Quiz: What Number Are You?

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What is your Enneagram number?

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.

14 replies on “Quiz: What Number Are You?”

You Are 4: The Individualist
You are sensitive and intuitive, with others and yourself.
You are creative and dreamy… plus dramatic and unpredictable.

You’re emotionally honest, real, and easily hurt.
Totally expressive, others always know exactly how you feel.

At Your Best: You are inspired, artistic, and introspective. You know what you’re thinking, and you can communicate it well.

At Your Worst: You are melancholy, alienated, and withdrawn.

Your Fixation: Envy

Your Primary Fear: To have no identity

Your Primary Desire: To find yourself

Other Number 4’s: Alanis Morisette, Johnny Depp, J.D. Salinger, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice.

Totally true. I have always been the jealous type who really wants to find out who I am. When im upset I withdraw and ignore everyone around me.

BTW, you inspired me to put the quiz idea page back up on this blog 🙂 Feel free to post your ideas there if you want, but there is no bad place to post an idea. I read all comments.

You Are 5: The Investigator

You’re independent – and a logical analytical thinker.
You love learning and ideas… and know things no one else does.

Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.
You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.

At Your Best: You are sharp, inventive, and creative. You have the skills to lead the world.

At Your Worst: You are reclusive, weird, and a bit paranoid.

Your Fixation: Greed

Your Primary Fear: Being useless or incompetent

Your Primary Desire: Being competent and needed

Other Number 5’s: Bill Gates, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bjork, and Stephen Hawking.

I can seem 9ish what with often being lazy (or laid back) and slow (though not all 9s are like that). And of course when I get stressed or bored I can seem 7ish (or get lazy or angry). And I can seem 8ish when trying to educate fools (particularly those obsessed with religion or politics). And I’m more slothful than greedy. Also I’m a 5w4, and my tritype includes 4w5 1w2, at least I think so, does it seem so?

4w5 – more moody, intellectual, rebellious, reserved, opinionated… I see intellectual for sure, and probably opinionated too. Both good things 🙂 You will have to weigh in on the other ones.

1w2 – interested in practical ethics, etiquette, take social issues and fairness more seriously… From what I know of you, you probably do think about etiquette, because you are very considerate on this forum and well behaved 🙂 I’m not sure about social issues and fairness aspects. That’s another one I’d have to turn back to you to answer.

I should do a more in depth enneagram test for sure!

Hmm, reserved and intellectual decribe me, I stick to my opinions, I value fairness (liberty slightly more and sanctity slightly less), and I really like being different, unique, and special. I don’t care much for rules and laws (though I don’t go out of my way to break them). And when called upon to do good I do it for goodness sake without being directed by law or whim (considered to be the neutral good alignment). But still I know I could do better if I had more motivation and passion and less social anxiety.

Also someone on a website called (don’t know if you know of it or not) personalitycafe (I’m a member named SuperDevastation) came up with the theory of subwings which can explain the differences between 2 people of the same tritypes.

What do you think?

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