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  1. #1
    Type 5w4

    How Do I Figure Out My Enneagram?

    Every test I've taken was a flop. Reading descriptions of 9, it seems to be the closest match. But I'm not so sure. Any idea of how I can find out for definite what I am???
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  2. #2
    Type 8w9

    What are you flip flopping between and why?

  3. #3
    Type 5w4

    I got a 2, 4, or 8. But reading the descriptions, I feel like a 9. But then on other sites, I feel more like an 8. Is there an official page description somewhere??

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  5. #4
    Type 8w7

    To me this is the best site Enneagram Institute. I also like the organic and connected appraoch of Enneagram Explorations.

    Type 9 and 6, both mainstream types, are hardest to identify well. Type 9 is a diplomat, seeking calm, typically reserved until they tease out as a bully or finally speak with gravitas. Type 6 is more a box checker, getting a list of things done. 6s act as a type of glue and have a need for connection. 9s are avoidant. 9s get caught up in seeking chill. 6s over stress themselves.

    2 is a person that needs others to need them. They are insinuitive. They have a natural warmth that draws you in.

    4 is a person that must indicate their own special distinction. The special snowflakes. They are expressive and moody.

    8 is a person that feels the need to be strong and challenge others to be strong as well. They literally feel power as a sense.

    Keep in mind that enneagram explorations (among other experts) has come up with a useful tool, the tritype to describe a person's top heart, mind, and gut type as a triad. This gives you essentially 3 types instead of 1 and helps you feel you are properly mapped better.

    For instance, I am 8w7, 4w3, 7w8 or 8-4-7 tritype. A creature of pure chaos. Challenging, special, and joy driven.
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  6. #5
    Type 8w9

    Quote Originally Posted by series0 View Post
    To me this is the best site Enneagram Institute. I also like the organic and connected appraoch of Enneagram Explorations.

    Type 9 and 6, both mainstream types, are hardest to identify well. Type 9 is a diplomat, seeking calm, typically reserved until they tease out as a bully or finally speak with gravitas. Type 6 is more a box checker, getting a list of things done. 6s act as a type of glue and have a need for connection. 9s are avoidant. 9s get caught up in seeking chill. 6s over stress themselves.

    2 is a person that needs others to need them. They are insinuitive. They have a natural warmth that draws you in.

    4 is a person that must indicate their own special distinction. The special snowflakes. They are expressive and moody.

    8 is a person that feels the need to be strong and challenge others to be strong as well. They literally feel power as a sense.

    Keep in mind that enneagram explorations (among other experts) has come up with a useful tool, the tritype to describe a person's top heart, mind, and gut type as a triad. This gives you essentially 3 types instead of 1 and helps you feel you are properly mapped better.

    For instance, I am 8w7, 4w3, 7w8 or 8-4-7 tritype. A creature of pure chaos. Challenging, special, and joy driven.
    Epic description you special snowflake you ;)
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  7. #6
    Type 9w1

    Alternatively, you can also fit in this questionnaire: https://personalitycafe.com/whats-my-...tionnaire.html
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  8. #7
    Type 8w7

    Quote Originally Posted by Freelancepoliceman View Post
    Online resources are supposedly terrible. Since Enneagram is rooted in a person's insecurities and weaknesses as a person, try thinking more about your flaws and what you struggle with.

    1. Struggle with anger. Typically repress it, and only feel it when the person feels it's 'justified,' or else when directed at self. Typically driven by a self-imposed need to be 'perfect.'

    2. Think of themselves overly positively. Recognizing their flaws is their weakness. Shallow; act nice to people in order to feel better about themselves.

    3. Performers. They preserve themselves by splitting their consciousness; putting up a facade for others to see to insulate their true selves. Their insecurity is a disconnect between themselves and their persona, and a deep-seated, unconscious dissonance between what they perceive to be their real selves and their projected persona.

    4. Intensely envious of others. They perceive an emptiness in themselves, and so covet everything others have which they themselves lack. Paradoxically overcompensate by striving to shape their identity as differently from others as possible, to prove to themselves that they have value others don't, and that they matter somehow.

    5. Reserved. Do not like to talk to people about their internal lives. They feel that if they were to express who they were, they would become less for it. They guard themselves out of a desire to hold onto everything that they feel they possess. Simplistic in their personal lives. Live almost entirely in a mental world; don't associate much with reality.

    6. Unstable. Driven by a fear of loss. They seek to establish stability; security. Because they provide a sense of reliability, they become overly identified with routines and their work or home lives, losing sight of themselves as an independent person in the process. Their archetype is a 'defender of the castle.'

    7. Addicted to fresh experiences. Seek to constantly preserve a pleasant mental state, at the expense of anything else that should happen to interfere with it. Disconnect themselves when they begin to feel even slightly unpleasant; constantly run after other, emotionally addictive mental states. Difficulty with focusing on anything uncomfortable for them. Often have trouble grasping the gravity of unpleasant situations.

    8. Assert themselves out of a desire for control and power. In touch with their anger; animalistic. Use seduction; intensity; lust; anger; anything to get what they want. Their master is their own selves. Despise external authority. Have little regard for the spiritual or anything they perceive as emotionally 'weak.'

    9. Perpetual observers. Do not think of themselves as people. They associate themselves with situations or people to feel a sense of identity. Without them they are nothing; un-people, without preferences, emotion, or ambition. Immediately try to sacrifice themselves to preserve a sense of peace. Have difficulty with ambition. Don't care about much; finding themselves unwilling to exert their will.

    This is a good summary of the types, IMO.
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  9. #8
    Type 8w9

    Quote Originally Posted by Brains View Post
    This is a good summary of the types, IMO.
    Do you have a link for that? Are they elaborated on? They are pretty good, yeah.

  10. #9
    Type 8w7

    The quote has a link to the post it's from, but it seems to be original content.
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  11. #10
    Type 8w9

    Quote Originally Posted by Entropic View Post
    Do you have a link for that? Are they elaborated on? They are pretty good, yeah.
    I'd disagree, at least for the 6. This shows one very basic type 6, the wording seems far too generic and gives a very particular vibe that I don't feel captures it correctly.

    In fact, sounds like very good worst case scenarios for the types. What I would say when thinking negative stereotype.
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