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The Complete Enneagram

27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge
Narrated by: Randye Kaye
Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Enneagram - a universal symbol of human purpose and possibility - is an excellent tool for doing the hardest part of consciousness work: realizing, owning, and accepting your strengths and weaknesses. In this comprehensive guide, Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, traces the development of the personality as it relates to the nine types of the Enneagram, the three different subtype forms each type can take, and the path each of us can take toward liberation. With her guidance, listeners will learn to observe themselves, face their fears and disowned Shadow aspects, and work to manifest their highest potential.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2013 Beatrice Chestnut (P)2018 Tantor

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Robotic...

It might be a great read, but as an audible book it’s very hard to listen to. There is a narrator listed, but Siri has more inflection and personality. I returned this book within the first two chapters. I recommend that you buy a hard copy or visit the library to read this book yourself instead of attempting to listen to Rosie Robot.

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Well organized deep dive into the enneagram.

Really liked the approach taken to explain the enneagram. The conceptualization honors the more ancient roots of the enneagram. I found the ties Chestnut makes to The Odyssey but Homer, Dante's Inferno, Jung's archetypes, and psychologist Karen Horney's theory very interesting and helpful. These correlations add credibility to the enneagram approach by demonstrating the same themes seen in ancient and modern conceptualizations of personality.

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Best work of its kind

This book articulates with precision, what the book entitles. Well orchastrated, with logic and smooth sentences. I love this work, and ordered a hard copy as well.

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2mins in, can't continue

I think someone forgot to De-ess the audio, it's very hard to listen to this. This narrator I also . . .not so good. Instead, read "Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery", its better written.

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Certainly is Robotic

Unfortunately, the narration of the text makes the audible version unappealing. I could hardly get past the robotic narration. The narrator may be better suited to read children's books...such as "See Jane run."

The contents, however, include a wealth of knowledge and is an excellent resource for therapists. The PDF attachment may be useful yet repetitious in content. The author reveals basics found in most other Enneagram book. If this were the only Enneagram book you would buy, it would be a good reference for learning how to move out of your defense mechanisms, aka the personality.

I would highly encourage the author and publisher to redo the audible version of this book using the author's voice or another narrator.

The author does take a different spin on the Enneagram Types which could be misleading, noting 27 pathways rather than the 9 pathways most pioneers use (such as Dr. Jerome Wagner, late Don Riso & Russ Hudson, Helen Palmer). The new angle considers each of the 9 types with their respective wings, thus the author arrives at 27 pathways in the title. (Hard to come up with variations on an Enneagram title now that there are a boat load of books to choose from these days.) You'll find the wings' influence on the dominant type covered in any advanced book on the Enneagram.

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Clear and informative, a bit repetitive

Clear writing style, pleasant and clear narrator. The content itself is presented in a slightly long-winded way. The book could have been more concise and less repetitive. However, I learned a lot and I'm glad I listened to the whole book. Thank you!

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wonderful, detailed explanations

I need more on subtypes. listened twice through, and will listen again to types as needed.

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Good but Robotic thus far.

I just got the book. 7 minutes in. Yikes! The narrator's voice is not pleasant...robotic. I doubt an actual person read this. It must be Siri's relative.

Hint thus far- Increasing speed to 1.25x helps a lot!

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Enneagram presented well

Nice introduction for the 9 typs. Gave me another point of view over the Enneagram.