enneagram students
Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
The Road Back to You is often referred to as the Enneagram Primer. It’s short and to the point. I recommend you start here if you’re new to the Enneagram
The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People
by Elizathen Wagele and Renne Baron
A quick-paced introduction to the Enneagram.
The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships
by Suzanne Stabile
One of the most valuable aspects of learning your Enneagram type is the effect it can have on relationships.
Whether you know the Enneagram type of the people in your life or not, the Enneagram will prime you for stronger relationships.
Best books for intermediate Enneagram students:
Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation
by Suzanne Stabile
Now that you’ve settled on the Enneagram type you most identify with – what’s next?
Suzanne Stabile is my favorite Enneagram teacher (see her books and podcast above). Her latest book provides practical and actionable help to take your self-knowledge and grow.
The Story of You: An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self
by Ian Morgan Cron
Get ready for some deep reflection.
Learn how your type is affected by childhood messages, self-sabotaging stories, and self-defeating patterns.
You’ll be in great hands with the author (an Enneagram 4).
Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage
by Beth and Jeff McCord
Becoming Us is a faith-based look at Enneagram types and marriage.
Beth McCord also created a series of workbooks to guide self-discovery.
The Enneagram Type 1: The Moral Perfectionist
The Enneagram Type 2: The Supportive Advisor
The Enneagram Type 3: The Successful Achiever
The Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Individualist
The Enneagram Type 5: The Investigative Thinker
The Enneagram Type 6: The Loyal Guardian
The Enneagram Type 7:
The Enneagram Type 8: The Protective Challenger
The Enneagram Type 9: The Peaceful Mediator
Best for advanced Enneagram students:
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
Wisdom of the Enneagram is a doozy. I think of it as my go-to textbook on the Enneagram. A must for your Enneagram bookshelf.
The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge
by Beatrice Chestnut
This is the book when you’re ready to dig into Enneagram instincts.
Breaking down each Enneagram type into subtypes (self-preservation, social, and sexual – or one-to-one), this view of the Enneagram explains why people of the same type can present so differently.
The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
by Richard Rohr
This is the classic on the Enneagram. Many current Enneagram teachers trace their journey back to Richard Rohr.
This Enneagram book is not for the faint of heart – it’s dense.
I think Rohr’s Enneagram focuses heavily on the shadow side of the Enneagram. Whenever I dip into this text, I do not walk away with a buoyant heart! Keep in mind I’m an Enneagram 7!
However, if you consider yourself a serious Enneagram student, this is a seminal work and a must-read.
The Enneagram Institute
This is a good place to start.
Get an overview of the Enneagram system, the nine types, relationships, and common misidentifications.
Your Enneagram Coach
Courses, coaching, and live events.
The Enneagram and Blogging series – for bloggers.
Articles that dive deep into Enneagram personal growth topics.
Jaunty’s Enneagram Types on Vacation Series:
Enneagram Type ONE on Vacation
Enneagram Type TWO on Vacation
Enneagram Type THREE on Vacation
Enneagram Type FOUR on Vacation
Enneagram Type FIVE on Vacation
Enneagram Type SIX on Vacation
Enneagram Type SEVEN on Vacation
Enneagram Type EIGHT on Vacation
Enneagram Type NINE on Vacation
Enneagram Types on Vacation: Wrap-Up