Have you ever wondered why you or someone you love interprets the world or emotionally reacts in certain ways? Are you familiar with the Enneagram? It’s a tool to better understand our behaviors. Learn about each of the nine Enneagram types and discover yours.
Enneagram Types – Discover Yours
There are nine Enneagram types. As you peruse the characteristics of each type, keep in mind you might recognize a few traits of each type within yourself. We each embody a smidge of all nine types, but we emerge from childhood with one dominant Enneagram type.
Type 1 – The Perfectionist
The Perfectionist rallies for the greater good. They’re all about ethics. The Type 1 – Perfectionist core value is integrity.
Type 2 – The Giver
Givers put others’ needs above their own. They are highly empathetic. Givers are the ride or die friends. The Type 2 – Giver core value is altruism.
Type 3 – The Achiever
Achievers prefer the finer things in life. Their schedules are full by design. They aim to exceed targets. The Type 3 – Achiever core value is productivity.
Type 4 – The Individualist
Individualists are off-beat and endearing. Creativity is key to their well-being. The Type 4 – Individualist core value is authenticity.
Type 5 – The Investigator
Investigators research the underlying themes of the universe. Introverted and analytical, they are fierce nonconformists. The Type 5 – Investigator core value is freedom.
Type 6 – The Loyalist
Loyalists yearn for connectedness. They are fiercely true-blue to their friends and beliefs. The Type 6 – Loyalist core value is trust.
Type 7 – The Enthusiast
Enthusiasts are the playful optimists of the world. They are charming storytellers. Eternal children, the world is their playground. The Type 7 – Enthusiast core value is variety.
Type 8 – The Challenger
Challengers are goal-oriented. They often occupy group and company leadership roles. The Type 8 – Challenger core value is power.
Type 9 – The Peacemaker
Peacemakers are natural mediators. They are the glue that holds the group together. The Type 9 – Peacemaker core value is contribution.
My Enneagram is 2 wing 1, which means I’m a perfectionist-giver. It also means I have my therapist on speed dial. *Sigh* If you’re searching for a way to better understand your own emotional patterns and behaviors, take The Art of Growth Enneagram Test. And if you’re into listening to podcasts, give The Art of Growth Podcast a listen.
For an even deeper Enneagram types dive, read The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. I think you’ll find the test and book combo to be insightful tools on your road to self-discovery. -xo
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