Enneagram Resources

In 2021 the Tribe of Men held two community calls called  “The Enneagram and You.”.

  • Presentation Slides for your review

  • Recording of the Enneagram Part 1 presentation in our YouTube channel.

The hosts of the call, Cal Simone and Rocky Merron, have put together the following resources for you to learn more about the Enneagram and your Enneagram Type:


Overview Books

  • Understanding The Enneagram, Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life, Helen Palmer. Great place to start, a go-to beginner’s book from the Helen Palmer camp. This book has an overview of the Enneagram system and each of the 9 points of the Enneagram, and individual chapters devoted to each of the points, with many details regarding strengths, weaknesses, worldviews, and approaches to self-actualization. An excellent reference book for those following the oral/narrative tradition.  

  • The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. Another go-to beginner’s overview, this one from the Riso-Hudson camp. Provides detailed questions, an overview of each type, tests for healthy, average, and unhealthy versions of each type, and how to use the system to further your personal growth.

  • The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, Sandra Maitri. Provides deep dives into each Enneagram Type (about 20+ pages each). Recommend this after you have completed one of the previous two books.

  • The Essential Enneagram, Dr. David Daniels and Virginia Price. This is a  “Cliff Notes” book compared to those above, and provides “a scientifically-determined Enneagram Personality Test and Guide.” Provides an initial paragraph on each type, you select your top 2-3 closest fits, and then explore deeper chapters on those that seem relevant for you.  It’s easy to get through it in one sitting because it guides you to the particular sections you need to read.

Relationships Books

The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate & Business Relationships, Helen Palmer. The follow-on book to her first book, this book gives practical advice, in fascinating detail, on how to have the best possible relationships in love and business. Goes through every permutation of each point’s relationship with all the other points. Super interesting, and sure to generate “aha” moments about your manager and your significant other or spouse.


While no test can definitively tell you your type, some tests may be able to give you clues about which 3 or 4 types are more likely for you to narrow which types to focus on. They can also be helpful in exploring the Enneagram in general.


  • Enneagram overview on YouTube, Beatrice Chestnut. As Tom suggested during our call, in addition to an overview, Beatrice has videos of panels for each type, you can go to YouTube, search on “Beatrice Chestnut Enneagram Type,” followed by the number you want to explore.  And thanks to Kelley, who mentioned during our call that Beatrice is from the Helen Palmer camp.