As a lot of you know, I’m a real personality typology geek. If there’s a personality theory out there, there’s a good chance I’ve written a quiz about it. (And if I haven’t, it’s on my list!) There’s so much interesting work being done on personality theory that it really keeps my job fun. And some of the classic theories are so rich that I feel like I could write dozens of quizzes about each one. One of my favorite classic personality paradigms is the Enneagram of personality.
Are you familiar with the Enneagram? The Enneagram is a personality classification system with nine different archetypes, all given a number (1 through 9). The main idea of each archetype is what gives that archetype stress and what gives that archetype security. The types can also be broken down by basic fear and basic desire. Pretty interesting stuff, right?
The Enneagram is not an academic psychology theory by any means, but it has been widely adopted by our culture. You see it used it business and self-help books quite a bit. There can be a spiritual element to as well, but it’s totally optional. A lot of Enneagram tests are extremely long or expensive, so I decided to write my own.
To get your Enneagram number, simply take What Number Are You? This quiz is a bit longer than your average Blogthings quiz, but I promise that it’s much shorter than your average Enneagram test. I think you’ll find that the time spent on it is worth it… the results are quite in-depth and specialized.
Take What Number Are You?, and let me know what you get. Does your result describe you? If you’ve taken the Enneagram before, I’m curious to know what your result was. Also, let me know if you’d like more quizzes like this in the future.