The Enneagram is a unique system of looking at your personality. It helps you to understand your motivations and what you want out of life. The book explains that there are nine different types: The Perfectionist, The Giver, The Performer, The Tragic Romantic, The Observer, The Devil's Advocate, The Epicure, The Boss and The Mediator. This book has been used by many people who are working on their career search or helping them find a career path to better understand what type of career they will be well suited for. But the different types will also be helpful in understanding your personality overall for the rest of your life. Although you may want to know about your personality, it is very helpful to read about all of the personalities in the book so that you can start to recognize different personalities in your life. When you read the book -- probably you will notice people from your life in the book's description of the different Enneagram types.