Enneagram test

Enneagram is nowadays used in various fields, such as recruitment. Knowing one's own enneatype is useful especially to understand one's own merits and limits, in order to emphasize the first ones and bevel the second ones. This simple test gives you the possibility to quickly verify your corresponding enneatype. There are 9 enneatypes in total, each one with different qualities. Therefore each question presents 9 different answers corresponding to the 9 different types of personality. Your task is to read carefully the questions and their relative answers. Read all 9 answers that each question presents before choosing the one that better fits your way of being. Write the number corresponding to you answer in the empty field. Repeat the operation for all the questions and when you have finished, just detect the number that appears more frequently: that number is your enneatype.

1. In order to have a clear conscience I have to:  

  • Help others (2)
  • Be efficient, practical and reach my goals (3)
  • Know and learn as much as I can (5)
  • Be "diligent" and execute my duties (6)
  • Do everything as well as I can (1)
  • Enjoy myself, my life and be happy (7)
  • Be strong and defend what I believe in (8)
  • Be "different", distinguish myself from the mass (4)
  • Rest and leave my life flow (9)

2. What's the image that I have of myself?  

  • I'm the first to move when someone needs help (2)
  • I'm an efficient person that tries to do everything in the best way (3)
  • I detach from others in anything I do (4)
  • I'm calm, serene and happy with my life (9)
  • I'm perspicacious and I easily understand things (5)
  • I'm resolute and I manage my relationships authoritatively (8)
  • I'm ordered and I always carry out my assignments (6)
  • I'm a nice person and I like to enjoy my life (7)
  • I think that I'm right in most cases (1)

3. I feel realized when I'm able to be:  

  • Original Gentle Learned (4)
  • Judicious Cautious Receptive (1)
  • Loyal Disciplined Reliable (6)
  • Optimist Frisky Pleasant (7)
  • Impartial Firm Superior (8)
  • Placid Harmonic Balanced (9)
  • Franc Accurate Precise (5)
  • Expansive Generous Obliging (2)
  • Winning Expert Practical (3)

4. What do I think of myself when other people don't understand me?  

  • I'm a reliable person and I follow rules even if others don't (6)
  • I'm happy, but I always look for something new (7)
  • I fight every day to gain my space; I have to get it, otherwise others will take it (8)
  • I let the world go on, even if other people want me to change it (9)
  • I'm usually right and things would be better if people listened to me (1)
  • I respect others, even if I don't receive as much as I give (2)
  • I raise upon others and this annoys them (3)
  • I'm not like all other people and I feel that it's impossible for me to completely adapt to the world (4)
  • I'm faster then others in understanding things and no one else knows as many things as I do (5)

5. The thing that I mostly avoid:  

  • Showing my weaknesses (8)
  • Locking horns with someone else (9)
  • Yielding to wrath (1)
  • Needing someone else's help (2)
  • Let others see my mistakes (3)
  • Living a life without emotions (4)
  • The sensation of emptiness (7)
  • Behaving in a wrong way (5)
  • The weariness of life (6)

6. What do I think when someone assigns me an important task?  

  • I can't be at peace with myself untill I accomplish it (1)
  • I feel flattered and I will do more than my best (3)
  • He could choose a more qualified person. I'll take charge of looking for that person (7)
  • It depends on how I feel in that moment (4)
  • Why did he assign it to me? However I'll do it (5)
  • Maybe he chose me because I was the only one available; I'll need help to carry it out (6)
  • If I like it, I do it. Otherwise I'll try to pass it to someone else (8)
  • I can do it, if it depends on me only (2)
  • As soon as I feel like, I'll do it (9)

7. How do I behave in arguments?  

  • I hardly admit my faults (3)
  • I prevent the other person from upsetting me (9)
  • I take time to decide my reactions (6)
  • I fight, but only to defend myself from others' attacks (4)
  • I try to avoid conflicts; fighting is not necessary (7)
  • I prevent the other person from taking advantage of me (5)
  • I let the other person vent (2)
  • I strongly defend my thoughts (8)
  • I prevent the other person from perceiving my anger (1)

8. I willingly commit myself to:  

  • Knowing what's around me (5)
  • Collaborating with other people around me (6)
  • Enjoying life's pleasures (7)
  • Fighting for justice (8)
  • Living in peace (9)
  • Searching for perfection (1)
  • Helping people around me (2)
  • Achieving my goals (3)
  • Knowing myself (4)

9. When I am with my friends:  

  • I continuously search for new stimuli to share with them (7)
  • I prefer to stay with those people who let me speak (8)
  • I'm expansive and I like to be pampered (2)
  • I like clear and defined relationships (1)
  • I like them, but if they are too many I don't know which ones to choose (6)
  • I start talking about myself (3)
  • I stay with those who understand me (4)
  • I listen to them carefully, but I don't say much (5)
  • I feel secure and I let myself go (9)

Now detect the number that appears more times and read your corresponding enneatype below. If there isn't a number that appears more frequently you should repeat the test untill you obtain a predominant one.

Click on your resulting enneatype to read the profile:
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Type 6
Type 7
Type 8
Type 9


Type 1: The reformer          top of page

Type 1 personalities are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic. They typically have problems with resentment and impatience. At their Best: wise, discerning, realistic, and noble. Can be morally heroic.

Key Motivations: they want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.

Type 2: The helper          top of page

Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.

Key Motivations: Want to be loved, to express their feelings for others, to be needed and appreciated, to get others to respond to them, to vindicate their claims about themselves.

Type 3: The achiever          top of page

Threes are self-assured, attractive, and charming. Ambitious, competent, and energetic, they can also be status-conscious and highly driven for advancement. They are diplomatic and poised, but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems with workaholism and competitiveness. At their Best: self-accepting, authentic, everything they seem to be-role models who inspire others.

Key Motivations: Want to be affirmed, to distinguish themselves from others, to have attention, to be admired, and to impress others.

Type 4: The individualist          top of page

Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious. Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They typically have problems with melancholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity. At their Best: inspired and highly creative, they are able to renew themselves and transform their experiences.

Key Motivations: Want to express themselves and their individuality, to create and surround themselves with beauty, to maintain certain moods and feelings, to withdraw to protect their self-image, to take care of emotional needs before attending to anything else, to attract a "rescuer".

Type 5: The investigator          top of page

Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their Best: visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.

Key Motivations: Want to possess knowledge, to understand the environment, to have everything figured out as a way of defending the self from threats from the environment.

Type 6: The loyalist          top of page

The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters", they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious-running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.

Key Motivations:
Want to have security, to feel supported by others, to have certitude and reassurance, to test the attitudes of others toward them, to fight against anxiety and insecurity.

Type 7: The enthusiast          top of page

Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over- extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They typically have problems with impatience and impulsiveness. At their Best: they focus their talents on worthwhile goals, becoming appreciative, joyous, and satisfied.

Key Motivations: Want to maintain their freedom and happiness, to avoid missing out on worthwhile experiences, to keep themselves excited and occupied, to avoid and discharge pain.

Type 8: the challenger          top of page

Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes becoming confrontational and intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and with allowing themselves to be vulnerable. At their Best: self- mastering, they use their strength to improve others' lives, becoming heroic, magnanimous, and inspiring.

Key Motivations: Want to be self-reliant, to prove their strength and resist weakness, to be important in their world, to dominate the environment, and to stay in control of their situation.

Type 9: The peacemaker          top of page

Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and supportive, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent, simplifying problems and minimizing anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia and stubbornness. At their Best: indomitable and all-embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.

Key Motivations: Want to create harmony in their environment, to avoid conflicts and tension, to preserve things as they are, to resist whatever would upset or disturb them.



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