the best books about the enneagram

For the past year or so I have been very invested in the enneagram. Much of my daily interaction with it is through Instagram accounts (both serious and more funny), but I have also spent quite a bit of time reading books through the library as well as I have had the ability to read a few before they even come out through Advanced Readers Copies.

If you want to read a bit more about what the enneagram is, feel free to check out my Introduction post here.

Some of these books are more in-depth and some are more fun, but all have taught me something important about myself, my relationships, and how I can be a better version of myself.

The Enneagram & You: Understand Your Personality Type and How It Can Transform Your Relationships by Gina Gomez


Best For: Discovering how to make your relationships better with the Enneagram

This book is both beautiful and full of so much information. I really loved this book for how it went through every single combination of relationships to show how each one may work as well as struggle. For my husband and I that means we are both very optimistic people, but that means that we can struggle with hard emotions and want to avoid them at all costs.

Also Find the Author: on Instagram

Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson


Best For: A very in-depth view into the Enneagram and all of the facets that it contains

This book is not one for the faint of heart as it is very dense and heavy. While this is probably the least exciting of all of the books this one is the most research heavy as well as most detailed of all of the enneagram books that I have seen.

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile


Best For: A Great Introduction into what the Enneagram is and the basics of each of the nine types

This was the first book that ever introduced me to the Enneagram. I really love that each chapter is introduced with a survey to fill out on each type and the nine types are described in a way that is easy to understand. This is a great introduction book if you don’t know a lot about the Enneagram.

Also find the Author: Hosting the Typology Podcast

Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self by Hannah Paasch

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Best For: A hilarious look into the funny parts of the Enneagram

This book is funny, a bit crude, and full of colourful diagrams and pictures. It does go into some of the negative parts of each of the types, but overall this is a book to make you laugh (mostly at yourself).

The Honest Enneagram: Know Your Type, Own Your Challenges, Embrace Your Growth by Sarajane Case

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Best For: Learning how to leverage your Enneagram Number into becoming a better version of yourself with the H.O.N.E.S.T. method

This book challenged me a lot as it asks some uncomfortable questions about myself that I don’t want to think about, but in a good way. This book is also beautiful while also being full of important information and is definitely one that will make you think.

Also Find the Author: @enneagramandcoffee on Instagram and the Enneagram and Coffee Podcast

Have you read any Enneagram books or do you know about the Enneagram? I know I have lots more books that I want to read so let me know if you have any suggestions!

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