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"People often ask if countries have a particular personality type. (In a similar vein, they ask if companies and organizations have a specific personality style—and if religions do as well.)

... countries do seem to have a dominant personality type (or perhaps more appropriately, style), although we have observed that, in any country at a given time, three dominant types seem to be the main components of the "national character." These three dominant types not only color the personality of the country as a whole, they also change from historical era to historical era. For example, we think that the United States in 2003 is culturally predominantly a Three, Six, and Seven country. This means that we see the Three's drive for success, fame, status, narcissism, and concern for their career and image are major themes in the current American character. This is joined by the Seven's love of the new and immediate, their high energy, love of change and variety, and insatiable consumerism. Added to these two threads are the Six's traditionalism, conservatism, respect for law, authority and institutions, "family values," and apprehensiveness about the future. These three types (seen metaphorically and psychologically) are the three uppermost elements in the American psyche at this time.

The following assignment of three personality styles in the national character of several countries is, of course, an educated guess until appropriate empirical research can be done."

The Personality Types (Styles) of Contemporary Countries

EnglandTypes One, Five, and Six
United StatesTypes Three, Six, and Seven
FranceTypes Three, Four, and Seven
ChinaTypes Three, Eight, and Nine
JapanTypes Six, Four, and Five
GermanyTypes Six, Five, and Eight
RussiaTypes Six, Eight, and Four
ItalyTypes Eight, Two, and Seven
(Source: Don Riso and Russ Hudson)

These types were hypothesized in 2003. Do you agree with these types today? What types would you give other nations? Discuss! :happy:
 

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Many things make up America, MBTI types, Eannegram, Culture, Beliefs and more. Trying to fit the major themes into Eannegram types is like trying to take a solution and put it into one ingredient category for each solution. Many factors play into America's major personalities or any other country. And I could argue that type 6 for America's personality is actually ISTJ if I went to MBTI and used the same description for them. So I am not trying to start a debate (I hate debates lol) just pointing it out that many things affect the overall picture.
 

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I know for a fact Canada is 9.
Yup, as a whole, Canada is definitely a 9. With tritype I'd say Canada is a 9-2-5. Although I think it varies by province too...Quebec seems very 4ish. I'd say Alberta, where I live, is 3 or 8.
 

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Yup, as a whole, Canada is definitely a 9. With tritype I'd say Canada is a 9-2-5. Although I think it varies by province too...Quebec seems very 4ish. I'd say Alberta, where I live, is 3 or 8.
I'm not sure how accurate it is to type a whole country or provinces and if we fall into stereotypes by doing so... but I can definetly agree with the typing of Canada, Quebec and Alberta you did...
 

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Not sure I agree with this. My boyfriend is Japanese and I have had several Japanese friends. And they all have a STRONG 1. This attributes to getting into elite schools and always expecting the best from their work and from their social behavior.

Also while I am an Amerian 7. I am never up on the latest trends and I detest consumerism. My family is always trying to get me to buy new clothes. HOWEVER, I jump job to job, changed my major in college seven times, colleges three, grad schools twice and have never lived anywhere longer than three years.
 

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Also will add that I bet New York/Boston would have a way different type than LA. And a New York would be WAAAY different than someone from small town person even as close as Vermont.
 

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Many things make up America, MBTI types, Eannegram, Culture, Beliefs and more. Trying to fit the major themes into Eannegram types is like trying to take a solution and put it into one ingredient category for each solution. Many factors play into America's major personalities or any other country. And I could argue that type 6 for America's personality is actually ISTJ if I went to MBTI and used the same description for them. So I am not trying to start a debate (I hate debates lol) just pointing it out that many things affect the overall picture.
Don't worry, I won't debate my ass off.

Many things fit into the enneagram as well. The more value we give to a specific characteristic, the more we can define a type. I am a 1w9 sx/so 147 but I am pretty sure that I have a characteristic of a 6 somewhere in my personality.

As for the US, I prefer to see them as an ENTJ 3w4 sp/sx 368 with a strong 4 wing. The US basically "invented" capitalism. Plus Americans are very ambitious people who work lots of hours per week. Sorry for the stereo typing here. In all honesty, I think the 6 and 8 haven't been exactly at a healthy level the last 10 years or maybe even longer.
 

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I found 156 for England to be oh so very accurate!!!! Rational, self controlled, secretive, isolated, security orientated, suspicious, rebellious...
On a more positive note I would say also idealistic, responsible, engaging, innovative.
 

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Russia is a type 8 culture, as for the other two types I feel that modern Russia has a bit of 3 in it now but its possible that its influence is very small. But overall, Russia, like Afghanistan has never really been conquered. Napoleon and Hitler have both met their demise there.

Japan is a type 1 society that demands conformity

Germany feels type 5w6 to me every time I visit while England feels more 5w4

Italy being a type 2? That is spot on LOL

France overall is a type 7, Paris is a type 4.

Spain is probably a 7,9

If Texas was a country it would be 1,6,8
 

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Japan 1w9 so/sp
And I am pretty sure the US has a 4 in her Tri-type. Hello?? Hollywood? Lol.
I would say Sp/So and some sort of 1w9/3w4/6w5 combination for Japan

some others, based on my limited understanding of their cultures (">" for clear tritype order; "/" for undecided tritype order)
England: 9w1/7w6/3w4 Sp/Sx
Sweden: 9w1/6w5/3w4 Sp/Sx
Spain: 7w8/1w2/4w3 Sx/Sp
France: 4w3>7w6>8w7 Sx/So
Italy: 8w?/7w?/2w3 Sx/So or So/Sx
Russia: 8w7/6w5/2w1 So/Sx

United States (in general): 3w2>6w7>1w2 So/Sp
United States (New York): 8w7>3w4>5w6 Sp/??
United States (Midwest): 6w5>2w3>8w9 So/Sp
United States (West Coast): 4w3/7w?/9w8 So/Sx
United States (South): 3w2>8w9>6w7 So/Sx that thinks it's 2w1
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Russia's culture confuses me. it simultaneously has this rugged, lustful, hardy 8w7-ish sort of energy to it but at the same time has a heavy does of superego communist idealism.
 

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I would say Sp/So and some sort of 1w9/3w4/6w5 combination for Japan

some others, based on my limited understanding of their cultures (">" for clear tritype order; "/" for undecided tritype order)
England: 9w1/7w6/3w4 Sp/Sx
Sweden: 9w1/6w5/3w4 Sp/Sx
Spain: 7w8/1w2/4w3 Sx/Sp
France: 4w3>7w6>8w7 Sx/So
Italy: 8w?/7w?/2w3 Sx/So or So/Sx
Russia: 8w7/6w5/2w1 So/Sx

United States (in general): 3w2>6w7>1w2 So/Sp
United States (New York): 8w7>3w4>5w6 Sp/??
United States (Midwest): 6w7>2w3>8w9 So/Sx
United States (West Coast): 4w3/7w?/9w8 So/Sx
United States (South): 3w2 or 2w3>8w9>6w7 So/Sx
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Russia's culture confuses me. it simultaneously has this rugged, lustful, hardy 8w7-ish sort of energy to it but at the same time has a heavy does of superego communist idealism.
Italy 4w3 sx/so 478 (Fashion and opera, Valentino Rossi and mafia )
 

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United States (in general): 3w2>6w7>1w2 So/Sp
United States (New York): 8w7>3w4>5w6 Sp/??
United States (Midwest): 6w7>2w3>8w9 So/Sx
United States (West Coast): 4w3/7w?/9w8 So/Sx
United States (South): 3w2 or 2w3>8w9>6w7 So/Sx


I think West Coast would be 7w6 and 9w1 not 8.

Massachusetts would be - 3w2, 5w6 and 8w7.
Vermont would be - 4w5, 7w6, 9w8
 
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