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    Default Enneagram test

    I think this is so interesting, because mine describes me PERFECTLY.

    http://www.9types.com

    There are two tests, or you can just click on what you feel is the short description of your personality.

    I am a Six:

    The Questioner (the Six)
    Questioners are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

    How to Get Along with Me

    Be direct and clear.
    Listen to me carefully.
    Don't judge me for my anxiety.
    Work things through with me.
    Reassure me that everything is OK between us.
    Laugh and make jokes with me.
    Gently push me toward new experiences.
    Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

    What I Like About Being a Six

    being committed and faithful to family and friends
    being responsible and hardworking
    being compassionate toward others
    having intellect and wit
    being a nonconformist
    confronting danger bravely
    being direct and assertive

    What's Hard About Being a Six

    the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
    procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
    fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
    exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
    wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
    being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

    Sixes as Children Often

    are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
    are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
    form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
    look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
    are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

    Sixes as Parents

    are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
    are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
    worry more than most that their children will get hurt
    sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries
    More info about Sixes (also called the Loyalist)....
    http://www.enneagraminstitute.com

    Profile Summary for Enneagram Type Six
    Healthy Levels
    Level 1 (At Their Best): Become self-affirming, trusting of self and others, independent yet symbiotically interdependent and cooperative as an equal. Belief in self leads to true courage, positive thinking, leadership, and rich self-expression.

    Level 2: Able to elicit strong emotional responses from others: very appealing, endearing, lovable, affectionate. Trust important: bonding with others, forming permanent relationships and alliances.

    Level 3: Dedicated to individuals and movements in which they deeply believe. Community builders: responsible, reliable, trustworthy. Hard-working and persevering, sacrificing for others, they create stability and security in their world, bringing a cooperative spirit.


    Average Levels
    Level 4: Start investing their time and energy into whatever they believe will be safe and stable. Organizing and structuring, they look to alliances and authorities for security and continuity. Constantly vigilant, anticipating problems.

    Level 5: To resist having more demands made on them, they react against others passive-aggressively. Become evasive, indecisive, cautious, procrastinating, and ambivalent. Are highly reactive, anxious, and negative, giving contradictory, "mixed signals." Internal confusion makes them react unpredictably.

    Level 6: To compensate for insecurities, they become sarcastic and belligerent, blaming others for their problems, taking a tough stance toward "outsiders." Highly reactive and defensive, dividing people into friends and enemies, while looking for threats to their own security. Authoritarian while fearful of authority, highly suspicious, yet, conspiratorial, and fear-instilling to silence their own fears.

    Unhealthy Levels
    Level 7: Fearing that they have ruined their security, they become panicky, volatile, and self-disparaging with acute inferiority feelings. Seeing themselves as defenseless, they seek out a stronger authority or belief to resolve all problems. Highly divisive, disparaging and berating others

    Level 8: Feeling persecuted, that others are "out to get them," they lash-out and act irrationally, bringing about what they fear. Fanaticism, violence.

    Level 9: Hysterical, and seeking to escape punishment, they become self-destructive and suicidal. Alcoholism, drug overdoses, "skid row," self-abasing behavior. Generally corresponds to the Passive-Aggressive and Paranoid personality disorders.

    Key Motivations: Want to have security, to feel supported by others, to have certitude and reassurance, to test the attitudes of others toward them, to fight against anxiety and insecurity.

    Examples: Robert F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Princess Diana, George H. W. Bush, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Candice Bergen, Gilda Radner, Meg Ryan, Helen Hunt, Mel Gibson, Patrick Swayze, Julia Roberts, Phil Donahue, Jay Leno, John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, David Letterman, Andy Rooney, Jessica Lange, Tom Clancy, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and "George Costanza" (Seinfeld).

    The Meaning of the Arrows
    When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), dutiful Sixes suddenly become competitive and arrogant at Three. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), fearful, pessimistic Sixes become more relaxed and optimistic, like healthy Nine. For more information, click here.

    Type 6 The Loyalist
    Rigidity in diet causes nutritional imbalances ("I don't like vegetables.") Working excessively. Caffeine and amphetamines for stamina, but also alcohol and depressants to deaden anxiety. Higher susceptibility to alcoholism than many types.
    The part about the diet is really interesting to me because I don't like fruit. I never have and the smell or presence of fruit makes me cringe.

    Some of my friends got really into this and gave me a book about it so that I could read more about my type. Sixes tend to like forming alliances and are fiercely loyal to their friends while being overly skeptical and judgmental of "outsiders" (people who aren't in their "alliance"). Sixes need exact instructions on how to do things and get uncomfortable when presented with assignments or tasks that don't have specific and detailed instructions. Their deepest fear is being rejected, abandoned, or humiliated in front of others.

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    I used to be into the Ennegram ideas, a few years ago, I read into it a lot! I relate to it, and it makes a lot of sense. I got to where I'd sum up the people around me too! All and all, you have to take it like a grain of salt. It obviously has a lot more research than say a horoscope, though, in the end, I disregarded a lot of what it said. People might have these "buttons" for their types, and I noticed that a few of my friends fell into the same types, but they still had VERY different characters, as for morals and things like that. That's what is usually more important to me, is a person's character. That's what the Ennegram describes as the "essense of being".
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    I am a Type 8 (I got a score of 10 on it)
    The Asserter

    Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.
    How to Get Along with Me
    • Stand up for yourself... and me.
    • Be confident, strong, and direct.
    • Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
    • Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
    • Give me space to be alone.
    • Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
    • I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
    • When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am. <----This is SO true, haha
    What I Like About Being a Eight
    • being independent and self-reliant
    • being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
    • being courageous, straightforward, and honest
    • getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
    • supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
    • upholding just causes
    What's Hard About Being a Eight
    • overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
    • being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
    • sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
    • never forgetting injuries or injustices
    • putting too much pressure on myself
    • getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right
    Eights as Children Often
    • are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
    • are sometimes loners
    • seize control so they won't be controlled
    • fugure out others' weaknesses
    • attack verbally or physically when provoked
    • take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings
    Eights as Parents
    • are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
    • are sometimes overprotective
    • can be demanding, controlling, and rigid
    All you can do at life is play along and hope that sometimes you get it right.

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    I am a Seven, suck it George Costanza.

    The Adventurer (the Seven)

    Adventurers are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.
    How to Get Along with Me
    • Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
    • Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
    • Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
    • Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
    • Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
    • Don't tell me what to do.
    What I Like About Being a Seven
    • being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down
    • being spontaneous and free-spirited
    • being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.
    • being generous and trying to make the world a better place
    • having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
    • having such varied interests and abilities
    What's Hard About Being a Seven
    • not having enough time to do all the things I want
    • not completing things I start
    • not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
    • having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
    • feeling confined when I'm in a one-to-one relationship
    Sevens as Children Often
    • are action oriented and adventuresome
    • drum up excitement
    • prefer being with other children to being alone
    • finesse their way around adults
    • dream of the freedom they'll have when they grow up
    Sevens as Parents
    • are often enthusiastic and generous
    • want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
    • may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

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    The Asserter (the Eight)

    Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.
    How to Get Along with Me
    • Stand up for yourself... and me.
    • Be confident, strong, and direct.
    • Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
    • Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
    • Give me space to be alone.
    • Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
    • I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
    • When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.
    What I Like About Being a Eight
    • being independent and self-reliant
    • being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
    • being courageous, straightforward, and honest
    • getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
    • supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
    • upholding just causes
    What's Hard About Being a Eight
    • overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
    • being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
    • sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
    • never forgetting injuries or injustices
    • putting too much pressure on myself
    • getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right
    Eights as Children Often
    • are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
    • are sometimes loners
    • seize control so they won't be controlled
    • fugure out others' weaknesses
    • attack verbally or physically when provoked
    • take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings
    Eights as Parents
    • are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
    • are sometimes overprotective
    • can be demanding, controlling, and rigid
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
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    The Perfectionist (the One)
    Perfectionists are realistic, conscientious, and principled. They strive to live up to their high ideals.

    How to Get Along with Me

    Take your share of the responsibility so I don't end up with all the work.
    Acknowledge my achievements.
    I'm hard on myself. Reassure me that I'm fine the way I am.
    Tell me that you value my advice.
    Be fair and considerate, as I am.
    Apologize if you have been unthoughtful. It will help me to forgive.
    Gently encourage me to lighten up and to laugh at myself when I get uptight, but hear my worries first.

    What I Like About Being a One

    being self-disciplined and able to accomplish a great deal
    working hard to make the world a better place
    having high standards and ethics; not compromising myself
    being reasonable, responsible, and dedicated in everything I do
    being able to put facts together, coming to good understandings, and figuring out wise solutions
    being the best I can be and bringing out the best in other people

    What's Hard About Being a One

    being disappointed with myself or others when my expectations are not met
    feeling burdened by too much responsibility
    thinking that what I do is never good enough
    not being appreciated for what I do for people
    being upset because others aren't trying as hard as I am
    obsessing about what I did or what I should do
    being tense, anxious, and taking things too seriously

    Ones as Children Often

    criticize themselves in anticipation of criticism from others
    refrain from doing things that they think might not come out perfect
    focus on living up to the expectations of their parents and teachers
    are very responsible; may assume the role of parent
    hold back negative emotions ("good children aren't angry")

    Ones as Parents

    teach their children responsibility and strong moral values
    are consistent and fair
    discipline firmly
    Spot on...

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    Ok. This was so on, it freaked my shit out!

    The Romantic (the Four)

    Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.
    How to Get Along with Me
    • Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
    • Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
    • Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
    • Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
    • Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!
    What I Like About Being a Four
    • my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
    • my ability to establish warm connections with people
    • admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
    • my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
    • being unique and being seen as unique by others
    • having aesthetic sensibilities
    • being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me
    What's Hard About Being a Four
    • experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
    • feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
    • feeling guilty when I disappoint people
    • feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
    • expecting too much from myself and life
    • fearing being abandoned
    • obsessing over resentments
    • longing for what I don't have
    Fours as Children Often
    • have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original game s
    • are very sensitive
    • feel that they don't fit in
    • believe they are missing something that other people have
    • attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
    • become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
    • feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)
    Fours as Parents
    • help their children become who they really are
    • support their children's creativity and originality
    • are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
    • are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
    • are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed
    Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

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    I'm a 4 as well. I was highly offended by the accuracy of the enneagram when I discovered it years ago.

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    I'm a 9!! It's creepy how it describes me spot on lol

    The Peacemaker (the Nine)
    Peacemakers are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

    How to Get Along with Me

    If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure.
    I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advatage of this.
    Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit.
    Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally.
    Ask me questions to help me get clear.
    Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery.
    Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings.
    I like a good discussion but not a confrontation.
    Let me know you like what I've done or said.
    Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life.
    What I Like About Being a Nine

    being nonjudgmental and accepting
    caring for and being concerned about others
    being able to relax and have a good time
    knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around
    my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator
    my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now
    being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe
    What's Hard About Being a Nine

    being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive
    being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline
    being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally
    being confused about what I really want
    caring too much about what others will think of me
    not being listened to or taken seriously
    Nines as Children Often

    feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant
    tune out a lot, especially when others argue
    are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves
    Nines as Parents

    are supportive, kind, and warm
    are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective

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    I'm a seven apparently (Adventurers are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world). It seems pretty accurate.
    Curiouser and curiouser...

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    I'm a 1. However, I scored pretty closely (with a single point difference) on 5 and 9. That was on the 1st test.

    On the second, I scored mostly type 4, with a 1 point difference on 1 and 2 (being the lowest 5 and 9!... wtf?).

    That makes me probably a 1.

    Ah, whatever!

    Edit: Whoa! The description was pretty accurate.

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    Another 9 here.
    really spot on.
    It was like en enlightened version of me wrote those descriptions.
    creepy

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    i am an artist and motivator apparently
    the artist part yes, i don't know abt. the motivator part lol

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    I scored a strong four on both--no other number came close. I was scared to read the description.

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