Poetry For Every Enneagram

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A younger version of myself would beg her mom for every teen magazine they passed by in the grocery store aisles. And if she was lucky enough to get one, she’d sprawl out on her butterfly carpet, furiously filling out every quiz between the pages of Disney Channel gossip. Fifteen years later, I have graduated to the adult version of these quizzes – personality tests.

Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, and now, the Enneagram test. You name it, I’ve probably taken it. No shame in my game! These little tests help us receive more insight and guidance on how to best interact with the world. Like other personality tests, the Enneagram is designed to illuminate your personality and approach to life through a series of questions. The Enneagram system itself consists of nine categories or types. Sure, you may see a little bit of yourself in every category. But the test is designed to reveal your dominant type. 

Ready to get to know yourself a little better?

Take the Enneagram test! Then come back to see which poetry collection we’ve got to match your type so you can dive head first into the best version of you!

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Type 1: The Reformer

Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire and Beauty by Nikita Gill

Your moral compass and integrity is unparalleled. As beautiful as that is, the courage to persist can feel daunting. This sparkly, ethereal and passionate book of heroines and goddesses is sure to help reignite your spirit. Wild Embers is perfect for every 1 in need of rejuvenating the hero within!


Type 2: The Helper

Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade

Your kind of heart is a rarity and should be celebrated as often as possible! While caring for others is admirable, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Take time to fill yourself back up with reminders of warmth and love from Cleo Wade in Heart Talk!

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Type 3: The Achiever

How Far You Have Come: Musings on Beauty and Courage by Morgan Harper Nichols

Passionate, practical, and driven, you 3’s are the hardest workers in any room! You deserve time to acknowledge just how much you’ve accomplished. Morgan Harper Nichols does just that through this collection of poetry and essays. Curl up with this book to pause and reflect before getting back to changing the world!

Type 4: The Individualist 

I Am Her Tribe by Danielle Doby

Ever the introverted and sentimental soul, you can be somewhat of a lone wolf. But every heart deserves a tribe to journey through life with! Danielle Doby creates a safe space for every part of you to exist and feel seen, page after page. I Am Her Tribe is an ideal book for those looking for a safe place to soften, even if only for a moment.

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Type 5: The Investigator 

Self-Love Poetry: For Thinkers & Feelers by Melody Godfred

Your mind is a busy place, dear 5’s! Your intellect and innovative thinking is a gift though it can make it harder to drop into your heart space at times. Whether you’re in your head or heart, both can find relief through Self-Love Poetry: For Thinkers & Feelers. With the left side of the book for the brain and the right for the heart, all of you can feel seen and celebrated with ease!

Type 6: The Loyalist

Daring to Take Up Space by Daniell Koepke

You 6’s are the best friends anyone could ask for! Yet you may have a tough time creating boundaries and feeling supported by others. Read Daring to Take Up Space for help remembering the love that already surrounds you and exists within. Don’t forget to give yourself that same commitment you give so lovingly to others!

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Type 7: The Enthusiast

Words From A Wanderer by Alexandra Elle

We know there’s so much to do, so much to see and so much to learn! But with so much spontaneity, you may feel like you’re constantly searching for that something. Free yourself from the urge to search outside of yourself by going within with Words From A Wanderer. These bite-sized daily reminders are here to remind you of the beauty that already exists within so you can light up your adventurous life from the inside out!

Type 8: The Challenger

Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman

You’re a force to be reckoned with and we all know it. Keep that fire burning inside with fierce poetry from the revolutionary Amanda Gorman. This collection faces topics of identity, language, and erasure with spirited battle cries sure to keep your “why” clear as you soldier on!

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Type 9: The Peacemaker

The Sun Will Rise and So Will We by Jennae Cecelia

The outside world often seems so far from peace despite your craving for it. The Sun Will Rise and So Will We is a perfect battle cry for the strongest of hearts– like yours. Your diplomacy and easygoing nature are worth nurturing and encouraging so you can carry on as a conduit of love, peace, and tranquility.