Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Review: What's Your Enneatype? by Liz Carver and Josh Green

What's Your Enneatype?
by Liz Carver and Josh Green

Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Pages: 176
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Pronounced ENN-EE-UH-GRAM, stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the Enneagram is a centuries-old categorization tool that classifies human personalities into nine interconnected personality types. It is a powerful tool for self-observation, maximizing your strengths, and improving your relationships.​

Learn—through in-depth descriptions, illustrations, and more—how to assess how you think, feel, and experience life, so that you can correctly identify which of the nine types you are.
Type 1: The Improver/Reformer/Perfectionist (Life Strategy: "I must be perfect and do what is right.")
Type 2: The Helper/Giver/Befriender (Life Strategy: "I must be helping, caring, and needed.")
​Type 3: The Achiever/Performer/Motivator (Life Strategy: "I must be impressive and look accomplished and successful.")
​Type 4: The Individualist/Romantic/Artist (Life Strategy: "I must be understood uniquely as I am.")
​Type 5: The Investigator/Observer/Theorist (Life Strategy: "I must be knowledgeable and equipped.")
​Type 6: The Loyalist/Skeptic/Guardian (Life Strategy: "I must be secure and safe.")
​Type 7: The Enthusiast/Optimist/Epicurean (Life Strategy: "I must be enjoying myself and avoiding pain.")
Type 8: The Challenger/Protector/Advocate (Life Strategy: "I must be strong and outside the control of others.")
Type 9: The Peacemaker/Mediator/Reconciler (Life Strategy: "I must maintain peace and calm.")
Authors Liz Carver and Josh Green, creators of the hugely popular Instagram account @justmyenneatype, help you discover how knowing your type—and the types of those around you—can affect your daily life, your decisions, and your relationships with others, and how to use this wisdom to live life with more clarity, peace, and insight than you ever thought possible.

So what's your enneatype? Find out today and get started on the journey to better understand your world, yourself, and your place within it.

Kritters Thoughts:  I am and have been for a long time a huge fan of the "personality type" genre of books and learning devices.  I love when I can learn more about myself and how I relate to others who are alike and different from me.  

I have read a few books about Enneagram and by far this one has become a favorite of mine.  The way they lay out how they will describe each type and the detail on each type is just outstanding.  I love that within each type they start with a generalization about the personality behind the type and then show positives and negatives and then the things that each type should do for self care.  This for me was of course interesting to read about my type, but was even more enjoyable for the types that are different from me.  I almost appreciated the chapters that I didn't define as myself more than the ones that hit close to home!  

I would recommend taking an enneagram test before reading this book, so you know your type and you can read all the chapters to see how you relate to each type, but really find the details about your own type.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 62 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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