Bonus Book Club! The Wisdom of the Enneagram (Part 1)


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Every once in a while, you stumble across something that makes you go, “Where have YOU been my whole life?!” Sometimes it’s a hot person, other times it’s a meal that’s so good you want to cry, and if you’re a nerd like we are, then sometimes it’s a personality assessment.

The Enneagram is like nothing else we’ve ever taken or learned about! Some assessments are cute and fun to flirt with, but others are marriage material — serious and intense and make you kind of sweaty, but in a good way. That’s totally the Enneagram.

We dove deep into a classic Enneagram book, The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, for this bonus book club episode. And in fact, there is SO much to say about the Enneagram that this is part one of a two-part series! Part two will be coming out next Friday, the 30th.

On this episode, we’re getting into:

  • What the Enneagram is, where it comes from, and exactly what it can tell you about yourself (spoiler alert: A WHOLE LOT).
  • A summary of each of the 9 Enneagram types.
  • The core fears and desires of each type, and how those influence your thoughts and behavior.
  • Our own experiences taking the Enneagram, and what happened when we learned more about our types.

After you’ve listened, leave us a comment to let us know your Enneagram type and how you resonate with it!


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There are many Enneagram tests you could take, but here are two that we’ve both personally taken. Keep in mind that you’ll want to set aside about 45 minutes to complete either test:

Eclectic Energies Enneagram Test (free)

The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (paid)


The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

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  • Clarity on Fire

    […] you haven’t listened to part one of our conversation about The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson from last Friday, then be sure to go back and listen to that first! You’ll get a good summary of […]

  • Sioux

    Oh my goodness! SO EXCITED you guys found the Enneagram! I can’t tell you how many episodes I’ve listened to and thought, “I really need to recommend this to them, they would LOVE it!” And now here it is, like magic, on your podcast. I’m suuuuuuper excited to hear all of your insights! (PS – I’m a 5 and I’ve learned SO much about myself through this!!)

    • Kristen Walker

      Well you were spot-on — now that we’ve found it, we’re clearly semi-obsessed! I love that you’ve been into the Enneagram for a while now, and as a 5 I imagine you’re especially into our in-depth discussion about it. If you haven’t yet listened to today’s Part 2 conversation about it, definitely set aside some time for that. We go SUPER deep into some really interesting facets of each type, and I think you’ll eat it up. 😉