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Are You My Type, Am I Yours? : Relationships Made Easy Through The Enneagram Paperback – Illustrated, September 15, 1995
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About the Author
Renee Baron has been in private practice for more than twenty-five years and has taught countless workshops and seminars on the value of understanding your personality type. She uses the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ personality assessments to give people practical yet powerful tools to develop clarity into their own and other people's behavior. Her books have been published in seventeen countries and include The Enneagram Made Easy, What Type Am I?, and Are You My Type, Am I Yours?
Elizabeth Wagele is a leading expert and one of the most popular writers on the Enneagram. Her published books include The Enneagram Made Easy; Are You My Type, Am I Yours?; and The Enneagram of Parenting. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Wagele blogs regularly about personalities and other subjects.
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780062512482
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062512482
- Dimensions : 7.38 x 0.48 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : HarperOne; 1st edition (September 15, 1995)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 006251248X
- Best Sellers Rank: #507,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I bought this book because I find Enneagram psychology a fascinating and accurate perspective on human behavior, motivation and personality, and thus far my collection has been limited to works that provide an introduction to the Enneagram and a general analysis of each of the nine types. In this book, I was hoping to see a greater depth in the assessment of the relationship patterns of each of the nine types, as well has why such patterns might exist than one might find in a general overview of the subject. Instead this book was more of listing of statistics, rather than a source of insight. For example, most of the discussion that accompanies each of the nine personality types is centered around ideas like; what other types have to say about a type, the types each type is most likely to choose/be chosen by, and what each type is/is not looking for in a relationship.
Overall I would say this book has a very "pop-psychology" feel to it, and the descriptions of the types almost felt more like I was reading a description of zodiac types than actual psychological science. I gave it 4/5 stars because I felt the information presented was interesting and a nice addition to my library, but perhaps a little disappointing.
**********A WORD OF CAUTION TO ANYONE WHO IS NEW TO THE ENNEAGRAM:
This book is NOT a good introduction to Enneagram psychology, the descriptions of the types are a bit vague and possibly misleading, hence my "zodiac" comment above. I recommend taking the full test so you can get a full understanding of what the Enneagram is all about and definitively discover your type. I cannot speak highly enough of the following two books as a baseline for all things Enneagram:
- Discovering Your Personality Type: The Essential Introduction to the Enneagram, Revised and Expanded
- Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types
This book also has a great section in the back for "look alike" numbers if you are torn between two and aren't quite sure which one fits you best. Great graphics and other tidbits as well! More of a book you reference than read cover to cover.
Top reviews from other countries
You would need a small amount of info on enneagram before buying this book
Its excellent and pictures throughout are great.
I really wish this book was at least twice thicker, as I feel this work goes just above scratching the surface. For every enneagram combination, for instance, you will find at most two examples (4-5 would give Paul and Jane Bowles; Frédéric Chopin and George Sand) but more examples would be interesting as sometimes the reader will miss the cultural references to really get it. Maybe adding action items for type-type relationships would be a plus; say "what should a three concretely do to please/displease a nine?", adding to the "what three likes/dislikes in a nine" angle already covered. Adding a workplace angle would be really useful, as this book is more oriented towards intimate relationships; though that might not be the scope the authors are aiming for.
As most people are mainly concerned about their type, they will read their section and maybe bits of others, so they will skip most of that 184-page book. This ain't different from other enneagram or MBTI books, but underlines the 50-cents-a-page-you're-likely-to-read fact.
Overall, anyone who is interested in the enneagram will enjoy this work, and though I find it thin a bit, the info found in it has great value.