All right. You know your nine styles, 18 stress and security points, 18 wings and 27 subtypes. With this basic Enneagram, you have a formidable diagnostic tool and template for personal growth. So how might one use all the lovely lively selfhelp books as you try to integrate all their helpful insights into your template?

I will employ the traditional debate axiom, “Never deny, seldom affirm and always distinguish.” That is, I am not going to try to demonstrate some kind of superiority of the Enneagram, nor will I even approve of the self help books I treat. Instead, I will try to integrate the Enneagram with some of the popular books. This may entail distinctions the Enneagram can bring to the discussion of personal and business growth…


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