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Book Review: The Honest Enneagram by Sarajane Case

This book review of The Enneagram Institute by Sarajane Case gives you the details of this easy-to-read and learn guide to the enneagram. And because this is a book pairings blog “where books meet lifestyle,” I have also provided some recommended book pairings for further learning.

Book Review of The Honest Enneagram by Sarajane Case

I am a huge fan of the Enneagram, not just because it's a fun personality test, but because it really digs into how each person's most basic fears motivate their actions for better and worse.

The Enneagram gets who you are at your core and exposes your most inner worries.   While finding out your Enneagram number is fun and there are a lot of more lighthearted ways to celebrate it, it can also make you feel naked, exposed and defensive -- I know I did.  But this is where real work can be done to lean into your core strength and better yourself when it comes to your weaknesses.

Some people can read about it and just "know" what type they are.  I took a few tests, but it wasn't until I took the paid test from The Enneagram Institute that I knew I hit on the correct type for myself. 

I've read a few books on the Enneagram and none of them really stuck with me -- until I read The Honest Enneagram.  About an hour into listening to a library copy, I went online and bought myself a hard copy to have forever.  It's that good.

Sarajane Case is certified in the ways of the Enneagram, a popular Instagrammer, has a podcast and is involved in several types of coaching.  She describes each number type in a way that is relatable to real life, easy to understand, encouraging and empathetic to basic fears and difficulties.  While reading the book, I learned so much about other types, and I was able to pinpoint people in my life who fell into each one. 

Most importantly, she provides action steps each type can take to better themselves.  This was immensely helpful to me personally and in relating to others in my life.  I can't think of anything more potentially life-changing and simply can't recommend this book more highly.  I know I will be referring to it for years to come.

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