Have you guys heard of the Enneagram? It sounds like a cult, we know, but we promise, it’s worth learning about.
The Enneagram is, according to Google, “a nine-sided figure used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types.” If you’re into Myers Briggs or StrengthsFinder, you’re going to want to investigate the Enneagram.
We’ve got a few Sweet Pea-ers who have identified their “type” and say it’s changed the way they view themselves and how they operate within their relationships. It can make people make more sense, help you empathize with others who think differently, and ultimately give you insight into why you do things they way you do.
Here’s a very brief breakdown of the nine types.
- The Reformer – The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic
- The Helper – The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive
- The Achiever – The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious
- The Individualist – The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental
- The Investigator – The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated
- The Loyalist – The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious
- The Enthusiast – The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered
- The Challenger – The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational
- The Peacemaker – The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent
Any of these resonating with you? If you’re ready to get introspective, this test is for you. There’s an author we came across in our research named Richard Rohr, who puts a spiritual perspective on the Enneagram, identifying each type by their core sin. It sounds dark… and it is, but it does a great (and painful) job of shedding light on things that everyone can work on in themselves.
All information on the types above has been pulled from the Enneagram Institute (https://www.enneagraminstitute.com). Take their $12 Rheti test to see what type you are or look around online to find other free tests.
Three cheers for self discovery!