Baron, Renee
What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are
New York: Penguin Group, 1998

This overview gives light-hearted coverage of the essential components of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Complete with cartoons!

Baron, Renee, and Wagele, Elizabeth
The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People
New York: HarperCollins, 1994

This overview gives light-hearted coverage of the essential components of the Enneagram of Personality Types. Complete with cartoons!

Chestnut, Beatrice
The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge
Berkeley, California: She Writes Press, 2013

For each of the nine Enneagram types, Chestnut offers an expanded view on the three subtypes (instinctual biases or goals): self-preservation, social interaction, and sexual (one-on-one) bonding. The widely held premise is that though all three instincts operate in all of us, usually one will be dominant in an individual. This idea consequently contributes to the explanation for different "flavors" of an Enneagram type.

Christian, Diana Leafe
Creating A Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
New Society Publishers, 2003

This is one of the premiere texts on how to get an intentional community up and running in the 21st century.

Hart, Sura, and Hodson, Victoria Kindle
Respectful Parents Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict Into Co-operation
California: PuddleDancer Press, 2006

The authors present a model based on Marshall Rosenberg's Non-violent Communication, one that is neither authoritarian nor permissive, but based naturally on the recognition of legitimate needs.

Keirsey, David
Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, 1984

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used to arrive at four basic temperaments similar to those chronicled over the centuries. The content includes implications for the development of significant relationships, parenting, and leadership styles.

Keirsey, David
Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence
Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, 2006

Keirsey expands the content of his previous book by mapping each of the four basic temperaments to certain strengths in intelligence: tactical, logistical, diplomatic, and strategic.

McDonough, William, and Braungart, Michael
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
North Point Press, 2002

The authors present an alternative to the cradle-to-grave paradigm. They remind us that even though the reduce, reuse, and recycle strategy creates less waste, it doesn't eliminate it. Learn more from their website, Cradle to Cradle.

Mollison, Bill
Permaculture: A Designers' Manual
Tagari Publications, 1988

This is the bible for living a life that makes ecological sense, one that is consequently conducive to peace through cooperation. Mollison not only focuses on the specifics of natural systems, in all types of climates, and how we can successfully interact with these bodies of trees, water, soils and more, but he also discusses patterns in nature and how they can inform us in our own design of human communities.

Myers, Isabel Briggs, and Myers, Peter B.
Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type
Mountain View, California: Consulting Psychologists Press, 1995

This is a must-have book for anyone interesting in reading about the content behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from the perspective of one of the original creators.

Palmer, Helen
The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life
New York: HarperOne, 1988

One of the foremost instructors of the Enneagram utilizes narratives gleaned from panel discussions to not only present an overview but to focus on type-based patterns of attention and intuition.

Palmer, Helen
The Enneagram in Love & Work: Understanding Your Intimate & Business Relationships
New York: HarperOne, 1995

Palmer gives another fairly comprehensive overview with a focus on how types come together in love and work.

Riso, Don, and Hudson, Russ
Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996

Two internationally-recognized scholars and writers offer a comprehensive coverage of the Enneagram, including an expansive discussion of its origins and history.

Riso, Don, and Hudson, Russ
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
New York: Bantam Books, 1999

The authors offer another overview of the Enneagram along with an emphasis on awareness, presence, and the Spiritual Journey.

Riso, Don, and Hudson, Russ
Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types
Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000

The authors offer another overview of the Enneagram along with misidentifications, Levels of Development summaries, imbalances of the centers, psychological categories (DSM), each type's "missing piece", and recommendations.

Rosenberg, Marshall B.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
California: PuddleDancer Press, 2003

Compassionate communication requires that we 1) observe without evaluating, 2) express how we are feeling based on needs, desires or expectations being (or not being) met, 3) acknowledge how we have chosen to receive others' comments or actions, and 4) request how others might help us fulfill our needs, desires or expectations.

Shetterly, Robert
Americans Who Tell The Truth
Dutton Books, 2005

Fifty role models raise the standards for ethical living. Learn more from the project website, Americans Who Tell the Truth.

Tieger, Paul D., and Barron-Tieger, Barbara
Nurture By Nature: How To Raise Happy, Healthy, Responsible Children Through the Insights of Personality Type
Little, Brown and Company, 1997

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used to help parents recognize and respect personality type in children.

Tieger, Paul D., and Barron-Tieger, Barbara
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
Little, Brown and Company, 2001

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used to expand the conversation on "good fit" work solutions.

Van Der Ryn, Sim, and Cowan, Stuart
Ecological Design
Island Press, 2007

The authors contend that ecological design is any form of design that minimizes environmentally destructive impacts by integrating itself with living processes.

Villines, Sharon, and Buck, John A.
We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy
Washington, D.C.: Sociocracy.Info, 2007

This is one of the premiere texts on how to apply the principles of dynamic self-governance in workplaces, governments, and organizations.

Wagele, Elizabeth, and Stabb, Ingrid
The Career Within You: How To Find the Perfect Job for Your Personality
HarperOne, 2009

The authors suggest that the inherent qualities and acquired traits of the Enneagram personalities can be used to determine "good fit" work solutions.

Wyman, Pat
Three Keys To Self-Understanding: An Innovative and Effective Combination of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment Tool, the Enneagram and Inner-Child Healing
Gainesville, Florida: Center for Application of Psychological Type, Inc., 2001

Wyman offers abbreviated explanations of both the MBTI and the Enneagram (one chapter each) and an interesting perspective on how both are integral in understanding self. Discounting any emphasis on wings, subtypes, or degree or level of mental health or spiritual state, Wyman presents her own theory on why individuals operating out of the same Enneagram number can appear to be so different: differing Core Selves as profiled by the MBTI assessment. She proposes that internal tension and conflict results from incompatible qualities of one's Myers-Briggs type and Enneagram type. As a psychotherapist working almost entirely with women, she believes the only way to resolve the tension and conflict is through Inner-Child Healing (which she discusses at greater length). Wyman presents many tragic case studies, but manages to remain witty as well as pointed in her overall writing style.

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