I discovered the Enneagram in 1996 while browsing for books on film studies. The book that I found was Tom Condon's Enneagram Movie and Video Guide. I found the book interesting, even though it was not quite what I had been looking for, so I read it. When I finished it, I had determined my type, but I did not return to the subject until a few months later, when I first got on the Internet. I found some interesting information online, but it was when I read Riso and Hudson's Personality Types that I realized I was dealing with something significant, as I was impressed by the insight that it offered into my experience. Over the next year, I read everything on the Enneagram that I could find - books, websites, and other publications. The literature provided a foundation for my thinking about the system, but I've learned more by interacting with, sharing information with, and observing people than I did from the literature itself. I have participated in several other forums where the Enneagram and other typologies have been discussed. I just discovered this one and am looking forward to sharing information and learning from others' experiences and observations.