Ignorance is bliss except in self-awareness...What you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationshipsand even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively...
|Title||:||The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery|
|Number of Pages||:||238 pages|
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery Reviews
If you are new to and curious about the Enneagram, I think this book is a fantastic way to start digging into it. Cron wonderfully explains each type, giving context to them in many ways (work, childhood, relationships) as well as details the various elements of the Enneagram (wings, stress, security). It was insightful, accessible and entertaining, and has truly opened my eyes to how I see the world in a particular way as well as how other people very unlike me see the world—and that gives me t ...more
Reading this book is like holding up a mirror with magnification. You don’t always like what the magnification reveals. Especially at first. However, once you get past the initial jolt, it is cathartic, enlightening and challenging. It not only helps you better understand yourself and others but can help catapult you to the next level of avoiding your own traps, increasing empathy, and deepening your understanding of God. The biggest drawback of the book is that it provides much less for those t ...more
I loved this introduction to the enneagram and its overview of the nine personality types. Clear and entertaining, each chapter provided informative and entertaining explanations of each type's nuances as well as calls to action and development for each type to understand how they operate best and what they should watch out for. For those who love personality types and understanding other people better, this is a great choice.
I kept hearing about the Enneagram, took a quiz and got multiple answers, that's when I decided to go digging...
Many of my very favorite podcasts mention the Enneagram and I got curious. This book was a wonderful introduction. There are 9 categories that you can fall into with wings and shades of others. What does this all mean? Cron spends time explaining what a healthy number looks like vs someone struggling with their related deadly sin. I kept trying to think of this as it relates to my clos ...more
I listened to audiobook on audible, and the author was a great narrator. I think I'll listen to parts of this again and again. It would be nice to have the hard copy for reference, though.
This knowledge will actually change the way perceive myself and others. Hopefully, it will also influence my actions as I seek to become healthier.
"There are others [personality typing systems] that describe and encourage you to embrace who you are, which isn't very helpful if who you are is a jerk."
This is wonderful introduction to the Enneagram Personality Typing System. The authors break down a complicated subject into a clear, concise, and entertaining guide to self-discovery. The authors tell it like it is and provide relatable and often humorous examples.
As I read through the different personality types searching for myself, it seem ...more
Updated: upped this book to a five. We can't stop talking abt it and rereading. It has given us so much clarity!! If you're a personality type junkie I highly recommend. There's a bunch of podcasts abt this book right now too that you can listen if you're more inclined that way. (Entreleadership and story brand) I've never felt more called out on my personality type. It's just been so good for us and we've had so many "a-ha's".
Pretty fascinating!! We took the free tests online. Definite ...more
As someone who finds personality typing fascinating, I am more steeped in Myers-Briggs. Over the past few years, I have heard more about the Enneagram personality typing system and how it differs from Myers-Briggs. There's a lot of info to take in here as it is an introduction to the Enneagram's nine types. Instead of breaking one's personality down to four different letters as Myers-Briggs does, the Enneagram takes the personality as a whole encompassing both strengths and the major weaknesses. ...more