The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

tags: psychology

The value of this book depends on how much faith you place in the Enneagram, an ancient method of categorizing personalities into nine different types.

The book is wonderfully well-written, but it suffers from two core problems. First, since we’re all one type (with maybe one additionally “wing”), then about 80% of the book won’t be that valuable to you. Second, once you know your personality type … then what? The book purports to give you some advice about how to handle yourself, but I found it to be very general.

I don’t regret reading it, and I’m not convinced there are any spiritual issues here (some people consider this a pseudo religion or mysticism). It’s pretty common-sensical stuff. It’s not terrible, and there are probably some people who would find it’s contents to be a revelation.

I just wasn’t one of them.

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