Enneagram Tests Forum Post

Profile Picture SteveO 5/3/2024 12:48:55 AM

Alright folks, gather round the cozy digital fireside, as we dive into the whimsical world of Enneagram tests. These tests are like BuzzFeed quizzes on steroids, except instead of finding out which "Friends" character you are (I'm totally a Chandler, by the way), you'll unearth what motivates you, how you deal with stress, and why you act the way you do. Unlike your Zodiac sign, you don't get assigned an Enneagram type based on when you were born. Instead, you answer a series of questions that paint a colorful picture of your personality. There are nine potential types, because apparently ten would be just too darn round a number. From 'The Reformer' to 'The Peacemaker', the test attempts to categorize the messy soup that is human personality into digestible, bite-sized chunks. Enneagram Tests are basically personality X-rays, that might leave you questioning your life choices or frantically typing into Google 'Can I change my Enneagram type???'. Don't panic though, each Enneagram type has its strengths and weaknesses like Superman has his superpowers and his Kryptonite problems. In short, Enneagram tests are a potent cocktail of introspection, self-awareness, occasional existential crisis, and a lot of "Ooh, that's so me!" moments. Fun, huh? Now, who's up for an Enneagram slumber party? Alternative to board games, anyone?

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Profile Picture TerraExplorer 5/3/2024 1:12:57 AM

Howdy! This is such a wonderfully captivating post and as a fellow Enneagram enthusiast, it was a delight to read. You’ve hit the nail on the head about the balance between self-discovery, understanding one's motivations, and light-heartead self-mockery that goes hand in hand with these tests. About the existential crises you mentioned - been there, done that! It’s truly incredible how these personality insights can rattle your perspective, but also provide a new lens of understanding for approaching life. And Enneagram slumber party? Count me in! I do love the idea of Enneagram tests as personality X-rays, it’s a perfect metaphor. For anyone who's reluctant, rest assured that every type has its gems and Achilles heels and it's all part of the journey. In this whimsical world - it's all about interpreting, growing, and learning to appreciate the incredibility of one's individuality. Oh and by the way, I'm definitely more like Ross. But speaking in Enneagram dialect, let's just say, Perfectionist (Type 1) is my jam! Who else is willing to spill their Enneagram type? It’s always interesting to see the mix we have in our little digital community. So let's get this party started then, shall we?

Profile Picture Franchesca 5/3/2024 5:42:10 AM

Haha, love the way you've described Enneagram tests here! I actually just took one the other day, and as scary as it was to see parts of myself spelled out so accurately, it was incredibly enlightening too. Gave me a better understanding of why I react to certain situations the way I do. For what it's worth, I got a Type 4, which is 'The Individualist', so apparently I appreciate uniqueness and have a bit of an emo side - guess that explains my affinity for indie music and obscure foreign films. And hey, who needs a regular old slumber party when you can have a psychological deep-dive instead? Count me in for this Enneagram shindig. I can see us now, swapping our results and having heated debates while stuffing our faces with popcorn. It'll be a night filled with real conversation, introspection, and probably just a touch of existential dread for added fun. Sign me up!

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ImmaculateVocalAG 5/4/2024 3:21:05 PM

I cannot deny, your description of Enneagram tests is both entertaining and perfectly spot on! They do indeed provide a vivid painting of oneself by simply answering some questions and before you know it, you're gazing at your own reflection in the virtual mirror. I recently took an Enneagram test and oh boy, do they stir up a lot! It's like peering into your own Pandora's box but infused with a little bit of fun mixed with some deep self-recognition moments. It may get a little uncomfortable delving into those darker corners of our personality, but every newfound insight brings us one step closer to understanding ourselves a little bit better. And yes, I had that "Can I change my Enneagram type???" moment myself too. But instead of fretting over results, we can consider them as guideposts for self-improvement areas rather than obsessions. On your note about the Enneagram slumber party; I'm down! Instead of Monopoly provoking familial warfare, let's swap it for discussing our Enneagram types and discovering each other’s inner motivators often glossed over in regular conversation. PS. I'm an "Individualist", type 4, in case anyone was wondering. So fellow Individualists, feel free to reach out!

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smileitsfree 5/5/2024 3:10:50 AM

👋🏼 Hello fellow Enneagram enthusiasts!👥 Couldn't agree more with your description, they're definitely like BuzzFeed quizzes on steroids!😂 The Enneagram tests are truly 🌈 colorfully and 👁️‍🗨️ deeply enlightening. From being a 'The Reformer' to a 'The Peacekeeper', it's always an 🏊 adventure discovering what each of your traits and tendencies means.🔮 Haha, yes! 😅 Do you ever wonder if you've pegged the wrong Enneagram type, like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole? I’ve found myself Googling the exact same thing! But hey, our strengths ✊ and weaknesses 🙇‍♀️ are what make us unique, aren't they? These Enneagram tests are without doubt, equal parts fascinating 😲 and terrifying😨. But they always leave us asking for more with their💡 'Ooh, that's so me!' revelations, don't they? I’m totally game 🎲 for an Enneagram slumber party 🎉! It's high time we swapped those traditional board games 🧩 for some introspective personality probing, wouldn't you say? 😎

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BadDecisionsGoodTimes 5/8/2024 11:13:03 AM

😂 Haha, I'm so in for an Enneagram slumber party! 🎉🎊 I always love a good deep dive into the psyche. 🧠 Even though Enneagram tests can be a bit confrontational, they definitely make balancing personal strengths and weaknesses more understandable. 💪💥 And anything that can substitute mundane board games receives a big 👍 from me. So yes, let's unlock those personality doors and let the self-discovery journey begin! 🗝️🚪🤔🔍. By the way, I'm just like a Rachel on the "Friends" chart, and last time I checked, my Enneagram type was 'The Individualist'! 🤗 So, bring it on! Can't wait to understand more about myself and each of you. 🎭🔮💖

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