The Path Between Us
Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others--and in ourselves. This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others' personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships. No one is better equipped than the coauthor ofThe Road Back to You to share the Enneagram's wisdom on how relationships work--or don't.Why do Sixes seem so intimidated and put off by Eights, who only wish the Sixes would stop mulling things over and take action?Why do Fives seem so unavailable, even to their closest family and friends, while Twos seem to feel everybody else's feelings but their own and end up irritating people who don't want their help?How in the world can Fours be so open and loving to you one day and restrained and distant other times?

The Path Between Us Details

TitleThe Path Between Us
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ReleaseApr 10th, 2018
PublisherIVP Books
ISBN-139780830846429
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GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Spirituality, Self Help, Religion, Christianity

The Path Between Us Review

  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Certainly a helpful supplement, but not the place to start if you've never heard of the Enneagram. There's a lot of great stuff here, though I would have liked a little more information in each chapter. When you only have a brief description for each, I think it starts to become more of a stereotypical picture of each number. Even so, it certainly offers help for each number in relationships by identifying warning signs, potential pitfalls, and the like. A handy resource to supplement anyone's E Certainly a helpful supplement, but not the place to start if you've never heard of the Enneagram. There's a lot of great stuff here, though I would have liked a little more information in each chapter. When you only have a brief description for each, I think it starts to become more of a stereotypical picture of each number. Even so, it certainly offers help for each number in relationships by identifying warning signs, potential pitfalls, and the like. A handy resource to supplement anyone's Ennegram journey!
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Suzanne Stabile's new book, The Path Between Us, is a much needed followup to her joint book with Ian Cron, The Road Back to You. Stabile's, The Path Between Us, helps readers authentically apply the enneagram to the complex relationships in their lives-- whether personal or professional. Her writing continues to be easily accessible and yet this easy style never compromises the intellectual content or depth of her observations. Stabile confidently draws on her own life's work and practice with Suzanne Stabile's new book, The Path Between Us, is a much needed followup to her joint book with Ian Cron, The Road Back to You. Stabile's, The Path Between Us, helps readers authentically apply the enneagram to the complex relationships in their lives-- whether personal or professional. Her writing continues to be easily accessible and yet this easy style never compromises the intellectual content or depth of her observations. Stabile confidently draws on her own life's work and practice with the enneagram to engage and support readers on their own journey. This is a must read for any student (new or not so new) of the enneagram and I eagerly anticipate Stabile's book tour and future writing projects.
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  • Bob
    January 1, 1970
    Summary: Using the tool of the Enneagram, this explores how each "number" interacts with the other numbers, how each number relates in stress, and security, and what is helpful for other "numbers" to understand about relating to a person with this number.In The Road Back to You, (review) Suzanne Stabile and her co-author Ian Cron give one of the most accessible explanations of the Enneagram that I have read. In this sequel, Suzanne Stabile builds on the insights of how each of the nine "numbers" Summary: Using the tool of the Enneagram, this explores how each "number" interacts with the other numbers, how each number relates in stress, and security, and what is helpful for other "numbers" to understand about relating to a person with this number.In The Road Back to You, (review) Suzanne Stabile and her co-author Ian Cron give one of the most accessible explanations of the Enneagram that I have read. In this sequel, Suzanne Stabile builds on the insights of how each of the nine "numbers" on the Enneagram views and engages with the world uniquely and how this shapes the ways we build and maintain relationships with others, both those who share our "number" and those who differ (Enneagram types are summarized by the number for that type).She begins by reviewing briefly the different numbers, the different Triads (Gut - 8, 9, 1; Heart - 2, 3, 4; Head - 5, 6, 7), the Wings (adjacent numbers to ours), and our Stress and Security numbers (those whose qualities we may draw on when we are under stress or feeling secure) and the three Stances (Aggressive - 3, 7, 8; Dependent - 1, 2, 6; and Withdrawing - 4, 5, 9). These are elaborated much more fully in The Road Back to You but also covered in the context of relationships in the following chapters.Before discussing relationships for each number, Stabile offers very helpful advice for those concerned about the misuse of the Enneagram:"First, please don't use your Enneagram number as an excuse for your behavior. Second, don't use what you've learned about the other numbers to make fun of, criticize, or stereotype, or in any way disrespect them. Ever. Third, it would be great if you would spend your energy observing and working on yourself as opposed to observing and working on others. And going forward, I hope you will share my desire that we all grow in our ability to accept, love, and walk beside one another on the path with loads of compassion and respect" (p. 13).The next nine chapters are devoted to looking at each number beginning with Eights (the Gut Triad). Each chapter begins with a story of an interaction involving a person with the number being considered. This is followed by a description of the world of this number, how they respond in relationships under stress and security, and the path together with this number. A sidebar in each chapter considers relationships between this number and each of the other numbers, including those sharing the same number. The chapter concludes with two summaries, one focused on key things a person with this number need to remember that they can, and can't do in relationships and what they need to accept; and one focused on what others need to keep in mind in their relationships with a person with this number.I found this book extremely helpful both for self-understanding, and understanding the ways I relate with others. In my case, I'm a five. I value competence that comes through knowing, independence, privacy, and guarding my energies. I listen and observe well, but I'm not always good at communicating my feelings. Instead, I will tell you what I think. I learned that I'm not always good at picking up innuendo or indirect communication (true). Being laid up for a couple of months at the end of 2016 told me how hard it is for me to let others care for me, and the truth that the best way to live is neither dependent nor independent, but interdependent. Stabile's title for my number really fit: "My Fences Have Gates."One critique I would offer of this book is that it assumes that a person knows their Enneagram number and doesn't give much direction to the person who does not. There is a resource advertised at the end of the book on knowing your number but little guidance given about how one may go about discerning this. Stabile has been trained by Fr. Richard Rohr, whose approach is that one discerns one's number as one reads the different types and finds one that makes you uncomfortably squeamish, saying "how did you know that about me?" That one is probably yours.I know there are some who are critical of the Enneagram. I won't try to defend this tool, except to say it has been useful for me and those I work with. Those who work with the Enneagram often like to say that the purpose of the Enneagram is not to put us in a box, but rather to help us understand the box we are in. Often, I'm tripped up by the things I don't understand about myself. As I grow in self-understanding this opens up new dimensions in relationships with both people and God, and frees me to more skillfully use my gifts and pursue the things I care about. Only Jesus fully knows me, and can form me to be the person he envisions, both fully who I am, and in his image. The Enneagram has been one way among many he has used in this process. Stabile's work is a great introduction to this way, this tool.The Path Between Us Study Guide is a companion guide for both individuals and groups who want to pursue this material further. The six studies are titled:1. The Best Part of You Is the Worst Part of You2. What We Want3. What We Fear4. What We Offer5. Keeping Each Other Forgiven and Free6. Ways to Help Ourselves and OthersThere is a section for those facilitating group discussions with a plan for each session. I have not used this guide so I cannot evaluate it. It appears that it can be used independently of reading the book, though I'm sure the book content will enrich discussions and insights.The author has also recorded eight short YouTube clips accessible via the publisher's website or through this link. I have to confess that the author photo gave me the impression of a stern school principal, an impression immediately dispelled in listening to her on the videos!Stabile's book and accompanying guide are the best resources I've seen for extending the framework of the Enneagram to our relationships and giving practical insights for relationships between the different numbers. As she has written, we all probably have much room to "grow in our ability to accept, love, and walk beside one another on the path with loads of compassion and respect." In her work, we have a wise and gracious guide for the journey.____________________________Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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  • Ada-Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I love Suzanne and have found studying the enneagram really helpful when faced with challenging relationships and for practicing by empathy. 👍🏻
  • Luke Roorda
    January 1, 1970
    If you’re only going to read one book about the Enneagram, read “The Road Back To You.” If you’re going to read two books on the Enneagram, then this is for sure the 2nd. Absolutely loved the insightful, thoughtful, and deep wisdom of Enneagram “Jedi Master” Suzanne Stabile. You’ll gobble this book up and be the better for it.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit, I find the enneagram to be problematic in some ways, but I set that aside, and am reviewing this book on its own merits, apart from the merits of the enneagram itself. There are certainly some good things to glean from this book. Ms. Stabile very quickly cuts to the heart of what drive each enneagram type--and beautifully illustrates this with very accessible and relatable anecdotal stories for each type. I also really appreciated that she showed the positive and negative issues I have to admit, I find the enneagram to be problematic in some ways, but I set that aside, and am reviewing this book on its own merits, apart from the merits of the enneagram itself. There are certainly some good things to glean from this book. Ms. Stabile very quickly cuts to the heart of what drive each enneagram type--and beautifully illustrates this with very accessible and relatable anecdotal stories for each type. I also really appreciated that she showed the positive and negative issues with each type interacting--without ever insinuating that some types just can't have relationships. In fact, I found her overall positive approach to be very interesting and refreshing.I think Ms. Stabile's weakness lies in her lack of objectivity. There were inaccuracies in her type descriptions, and I strongly suspect that those are due to her own bias based on personal interactions with these types. For example, she describes 5s as very organized planners, who are convergent thinkers. I suspect she may have come to these conclusions based on her personal, close relationships with 5s in her life (she mentions that both her mother and her close friend are 5s). However, if the 5 in question is a "P" on the MBTI, they will value spontaneity and divergent thinking, while eschewing planning and organization. Another example would be her very specific, yet not accurate for most, description of 2s--she herself being a 2 has, I think, heavily influenced and slightly corrupted the description of them. All in all, I found The Path Between Us to be an enjoyable, useful, and accessible read, filled with helpful nuggets of wisdom for examining yourself and relationships, without the common personality pitfall self-indulgent navel gazing.
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  • Kayla Roth
    January 1, 1970
    “The Enneagram is not about a pigeonhole, it’s more like ‘here’s a place where you hover’ and you can see how stress is affecting you and you can see possible indicators about what you could do to alleviate the stress. That is very helpful, especially in building relationships.” This book is a great follow up read after you’ve learned a bit about the enneagram and your own number - it is all about each number in the context of relationships. Helpful to foster compassion for each other and the wa “The Enneagram is not about a pigeonhole, it’s more like ‘here’s a place where you hover’ and you can see how stress is affecting you and you can see possible indicators about what you could do to alleviate the stress. That is very helpful, especially in building relationships.” This book is a great follow up read after you’ve learned a bit about the enneagram and your own number - it is all about each number in the context of relationships. Helpful to foster compassion for each other and the ways we move through the world. Clear and easy to read. Loved this book and recommend! Each # chapter’s end has a reminder page for themselves and a page for those in relationship with that number.
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  • Katherine Pershey
    January 1, 1970
    This was just okay for me... having gotten more into the Enneagram in the last couple of years, I find myself a little less moved by Stabile (and Cron, her former writing partner). A good step past a basic introduction, but this felt a bit thin and pop-psychology to me. I just finished reading The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heurertz and it had quite a bit more depth, challenge, and sense of history - and probably did as well or better a job of helping me think through relationships between the nu This was just okay for me... having gotten more into the Enneagram in the last couple of years, I find myself a little less moved by Stabile (and Cron, her former writing partner). A good step past a basic introduction, but this felt a bit thin and pop-psychology to me. I just finished reading The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heurertz and it had quite a bit more depth, challenge, and sense of history - and probably did as well or better a job of helping me think through relationships between the numbers.
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  • Mary Rojo
    January 1, 1970
    "The Path Between Us" helped me understand how each Enneagram number thinks. It's a healthy nudge in the direction of seeking to see everyone as they are, despite their imperfections. I love the Enneagram because it's accessible insight (when studied well) to the inner ways of each human being, and Stabile did a beautiful job in speaking out those ways within relationships.
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  • Brandon Rathbun
    January 1, 1970
    For those who like the enneagram, this is a good book. For those who like to look at how the enneagram effects your relationship with others, this is a great book. I think I’ll be looking at this sporadically when I have a problem or look to improve in a relationship with someone!
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  • Liz Knowles
    January 1, 1970
    Such a great read for enneagram lovers! I read parts of this to my family, spouse, and friends. It has helped me understand others and created meaningful conversation!
  • Andrea Humphries
    January 1, 1970
    My expectations here may have been unrealistic, but I found this book too superficial to be truly helpful. I did get some useful ideas from the other eight chapters, but when I read the chapter about my own number, I didn’t feel it described me very well at all. But this could be due to the fact that I’m a countertype. So now, I’m left wondering how accurate the descriptions of the other numbers are, or whether they’re only applicable to a specific subset of each number.
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  • Rev. Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Stabile provides some really good examples of the Enneagram approach to self-awareness- she and I are both Twos, so I really enjoyed her personal anecdotes - From the publisher: Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior i Stabile provides some really good examples of the Enneagram approach to self-awareness- she and I are both Twos, so I really enjoyed her personal anecdotes - From the publisher: Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others—and in ourselves. This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships. No one is better equipped than the coauthor of The Road Back to You to share the Enneagram’s wisdom on how relationships work—or don’t. Examples: - Why do Sixes seem so intimidated and put off by Eights, who only wish the Sixes would stop mulling things over and take action?- Why do Fives seem so unavailable, even to their closest family and friends, while Twos seem to feel everybody else’s feelings but their own and end up irritating people who don’t want their help?- How in the world can Fours be so open and loving to you one day and restrained and distant other times?The Enneagram not only answers these questions but gives us a way out of our usual finger pointing and judging of other people—and finding them wanting, perplexing, or impossible. Suzanne’s generous, sometimes humorous, and always insightful approach reveals why all the types behave as they do. This book offers help in fostering more loving, mature, and compassionate relationships with everyone in our lives.
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  • Derek Baker
    January 1, 1970
    This book is probably not the starting point for learning about the Enneagram. The best book for that would be "The Road Back to You," by co-authors Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. "The Path Between Us" is the next step once you already have a basic understanding of yourself and the people in your life based on the nine Enneagram types. In it, you will learn how each of the types interacts (or fails to) with other number types and in relationship with individuals and groups in general.Stabi This book is probably not the starting point for learning about the Enneagram. The best book for that would be "The Road Back to You," by co-authors Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. "The Path Between Us" is the next step once you already have a basic understanding of yourself and the people in your life based on the nine Enneagram types. In it, you will learn how each of the types interacts (or fails to) with other number types and in relationship with individuals and groups in general.Stabile has insight about each personality type that is really unavailable in any other resource (most of which are at best introductory in nature, such as "The Road Back to You," and at worst a snoring detour through the Ichazo/Gurdjieff origin theories, with a large helping of Jung).Once you've read it through, you'll want to go back and reread the chapter specifically about your own number again, and then probably the chapters that describe your significant other or close family and friends — because the information feels vital enough to warrant remembering and internalizing its lessons for understanding yourself and your relationships.
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  • Y.S. Stephen
    January 1, 1970
    The Path Between Us is a relationship guide based on the enneagram. For those who have never heard of enneagram, it is an equivalent of Myer-Briggs personality test, albeit with a spiritual background and more complexity.WHO WOULD ENJOY ITPeople with a love of Myer-Briggs types should be curious about enneagram and how this can work in relationships of all kinds.WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ITThe flexibility of interpretation that takes into account the complexity of humans is a pull for me. Moreso, the a The Path Between Us is a relationship guide based on the enneagram. For those who have never heard of enneagram, it is an equivalent of Myer-Briggs personality test, albeit with a spiritual background and more complexity.WHO WOULD ENJOY ITPeople with a love of Myer-Briggs types should be curious about enneagram and how this can work in relationships of all kinds.WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ITThe flexibility of interpretation that takes into account the complexity of humans is a pull for me. Moreso, the authroseems to know her subject very well and brings her experience to bear on how we can use this tool to enhance our relationships at work, home, and the way we see ourselves.......The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile is available to buy from on all major online bookstores. Many thanks to InterVarsity Press for review copy.http://www.ysstephen.com/2018/03/revi...
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  • Starla Gooch
    January 1, 1970
    I was introduced to the Enneagram about a year ago when I friend sent me the typing test from The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. I immediately reserved the book at my local library and couldn’t wait to read it. As soon as I picked it up, I began reading and could barely put it down. I don’t know how I went so long without learning about the Enneagram, but it has since revolutionized my life. Learning the Enneagram has done two main things in my life:1) Not only do I engage in I was introduced to the Enneagram about a year ago when I friend sent me the typing test from The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. I immediately reserved the book at my local library and couldn’t wait to read it. As soon as I picked it up, I began reading and could barely put it down. I don’t know how I went so long without learning about the Enneagram, but it has since revolutionized my life. Learning the Enneagram has done two main things in my life:1) Not only do I engage in a lot of self-reflection and introspection, but I also teach others how to engage their internal lives better. So I was shocked when the enneagram revealed a major blind spot in my life of which I was previously unaware. I’m not exaggerating when I say that as a One, acknowledging my anger and learning to embrace it has transformed my life. A year ago, I had felt my heart becoming hard. But in the last year, as I’ve stopped repressing my feelings and have leaned in to validate them instead, God has opened me up and grown my affections like I never knew was possible. My heart is more tender than it’s ever been.2) Learning that other people have lenses through which they see the world that differ greatly from mine has wonderfully grown my compassion for others. I hear things that people say in a different way. I hear the way they’re processing the world around them, and I’m better able to meet them there. Even when I don’t totally “get” what they’re saying, I can understand how they feel because the need for a Three to achieve, for example, is like the need I feel as a One to do good. My friends’ and family members’ wounds aren’t the same as mine, but we all feel the pain of our wounds pretty similarly. That helps me to understand empathetically and to connect.Of course, since The Road Back to You set me on such a life-changing journey a year ago, when I saw that Stabile was coming out with The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships, I knew I had to get it. This became the fourth book on the Enneagram that I’ve read in the last year, and I’m thrilled to say I still learned new things.Stabile is a compassionate teacher and exceptionally knowledgeable. Yet she also communicates with humility, demonstrating that she’s still continuing to learn more. This sense of her own teachability makes the content of her writing easier to receive, so descriptions of Enneagram types do not become too rigid. Like The Road Back to You, this book has an introduction chapter followed by consecutive chapters on each Enneagram number. Stabile emphasizes that this is a secondary piece to The Road Back to You, which allows her to provide additional content to the first book without it feeling redundant of the first.For each type, Stabile includes a brief chart on how this type relates to every other type. Each type’s chart is unique, so that readers gain two insights on each two types’ relationship instead of only one. The biggest thing I gained from The Path Between Us was a positive view of how each type pulls what they need from the numbers they go to in security and stress. So as a One, pulling attributes from Four while in stress is actually a healthy thing–not something for me to be worried about.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    YES! I loved this book. This is a great tool for anyone who already has a working knowledge of the enneagram and wants to go deeper in order to improve their relationships. The enneagram has been an essential tool for personal awareness and spiritual growth for me. My husband and I have already used the knowledge and insight we've gained from the enneagram to learn to better relate to and love each other. Knowing that I am a type 4 and he is a 9 has helped us learn to extend compassion and grace YES! I loved this book. This is a great tool for anyone who already has a working knowledge of the enneagram and wants to go deeper in order to improve their relationships. The enneagram has been an essential tool for personal awareness and spiritual growth for me. My husband and I have already used the knowledge and insight we've gained from the enneagram to learn to better relate to and love each other. Knowing that I am a type 4 and he is a 9 has helped us learn to extend compassion and grace to each other while also pushing each other to grow and improve our relationship. This book has already sparked conversation and given us even more tools to discuss our individual strengths and the subsequent brokenness that we bring to our marriage. I love Suzanne's simple and relatable way of communicating what can be complex and heavy insight.
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  • Heather Persing
    January 1, 1970
    ***I received this book from InterVarsity Press through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.***The Path Between Us is a great resource for understanding your family, coworkers, friends—really anyone who thinks differently than you! Each chapter focuses on one of the Enneagram types and ends with how the other types view them. It has been really helpful and fun as I’ve talked with my coworkers about the way they think. (The beginning of the book has a brief description of each enneagram type, but ***I received this book from InterVarsity Press through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.***The Path Between Us is a great resource for understanding your family, coworkers, friends—really anyone who thinks differently than you! Each chapter focuses on one of the Enneagram types and ends with how the other types view them. It has been really helpful and fun as I’ve talked with my coworkers about the way they think. (The beginning of the book has a brief description of each enneagram type, but it would be best to take the test before you read this book instead of guessing what yours might be.)
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  • Daniel
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Enneagram, and I love how Stabile teaches the Enneagram, so predictably, I loved this book. It's a followup to her introductory book on the Enneagram that focuses on how different numbers approach relationship. To me, that's actually the most useful part of the Enneagram, even more than understanding yourself, so I appreciated it. Very little of it will make sense if you haven't read her previous book, or are already familiar with the Enneagram, but if you have, it's super useful.It's I love the Enneagram, and I love how Stabile teaches the Enneagram, so predictably, I loved this book. It's a followup to her introductory book on the Enneagram that focuses on how different numbers approach relationship. To me, that's actually the most useful part of the Enneagram, even more than understanding yourself, so I appreciated it. Very little of it will make sense if you haven't read her previous book, or are already familiar with the Enneagram, but if you have, it's super useful.It's almost funny how much I'm a stereotypical 5. Every time I read any description of a 5, I nod in recognition. It's uncanny.
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  • Ashley Brooks
    January 1, 1970
    This is my second-favorite Enneagram book so far (after The Sacred Enneagram). It's tempting to use personality frameworks as an excuse for bad behavior, or as a fun quiz that never actually impacts your life. This book does the opposite. Stabile takes the wisdom of the Enneagram and teaches you to put it to use in your relationships and communication with others. The Path Between Us gave me a ton of insight into my interactions with those closest to me. There's a lot to consider here. Highly re This is my second-favorite Enneagram book so far (after The Sacred Enneagram). It's tempting to use personality frameworks as an excuse for bad behavior, or as a fun quiz that never actually impacts your life. This book does the opposite. Stabile takes the wisdom of the Enneagram and teaches you to put it to use in your relationships and communication with others. The Path Between Us gave me a ton of insight into my interactions with those closest to me. There's a lot to consider here. Highly recommend for Enneagram nerds who already know their type and the types of their close friends and family.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    *I was provided a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*The Path Between Us is a really important addition to this space of growing enneagram resources. The enneagram is a personality tool to help excavate through brokenness to reveal the good stuff. In the follow up book to Road Back to You, Suzanne covers how the the enneagram affects relationships. Suzanne does a great job approaching the topic very conversational. It is broken down into simple easy understand stories and *I was provided a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*The Path Between Us is a really important addition to this space of growing enneagram resources. The enneagram is a personality tool to help excavate through brokenness to reveal the good stuff. In the follow up book to Road Back to You, Suzanne covers how the the enneagram affects relationships. Suzanne does a great job approaching the topic very conversational. It is broken down into simple easy understand stories and applications. If someone is established in enneagram, this book would not provide a way to go deeper. But it serves as a great introductory post establishing your number.
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  • Megan Byrd
    January 1, 1970
    I have recently begun learning about the Enneagram so I was interested to read this book that talks about the interactions between numbers and how you can support friends and family of various numbers. This is helpful if you know the numbers of others. I don't know the numbers of others so this isn't particularly helpful to me at the moment. If someone knew their own number plus those of others, I could see this being a useful tool.I got the book off of Netgalley so the formatting of the book wa I have recently begun learning about the Enneagram so I was interested to read this book that talks about the interactions between numbers and how you can support friends and family of various numbers. This is helpful if you know the numbers of others. I don't know the numbers of others so this isn't particularly helpful to me at the moment. If someone knew their own number plus those of others, I could see this being a useful tool.I got the book off of Netgalley so the formatting of the book was a little off and made some parts hard to read and follow.
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  • Daniel
    January 1, 1970
    My wife brought this back from a conference. The author uses the enneagram to discuss relationships between people. The enneagram is way of deepening understanding of one's self through the lens of the true and false self dividing people into 9 types or spaces within which people live out their true and false selves. Assuming a basic understanding of the enneagram Stabile has some helpful and practical insights into how understanding of the enneagram can better help us to engage others. Very hel My wife brought this back from a conference. The author uses the enneagram to discuss relationships between people. The enneagram is way of deepening understanding of one's self through the lens of the true and false self dividing people into 9 types or spaces within which people live out their true and false selves. Assuming a basic understanding of the enneagram Stabile has some helpful and practical insights into how understanding of the enneagram can better help us to engage others. Very helpful!
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  • Amanda Mintz
    January 1, 1970
    I’m SO thankful for Suzanne’s work on the Enneagram!!! While I found the first book, The Road Back to You, incredibly helpful for self-discovery and awareness, I found this one more relevant in helping me understand rather others than myself. Both books are mandatory reads for anyone interested in the Enneagram. A very helpful guide to understanding more deeply the closest people in my life and why we struggle or thrive in our relationships.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    An informative read, especially in conjunction with The Road Back to You, which Suzanna coauthored with Ian Morgan Cron. Where that book gave a mile-high overview of each number, this book gives useful insight on what to do with that information. Several chapters were startlingly accurate descriptions of people I'm close to, and I only wish I'd had this book sooner, as it's already helped my relationships with them.
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  • Joy Matteson
    January 1, 1970
    This was an easy read for anyone new to the Enneagram. Most of us pick up personality type books to help us understand just our own type--this book focuses on how each of the 9 types interact with one another--a crucial component to understanding how we work, play, and love one another. Highly recommend!
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  • Moriah Conant
    January 1, 1970
    This book is an amazing follow up to "The Road Back to You". The reason we learn about personality assessments and strength inventories is so that we can grow as people and in our relationships. Suzanne Stabile artfully describes the strengths and weaknesses of each of the nine types and how they maneuver relationships. This book should be read after you have a general understanding of the Enneagram and the nine types.Every type has the opportunity for growth. Stabile gives explanations of how e This book is an amazing follow up to "The Road Back to You". The reason we learn about personality assessments and strength inventories is so that we can grow as people and in our relationships. Suzanne Stabile artfully describes the strengths and weaknesses of each of the nine types and how they maneuver relationships. This book should be read after you have a general understanding of the Enneagram and the nine types.Every type has the opportunity for growth. Stabile gives explanations of how each type relates to one another and can grow.Thanks, NetGalley, for the read.
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  • Tama
    January 1, 1970
    This is more like a reference book. The book explains how different numbers (personalities) on the enneagram interact. It may also help to explain challenges and ways to improve relationships. Although I don't have time to categorize everyone, it does help to consider what makes someone else tick!
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars - Overall a solid follow up to, The Road Back to You. Stabile specifically highlights how the Enneagram types interact with one another, along with how they compare and contrast. A great book for someone who is beginning to study the Enneagram, however, not profound or particularly deep with it's implications or analysis.
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  • Amy Booth
    January 1, 1970
    After you read "The Road Back to You" and take the enneagram test to figure out your type, definitely read this book. It is so helpful in understand how to relate to others (especially the ones that we just "don't get"). Complete "Eureka!" for relationships. Suzanne Stabile - Thank you for writing this book!
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