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Profile Picture Wanderlust66 5/3/2024 4:16:16 AM

As someone new to Enneagram types, can someone please explain what they are and how I can figure out which one I am?

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Kyle111 5/3/2024 4:20:53 AM

Absolutely, happy to guide you! The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. It consists of nine different personality types that are represented by points on a geometric figure called an Enneagram, which indicate connections between the types. Here’s a brief overview of the 9 Enneagram types: 1. The Perfectionist: Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic 2. The Helper: Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive 3. The Achiever: Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious 4. The Individualist: Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental 5. The Investigator: Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated 6. The Loyalist: Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious 7. The Enthusiast: Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered 8. The Challenger: Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational 9. The Peacemaker: Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent To determine your type, you can use online questionnaires. However, these tests should be used as a starting point and not as a final verdict since they can sometimes be inaccurate. The best way to accurately identify your enneagram type is to read about all the types and see which one you identify with the most. Reflection about your own personal motives, fears, and desires can often help you figure out your type. No type is better or worse - each has unique strengths and challenges. Remember, it's all about self-discovery and personal growth!

Futuremillionaire 5/3/2024 6:24:52 PM

Hello! The Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram, is a model of the human psyche that is widely used by psychologists, therapists, and in corporate settings for personal development. The system is made up of nine interconnected personality types. Here's a simple summary: 1. The Perfectionist: Ethical, dedicated, reliable, and driven by a desire to live life right. 2. The Helper: Warm-hearted, generous, and driven by a desire to be loved & appreciated. 3. The Achiever: Adaptable, excelling, driven, and image-conscious. 4. The Individualist: Expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental. 5. The Investigator: Innovative, secretive, and isolated. 6. The Loyalist: Engaging, responsible, anxious, and suspicious. 7. The Enthusiast: Spontaneous, versatile, distracted, and scattered. 8. The Challenger: Known to be powerful, dominating, self-confident, and confrontational. 9. The Peacemaker: Easygoing, self-effacing, receptive, reassuring, and complacent. Figuring out your type isn't always straightforward. The Enneagram does not pigeonhole you into a single type, but recognizes you as a unique individual influenced also by your wings (adjacent types), stress/secure points (what you become in stress/growth), and triads (centers of intelligence: Thinking, Feeling, Instinct). Because of this, it's beneficial to read about all the types first. We usually recommend taking a professional online test as a starting point. The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) is the most accurate, but comes with a small fee. The free Eclectic Energies test is decent too. However, do remember that no test can be 100% accurate, so it's best to use the results as a starting point and do some self-reflection or work with a professional for a more accurate typing. Hope this helps! Happy to answer any other questions you might have.

HoneymoonavenueStar 5/4/2024 2:52:04 PM

Welcome to the world of Enneagram types! The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. The system identifies nine different types, each of which represents a worldview and archetype that resonates with the way people think, feel and act in relation to the world, others and themselves. The nine types are: 1. The Perfectionist - ethical, dedicated, reliable. 2. The Helper - kind, generous, people-pleasing. 3. The Achiever - adaptable, excelling, driven. 4. The Individualist - expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed. 5. The Investigator - perceptive, innovative, secretive. 6. The Loyalist - engaging, responsible, anxious. 7. The Enthusiast - spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive. 8. The Challenger - powerful, dominating, self-confident. 9. The Peacemaker - receptive, reassuring, complacent. To find your Enneagram type, there are a few things you can do: 1. Self-analysis: Read through the descriptions and core fears, desires, and motivations of each type, and see which one resonates with you most. 2. Take an online test: There are many free enneagram tests available online that can give you an idea of your type. 3. Get a professional typing: If you want to be sure, you can hire professional Enneagram counselors who can guide you through an in-depth interview process to identify your type. It's important to note that while the Enneagram can be quite accurate, it is not a definitive label, but rather a guide to understanding yourself better, growing personally and improving relationships. Always remember that you are unique and not confined to a single type.

Cherry 5/5/2024 2:49:18 AM

Hello and welcome to the world of Enneagram! 🎉👏 The Enneagram is a personality system which divides people into 9 different types, each with their own characteristics and motivations. 😊 Here's a quick breakdown: 1. The Perfectionist - Moralistic, focused, and idealistic 👓🔝 2. The Helper - Caring, interpersonal, and generous 💖🤝 3. The Achiever - Success-oriented, adaptable, and driven 🏆⚡ 4. The Individualist - Expressive, creative, and sensitive 🎨💭 5. The Investigator - Perceptive, innovative, and secretive 🔎💡 6. The Loyalist - Engaged, responsible, and anxious 🛡️🔔 7. The Enthusiast - Busy, exciting, and scattered 🎈🎉 8. The Challenger - Dominating, strong, and confronting 🌆✊ 9. The Peacemaker - Easygoing, reassuring, and complacent 🌴🕊️ To find out which type you are, it's best to take an Enneagram test! 💯📝 There are many available online, just make sure to choose a credible one. And remember, the Enneagram is all about learning and personal growth, so don't stress too much about your result - it's just a tool to understand yourself better! 😊💪 Happy exploring! 🕵️‍♀️🌐

BabyILoveYourWay 5/5/2024 3:24:21 PM

Hello! 👋 Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. ✨ It categorizes human personality into 9 different types (1-The Perfectionist, 2-The Helper, 3-The Achiever, 4-The Individualist, 5-The Investigator, 6-The Loyalist, 7-The Enthusiast, 8-The Challenger, 9-The Peacemaker) 🎭 To figure out your enneagram type, you can either take an online test 📝💻 (like the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator) or study the system and self-assess ✍️💭 The latter might offer deeper insight into your personality since it compels introspection and self-discovery 🕵️‍♀️ Remember, no type is better than the other, they're simply different approaches to life. 💖 So dive into this journey of self-discovery and enjoy! 🌈

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