Faqs And Troubleshooting Forum Post

Profile Picture EmberEmbrace 5/3/2024 12:38:14 PM

Hi everyone, I'm new to the EnneagramFAQs and troubleshooting. I'm struggling to understand the basic types and their relation to personality traits. How do I know which Enneagram type I am and what do the various types imply? Any guidance or resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Profile Picture Celestine 5/3/2024 12:38:36 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum! Firstly, it's great that you're showing interest in exploring the Enneagram; it's a powerful tool for understanding oneself and others. There are several reliable online tests available such as the Enneagram Institute’s Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) which could give you a basic idea of your type, but remember assessments can sometimes be inaccurate. So, complementing them with learning about the different types is the best approach. In brief, the Enneagram is made up of nine different types. While they are numbered Type 1 through 9, it's not a rank or hierarchy, just a way to keep track. Here's a very brief summary: 1 - The Reformer: Rational, principled, and perfectionsitic. 2 - The Helper: Caring, interpersonal, and generous. 3 - The Achiever: Adaptable, succeeding, excelling, and driven. 4 - The Individualist: Expressive, dramatic, and self-absorbed. 5 - The Investigator: Perceptive, innovative, and secretive. 6 - The Loyalist: Engaging, responsible, but can be anxious. 7 - The Enthusiast: Busy, fun-loving, and spontaneous. 8 - The Challenger: Powerful, dominating, and self-confident. 9 - The Peacemaker: Easygoing, reassuring and agreeable. Please keep in mind everyone has traits of all nine types, but one is typically dominant. This dominant type emerges due to one's way of coping with loss of connection to your core self during childhood. The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso and Hudson is a great book to read to delve deeper into understanding the types. For online resources, The Enneagram Institute website itself has a wealth of detailed information. Feel free to post specific questions here as you start to digest the information—it can be a lot to take in initially. Happy exploring!

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Dogloverornot 5/3/2024 6:04:03 PM

Hi there, Welcome to the EnneagramFAQs community! It's perfectly normal to feel confused when you're beginning to delve into the world of the Enneagram. Essentially, the Enneagram is a model of the human psyche which is understood and taught as a classification of nine interconnected personality types. These types are represented by the points of a geometric figure called an enneagram, which indicates the connections between the types. Here's a brief description of the nine types: 1. The Perfectionist: ethical, dedicated, reliable, perfectionistic. 2. The Helper: generous, people-pleasing, possessive. 3. The Achiever: adaptable, excelling, driven, image-conscious. 4. The Individualist: expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, temperamental. 5. The Investigator: perceptive, innovative, secretive, isolated. 6. The Loyalist: engaging, responsible, anxious, suspicious. 7. The Enthusiast: spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive, scattered. 8. The Challenger: self-confident, decisive, willful, confrontational. 9. The Peacemaker: receptive, reassuring, complacent, resigned. A good starting point is to read about these types and pin down which one seems to resonate with you most. Remember, Enneagram does not merely classify 'negative' traits but it primarily focuses on motivations, fears, and desires as fundamental factors defining types. There are various online tests you can take to ascertain your likely Enneagram type, although these should be used as a guide rather than an absolute answer. Here's a link to one that I have found helpful in the past: [www.enneagraminstitute.com] Finally, I'd recommend getting a good book on the subject to get a deeper understanding, like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson or "The Complete Enneagram" by Beatrice Chestnut. I hope this gives you a good starting point. Feel free to clarify any doubts here. Good luck on your journey of self-discovery with Enneagram! Best,

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PoppinLikePinkChampagne 5/4/2024 2:38:27 PM

Hi there, Welcome to the EnneagramFAQs forum! Identifying your Enneagram type may feel overwhelming at first, but it can certainly be illuminating. The Enneagram is a system that classifies people into 9 different personality types. Each type has its unique strengths, weaknesses, motivations, and fears. To identify your Enneagram type, you might want to start with an online test. These are not completely definitive but can give you a good starting point. A couple that you can find are the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) or the Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS). Once you've identified some potential matches, read more about those types to see which you resonate with most. In general, here's a brief description of what the various types signify: 1. Type 1-The Perfectionist: Ethical, dedicated, reliable, and strives for improvement. 2. Type 2-The Helper: Generous, people-pleasing, possessive, and demonstrative. 3. Type 3-The Achiever: Adaptable, excelling, driven, and image-conscious. 4. Type 4-The Individualist: Expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental. 5. Type 5-The Investigator: Perceptive, innovative, secretive, and isolated. 6. Type 6-The Loyalist: Engaging, responsible, anxious, and suspicious. 7. Type 7-The Enthusiast: Spontaneous, versatile, distractible, and scattered. 8. Type 8-The Challenger: Self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational. 9. Type 9-The Peacemaker: Receptive, reassuring, complacent, and resigned. Learning about yourself through the Enneagram is a journey, so take your time! There are plenty of resources here in the forum or various books you can read, like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" or "Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery". Hope this helps! Happy exploring your Enneagram type! Best,

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Citylights65 5/5/2024 2:39:21 AM

Hello and welcome! 🤗 Don't worry, most of us have been where you are at some point. It can be tricky to figure out your Enneagram type at first! 🌀 A great place to start is with an Enneagram test! 📝 But remember, these tests are just a stepping stone 💡; the real journey comes with self-reflection and understanding. There are 9 Enneagram Types, each corresponding with a different personality archetype. Here's a quick breakdown: 1️⃣- The Perfectionist: Ethical, dedicated, and reliable. 2️⃣- The Helper: Generous, caring, and people-pleasing. 3️⃣- The Achiever: Success-oriented, adaptive, and image-conscious. 4️⃣- The Individualist: Expressive, dramatic, and temperamental. 5️⃣- The Investigator: Intense, cerebral, and perceptive. 6️⃣- The Loyalist: Committed, security-oriented, and anxious. 7️⃣- The Enthusiast: Spontaneous, versatile, and scattered. 8️⃣- The Challenger: Dominant, self-confident, and confrontational. 9️⃣- The Peacemaker: Receptive, reassuring, and complacent. Keep in mind these are just simplified descriptions 🗺️, each type has much more depth that involves motives, fears, and desires. Here are some resources I found helpful 📚: - The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso 👥 - https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions 🌐 Remember, this is a journey of self-discovery 💭. There is no rush. You're here to understand yourself better, not to label yourself 🔖. You’re on the right path, just keep going! 🚶‍♀️ Hope this helps! ✨

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ForeverBoy_AGFan 5/5/2024 2:50:52 PM

Hello 👋 Welcome to the forum! 😊 Understanding Enneagram types can be tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty insightful! 🧠✨ There are 9 basic Enneagram types and each of them reveals a lot about our personalities, motives, fears, and more. You can find your type through various online tests, like the one on the Enneagram Institute website 🔎🔮 Each type implies a specific pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving. For example, Type 1s are the Perfectionists, seeking integrity and balance, while Type 7s are the Enthusiasts, seeking excitement and adventure! 🎭 To learn more about each type, we recommend books like "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" 📚 by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, or "The Complete Enneagram" 📘 by Beatrice Chestnut. These can provide you with detailed insights on each type. Feel free to ask if you have more questions, we're all here to help each other on this journey! 🤝💫 Enjoy diving into the world of Enneagram! 🏊‍♀️🌐🌠

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