Thursday, March 10, 2011

Enneagram Personality Test

I'm not normally the type to be into stuff like this, but a friend of mine convinced me to try it.

It's called the Enneagram and the results I got describe me EXACTLY.

I got Type 4 with a Type 5 "wing". I was really shocked as to how accurately the results describe me. I'd be hard pressed to find a statement that doesn't apply to me, aside from a minor one in Five. Here's a few that kind of stood out especially.

Fours tend to see their difference from others as being both a gift and a curse - a gift, because it sets them apart from those they perceive as being somehow "common," and a curse, as it so often seems to separate them from the simpler forms of happiness that others so readily seem to enjoy.
They long to be understood and appreciated for their authentic selves, but easily feel misunderstood and unappreciated.
They are emotionally centered and spend much of their lives immersed in their internal mental landscapes, where they feel free to cultivate and analyse their feelings. A desire to manifest this internal world often leads Fours to an interest in the arts, and some do become actual artists. Whether artistic or not, however, most Fours are aesthetically sensitive and concerned with self-expression and self-revelation.
Fours are somewhat melancholic by disposition, and under stress tend to lapse into depression.
Easily give way to a self-indulgence which they perceive as being fully justified as a way to compensate for the general lack of pleasure they experience in their lives. 
Fives feel comfortable and at home in the realm of thought.
They are generally intelligent, well read and thoughtful and they frequently become experts in the areas that capture their interest. 
Feel little need to alter their beliefs to accommodate majority opinion, and they refuse to compromise their freedom to think just as they please.
Reluctant to ask for the help that others might well be happy to extend to them. 
Careless indifference or intellectual arrogance, which has the unfortunate consequence of creating distance between themselves and others.
They are often devoted friends and life long companions.
They often have stronger feelings than they let on. 
Some of these traits I have seen in myself before and I've worked hard to conquer some of the more negative ones (the one about intellectual arrogance especially), but they're still there. They're kind of inherent qualities, and if you try and even succeed to mask the more negative ones, they're still there deep down.

Take the test. It might teach you some things about yourself that you never really noticed, but realize are true once they're pointed out to you.

Take the test. Comment with your results and how accurate you feel they are.


  1. hmmm, this reminds me of bobo statements or whatever theyr are called. might try the test though.

  2. gonna try this now! cheers for the linkage

  3. Just took it. Actually really accurate innit.

  4. Really interesting! taking the test now, and the questions are insightful by themselves...

  5. Yo, I came out almost dead even in all of these categories, they said they couldn't categorize me.

    Which is a trip because the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator nailed me to a T 20 years ago, and they nailed me like a year ago. Same results, same personality. Percentages had shifted a bit.

    I encourage everyone to try this test out:

    I don't actually know if that test is legit, but if it is the meyer's briggs, I really recommend it.

  6. Nice post, Phigure. Seems to have gotten me spot on too.