The Enneagram Test

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Why is learning about Enneagram worth my time?
Being able to understand the basic motivations of different personality types can help you communicate with and relate to others. Everyone has innate fears and desires; we may seem different on the surface, but in reality, we are all seeking similar things: connection, understanding, support, and acceptance. When you know a bit about what makes people tick, it can help you relate to and empathize with them.
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What makes the Enneagram different?
The Enneagram focuses on deeply-rooted motivations, rather than grouping people by actions. This leaves plenty of room for variation in each type: type eights that are physically active and type eights that are socially active; type threes that go out of their way to introduce themselves to others and type threes that let others be drawn to them; etc. The Enneagram does this by sharing each type’s deepest fears and desires.

Enneagram Type 1: Idealist

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Type One Overview

Type Ones seek moralistic behavior and reform. They are naturally positive, determined people, with a heart for helping others. They make great lawyers, judges, and social workers.

Perfectionistic

Ethical

Motivated

Basic Desire

To be good and honorable

Basic Fear

Being unethical or immoral

Communication Style

Ones appreciate punctuality, honesty, and being taken seriously. When communicating with a type one, be sure to remain positive and clear, allowing them to share thoughts and ideas.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type One with a Two or Nine wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type One, but shares a few with the Nine or Two type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram One wings: 1w2 and 1w9.


Enneagram Type 2: Caregiver

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Type Two Overview

Type Twos seek love and affection from others. They are emotional-thinkers and hard workers. They make great counselors, nurses, non-profit leaders, and teachers.

Helpful

Generous

Warm-hearted

Basic Desire

To be loved completely

Basic Fear

Being unworthy of love

Communication Style

Twos need attention and encouragement; share ways in which they can offer support while thanking them for their hard work.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Two with a One or Three wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Two, but shares a few with the One or Three type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Two wings: 2w1 and 2w3.


Enneagram Type 3: Performer

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Type Three Overview

Type Threes want to achieve great things and receive affirmation from others. They are charismatic and adaptable, preferring to follow a plan of action. They work well as consultants, marketing experts, analysts, and politicians.

Charming

Ambitious

Energetic

Basic Desire

To be worthy and important

Basic Fear

Being insignificant or useless

Communication Style

Threes prefer straightforward, honest communication; help them to feel valued and offer them specific tasks or goals.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Three with a Two or Four wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Three, but shares a few with the Two or Four type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Three wings: 3w2 and 3w4.


Enneagram Type 4: Creative

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Type Four Overview

Type Fours seek individuality and authenticity from themselves and others. They are expressive, sensitive souls with a passion for various art forms. They make great writers, designers, actors, and artists.

Creative

Dramatic

Self-aware

Basic Desire

To be authentically themselves

Basic Fear

Having no personal identity

Communication Style

Fours need emotional understanding and recognition of their personal identity; encourage their creativity and allow them space to recharge.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Four with a Three or Five wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Four, but shares a few with the Three or Five type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Four wings: 4w3 and 4w5.


Enneagram Type 5: Thinker

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Type Five Overview

Type Fives want to feel handy and valuable. They prefer to be by themselves and are excellent deep-thinkers. They make great engineers, scientists, and scholars.

Introspective

Thoughtful

Curious

Basic Desire

To be useful and helpful

Basic Fear

Being incompetent or unskilled

Communication Style

Fives need plenty of time to themselves; appreciate their knowledge, express yourself logically, and ask direct questions.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Five with a Four or Six wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Five, but shares a few with the Four or Six type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Five wings: 5w4 and 5w6.


Enneagram Type 6: Loyalist

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Type Six Overview

Type Sixes seek safety and consistency. They are trustworthy and make reliable decisions. They perform well as bankers, professors, nurses, and consultants.

Loyal

Cautious

Responsible

Basic Desire

To be stable and secure

Basic Fear

Losing their security and support

Communication Style

Sixes need to feel safe to express themselves; be supportive, direct, and appreciative of their logical decision-making.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Six with a Five or Seven wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Six, but shares a few with the Five or Seven type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Six wings: 6w5 and 6w7.


Enneagram Type 7: Adventurer

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Type Seven Overview

Type Sevens want to feel like they're living life to the fullest and experiencing all the world has to offer them. They are outgoing and spontaneous with a passion for action. They thrive as travel agents, designers, photographers, and writers.

Adventurous

Fun

Practical

Basic Desire

To be fulfilled and happy

Basic Fear

Missing out on an opportunity or being deprived

Communication Style

Sevens appreciate a positive, open-minded attitude; build a personal connection with them and listen intently to their out-of-the-box ideas.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Seven with a Six or Eight wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Seven, but shares a few with the Six or Eight type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Seven wings: 7w6 and 7w8.


Enneagram Type 8: Protector

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Type Eight Overview

Type Eights want to feel like they have control of their own fate. They are strong, attention-commanding leaders, skilled in quick, effective decision-making. They excel as lawyers, advisors, directors, and sales experts.

Assertive

Confident

Protective

Basic Desire

To be free, in control, and protected

Basic Fear

Being controlled or hurt

Communication Style

Eights want direct communication from others; be forward, logical, and strong when expressing thoughts and ideas with them.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Eight with a Seven or Nine wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Eight, but shares a few with the Seven or Nine type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Eight wings: 8w7 and 8w9.


Enneagram Type 9: Peacekeeper

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Type Nine Overview

Type Nines seek to feel safe, comfortable, and at peace with themselves. They are adaptable and agreeable teammates, dedicated to considering multiple perspectives. They shine as counselors, doctors, diplomats, and religious workers.

Peaceful

Adaptable

Optimistic

Basic Desire

To be at peace and stable

Basic Fear

Being separated from the world

Communication Style

Nines prefer peaceful interactions; encourage nines to share their own thoughts and listen attentively, offering support and sharing feedback thoughtfully.

Wings

Wings are a helpful way to delve deeper into personality. An Enneagram type Nine with an Eight or One wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type Nine, but shares a few with the Eight or One type, as well. Click to learn more about Enneagram Nine wings: 9w8 and 9w1.


Enneagram is a personality framework that can help you understand other people and why they behave in certain ways.
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