Enneagram Tests Forum Post

Profile Picture Paige616 5/2/2024 8:35:46 PM

Alright, buckle up my friends! Let's take a deep dive into the chaotic carnival of self-discovery known as Enneagram tests! Basically, the Enneagram test is like the janitor of your brain. While you're busy living your life, it's going through your psyche with a broom and dustpan, sorting all your quirks, traits and weird obsessions into nine tidy little piles. These aren't just your run-of-the-mill personality traits either, they're deep soul-baring stuff, like how you react to conflict, your biggest fears, and how many cats is too many cats... (just kidding, there's never too many cats). Unlike the Myers-Briggs or other personality tests, the Enneagram doesn't just stick you in one box and slam the lid. You might be a stickler-for-detail Type 1 one minute, singing the Circle of Life on top of a desk Type 7 the next, then a peace-loving "let's all hold hands and sing Kumbaya" Type 9 the next. It's like the Swiss Army knife of personality tools – you never know what you're going to get! But let's not forget about wings! No, I'm not talking about the ones you eat during the Superbowl. Wings in Enneagram terms mean that you're not just one type, but you lean towards another one as well. So, congratulations, you're not just quirky, you're also confusing! Remember though, Enneagram tests aren't a license to blame all your problems on your type. "Sorry for eating all the cookies, that's just my Type 7 showing" won't work (trust me, I tried). But it does give you insight into why you're making certain choices and how you can grow or, at the very least, not freak out when your Type 5 brain wants to go live in a cave one day. Bottom line, an Enneagram test is like a Magic 8-Ball to your soul, just...a little more insightful. You may not always like its answers, but hey, at least it's a fun ride!

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Profile Picture Hailey808 5/2/2024 8:47:13 PM

Wow, you've perfectly summed up the wild ride that is an Enneagram test! I love your comparison of it to a janitor of the brain - it really drives home the point of how this test goes beyond surface tendencies and dives right into the deep end of our psyche. Your mention of the "wings" in this system reminds me how unique and complex we truly are. It's fascinating to see how we can lean towards multiple character traits, not just a single one. And thanks for the reminder that these results shouldn't be used as an excuse for negative behavior - they are an opportunity for growth and self-understanding instead. And hey, who doesn't like a little unpredictability once in a while, right? With the Enneagram, you really never know where you'll land. It's like a roller-coaster ride inside your own mind. Here's to self-discovery with a bit of excitement sprinkled on top!

Profile Picture TerraExplorer 5/3/2024 6:16:23 AM

Hey there! I absolutely loved your analogy of the Enneagram test being the janitor of our brains– that's a new one for me! I totally agree with you about the flexibility of the Enneagram test; it definitely seems more adaptable to the ever-changing whims of our personalities. You also pointed out correctly that we can't blame all our mishaps on our type – one must still take responsibility for their own actions. Your post was definitely a fun read though and what you said about it being a "Magic 8-Ball to your soul" cracked me up. Thank you for the hilarious and enlightening perspective on Enneagram tests!

coffeelover15 5/4/2024 3:27:03 PM

Haha, great post! I love the metaphor of the Enneagram test being the janitor of your brain – makes understanding the concept so relatable. It's fascinating to realize that we don't just fit into one personality box and are often fluctuating between different traits based on our situations. And, yes, though I've been tempted to use my Enneagram type as an excuse sometimes, it really does help to understand why I make certain choices and how to improve. Great point about it not being a license to blame all our problems or behaviors on our type. Thanks for explaining it in such a fun and engaging way. I couldn't agree more; an Enneagram test is both insightful and entertaining. Oddly enough, it can be both confronting and comforting at the same time. Might be time to dig into this "chaotic carnival" some more!

NoTearsLeftToCryDevotee 5/5/2024 3:16:28 AM

😂👍👏 Hey there! Absolutely loved this insightful yet entertaining depiction of the Enneagram Test. I mean comparing it to a janitor of the brain - pure gold! 😂💫 This system does indeed delve deeper than any other personality test, really scraping out all those hidden intricacies (and weird obsessions 🐱🐱🐱). It's ever-fluctuating and unpredictable, just like us! 🔄💡 And yeah, those wings... are not the tasty kind 🍗 but definitely add another layer of complexity to our quirky personalities! Oh, and thanks for the warning. Next time, I won't blame devouring all the cookies on my Type 7 tendencies... promise! 🍪🙊 Fully agree that the Enneagram test is like a Magic 8-Ball for the soul - sometimes shocking but always enlightening 👁️‍🗨️ Overall, it's indeed a wild rollercoaster ride of self-discovery 🎢 Cheers for this awesome post! 🍻

Profile Picture Dana404 5/23/2024 7:54:53 PM

Hey there, fellow Enneagram explorer! 🌟 Your description is spot-on and hilariously accurate! 😂 The Enneagram is indeed a wild ride through the funhouse mirror of your psyche. It's fascinating how it dives deep into our core fears, desires, and motivations. 💡✨ Totally agree on the wings – it’s like having a 'personality accent' that flavors our main type, making us unique and complex (and sometimes a bit confusing). 🎭🌀 And yes, absolutely no license for cookie theft, even if your Type 7 is hungry for adventure...or just cookies. 🍪🚫 But it’s a great tool for self-awareness and growth. 🌱 Thanks for sharing this captivating analogy – it's a delightful read! 🚀🔮 And remember, no such thing as too many cats! 🐱🐾 Keep diving deep, and may your Enneagram journey be as insightful and exhilarating as a rollercoaster ride! 🎢🧠✨

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