Does anyone remember in the early 2000’s, there were all these personality tests that we could take to see which type of personality you identified with the most based on certain characteristics? 🦋 Even today, we can scroll on Facebook and inevitably come across a Buzzfeed quiz named “pick your perfect brunch and we will tell you how many kids you will have”… I fall for those quizzes all the time! There is something about personality tests that attracts people by grabbing their attention upon first glance. I don’t know where I’ve been for the past couple of years but I apparently missed the Enneagram train! If you feel as clueless as I was a couple weeks ago, allow me to explain a bit further.
I’m just going to provide you with the actual definition instead of beating around the bush here. All of this can be found on the Truity website as well which is where I took the test. On the website, it describes the Enneagram as
“a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram describes nine personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another”https://www.truity.com/enneagram/what-is-enneagram
I’m not going to bore you with more definitions but I wanted to take the information straight from the source. A couple years ago, I remember hearing people talk about the Enneagram test and personality types which peaked my interest at first but I didn’t look into it further. Now that I have a little bit more time on my hands being at home, I scrolled past a post talking about their Enneagram number and a lightbulb went off in my head. The Enneagram! I still hadn’t researched what it was! That evening, I took the opportunity (and kindly asked my boyfriend to join me) to take the test on Truity’s website. It didn’t take too long but I focused on each question pretty deeply since I wanted to know what all the hype was about. About 15 minutes later, my results popped up on the screen. Enneagram Type 1: The Perfectionist.✨ When I tell y’all I CACKLED laughing, it was spot on. Of course getting sucked into all of the supplemental information, I read the whole page about Type 1’s. I’ll link the page to Type 1 here if you are interested in seeing what the breakdown was but the overarching theme of being hard on themselves, and striving to do the right thing basically runs through my blood. I couldn’t believe how many similarities the test pulled to myself, right down to some of my biggest fears (hello, failure). Plus, I loved reading the list of famous people who are also Type 1’s… Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Michelle Obama, Jane Fonda, I’m into it.
While personality quizzes may not be for everyone, if you are reading this, I highly recommend you to take the test.🔮 Go ahead, just do it! What is there to lose? NOTHING. I have linked the test here to see which of the 9 Enneagram personality types you align with the most:
- Type 1: The Perfectionist <— me
- Type 2: The Giver
- Type 3: The Achiever
- Type 4: The Individualist
- Type 5: The Investigator
- Type 6: The Skeptic
- Type 7: The Enthusiast
- Type 8: The Challenger
- Type 9: The Peacemaker
After I took the test and of course, over-analyzed everything, I begged for my family members to all take the test too. Most of my predictions were right but it was fascinating to read more about each type and how it ultimately aligned with many characteristics of those closest to me. Was anyone shocked that I was a 1? HA no but to hear all about the core beliefs, fears, and driving forces was more than entertaining. There are still a lot of supplemental information about Enneagrams like wings, that I haven’t been able to quite grasp yet but I strongly implore you to research further and see what more you can learn about yourself or your loved ones around you. You can also look at The Enneagram Institute website here to get additional information. You’ll notice the names are slightly different like Type 1 is The Reformer instead of The Perfectionist but the meat of the information is the same. If you have taken the test, or after reading this you take the test, comment below which Enneagram Type you are!! I’m dying to know.
I hope y’all have a great week and stay warm! Thanks for reading along💗
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