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?
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 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.
- Relationship: Compatibility Between Types?
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*
- Enneatype 1: The Reformer
Fear: Being bad, corrupt
Known For: The quality of their work
Under Pressure: Hides anger
- Enneatype 2: The Lover
Avoids: Their own needs
Fear: Being unloved
Known For: Implication towards others
Obsession: Flattery/ disdain
Under Pressure: Forgets own needs and favor the need of others
- Enneatype 3: The Achiever
Known For: Successes
Tendency: Lie and cheat
Under Pressure: Becomes what they think people want them to be.
- Enneatype 4: The Creative Individualist
Fear: Having no identity
Known For: Being different
Under Pressure: Unable to accept and swallow back their own feelings.
- Enneatype 5: The Thinker
Avoids: Inside emptiness
Known For: Knowledge
Under Pressure: Withdraws and observes.
- Enneatype 6: The security seeker
Fear: Being without guidance
Known For: Righteousness
Under Pressure: Projects fears on others.
- Enneatype 7: The Adventurer
Fear: Being trapped in pain
Known For: Happiness
Under Pressure: Hides behind plans to reassure themselves and to diminish pain.
- Enneatype 8: The leader
Fears: Being harmed
Known For: Strength
Under Pressure: Denies reality to get out of a situation.
- Enneatype 9: The Peacemaker
Fear: Loss, separation
Known For: Inner peace
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: //enneagramtest.net/
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