Whoa.

Last night I started reading The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, and Oh my goodness.

My friend Elise was talking about it when she was visiting me last weekend, and I went to Barnes & Noble last night to browse around and be a nerd, and I picked it up and started browsing through it, and just for kicks figured out my personality type, and WOW.  It's so weird.  I was hooked like a fish on a… well… on a hook… and I bought the book, and read it and read it and read it last night, and can't wait for my lunch break so I can read it some more. 

This is the description on the cover of the book: "The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types."  You start by taking a short, two-minute-ish test to determine which of nine types your personality fits into, then there are all these extensions of types, and categories that the types fit into, and it makes so much sense, and when you know what type some of your friends and loved ones are, you can figure out things about how you interact with them and all sorts of fun stuff like that.

It's SO weird — I would read a description of a type or sub-type, and think, "OH, that sounds like me, yes, I could maybe be a whatever," but then I'd read another one, and this new one was so dead on that it made me laugh outloud in bewilderment, because it had totally hit the nail on the head, and there was no denying it.  I know when the wide-eyed, helpless, bewildered laughter comes that I've found the right one.  It's so creepy, yet fascinating!  Like an intelligent scary movie that just blows your mind. It does, it blows your mind.  OH… and you can actually take a long, detailed test to discover your type at this website: www.enneagraminstitute.com. This is a much longer test than the one in the book. I haven't taken it or even looked at it, and I recommend the book whether you take the test online or not, because it goes into great detail about alot of fascinating stuff once you figure out which type you are.

 I'm telling you, though, it will seriously blow your mind. Like, whoa.

OH!  Do you want to know what type I am?  Maybe if you leave a comment and ask me, I will tell you.

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3 Comments »

  1. 1
    Annie Says:

    ok I’ll bite…what’s your personality type?

  2. 2

    I’m a six with a seven wing. 😀

  3. 3
    atkeith Says:

    I am a two and a four. I think the sample test needed to be longer to find out the ture type that I am but it is all very interesting.


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