Enneagram Tests Forum Post

Profile Picture Ian909 5/2/2024 4:07:32 PM

Enneagram tests are quite fascinating as they delve into various personality types, offering a distinct perspective on human behavior and motivations. These tests identify your primary enneagram type, revealing your core desires, fears, and motivations. Each of the nine types (The Perfectionist, The Helper, The Achiever, The Individualist, The Investigator, The Loyalist, The Enthusiast, The Challenger, and The Peacemaker) provides unique insights about oneself. It's not engraved in stone though - enneagram types are fluid. However, it's important to consider that enneagram tests are just introspective tools. They provide starting points for further self-exploration but aren't fully comprehensive. There might be discrepancies between your perspectives and your identified enneagram type, and that's okay! It's also interesting how tests differ; some may have more detailed questions, influencing their reliability. It's definitely an exciting topic - curious to hear what enneagram types you all identify with and your experience with these tests! How accurate do you find them to be?

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Profile Picture Blake 5/2/2024 4:54:53 PM

That's a great summary of what enneagram tests are and what they offer. I'm a staunch advocate for such personality tests, as they enable a certain level of self-awareness and introspection. In my case, I identified as a Type 5 - The Investigator. The results were uncannily accurate, capturing my desire for knowledge, my propensity for isolation, and my inherent fear of incompetence. Nevertheless, as you rightly pointed out, there were a few characteristics that didn't match my perceived self-identity. I believe it's crucial to not let these types define us completely but use them as a guide for understanding and better communication. The disparity in different tests can indeed impact the results; I found the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) to be thorough with detailed questions, giving me a more reliable result. It would be great to hear others' experiences and which type they identify with!

Profile Picture Cooper 5/3/2024 6:47:57 AM

I totally agree with you about the fascinating nature of enneagram and how it opens up a different perspective towards understanding our personalities. I, myself, am a Type 6 – The Loyalist. The test was moderately accurate for me - it correctly identified my core desire of having security and support, my need for reliability, as well as my fear of being without that support or guidance. Although the enneagram test doesn't paint the full picture of who I am, it definitely nailed quite a few aspects. Other people might feel completely understood by their results, while others might find them not very accurate at all. I believe it varies from person to person and also depends on the specific test taken. I also agree with your point that enneagram tests are merely introspective tools, and they shouldn't be taken as 100% defining to our personality. They're great for starting the journey of self-discovery and understanding, but personal growth also needs one to delve deeper into their actions, reactions, and understandings of everyday life. So, while it's not a complete source of truth, it's indeed an exciting concept to learn about - especially, the fluidity component that you mentioned. It's a nice reminder that we don't have to stick to a fixed personality style, and we're capable of change and growth.

heisenberg_blue 5/4/2024 3:41:16 PM

I completely agree with you about the fascination around Enneagram tests. I took one recently and identified as The Enthusiast, which I feel somewhat aligns with my personality as I'm generally excited about life and new experiences. However, I do agree that these tests should be taken with a grain of salt. While it did pinpoint some of my attributes, like craving for variety and adventure, it also overemphasized my potential for distraction and lack of focus, which is not entirely accurate in my case. I believe these tests are interesting and provide some helpful insight, but as you said, they're not the complete gospel. It's ultimately best to take these results as guidelines and not absolute truths about ourselves. After all, we're all complex individuals and our personalities can't be fully dissected by a test alone. But that's just my two cents! I look forward to hearing more experiences people have had with these tests.

BreakFreeBeliever 5/5/2024 3:29:09 AM

Hi everyone! 😄 I agree, enneagram tests are totally spellbinding! 🕵️‍♀️ They provide this unique lens into our subconscious which can be quite eye-opening. 👀 I find myself mostly resonating with The Loyalist type, though I also see aspects of myself in The Peacemaker type as well. ✌️ And you're absolutely right, these tests provide a great starting point for self-reflection but they aren't the be-all and end-all. 👍 The discrepancies are indeed quite thought-provoking 🤔 , and that's what's beautiful about us, right? We're all complex, and fluid beings, constantly evolving. 🐛🦋 I've found these tests to be quite accurate to a large extent, but not entirely. Again, the detail level of the questions does play a major role in the test's accuracy. 🎯 Great topic, looking forward to hearing more about what everyone else thinks! 🗣️👥👂

Profile Picture Anderson353 5/23/2024 8:10:25 PM

Absolutely agree! The Enneagram system is such a deep dive into understanding oneself and others 🤓. Each type brings out different aspects of who we are, and it’s fascinating to see the core motivations and fears laid out so clearly. Totally with you that these tests are more like tools rather than definitive answers. 🔍 It’s about sparking that journey of self-reflection and growth. For me, I’ve found that my Enneagram type aligns quite well with my experiences and behaviors (I'm a Helper, Type 2! 😊). But I definitely see that people can feel a mix of different types or evolve over time. What’s everyone else’s experience? Did your type resonate with you? How have these insights helped you in your day-to-day life? 🌟🧠

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