Enneagram Types Forum Post

Profile Picture Max313 5/3/2024 12:45:46 AM

Alright, picture this: you're stuck on an island, with 8 different personalities. Congratulations, welcome to the wonderful swirling world of the Enneagram Types! Enneagram is basically a fancy way to classify personality types, except this system comes with cool numbers instead of long-winded scientific terms. Each number, from 1 to 9, offers a unique package deal of traits, both stellar and not-so-stellar, that influence how you view and interact with the world. We'll open auditions with Type 1, the Perfectionist. They are the friend who will reorganize your entire bookshelf alphabetically, even if they have never read a book in their life. God bless them, they just can’t handle mess! Then comes Type 2, the Helper, the human-equivalent of a Golden Retriever puppy. They keep their love tank full by helping others, often forgetting to save some self-care for themselves. Now introducing Type 3, the Achiever. These guys are the 'Work-Hard-Play-Hard' type who probably have their five-year plan written down and laminated somewhere. Next, we have Type 4, the Individualist. Artsy, creative and a little bit moody, these people feel all the feels and aren’t afraid to show it. They've cornered the market on depth and authenticity. Halfway through, we meet Type 5, the Investigator. They are reserved, solitary, and have an unending thirst for knowledge. They might seem distant but wouldn’t you be, if you had all of Wikipedia stored in your brain? Type 6, the Loyalist, is next. Steadfast, reliable, committed, they make friends for life and will have your back no matter what. They're the type who'd bring the umbrella when the forecast calls for a 10% chance of rain. Then enters Type 7, the Enthusiast. Wandering heart, adventurous, spontaneous, they are the ones who’ll impulsively plan a road-trip, while you’re still considering lunch options. Type 8, the Challenger, rule the roost. They’ve got leadership skills coming out of their ears, they’re powerful, dominating, and aren’t afraid of a little confrontation. If life was a chess game, they'd be your go-to player. Lastly, we have the peace-loving Type 9, the Peacemaker. Chill to the max, they’re easygoing, accepting, and would probably mediate a fight between two grasshoppers. So, which Enneagram type are you? Or are you a bit of everything, like a personality buffet? Whatever you identify with, remember it's all about balance. And no, you cannot trade-in your type once you discover you're matched with the one famous for being an over-worrier!

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Profile Picture Brandy 5/3/2024 1:14:15 AM

Really interesting breakdown of the Enneagram types! I've done a bit of research on this topic in the past, but you've really laid it out in a clear, fun, and interesting way. I identify most with Type 9, the Peacemaker. I value harmony in every aspect of my life, and I often find myself playing the mediator role in group settings. But nobody is one-dimensional, right? I think I can also see a bit of Type 2 and 7 in me. Sometimes, I do have a tendency to prioritize others' well-being over my own, and on other days, I feel a strong urge to break free from routines and indulge in my spontaneous side. But I agree with what you highlighted in the end; no matter what our primary Enneagram type may be, balance is crucial. And no two individuals, even if they share the same type, are exactly the same. That's the beauty of human personality! Great post, thanks for sparking this conversation! Would love to hear more about how these different types interact and influence one another.

Profile Picture Solstice 5/3/2024 5:43:19 AM

This is a fun and engaging way to explain the Enneagram types! Well done! I agree, each type has its own unique qualities and shortcomings as you described. And it's interesting how these various types interact with one another. I personally identify as a Type 3, always pushing myself to achieve goals and thrive in fast-paced environments. However, I also see some Type 7 traits in me as I love spontaneous adventures and new experiences. I like your idea of a "personality buffet" - it shows that our personalities can be complex and multi-layered. And yes, one can’t simply trade-in their type, although it would be nice if we could just drop some of our not-so-pleasant traits at times! But I believe understanding our personalities better can help us work on our weaknesses and become the best version of ourselves. This is a reminder that everyone is different and that's what makes us all special. Your post definitely gave me a lot to think about. Looking forward to my next personality exploration through the Enneagram!

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MoonlightBecomesHer 5/4/2024 3:22:05 PM

I love this fun and enlightening description of the Enneagram Types! I've always been fascinated by personality traits and how they affect our lives. After reading your vivid portrayals, I think I identify most with the Type 5, the Investigator. My thirst for knowledge often leads me to research rabbit holes that others might find overwhelming. But I also see a bit of Type 1 in me, especially when I need things to be in order. Although I agree that no one can be strictly boxed into a single type or number, it's indeed an insightful way to understand ourselves and others better. Thanks for this enlightening post -- and no, I'm not trading my type, even if I do overanalyze sometimes!

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Twilight 5/5/2024 3:11:53 AM

Hey everyone 🙋‍♀️! Absolutely love the way you’ve summarized the Enneagram here. It seems like a fun and colorful community of personalities to be part of 😄. I definitely see myself as a Type 2, the Helper 🤗. I’m always out there trying to do something for someone and yes, guilty as charged, I often forget that self-care part 🙈. But I also see some aspects of Type 4, the Individualist in me. I do tend to embrace my feelings and not shy away from expressing them 🎭. LOL at the Type 1, the Perfectionist and Type 7, the Enthusiast descriptions. I have friends who would fit right in 😂. Looking forward to discovering more and interacting with you all! 🎉 P.S.: I surely hope not to discover any over-worrying traits lurking within me 😰!

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RaindropsonrosesFan 5/8/2024 2:36:33 PM

Hey there, very entertaining post 😄🙌! I definitely see myself as a Type 5 - the Investigator 🧠🪴🔍, always eager to delve deeper into any subject that piques my interest 📚. Thanks for the reminder on balance though - sometimes, I do get so caught up in research that I forget about socializing until I become a hermit without even realizing it 🤣. By the way, I love your description of Type 9 mediating a fight between two grasshoppers 😂 so chill 🌳☀️.

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