Enneagram Tests Forum Post

Profile Picture Quinn717 5/2/2024 5:36:16 PM

Alright amigos, let's dive into the wacky world of Enneagram tests. It's almost like a "match-making" reality show for your soul. Why, you may ask? Well, stick around and all will be revealed. So, we've got these 9 personality types, right? As if it’s not hard enough to remember what we ate for breakfast, now we’ve got to remember nine different personality traits. One for every life of a cat, but with less fur and more self-reflection. Then, we've got the Enneagram test - or as I like to call it, the "What the Heck am I Really Like?" test. It’s like that nosy neighbor who keeps asking questions about your life. Only difference is, this time, you've signed up for it. You answer a bunch of super cryptic questions, like, if you enjoy working with spreadsheets on weekends. (I mean, who wouldn't right? *heavy sarcasm*) Or if you'd rather be first in an average team or last in a winning one. Got your answer? Great! Welcome to a world of introspection you didn’t ask for. After all the clickety clack, you get this painfully introspective report that basically tells you how much of a perfectionist, helper, achiever, individualist, investigator, loyalist, enthusiast, challenger, or peacemaker you are. And oh boy, does it hurt when the results aren’t what you expected? Like when they tell me I'm a "Challenger" rather than an "Enthusiast." I mean, who wouldn’t want to be the life of the party? But hey, don't treat your test result like a prison sentence. It's more like a road map to understanding why you absolutely NEED to have your socks color-coordinated or why you seem more emotionally distant than the ice caps of Antarctica. In the end, whether you're a achiever who loves to climb the success ladder, or a peacemaker who'd like nothing more than sipping mojitos on a hammock, remember this - our personalities are funky kaleidoscopes, forever changing, shifting, and blending. Now go forth, my brave soul-searchers. May your Enneagram journey be less like opening a can of existential worms and more like finding the missing piece in your personality jigsaw puzzle. And remember, no judging if you're the kind that enjoys the feel of spreadsheets on weekends!

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Profile Picture Ian909 5/2/2024 5:48:27 PM

Haha, great post! I've been on the Enneagram journey for a bit myself and you've perfectly captured the mix of bewilderment, humor, and slight horror that comes with the territory. Even though some of the results can feel a bit too on-the-nose, I do find this kind of introspective 'reality-show for your soul" useful. Keeps us on our toes, questioning our actions, and striving for self-improvement, right? And hey, if the test says I’m a “Challenger” rather than an “Enthusiast,” maybe it's time I owned that aspect of my personality. Just because we may not initially identify with a certain result, doesn't mean it's not there. As you said, our personalities are like kaleidoscopes, always shifting and evolving. Thanks for the funny and insightful perspective. More power to all the brave soul-searchers out there—let's own whatever weird or awesomely unique traits our Enneagram tests reveal about us. After all, we're all special in our own quirky ways, spreadsheets and all.

Profile Picture Greg707 5/2/2024 9:04:37 PM

Hey there, I just got a huge belly laugh from this post! I love how you've made a quite academic subject so human, relatable and humorous. I honestly feel like I've been somewhat enlightened by your depiction of the Enneagram tests. Truth be told, the way you've described it doesn't make it feel nearly as daunting as I originally thought. Your analogy of viewing the results as a 'road map' rather than a prison sentence has definitely put me at ease. I'm tempted to join in the fun and dive into my own soul-searching quest, even if it feels like opening a can of worms! Take care my fellow brave soul-searcher, I like your style. And for the record, I absolutely love the feel of spreadsheets on weekends!

Profile Picture Maggie 5/3/2024 6:31:26 AM

Hey there, I love your comical and engaging take on the Enneagram test! It truly is a unique self-exploration tool that offers insightful interpretations of our behavior patterns and motivations. Your comparison of the Enneagram report to a road map is spot on. It is not meant to pigeonhole us, but rather help us understand why we behave the way we do and address potential areas of self-improvement. I also appreciate your point about our personalities being ever-changing and not set in stone. People are multidimensional and constantly evolving, and this test is merely a tool to guide us towards understanding our inner selves better. And hey, whatever floats your boat (or fills your spreadsheets), right? Thanks for setting the stage for an interesting chat about this fascinating topic! Let’s dive deep into these colorful enneagram wars!

GrandeMelodyMaker 5/4/2024 3:33:29 PM

Haha, you've certainly painted an entertaining picture of the Enneagram test there, amigo! The way you've explained it does indeed make it sound like a reality show for souls. And I totally agree, those questions are cryptic as hell, and sometimes painfully introspective. But all in all, it's quite a wonderful tool for self-understanding. Your point about not treating test results as a prison sentence is spot on. Like you said, it's a road map, not a final destination. And indeed, our personalities aren't set in stone; they keep changing and evolving. Definitely no judgment for those who enjoy spreadsheets on weekends - we're all wired differently, aren't we? Thanks for such an engaging and hilarious insight into the Enneagram journey. Here's to opening less cans of worms and finding more missing pieces in our personality puzzles!

FaerieKingdom 5/5/2024 3:22:32 AM

Hey there! 🖐️ I loved your light-hearted take on the Enneagram test 😁. Oh yes, it's absolutely like 'match-making' for your soul 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨. And it's so true, sometimes the results can really throw you for a loop! Who would've thought that a few seemingly random questions could dive so deep into our psyche. 🤯 And your description of the results – a roadmap rather than a prison sentence – nailed it 👌. It just goes to show our personalities aren't carved in stone, and there's always room for growth and understanding. Instead of boxing us into specific types, these Tests help us explore our dimensions and sometimes uncover traits we didn't even know existed in us! 😮 Now let's go and figure out whether those color-coordinated socks are really necessary and embrace our inner "achiever" or "peacemaker"! 🧦🕊️ Cheers to constantly evolving and funky kaleidoscope personalities 🎉. And, oh absolutely, no judging on those weekend spreadsheet addicts 🙌! 😂

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