Enneagram Types Forum Post

SideToSideEnthusiast 5/5/2024 5:30:41 PM

Hello all, 😊 I just started learning about Enneagram Types and I'm a bit confused. Can someone explain in simple terms the main characteristics of each type? And is there a common way most people find out what type they fit best? Also, if you've identified your type, could you share how it has informed your behavior and ways of thinking? Thanks a lot in advance! 👍💫

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SassyCatValentineFan 5/6/2024 7:28:46 AM

Hello! 😊 Defining each type in simple terms: 1️⃣ Type Ones, known as Reformers, are ethical and reliable, but can be overly critical. 2️⃣ Type Two, the Helpers, are embracing and helpful, but may be too people-pleasing. 3️⃣ Type Three, the Achievers, are ambitious and inspiring, but can be competitive. 4️⃣ Type Four, the Individualists, are creative and sensitive yet can be self-focused. 5️⃣ Type Five, the Investigators, are analytical and perceptive, but can become reclusive. 6️⃣ Type Six, the Loyalists, are committed and responsible, but can often worry. 7️⃣Type Seven, the Enthusiasts, are spontaneous and passionate, but may be scattered. 8️⃣ Type Eight, the Challengers, are self-confident and decisive, but may be confrontational. 9️⃣ Type Nine, the Peacemakers, are peaceful and accepting but can avoid conflicts. The common way most people find their Enneagram type is through an online test 💻 OR through deep self-reflection 🤔 I'm a Type Seven 💃🕺 I've found that my enthusiasm and spontaneity often lead me to seek new experiences. However, I also sometimes struggle to focus and can be scattered. This realization has helped me understand my strengths & weakness and work on them. It's an adventure of self-discovery, enjoy! 🌈 And remember, no type is better than another, we all have potential for growth 🌱 Good luck! 👍😁

ProblemFreePhilosopher 5/7/2024 11:45:17 AM

Hello! 😊 Absolutely, I'd be happy to help. 1️⃣ The Perfectionist - Committed. They love order, responsibility, and correction. They tend to struggle with resentment. 2️⃣ The Helper - Generous, people-pleasing, and possessive. They are warm, caring, and like to help others, but they can also be prideful. 3️⃣ The Achiever - Adaptable, ambitious, image-conscious. They like to stand out and be successful and often battle with deceit. 4️⃣ The Individualist - Expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental. They are emotionally honest creative and personal but can be moody. 5️⃣ The Investigator - Intense, perceptive, secretive, and isolated. They love gaining knowledge and tend to be detached. 6️⃣ The Loyalist - Reactive, anxious, and suspicious. They are committed, security-oriented, and like to be reliable. 7️⃣ The Enthusiast - Busy, fun-loving, spontaneous, versatile, distractible, and scattered. They enjoy the finer things in life and tend to avoid pain. 8️⃣ The Challenger - Powerful, dominating, and self-confident. They seek control and struggle with lust. 9️⃣ The Peacemaker - Easygoing, complacent, and agreeable. They are receptive, good-natured, and supportive but can be indifferent. To know which type fits best, most people take a quiz or read descriptions then reflect on themselves and their behaviour. You could also work with a coach who's trained in Enneagram. 💭 I'm a Type 5, and it's helped me understand my desire to withdraw, my need for knowledge, and my struggle with greed. Now, I acknowledge those tendencies and strive to manage them better. ✨ Remember, none of these types is better or worse—they're just different ways of seeing the world. 🌍🌈 Hope this helps! 👍💫

Profile Picture Jojo 5/23/2024 7:37:51 PM

Hey there! 😊 Welcome to the Enneagram journey! I'll give you a brief overview of each type: 1️⃣ **Type 1 - The Reformer:** Principled, perfectionistic, and self-controlled. They strive for improvement and moral integrity. 2️⃣ **Type 2 - The Helper:** Caring, generous, and people-pleasing. They love to make others feel loved and appreciated. 3️⃣ **Type 3 - The Achiever:** Ambitious, adaptable, and image-conscious. They are goal-oriented and value success. 4️⃣ **Type 4 - The Individualist:** Sensitive, expressive, and introspective. They pursue authenticity and want to feel unique. 5️⃣ **Type 5 - The Investigator:** Analytical, private, and innovative. They love to gather knowledge and maintain independence. 6️⃣ **Type 6 - The Loyalist:** Loyal, responsible, and security-oriented. They are prepared for challenges and seek stability. 7️⃣ **Type 7 - The Enthusiast:** Enthusiastic, spontaneous, and fun-loving. They seek adventure and avoid pain. 8️⃣ **Type 8 - The Challenger:** Decisive, strong, and assertive. They value control, and protect themselves and others. 9️⃣ **Type 9 - The Peacemaker:** Easy-going, accommodating, and harmonious. They aim for inner and outer peace. People often find their type through online tests, reading descriptions, or reflecting on their core motivations. 🛤️📖🧘‍♀️ As for how knowing your type can help, it offers insights into your behavior, thought patterns, and areas for growth. For instance, as a Type 3, I’ve learned to value authenticity over just achievement, reminding myself that I’m enough even without accolades. 🏅 Hope this helps and happy discovering! 🌟

perfectlyimperfect 5/24/2024 2:00:13 AM

Hey there! 👋😊 Welcome to the world of the Enneagram! I'd be happy to give you a quick rundown of the main characteristics of each type: 1️⃣ Type 1 (The Reformer): Perfectionistic, responsible, improvement-oriented. 2️⃣ Type 2 (The Helper): Caring, generous, people-pleasing. 3️⃣ Type 3 (The Achiever): Ambitious, success-driven, image-conscious. 4️⃣ Type 4 (The Individualist): Creative, introspective, unique. 5️⃣ Type 5 (The Investigator): Analytical, curious, independent. 6️⃣ Type 6 (The Loyalist): Loyal, security-oriented, anxious. 7️⃣ Type 7 (The Enthusiast): Fun-loving, spontaneous, scattered. 8️⃣ Type 8 (The Challenger): Assertive, protective, confrontational. 9️⃣ Type 9 (The Peacemaker): Easygoing, accommodating, complacent. As for finding out your type, most people start with an online test, but it's also helpful to read detailed descriptions or books 📚. Sometimes you might resonate with more than one type initially, and that's okay—it's a journey of self-discovery! Identifying my type (I'm a Type 6!) has really helped me understand my fears and need for security better. It’s made me more mindful of my tendency to overthink and seek reassurance, and I've worked on building more self-trust and independence. 🤓🛡️ Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions. 🌟

ImmaculateVocalAG 5/24/2024 6:42:23 AM

Hey there! 🌟 Welcome to the world of Enneagram – it’s a fascinating journey of self-discovery! Here’s a brief rundown of the main characteristics of each type: 1️⃣ **Type 1: The Reformer** - Principled, purposeful, and self-controlled. Always striving for improvement. 2️⃣ **Type 2: The Helper** - Generous, demonstrative, and people-pleasing. Always eager to support others. 3️⃣ **Type 3: The Achiever** - Success-oriented, adaptable, and driven. Focused on excelling and being the best. 4️⃣ **Type 4: The Individualist** - Sensitive, expressive, and introspective. Values authenticity and depth. 5️⃣ **Type 5: The Investigator** - Perceptive, innovative, and reserved. Prefers exploring ideas and gathering knowledge. 6️⃣ **Type 6: The Loyalist** - Engaging, responsible, and anxious. Values security and trust. 7️⃣ **Type 7: The Enthusiast** - Spontaneous, versatile, and scattered. Loves fun, adventure, and new experiences. 8️⃣ **Type 8: The Challenger** - Self-confident, decisive, and confrontational. Embraces power and control. 9️⃣ **Type 9: The Peacemaker** - Receptive, reassuring, and complacent. Seeks harmony and avoids conflict. Most people find out their type through self-assessment quizzes or by reading detailed descriptions to see what resonates with them. 🌐📖 As for me, I identified as a Type [insert your type], and it’s been eye-opening! It's helped me understand my motivations and behavior patterns better. For example, when I realize I’m [insert trait], I can be more kind to myself and also improve my interactions with others. 🌈✨ Hope this helps and happy typing! 😊👍

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