Lover, Leader, Peacemaker...Who are you? - Take the Enneagram test!

You may look at this and say, “not another personality test” but this one is special, and not only because its name is impossible to pronounce. This test is used in psychology and personal development. It will help you understand and accept some of your behavior. There are 9 different personality types. From reformer to peacemaker, who are you?   

Arabic Origins?

We don’t know exactly who created this test. Although some historian argue it comes from Sufism. Idries Shah, one of the greatest teacher of Sufism, declared that he has seen the enneagram symbol in a manuscript and that it probably come from Arabic philosophy.

What Does It Mean?

  •  The Circle

It symbolizes the unity. You can find it in the yin and yang for example.

  •  The Law of Three

The triangle (9-6-3) correspond to the law of three. According to this law, human knowledge can be divided in three stages: the theological stage, the metaphysical stage, and the positive stage.

1)  In the theological stage, humans look for the origins of everything. They have the tendency to believe that material objects have the power to influence the events that happen in their life. This is called fetishism. Next, they attribute this power to invisible forces, gods etc… (polytheism) and finally they associate this power to only one person/god (monotheism)

2)  In the metaphysical stage, humans don’t believe in god or any power. For them, God is an abstract being. (belief of the transmigration of the soul etc…)

3)  In the positive stage also called scientific stage, human spirits forget for a moment it’s origin or it’s destiny to look for the law of nature.

  • The Law of Seven

You probably know “Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti”. It origins comes from the law of seven. This law considers that between mi/fa and between ti/do, the increasing vibrations slows down. During those slow downs, you will need to put extra effort to continue to rise. You can apply this law to many areas in your life. For example, starting a new sport. At the beginning you’re excited, everything is going well, but then you reach a point where you’re not motivated anymore it’s the mi/fa. You take an effort that makes you move forward and get back on track but your emotions drop off again it’s the ti/do transition.

The Test

The Enneagram is a personal development test used in psychology, management, countless books and dvds have been made about it. This test defines 9 personality types: reformer, lover, achiever etc… Each of these 9 types of personality is characterized by a fear and an obsession. According to this test, most behaviors and actions are driven by those obsessions and fears. If you know them, you will forgive more easily the flaws of people.

  • The Frequency of Each Type

The Enneagram Pie Chart illustrates the frequency of each type in the global population. The type 1 (perfectionist) is pretty rare, it represents only 1% of the world population. Conversely, Type 6 (security seeker) and 7 (the adventurer) are frequent. 

source: http://famousenneagramtypes.com/enneagram-percentages

  • Relationship: Compatibility Between Types?

source: http://9types.com/writeup/enneagram_relationships.php

Don’t end your marriage because your results don’t correspond to the ones below. Those types are indications and they don’t necessarily reflect the truth in every situation. With this in mind, we noticed that same types of marriage are rare. The most common pairings are:

  • male 8, female 2
  • male 9, female 4
  • male 6, female 2
  • male 9, female 1
  • male 5, female 1
  • male 6, female 9

Opposites attract I guess. Good luck finding type 1 women!

Which Type Are You?

*the link to take the test is below*

 Source: https://enneagramtest.net/
  • Enneatype 1: The Reformer

Avoids: Anger

Fear: Being bad, corrupt

Known For: The quality of their work

Obsession: Perfectionism

Tendency: Anger

Under Pressure: Hides anger

  • Enneatype 2: The Lover

Avoids: Their own needs

Fear: Being unloved

Known For: Implication towards others

Obsession: Flattery/ disdain

Tendency: Pride

Under Pressure: Forgets own needs and favor the need of others

  • Enneatype 3: The Achiever

Avoids: Failure

Fear: Worthlessness

Known For: Successes

Obsession: Vanity

Tendency: Lie and cheat

Under Pressure: Becomes what they think people want them to be.

  • Enneatype 4: The Creative Individualist

Avoids: Banality

Fear: Having no identity

Known For: Being different

Obsession: Melancholy

Tendency: Desire

Under Pressure: Unable to accept and swallow back their own feelings.

  • Enneatype 5: The Thinker

Avoids: Inside emptiness

Fear: Helplessness

Known For: Knowledge

Obsession: Withdrawing

Tendency: Greed

Under Pressure: Withdraws and observes.

  • Enneatype 6: The security seeker

Avoids: Deviation

Fear: Being without guidance

Known For: Righteousness

Obsession: Doubt

Tendency: Fear

Under Pressure: Projects fears on others.

  • Enneatype 7: The Adventurer

Avoids: Pain

Fear: Being trapped in pain

Known For: Happiness

Obsession: Planification

Tendency: Intemperance

Under Pressure: Hides behind plans to reassure themselves and to diminish pain.

  • Enneatype 8: The leader

Avoids: Weaknesses

Fears: Being harmed

Known For: Strength

Obsession: Revenge

Tendency: Excess

Under Pressure: Denies reality to get out of a situation.

  • Enneatype 9: The Peacemaker

Avoids: Conflicts

Fear: Loss, separation

Known For: Inner peace

Obsession: Self-denial

Tendency: Laziness

Under Pressure: Dissipates anger through substitute to escape reality (excess food intake, bulimia, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, video games)

Take the test! You can try it for free here:  https://enneagramtest.net/ 

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