The Unfiltered Enneagram: A Witty and Wise Guide to Self-Compassion

Convergent. Apr. 2024. 224p. ISBN 9780593593899. pap. $18. SELF-HELP
Orr, creator of the Rude-Ass Enneagram Instagram account, is honest about how she treats the nine types of the Enneagram personality, and that way is brutal (with dashes of understanding, too). Readers need not shy away from the honesty within but use it to confront the worst parts of themselves. The book opens with a history of the Enneagram, which is often not included in other similar titles. In addition, it has a general overview of the nine types of people and what type they fall into (gut, heart, head). Another distinctive trait is the way the author goes into intricate detail using specific phrases (like “core fear”) to explain why the types are the way that they are. This book can be read by beginners, but it’s best for readers who already understand what number they are.
VERDICT This is a singular and honest view of the Enneagram that plays the necessary devil’s advocate for readers wanting to better themselves. A great companion to other titles so libraries can provide a well-rounded approach to the Enneagram.
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