Rohr, Richard

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective

The Enneagram has become my new obsession.  I have got to be honest and say that I didn’t enjoy the first section of this book.  They spent a LOT of time describing the history of the Enneagram and its origins.  I honestly couldn’t care less about that, and maybe that’s because of my personality, but I just skimmed until I got to the middle section, where they describe each of the personalities.  Ron had already read this book and told me what he knew he was and what he thought our children were as well as what he thought I was.  So I started reading each of the nine types with this in mind… it turns out that I agreed with him on them all, and even found his mother and a couple of our other relatives in there.  What’s funny to me is that I didn’t find my mother, so I think I need to look back at a couple of them because I think I have it narrowed down for her, just not completely positive like we were for some others.
Anyway, once you know your type, and some of your friends and relatives, the third section of the book really delved into the arrows and the neighbors of the types.  I loved this insight into how I see myself and how that changes with maturity and especially maturity with Christ.  I have already ordered a newer book about the Enneagram and I can’t wait to get started on it.

In case you’re wondering…  I am a 9 and Ron is a 3.