Looking for more information about the Enneagram? Here are some websites and books you may find helpful. Please note, the MN-IEA does not endorse any single resource, but we offer this information as beginning points for exploration.

About the Enneagram

enneagram-symbolThe word “Enneagram” stems from two Greek words, “ennea,” which means “nine” and “gram,” which refers to “a drawing, figure, or shape.” The Enneagram is a nine-pointed figure inscribed in a circle. We can view it as a relief map that represents our inner landscape. It guides us, as we delve below the surface and explore a rich system of information about human behavior and our deepest motivations.

As a system, the Enneagram conveys knowledge about nine distinct but interrelated personality styles. Each style sees and experiences the world through a different lens and moves through the world with different gifts, challenges, and opportunities for achieving growth and wholeness.


Introductory Books
The Essential Enneagram:  The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide by David Daniels and Virginia Price

The Enneagram Made Easy:  Discover the 9 Types of People by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele

Basic References
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge by Bea Chestnut

Nine Lenses on the World: The Enneagram Perspective by Jerome Wagner, Ph.D.

Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything that Matters Through the Enneagram by Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D.

Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up: Find Your Path, Face Your Shadow, Discover Your True Self by Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes

The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home by Sandra Maitri

Keys to the Enneagram by A. H. Almaas

The Enneagram, Relationships, and Intimacy: Understanding One Another Leads to Loving Better and Living More Fully by David Daniels and Suzanne Dion

Business and Coaching Application
The Enneagram in Love and Work:  Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships by Helen Palmer

Awareness to Action: The Enneagram, Emotional Intelligence, and Change by Robert Tallon and Mario Sikora

Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach:  Use the Enneagram System for Exceptional Results by Ginger Lapid-Bogda

Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change by Roxanne Howe-Murphy


  • Enneagram 2.0 – Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes
  • Enneagram of Essence – Chelsea Forbrook
  • Heart of the Enneagram – Sandra Smith and Christopher Copeland
  • The Enneagram Journey – Suzanne Stabile
  • Do It For the Gram – Milton Stewart

Local Therapists who work with the Enneagram

Local Enneagram Coaches

Websites for Further Exploration

International Enneagram Association – Our “parent” organization.

The Enneagram in Business – Established by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, offers resources for using the Enneagram accurately and effectively in organizations.

The Enneagram Institute – Founded by Russ Hudson and the late Don Riso to further research and development of the Enneagram.

Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition – Co-founded by Helen Palmer and the late David Daniels, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives and creating a more compassionate world through use of the Enneagram.

Heart of the Enneagram – Sandra Smith and Chris Copeland host this profound and practical podcast. Starting with the habits and patterns of the 9 types, they move through spirituality, relationships, misunderstandings and myths and more.

Courses and Certifications

IEA Resources

Our parent organization, the International Enneagram Association (IEA), offers resources including:

Annual IEA Global Conference
Global Conferences – “Foundations for the Future, Celebrating 25 Years of the IEA ” is the next global conference. It will be held in Oakland, CA on July 26-28, 2019. Learn more at IEA conferences and events.

The IEA has an Accreditation program for individual Enneagram teachers, Enneagram Training Programs, and Enneagram Schools. IEA Accreditation serves as a mark of excellence for Enneagram teachers, professionals, and training programs. Learn more about IEA accreditation.

IEA Nine Points
An online gathering place for the global Enneagram community to share ideas and articles. Visit IEA Nine Points.

Other Enneagram Tools and Products