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    Hello, I am looking for the best enneagram books out there, One where it explains and narrow each types to down to each instinct stacking, and very comprehensive. any recommendation?
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    Character and Neurosis, by Claudio Naranjo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    Character and Neurosis, by Claudio Naranjo.
    STRNNNg thanks and i will trust you on this, going to order it on amazon. was looking in some like the complete idiot guide of enneagram.
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    what about the best site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
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    Oceanmoonshine is by far the best site, as far as overall veracity and reliability of information goes. Enneagraminstitute is decent, but can get a bit generic. And enneagrambook has some good profiles. A less reliable, but interesting site, is esper's blog (enneagramblogspot). It is sort of a conglomeration of information from other sites, mingled with various other insights.

    And yeah, that book is a must have. It doesn't focus on the (pseudo) spiritual aspect that so many of Riso & Hudsen's works do. Instead, it delves into the deeper psychic fixations (and disorders lol—correlations with the DSMV) and uproots them in a surprisingly direct way.
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    Sorry. I feel like an ass for not linking it, lol.

    http://www.ocean-moonshine.net/e142857369/
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    I bought one book written by Helen Palmer. It's good.
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    I'm kinda against the usage of the word 'spiritual' on that site, as in what context? It just seems to leave the whole thing up for discrimination/bias, but no system is protected from that I guess. I just think it should take an atheistic, scientific approach as much as possible.

    But cool site nonetheless, I'm reading it right now.

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    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpiazza000 View Post
    Hello, I am looking for the best enneagram books out there, One where it explains and narrow each types to down to each instinct stacking, and very comprehensive. any recommendation?
    'Personality Types' by Riso and Hudson goes into a lot of detail about how each Type manifests, from highly psychological healthy states, through the range of typical personality experienced in day-to-day life, to deeply neurotic conditions. It doesn't go into detail about Instinctual Stackings for each Type, though.
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