The nine types aren’t given their numbers at random. They follow the idea that three core aspects of what makes us human sort the nine types into three groups: Head Types, Heart Types, and Body Types.
Each group (often also called triads) is driven by their center of intelligence and has a core emotion. Just as you carry a little bit of each type in you, you are shaped by all three of these aspects, but the group your type belongs to plays a greater role in your life. You can learn about it here.
Ones can lead through integrity and reason, but also be challenged by perfectionism and resentment.
Twos can shine with generosity and intuiting people’s needs, but also struggle with defending their own boundaries and people-pleasing.
Threes can be inspiring examples of excellence and authenticity, but also blindly pursue success and status.
Fours can open people’s eyes to the beauty of the world and shine with authenticity, but also be held back by moodiness and self-absorption.
Fives can demonstrate visionary intellect and inventiveness or become increasingly socially withdrawn and secretive.
Sixes can exemplify courage and commitment, but also struggle with anxiety and rebelliousness.
Sevens can become uplifting visionaries and agents for positive change or struggle with impulsiveness and impatience.
Eights can be powerful, selfless leaders, but also control and intimidate others.
Nines can bring people together and heal conflicts or be held back by passivity and stubbornness.
I'm a type 4. Never have I felt so attacked in my life as by this test ^^
As a coach, I have to say your site is the best on the Enneagram I've found so far. You really go into depth on all the elements of the types, while being honest about the limits of the system. No over- or underselling. I've been recommending it to all my clients.
Thanks for the descriptions. I didn't want to buy the report, so I'm loving all the free stuff you put out here.
Can you be more than one type?
Love your site! Great breakdown of the Enneagram.
I do see A LOT of me in this Enneagram Test, yet also some conflicting statements. I'm a binary person: 0/1, on/off, black/white, in/out, etc. Not much room for gray or assumptions.
Reminds me of the Myers Briggs personality Inventory. Yet theoretical underpinnings seem much deeper. As a psychologist myself I am much appreciate this program.