After listening to a Brene Brown podcast on May 23rd with Chris Heuertz, best-selling author of The Sacred Enneagram, I finally took an Enneagram test to learn more about my specific personality type – the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are many tests out there, but I have found the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI v 2.5) from the Enneagram Institute to be very comprehensive and accurate. It is scientifically validated and covers 144 questions taking about 30 minutes to complete. Rather than just indicating your basic personality type, the RHETI test creates a full personality profile across all nine types. This provides you with a unique picture and indicates the strengths and weaknesses of the nine types within your overall personality.
You can learn more about the 9 types listed below and take the RHETI test for $12.00 at https://enneagraminstitute.com .
Type One, the Reformer, is principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionistic.
Type Two, the Helper, is generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing, and possessive.
Type Three, the Achiever, is adaptable, excelling, driven, and image-conscious.
Type Four, the Individualist, is expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental.
Type Five, the Investigator, is perceptive, innovative, secretive, and isolated.
Type Six, the Loyalist, is engaging, responsible, anxious, and suspicious.
Type Seven, the Enthusiast, is spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive, and scattered.
Type Eight, the Challenger, is self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational.
Type Nine, the Peacemaker, is receptive, reassuring, complacent, and resigned.
It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types although one of them should stand out as being closest to your true self. Not surprising for me, I am a 9, the Peacemaker, but I also scored high in type 5, the Investigator, and type 2, the Helper. The test covers not only an analysis of your main personality type but your other highest two types. It also provides you three levels of development within your type (healthy, average, and unhealthy). What I found most helpful were the personal growth recommendations for living more in the healthy range. It was a true wakeup call to some of my more “unattractive” traits that I knew were there but mostly hidden from view.
Definitely worth the $12 investment giving you a better understanding of your true self. Have you taken the test yet? If so, send me your type.