Enneagram Resources

Thank you for joining our call Tuesday night, “The Enneagram and You.” It was great to have such a diverse and articulate group—I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you to Cal and Rocky for guiding us through the process. 

Here are:

  • Presentation Slides for your review

  • A quick post-event survey: Please answer four quick questions so we can get better at this and gather your ideas for future topics.

  • Signup page for the April Tribe Community Call, “The Enneagram and You, Part 2” on Tuesday, April 6th, 6:30-9:00 pm PST. Based on your input from Tuesday night, we decided to take a deeper dive into the Enneagram Types next month. Thank you to those of you who have already signed up for Part 2! 

  • For men interested in joining the DropIn Group, visiting a Challenge Group, or participating in the Enneagram Workshop Pilot after April 6th, email inquiries@tribeofmen.com

If you missed our Enneagram Part 1 call, or if you have friends who might be interested in joining us, we will send the call recording once it has been edited, likely next week, and post it on the Tribe of Men website.

To learn more about the Enneagram and your Enneagram Type between now and April 6th, check out these resources:


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.