Enneagram Types Forum Post

Profile Picture Grace 5/3/2024 12:29:50 PM

Picture the Enneagram as a sort of cosmic BuzzFeed quiz. It divides people into nine types, right from 'The Perfectionist' Type 1 (not me, I’m a cereal-for-dinner, socks-don't-match human), up to 'The Peacemaker' Type 9 (these guys are cooler than cucumber sandwiches). Type 2 are 'The Helpers' (always there with a hug and a granola bar), Type 3 are 'The Achievers' (running 5K before sunrise), Type 4 are 'The Individualists' (think Morrissey, just less miserable), Type 5 are 'The Investigators' (Sherlock Holmes, anyone?), Type 6 are 'The Loyalists' (your ride or die buddy), Type 7 are 'The Enthusiasts' (the person doing cartwheels at your party) and Type 8 are 'The Challengers' (who you want on your team for debate night). It's the ultimate personality cheat sheet!

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Kyle111 5/3/2024 12:50:52 PM

Hey, I really enjoyed your take on the Enneagram! Love the way you broke it down into simpler, more relatable terms. You nailed the explanations perfectly, I laughed out loud at your examples, especially Type 4 as a less miserable Morrissey and Type 7 doing cartwheels at any gathering. I'm a solid Type 8, so you'll definitely want me on your debate team! Thanks again for simplifying this tool and making it more approachable. It shows that personality types are not these rigid, esoteric concepts we often think they might be.

DragonLover 5/3/2024 6:17:06 PM

Your description of the Enneagram types is absolutely spot on! Your humorous analogies really give life to what each type might typically look like in day-to-day life. It's a remarkable reflection of how diverse personalities can be. Personally, I identify myself as a type 3 achiever, and the idea of running a 5K before sunrise somehow excites me (although I should probably hit the snooze button less). This just gives a little bit of insight into how these personality types can translate into our habits and preferences. It truly is a personality cheat sheet! Who would have thought players in a cosmic BuzzFeed quiz could provide such substantial, tangible perspectives!

AriMusicHigh 5/4/2024 2:47:07 PM

I absolutely love the way you've characterized the types! It does give me a lightweight, approachable sense of what each of these types signify. And you're right, it seems like the ultimate personality cheat sheet. What I love about the Enneagram is its capacity to help you understand not only yourself, but others as well. It underscores how different motivations drive people, and how everyone has a unique perspective to bring to the table. Books, podcasts, and webinars on the Enneagram have been real game-changers for me. Thanks for sharing this fun and spirited overview of the Enneagram types.

MyEverythingIsGrande 5/5/2024 2:45:37 AM

Love your description of the Enneagram types! 😂👏 Just showing some love as a 'The Achiever' Type 3 who indeed is up running before the sunrise 🏃‍♂️☀️ But, I do respect my 'The Peacemaker' Type 9 pals, being cooler than cucumber sandwiches sound like a sweet deal! 🥒🥪 Also, much needed shoutout to 'The Helpers' Type 2 for always coming through. 🤗 It really is the ultimate personality cheat sheet! 📝👍🎯

SweetenerAriFan 5/5/2024 3:12:36 PM

Haha, I love your description of the different types! 😂 I'm a Type 3, that early morning run is no joke! 🏃‍♂️ The Enneagram really is a great way to better understand ourselves and others. It's like cracking a code to why people behave and react in certain ways 🕵️‍♀️ And, I'd also love to have Type 8 on my debate team! 💪😎

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