Do you know what 9 personality types dominate our psyche? Discover which personality type reflects your true self and how to make it work for you.
According to the Enneagram Institute, the enneagram is “one of the most powerful and insightful tools for understanding ourselves and others.” The enneagram seen today was developed in the mid-20th century by Oscar Ichazo. The Enneagram is touted as a tool to begin the discovery of self-discovery.
It consists of 9 type descriptions—the reformer, the helper, the achiever, the individualist, the investigator, the loyalist, the enthusiast, the challenger, and the peacemaker. Don’t feel that you’re relegated to only 1 type though. Individuals can possess a combination of several personalities, and we may see a little bit of each within ourselves. The Enneagram Institute goes into detail about how we are born with 1 dominant type and the methods we seek to fit in as we move through the world.
This infographic features each point of the Enneagram and what it represents. If you are a type 1, you may tend to be rational, a perfectionist and possess plenty of self-control. If you find yourself caring for others in your life, are generous, and are frequently trying to please people, you might be a type 2.
Type 7 folks may be spontaneous, fun-loving, and easily distractible. If you like confrontation, are decisive, and very powerful, then you may be a type 8. In addition to basic fears and desires, each personality type has its strengths and liabilities, all of which we can learn from.
I bet you have an idea about where you’d find yourself on the Enneagram. There are plenty of tests online to confirm (or refute) your suspicions. Can’t get enough of personality tests? Turns out finding out more about your personality can help with careers.