Romance Novels for Each Enneagram Type!
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Who isn't obsessed with the enneagram? It took me a while to figure out what enneagram number I was. If you aren't familiar with the enneagram, it's a personality test where you are a number 1 through 9. There are many tests out on the internet but I think the best way to determine your type is through books such as The Road Back to You and podcasts about the enneagram such as Typology, which helped me figure out which number I most identified with by listening to other's stories.
I wanted to combine two of my favorite things for this post: the enneagram AND romance novels! So here are my romance picks for each enneagram type!
Type 1 - The Perfectionist
Type 1's will really resonate with The Worst Best Man's Lina - a perfectionist wedding planner that gets left at the alter. Years later she has to work with the best man from her called off wedding. The problem is, if she doesn't work with him, she'll loose a huge career opportunity, but he's the one who convinced the groom to call off the wedding! Lina will not let this opportunity pass her by, or worse, face what really went wrong with her engagement. Type 1s will connect with Lina and the major choices she has to make.
Type 2 - The Helper
Is there anything more Type 2 than letting someone rent out your apartment while you work nights?? That's exactly what Leon does with his new roommate, Tiffy. They've never met in person but Tiffy is gone during the day and Leon is gone at night so they are able to share without issue. They eventually get to know each other through sticky notes left around the apartment, but what will happen when they do finally meet in person? Leon is the epitome of a Type 2, with a servant heart and his desire to be loved for who he is.
Type 3 - The Achiever
Pragmatic, success oriented, and driven describe type 3's and Stella in The Kiss Quotient. Stella is a workaholic and has a great job but is really lacking in the dating department. She also has Aspergers which makes getting to know someone a little more difficult. To help her with dating, Stella hires an escort named Michael - because who better to help than a professional?!
Type 4 - The Romantic
The emotional side of type 4's will LOVE this book. Macy and Elliot essentially grow up together and you get to see that as this book alternates between past to present day. It is heartbreaking in the best way possible and will have you feeling allllllll the feels. I also think 4s will really appreciate the word play in this book!
Type 5 - The Investigator
What does a 5 want? To be capable and competent. And Gavin has realized he is just the opposite when it comes to his marriage. Thankfully, a group of men called The Bromance Book Club, picks Gavin back up and helps him realize how to win his wife back. This is one of my favorite series! 5s will understand Gavin's need to move past his insecurities in order to be the person he wants to be.
Type 6 - The Loyalist
This one might be a tough one for the 6's, also known as the loyalists. Emma marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse, but on their one year anniversary, he goes missing. Emma spends the next several years picking up the pieces and moving back to her hometown, where she reconnects with Sam. All she wants is a secure, supportive environment after the trauma of losing her husband but one day, Jesse is found and Emma now has to choose between him and Sam. Loyalists will understand what a heart-wrenching decision that is for Emma and will empathize with her desire to make the right choice.
Type 7 - The Enthusiast
Is there anything more Type 7 than a vacation?! In People We Meet on Vacation, Poppy is the poster child for all things 7ness. She's extroverted, scattered, always looking for the newest or best, impulsive, and avoids pain. I can say all of those things with love because my 7 wing is STRONG. This book is about taking chances, facing fears, and learning to be satisfied with where you are.
Type 8 - The Challenger
Strong, passionate, straightforward, ambitious: all words that describe my favorite Type 8s and Jasmine in You Had Me at Hola. When I was looking for a book for the eights, this one immediately came to mind. Jasmine is a strong female lead and struggles with wanting to protect herself and be in control. This steamy read will have Type 8s on the edge of their seats.
Type 9 - The Peacemaker
Type 9s are known as the protective peace keepers. Main character, Kristen, in The Friend Zone is keeping a big secret. She has to have a life changing surgery that will make it impossible for her to have children. Kristen meets and starts falling for Josh, who wants (you guessed it) a big family. Kristen is stubborn and will do whatever it takes to make sure Josh gets what he wants, including keeping him in the friend zone. Type 9s will appreciate Kristen's desire to avoid conflict and her loyalty to those she loves.