As a lifelong learner, one of the things that I focus on with my learning is personal growth. One of my favorite tools for personal growth is the Enneagram personality typing system, and my first introduction to the Enneagram was the book “The Road Back to You.”
“The Road Back to You” By Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is about the Enneagram, a personality framework that offers insight into why people think, feel, and behave the way they do. The book aims to help readers understand themselves and others better by exploring the nine different Enneagram types, their core motivations, and their unique ways of experiencing the world. A favorite insight from the book for me was “The Enneagram is a tool that awakens our compassion for people just as they are, not the people we wish they would become so our lives would become easier.”
The authors explain each of the nine Enneagram types in a clear and easy to understand style that includes storytelling, humor, and practical advice. They share the strengths, weaknesses, and motivations for each type, while also showing how each type interacts with others. I love how they explain that the "Enneagram is not just a tool for labeling people, but rather a means of understanding ourselves and others with greater depth and empathy."
If you are into personal growth like me, I highly recommend “The Road Back to You.” It is an exploration of the Enneagram and a guide for applying it to everyday life that will make a difference in yours.