12 Enneagram

What Is the Enneagram?

In this episode we welcome our first guest! Christine Tomasello is an expert on the Enneagram. She discusses what this personality system is and how it can help improve our lives. Our conversation focuses mainly on Enneagram Type 2 (Rachel & Christine) and Type 4 (Boonie).



“The whole point in learning about (the Enneagram) is so you’re not limited by it — the more you learn about it, the more it gives you access to choice…”

“Your Enneagram type is what shows up when you don’t.”

“When we are able to be thoughtful of how we want to respond, then we are … operating in a space that’s a little bit higher than our Enneagram type.”



Enneagram Consulting (Christine’s website)

The Enneagram Institute


These two are Christine’s “go-to” Enneagram books:

The Wisdom of the Enneagram 

The Enneagram Made Easy 

I’m reading this one now, though I’m not very far into it… so far so good, though!

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships


If you’re interested in finding out your Enneagram type, I encourage you to complete the Enneagram assessment on the Enneagram Institute’s website (click here to access). Though you can often find free assessments online, I highly recommend taking the $12 RHETI assessment through the Enneagram Institute because it is a longer test and the results are more accurate. – Christine


You can find Boonie at: Organized Messes

You can find Rachel at: Rachel Moore, LMFT

Disclaimer: Our conversations in Sparkles Podcast are not to be used in lieu of psychotherapy, and we’re not offering professional advice; we’re sharing our personal thoughts and opinions. Please feel free to disagree and seek out other views, because you are the expert of you.