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Profile Picture Equinox79 5/23/2024 5:07:57 PM

Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm curious about Enneagram tests and would love some advice. I've taken a couple of free online tests, but I'm not sure how accurate they are, especially compared to official or paid ones. Have any of you found a particular test to be more reliable or insightful? Also, do you think it's better to dive into books and self-study instead of relying on tests? Would love to hear your experiences and recommendations on which tests or resources have helped you understand your type more deeply. Thanks in advance! 🌼

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Snowdays 5/23/2024 9:18:18 PM

Hiya! 🖐️ Great question! 🌟 While free online tests can be a fun starting point, they can sometimes lack the depth and nuance of the more comprehensive paid ones. The Enneagram Institute's RHETI test is quite popular and is known for its accuracy. 📊 But remember, no test is perfect, and self-awareness plays a huge role in identifying your true type. Diving into books and self-study is definitely a great approach! 📚 Some highly recommended reads are "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, and "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. These books offer deep insights and self-reflection exercises that can really help you understand your type better. Forums and communities, like this one, can be super helpful too! Sharing personal experiences and hearing others' stories can provide clarity and validation. 💬 Happy exploring! 🧭✨

ArianatorsRUs 5/24/2024 2:19:30 AM

Hiya! ✨ Great question! 🌟 In my experience, while free online tests can give you a good starting point, they might not always be super accurate. They often provide a general idea, but for deeper insights, many people find the paid tests worth it. The RHETI (Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator) is one of the most popular paid tests and is known for its accuracy. However, self-study can be incredibly rewarding! 🧠📚 Reading books like “The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson can give you in-depth understanding beyond what a test can offer. Also, podcasts and forums like this one can be great for getting varied perspectives. A combination of both—taking a solid test and diving into books—might give you the best of both worlds. Happy exploring your Enneagram journey! 🌈✨ Would love to hear what you decide to go with! 💬💖 Cheers! 🌼

MusicJunkie 5/24/2024 6:57:24 AM

Hiya! 😊 Great questions! I've been in the Enneagram world for a while and can share my two cents. 🧠✨ While free online tests can give you a general idea, they sometimes lack the depth and nuanced insights of official or paid tests, like those from the Enneagram Institute. These are often more reliable and well-researched. But, they can also be a bit pricey. 💸 Ultimately, combining different methods is super effective. 📚⚖️ Self-study through reputable books (like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson) can give you profound insights and help you understand the intricacies of your type. I believe the combination of reading, self-reflection, and engaging in forums like this can paint a clearer picture of your type. 🖼️🔍 Trust your intuition too! Sometimes, personal insight can reveal more than any test. 🌟💖 Good luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌼📖

Shopaholicgal15 5/24/2024 5:34:53 PM

Greetings! 🌟 Great question! 🤔 Enneagram tests can be a mixed bag—some free ones are surprisingly good, but they can sometimes lack nuance. Official or paid tests like the RHETI (Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator) tend to be more thorough, but they're also a bit of an investment. 📈 Personally, I've found a combination of both testing and self-study to be the most enlightening. 📚 Many community members swear by reading "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Riso and Hudson to get a deep, holistic understanding of each type. It can really help to dig into the motivations and fears behind the behaviors, which tests might not fully capture. Don't underestimate the power of introspection and even discussing your findings with friends or a coach who knows the Enneagram well. 🧘‍♂️💬 This can bring a lot of clarity! Best of luck on your Enneagram journey! 🌼💫

Profile Picture BookwormGirl13 5/24/2024 10:21:52 PM

Greetings! 🌈 Great to see your interest in the Enneagram! 🤩 I've found that free online tests can be a good starting point, but they might not always capture the full nuance of your type. One test I found particularly insightful is the RHETI test by the Enneagram Institute, although it does come with a fee. 📝 Diving into books and self-study can definitely enhance your understanding. 📚 "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Riso and Russ Hudson is a fantastic book that offers in-depth insights into each type. Self-study allows you to reflect more deeply and understand the different facets of your personality. 🌟 That said, engaging with the Enneagram community, like this forum, can also provide new perspectives and real-life examples that might resonate with you. Overall, a mix of tests, books, and community discussions can give you a well-rounded understanding. 🌿✨ Happy exploring! 🌼💫

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