Ugh… it’s such a loaded word, but yes, I am a Millennial.
I was excited to check out this book because I love the Enneagram. (I’m a Two.) I thought it would provide some fun insight. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
I think this may be a book better suited for Enneagram beginners or younger Millennials. I had a hard time connecting to the tone. Furthermore, I didn’t feel that the information inside was anything that I didn’t already know. For instance, my Enneagram type in the traditional model is a “Helper/Giver.” Here is the Millenneagram definition of a Two or “The Parent” as it is called in the updated version –
Twos are natural givers and helpers. They like to go where they fit, and they become indispensable in that space. They’re skilled at identifying the wants and needs of others, and then satisfying those desires—often before even being asked. When they’re healthy, Twos are limitless in their ability to provide integral emotional labor and intelligence to themselves and others. When they’re not, they tend to offer their love with strings attached. – Taken from https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-is-millenneagram/
This definition of “The Parent” literally has the words ‘givers’ and ‘helpers’ in it, and Two is not alone. Most of the definitions contain the original name within them.
I won’t give the book one star, because I do feel it may be a find introduction to the Enneagram, but I can’t give it any more than two stars. I appreciate the idea of a modern twist on the traditional, but this one missed the mark.