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Easy Enneagram

The Secrets Behind Your Personality Type
Narrated by: Craig Beck
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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Superficial information. I need more in depth and scientific knowledge. It has too much marketing stuff.

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What made the experience of listening to Easy Enneagram the most enjoyable?

an insight into what makes people tick

What other book might you compare Easy Enneagram to, and why?

anything else that Craig Beck has written on that subject

Have you listened to any of Craig Beck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

very good and I have listened to a lot of his books ,his Hypnosis ones are excellent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, you have to concentrate on the subject

Any additional comments?

I shall probable pursue the matter further also Craig Beck is a great narrator and has a lovely voice

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  • T. Brynaa
  • 04-05-17

Easy to consume. Good storytelling

What did you love best about Easy Enneagram?

This is a great introduction to the enneagram. It is narrated good. Nice voice, good stories to support the theory.
What touched me the most is some of the anecdotal stuff and the quotes from big writers and thinkers in between chapters - they link matters well and are a good foundation for some reflections.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Whereas this book doesn't go as deep as other books o the topics, it is well balanced and inspiring. I made a few changes to my life after listening to it.

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  • Kadri
  • 10-05-17

Absolutely wonderful

Thank you so much for your authentic genuine and so wonderful writing. I felt you in each word and story and example. It welt as you were talking right here in my living room to me! That is a gift you have and thank you for sharing that gift with me. I will share this with all I know:)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-06-19

Veiled Marketing Pitch

The overview of the Enneagram was sparce, but decent. I would have liked more. It surprised me that a significant part of the book comprised of rather random soap boxes and bits of motivation from the author. In some ways these were helpful, but I found they often came across as a bit arrogant and presumptive. I think the thing that put me off most is that there were multiple clear and unapologetic pitches to use this as a primer for the author's other services. I don't appreciate paying for an infomercial, which is what I feel like happened. It won't hurt you to listen to this book, but I think you'll find better Enneagram options out there.

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  • JBL
  • 15-08-18

didn't realize it would end in an infomercial

The narrator/author read his material well and I truly enjoyed the sections on the ennegram - great summary with understandable and informative examples. I had hoped to return and listen again for clarity, in the near future, after delving in more deeply into studying enneagrams.

However, in the middle there is a bizarre section where Mr. Beck goes off on folks not interested in money, including sarcastic "excuses" they may have. I thought I might be misreading (or mishearing) this part, but then in the last to sections of this short book he expounds upon the virtues of money (bemoaning those who claim it is the root of all evil), making the counterclaim that it is in fact the opposite.

As I mentioned, I really enjoyed the initial section on enneagrams (the reason why I bought this book), but these other sections make me hesitate to listen again. I was very turned off by these sections and actually became angry at being forced to listen (since I was driving) to views so contrary to my own which, more importantly, had nothing to do with enneagrams and were in fact merely an advertisement for his website. It would be one thing if it were simply a short message, but it was actually about five minutes of this.

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  • dalia nabil
  • 09-08-18

great book

loved it, enjoyed the stories and the narrator, gave me an idea on personalities types

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  • Maureen Morris
  • 13-06-18

I liked it

Easy listen. Good intro and narration. I am an enneagram user and I liked it.

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  • Leonardo Sansão Del'Arco
  • 05-04-18

A bit short, but worth it

Amazing writing and performance.
Easy and simple discription of types, very useful. Could've listen to it all in one take.
Although I love the last part, about motivation, I think the author should've spent more time giving us some insight on how to identify the types on OTHER people, as the Enneagram is a fscinating tool for social interaction, perhaps if the author wanted to make a short book, he shoul've cut off the motivation part, and added more about the types.
Overrall the book is great, and I love the author's accent, delightful.
Cheers

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  • bert boan
  • 15-12-17

Ultimately an Advertisement

Truly, a helpful explanation of the Enneagram. Even better, we're the thoughts on personality development that may determine personality types. I appreciated the perspective that was not Judeo-Christian centric and yet not universalistic either. Disappointed with the ending that, although sincere I'm sure, was an advertisement for more and deeper answers to one's search for meaning via the author's website.

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  • Scott Ingerson
  • 23-06-17

Somewhat incoherent and overrated

Would you try another book from Craig Beck and/or Craig Beck?

No

What about Craig Beck’s performance did you like?

Clear and fairly easy to listen to.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

The author comes across as someone who's well versed in self-development concepts, especially the law of attraction. He seems to gravitate towards a 'law of attraction' (which I don't completely buy into) perspective to the point of awkwardness at times though.

The type descriptions are fairly brief and not especially insightful compared to other available audiobooks about the Enneagram.

Also, the flow is a bit disjointed. There are a few non-sequiturs that threw me for a loop, including one in which the author seems to attempt to map the cognitive functions from Myers-Briggs to the Enneagram. If that was what he was attempting to do then it was highly inaccurate as he presented it. Either way, it was poorly explained and didn't make much sense to me.

It feels to me like a composite of different self-development ideas (including the Enneagram) made into a general self-development book, rather than a coherent book about the Enneagram written with the unique insight of someone who deeply understands it.

"The Power of The Enneagram" by Riso & Hudson (whom the author quotes several times) is much better, in my opinion.

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  • Erin
  • 18-05-17

So lovely.

Craig explains an introduction to the enneagrams that is both informative and simple. He reads with great enthusiasm, and it was a joy to hear his thoughts and encouragement in his own voice.