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The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out

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ISBN-10: 155552107X
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About the Author

Judith Serle is the author of LOVELIFE, a novel, and GETTING THE PART, a book for actors. Her authorial credits also include SLEEP TALK by Lois Haddad with Patricia Wilson and Judith Searle. Many of her articles have appeared in ENNEAGRAM MONTHLY. A Professional Member of the International Enneagram Association, she teaches workshops around the country.
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Product Details

  • Series: Characters from the Inside Out
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Metamorphous Press (July 24, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155552107X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555521073
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #897,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have two bones to pick with most Enneagram books, training programs and articles, and it’s the same trouble I have with most poetry and fiction. The first bone is that they try to rouse me from my complacency chair by describing a type instead of showing them. I don’t budge, for the most part, because I don’t often care what others are said to be, when I have no context in which to put them.
They want to explore what is felt without letting me get involved. For instance, all Enneagram books say that a Seven will make boring things less boring, and Sevens have a propensity for multi-tasking. All panels of Sevens say the same and that Sevens don’t finish what they start. Yawn, this Seven, who finishes every single thing I start, says. Not one describes a scene of a garage lit by one light at pre-dawn with me doing the rumba as I trod the treadmill listening to a Gypsy Kings CD as I practice flamenco hand movements. So when I read Bridget Jones’s Diary describing my Seven personality in The Literary Enneagram I discover that perhaps my own relentless pursuit of activity is indeed a way to allay my anxieties. And my fear of missing out on things keeps me from fully enjoying the fun as I have it.
Searle digs deepest to find the accurate Seven, getting me involved with perceptive and contextual introductions. The title of the book did intimidate me. I missed out on having great literature forced into my education, if you can call what I had an education. I have tried to make up for the gaps by trying to tackle Hardy, Shakespeare and D.H. Lawrence on my own so I won’t be such an ....
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Judith gives the reader insight into how the various personality types present themselves in various states of health in their type. It is fascinating to see how the Literary characters evolve or devolve in the story telling. Wonderful resource for a student of the Enneagram. I also recommend taking a workshop from Judith Searle if you have the opportunity. She is a rich resource and excellent presenter.
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I first learned about the enneagram in a weekend workshop at a Jesuit school in South Dakota. It was entertaining...and then it was amazing when my number came up. That was it. I have since purchased a few books on the subject and was not impressed because they seemed shallow and reminiscent of pop astrology until I found "The Literary Enneagram" at a bookstore in Ashland, OR. I love to read and though I've not read all the books used to characterize the enneagram personalities, Judith Searle gives enough of a character pullout to fulfill the demonstration of a particular enneagram characteristic. The use of the characters and their plights help flesh out what these perspectives mean to particular types and the choices available to them. I have found this book very readable and happily constructive.
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I teach the Enneagram and have written books on it. This is brilliant, extremely well searched, highly accurate. It is one of the very best books on the Enneagram. I recommend it without reservation and with enthusiasm.
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