Sunday, June 21, 2020

Ennegram: I'm an 8

On the Ennegram personality test I come out mostly as an 8.

Eights are motivated by the desire to be independent and to take charge of themselves and others. They are assertive personalities and passionate about life, which they approach with vigor and confidence. Eights know how to look after themselves. They pursue their own destiny.

These are the qualities of natural leaders, and whatever role they find themselves in, Eights have an imposing presence. They are action people, preferring to ‘do’ rather than conceptualize, and they are ready to make the difficult decisions and accept the consequences if things go wrong. At the same time, Eights believe that people should be encouraged to help themselves rather than relying on others for assistance. ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’ is a piece of proverbial wisdom that Eights wholeheartedly buy into.

Here is where I rank on the different types:


64% Match

Type 2 can be described as The Giver. Twos want to be liked and find ways that they can be helpful to others so that they can be loved and belong.


84% Match

Type 3 is also known as The Achiever. Threes want to be successful and admired by other people, and are very conscious of their public image.


79% Match

Type 4 is known as The Individualist. Fours want to be unique and to live life authentically, and are highly attuned to their emotional experience.


89% Match

Type 5 is described as The Investigator. Fives seek understanding and knowledge, and are more comfortable with data than people.


66% Match

Type 6 is also known as The Skeptic. Sixes are preoccupied with security, seek safety, and like to be prepared for problems.


53% Match

Type 7 is described as The Enthusiast. Sevens want to have as much fun and adventure as possible and are easily bored.


98% Match

Type 8 is also known as The Challenger. Eights see themselves as strong and powerful and seek to stand up for what they believe in.


44% Match

Type 9 is also called The Peacemaker. Nines like to keep a low profile and let the people around them set the agenda.


77% Match

Type 1 can be thought of as The Perfectionist. Ones place a lot of emphasis on following the rules and doing things correctly.

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