enneagrams anyone?

  1. Have any of you ever tested yourself to find out what kind of personality type you have? The enneagram is a little new-agey, but I think it contains a lot of truth. It emphasizes that there are no good nor bad personalties, but it helps you to work on your good and strong points. Also allows you to understand how you become when you are in both good or bad "places" in your life. Kind of complicated to explain

    I am a 7, the enthousiast/adventurer. Guilty as charged.

    Test for your type here

    warning ---> this site will charge you $10 to test yourself.
    Last edit by adrienurse on Sep 1, '02
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    I'm a 5.... nice, so I'm going to have a break with reality. That's already started, anyone remember my hearing voices thread?

    The Intense, Cerebral Type:
    Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated
    (The Schizoid Avoidant, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders)
  4. by   adrienurse
    My B-i-l is a 5. I'm a five when I'm at my best, a 1 when I'm at my worst.
  5. by   delirium
    The description is amazingly close to reality (or what I imagine reality is hehe), particularly the average and unhealthy part.

    I used to have a book on enneagrams, I wonder where it got off to. Very interesting stuff. I am totally self-absorbed in this way... I love these kinds of tests.
  6. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    I'm a '9' .........the peacemaker :chuckle
  7. by   Zee_RN
    Just clarifying...it costs $10 to take the test?
  8. by   cactus wren
    I`m a 9-Peacemaker,
    Wonder if I was one before I had 5 kids...... :roll
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    I'm a 5......now I know why Lennon was always my favorite. :chuckle
  10. by   RNIAM
    I thought we were not allowed to advertise on here?
  11. by   adrienurse
    They charge you to take the test!!!!! I'm so sorry -- I didn't check. I tested myself through a book I have. I just wanted to give a link if I was going to be talking about it!
  12. by   adrienurse
    Okay, this is another site. It's more of an information site. I couldn't find another enneagram testing site.

    click here
  13. by   Stargazer
    Actually, there is a shorter free version of the test on the site that adrienurse linked to (but the site warns that it's "not as scientifically valid" as the full version).

    I was a "3"--
    3 THE ACHIEVER

    The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptable, Excelling, Driven and Image-Conscious
    Huh. Well, I found aspects of my personality in each of the 9 profiles, so this isn't INaccurate, but I'm not entirely sure it sums me up. The trouble with tests like this is that I tend to try to overcompensate so much for my natural tendencies (e.g., backing down/not backing down from a confrontation; being romantic vs. being practical) that conflicting answers are often equally true for me and I never know which way to answer.

    Interesting, though--I'd never heard of this model before.
  14. by   Lausana
    I took the FREE test, click up in the left hand corner...gives you a 36 question sample test and scores it...

    Really interesting...I'm a 2, the helper...yup it fits, some of the good and bad-that's all I'm saying :chuckle

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