The Enneagram Test is a personality test that is considered to be a test that shows your basic personality type. From one point of view, the Enneagram can be seen as a set of nine distinct personality types, with each number on the Enneagram representing one type of personality. It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although one of them should stand out as being closest to yourself.
According to Eclectic Energies, “The nine types include the Reformer, the Helper, the Achiever, the Individualist, the Investigator, the Loyalist, the Enthusiast, the Challenger, and the Peacemaker: The Reformers are perfectionists, responsible, and fixated on improvements. The Helpers are helpers that feel a need to be needed. The Achievers focus on the presentation of success and seek to attain validation. The Individualists are identity seekers, who feel unique and different. The Investigators are thinkers who tend to withdraw and observe. The Loyalists are conflicted between trust and distrust. The Enthusiasts are pleasure seekers and planners and are always in search for a distraction. The Challengers takes charge because they do not want to be controlled. The Peacemakers keep peace and harmony.”
When asked about the Enneagram test, some people took it to see what their results would be and what they thought about the test. Faculty Fellow Ellen Riggins said, “I took the test and it said that I was a type 7, or The Enthusiast, and I think some of the aspects of the test are accurate. I am definitely an optimistic person by nature, love stimulating conversation and laughter, am very much an adventure/risk seeker, often find it hard to narrow my interests and make decisions and seemingly am always running out of time to do the things I’d like to do!”
Faculty Fellow Garrett Adams said, “I have taken the test many times and I always get that I am a 9. I definitely believe that my results are accurate because I can look at my life and better explain situations or circumstances knowing what I know about the type 9. It explains my motivations and actions very well and while I don’t believe anyone should try to live by their type, I do believe it is an incredibly helpful tool to use to understand yourself better.”
Senior Will Rainwater said, “I am a type 2 (the Helper) swing 3 (the Achiever). In short, I do think this is correct because it says I value love and acceptance over everything else, as well as that I value friendships and have a lot of emotions that I am not afraid to show.”
Junior Izzy Larson said, “I am a type 2 (the Helper), and I think that it’s accurate because I love to give others attention but feel empty sometimes because I don’t always get the same love in return.”
The test is known to be very accurate, as long as you answer the questions honestly. People have said that more people should take this test to see how they really act, and sometimes the results surprise them.
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