Which Enneagram Number Are You?

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Discover which of the 9 personality types you are. This quiz is based on the oldest and still most accurate personality-type system--one that helps you recognize and address your own driving compulsions, and those of others--The Enneagram.

  


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I tend to be a fair, balanced, and middle-of-the-road type of person.

    • B. 

      Most people don't really get or appreciate how beautiful life really is.

    • C. 

      I'm a fighter, and stand up for what I want.

    • D. 

      A lot of people depend on my help and generosity.

    • E. 

      Most people get too stressed-out over things.

    • F. 

      I strive hard to correct any personal flaws I might have.

    • G. 

      I seem to be always going somewhere or doing something.

    • H. 

      I prefer to keep my feelings to myself.

    • I. 

      I'm not as suspicious of people or their motives as my friends seem to be.


  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      What I do for others is my biggest source of pride.

    • B. 

      I am very nostalgic, and love to talk about, and almost re-live my past.

    • C. 

      Loyalty is one of the most important things to me.

    • D. 

      I can easily detect the weaknesses of others, and I will quickly hit them there if I'm attacked.

    • E. 

      There's not really that much in life that is worth getting all upset about.

    • F. 

      It bugs me when things aren't just as they ought to be.

    • G. 

      I sometimes tend to be a hoarder, because you never know when you might need something.

    • H. 

      I like working on a team, and I'm a good team member, although I prefer to work independently most of the time.

    • I. 

      I enjoy almost everything in life--there are very few things I don't enjoy.


  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I can't stand wasting time.

    • B. 

      I really find it difficult to break the rules and go against anyone I see as an authority figure.

    • C. 

      I usually try to look natural and easy-breezy.

    • D. 

      People say that I seem to always be calm and peaceful.

    • E. 

      Feeling essential, and being needed by others is very important to me.

    • F. 

      Things always seem to work out for the best if you just let them.

    • G. 

      I don't like, nor am I a fan, of small talk.

    • H. 

      I can easily identify with, and project professional success.

    • I. 

      I don't have any problem complaining if I'm not happy about something.


  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I love do-nothing, "just-relaxing" time.

    • B. 

      Confrontation is something I am not afraid of, and people usually nominate me to do the confronting if it needs to be done.

    • C. 

      I like to really think about things, and synthesize different ideas in my head.

    • D. 

      I frequently feel personally responsible when things aren't done right.

    • E. 

      I feel a deep connection to many people, and they feel the same way about me.

    • F. 

      Being able to get the job done never seems to be a problem for me.

    • G. 

      I normally gather as much information as I can, and weigh the pros and cons before making a decision.

    • H. 

      My personal style is something I take great pride in.

    • I. 

      I wish other people weren't so serious, and were more lighthearted about things in general.


  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Sometimes I think that people just don't get it, or feel as profoundly as I do.

    • B. 

      Right or wrong, it's important to me that others see me as happy.

    • C. 

      Often just one little thing can ruin the whole thing for me.

    • D. 

      It sometimes takes me a while to make a decision because I like to explore all of my options.

    • E. 

      I compliment people all the time--usually every day.

    • F. 

      I like exercising and using my power.

    • G. 

      People tell me that I am a super easy-going person.

    • H. 

      "Successful" is a label that means a great deal to me.

    • I. 

      When someone asks me how I feel, I frequently don't know how to respond, because I don't really think about my feelings.


  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I need a lot of alone time, and enjoy my space.

    • B. 

      I sometime have trouble relaxing and playing.

    • C. 

      Quickly determining where the power resides in any group is one of my strengths.

    • D. 

      Other people sometimes just lack the ability to understand how I'm feeling or what I'm going through.

    • E. 

      If other people are in trouble or embarrassed, I frequently come to their rescue, and like being the person who does so.

    • F. 

      I like to set clear goals and benchmarks and know where I stand, especially compared to others.

    • G. 

      I often question my own bravery.

    • H. 

      My glass is almost always full or half full, and I look for the silver lining in most situations.

    • I. 

      I rarely have trouble sleeping--why would I?


  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I sometimes feel compelled to help others, whether I really want to or not, or whether they want my help or not.

    • B. 

      I like grades, awards, and other indications of how I am doing compared to others.

    • C. 

      I tend to be plagued by worry and doubt.

    • D. 

      I know we all have our differences, but I believe that people are basically the same on the inside.

    • E. 

      My pattern tends to be to let others take the initiative.

    • F. 

      I often hear critical voices in my head--critical of me and critical of others as well.

    • G. 

      I'm told that I am an assertive, sometimes aggressive person.

    • H. 

      Normally I like almost everyone I meet.

    • I. 

      I like to follow proper etiquette and protocol, and do things with class.


  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      It seems as though I worry more than most people.

    • B. 

      My surroundings are extremely important to me, and I always am improving my environment, whether I actually own it or not.

    • C. 

      Other people envy me for how much I can achieve.

    • D. 

      I'm a good story and joke teller.

    • E. 

      Generally I keep my cool, and don't get too excited about most things.

    • F. 

      Trust me--I know how to get things done.

    • G. 

      Before taking action, I like to have done my homework and be certain of my decision.

    • H. 

      People come to me often for advice, and tell me that I am a good listener.

    • I. 

      I frequently sit back and play the part of the observer rather than get too involved.


  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Without strict laws and rules, I believe people act irrationally and irresponsibly.

    • B. 

      I'm somewhat of a loner.

    • C. 

      There are very few things that are so urgent they can't be put off until tomorrow.

    • D. 

      I sometimes struggle expressing my softer, sensitive side.

    • E. 

      Projecting a successful image is extremely important to me.

    • F. 

      I enjoy the theater very much, and have either fantasized of being on stage, or have actually been on stage myself.

    • G. 

      I am compulsively honest.

    • H. 

      Sometimes I feel overwhelmed thinking of how many people rely on me for so many things, but I've learned how to deal with it.

    • I. 

      I believe, in general, I have retained my inner-child, and am a playful person.


  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Good taste, manners, etiquette, and class are all very important to me.

    • B. 

      I have a strong sense of duty and responsibility, and my actions reflect that.

    • C. 

      People normally tell me that they wait for me to arrive at social gatherings, because I am the life of most parties.

    • D. 

      People sometimes think of me as puritanical.

    • E. 

      Evidently I am more silent than most people, because people often ask me what I'm thinking.

    • F. 

      It frequently takes external stimulation to really get me moving.

    • G. 

      I am really low-maintenance; my needs are simple.

    • H. 

      Making difficult decisions is no problem for me.

    • I. 

      I am easily bored, and like to keep on the move.


  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I sometimes feel as though others don't appreciate what I do for them.

    • B. 

      I normally don't ask others for help fulfilling my needs.

    • C. 

      I hate wasting energy, and frequently look for the energy-efficient or time-saving way to do things.

    • D. 

      Being right seems to be important to me a lot.

    • E. 

      The words justice and injustice mean a great deal to me.

    • F. 

      Sometimes you need to compromise even your own standards to be successful.

    • G. 

      I consider the big picture, and the universal (or cosmic) effect of everything that happens.

    • H. 

      I don't like to think of myself as normal or ordinary.

    • I. 

      I like to know what the rules and limits of my work-place are.


  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I frequently feel anxious that time is running out, with much left to do.

    • B. 

      When I think about my life story, I like to remember what I did right and won, rather than what I failed at and lost.

    • C. 

      My motto is: if it's good, more is even better.

    • D. 

      When a problem or issue comes up, I try to work it out by myself before asking others for help.

    • E. 

      My attitude tends to be: "I don't really let it get to me."

    • F. 

      I like to be on a close and intimate level with most people.

    • G. 

      Sometimes I get preoccupied with thinking about things like loss and death.

    • H. 

      I am vigilant and ferocious about protecting people in my charge.

    • I. 

      I seem to feel at risk, and sense danger more than others seem to.


  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Sometimes I think people use me and take advantage of my good nature.

    • B. 

      Although I'm very popular, people sometimes tell me that I'm unapproachable or intimidating because I'm so different.

    • C. 

      I find myself taking sides, and being aware of what side other people are on.

    • D. 

      I hate it when people tell me what I'm doing won't work or isn't working.

    • E. 

      I think of myself as a very grounded, solid person.

    • F. 

      I feel the need to be responsible with, and account for most of my time.

    • G. 

      I am a very good arbitrator because I generally do not take sides.

    • H. 

      I don't like being assertive or confrontational, but I will be if I must.

    • I. 

      I tend to be able to "shake it off" when I'm sad, and get back on track easily.


  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I really don't like being unsettled.

    • B. 

      I enjoy making things better.

    • C. 

      I generally solve problems by thinking them through.

    • D. 

      I enjoy getting things up and running more than I enjoy keeping them running.

    • E. 

      It is very important to me to do what is right, including knowing and adhering to proper etiquette.

    • F. 

      I don't spend a lot of time self-analyzing or being introspective because I know who I am.

    • G. 

      I am like a lightning rod for the emotions and feelings of people, and sometimes I don't know where other people's feelings stop and mine begin.

    • H. 

      I'm very aware of contradictions, and they bother me a lot.

    • I. 

      The most important thing in life is to love and be loved.


  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Emotions are extremely important to me--both mine and those of others.

    • B. 

      I really savor my life.

    • C. 

      When resolving a problem, I like to take things in, put things in perspective, and use "process" to work things through.

    • D. 

      I enjoy the sales, advertising, and marketing areas of projects.

    • E. 

      If I'm being honest, I generally take the path of least resistance, and enjoy the ride.

    • F. 

      I like schedules, and don't like to leave things "in pencil"; put it in ink.

    • G. 

      "Non-conformist" is a word I can relate to.

    • H. 

      I understand and relate to the "crusader" mentality.

    • I. 

      When relationships dissolve, I tend to take it harder than most people do.


  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Sometimes I feel as though I deserve to be first in someone's life because of all I do for him or her.

    • B. 

      I like to take time to put things in perspective. I like to look at the whole picture, and if I leave anything out I sometimes feel simplistic or naive.

    • C. 

      Sometimes I identify so much with my work that I forget who I am.

    • D. 

      I prefer to have a schedule than to just wing it.

    • E. 

      Don't corner me or you'll be sorry.

    • F. 

      It REALLY bothers me when something isn't fair.

    • G. 

      I like thinking about the future.

    • H. 

      Sometimes I have to remind myself to keep smiling through the tragedy--like the tragic clown.

    • I. 

      I take pride in my stability.


  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I can be miserly with my money, my time, and even myself sometimes.

    • B. 

      I believe I am a very nurturing type of person.

    • C. 

      Sometimes people say I am rather aloof.

    • D. 

      I am really good at cheering people up.

    • E. 

      I don't like to be told to change my behavior.

    • F. 

      I frequently play things down in order to get other people to settle down.

    • G. 

      People would most likely say I am a prudent person.

    • H. 

      I normally feel compelled to better myself and what I'm doing.

    • I. 

      I believe appearances are very important.


  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      Sometimes I feel as if I have to be perfect so others will love me or approve of me.

    • B. 

      I sometimes feel the need to accomplish and achieve so others will notice and respect me.

    • C. 

      I am a very hard worker, and if you know me, you should know that.

    • D. 

      I seem to be frequently challenging or trying to overcome my fears.

    • E. 

      I don't think of myself in terms of "special" or "important" as some people do when looking at themselves.

    • F. 

      When I am upset with people, I frequently think of them in terms such as "idiots," "stupid," "incompetent," etc.

    • G. 

      Sometimes I tend to jump around from one thing to another rather than staying from beginning to end.

    • H. 

      I frequently spend my time-off helping others.

    • I. 

      I prefer to be either on top of the world or wallowing in misery--at the very top or the very bottom--the middle doesn't interest me much.


  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I am a very assertive person--sometimes aggressive if need be.

    • B. 

      I'm frequently frustrated because neither others are not as they should be--and neither am I!

    • C. 

      I don't really like getting into "heavy" issues at work or at home.

    • D. 

      I sometimes have trouble listening and paying attention.

    • E. 

      Sometimes people accuse me of being overly dramatic, but that's OK-they don't understand.

    • F. 

      I sometimes have trouble just "letting it be" if people cross me.

    • G. 

      I have a soft, methodical way of speaking, and it irritates me when people ask me to speak up or get to the point.

    • H. 

      It seems as though I am defending my position more than other people are.

    • I. 

      I sometimes keep in touch with my friends more than they keep in touch with me.


  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements would you say describes you best? (You can only choose one--the one that is the BEST fit for you.)
    • A. 

      I often fantasize about being a hero, or in a role where I can save people.

    • B. 

      I enjoy taking care of others.

    • C. 

      I believe that for the most part, other people create their own problems.

    • D. 

      First impressions are very important.

    • E. 

      Sometimes people have told me that I am more of a taker than a giver.

    • F. 

      I enjoy channeling my emotions through the arts and artistic expression.

    • G. 

      I agree with the statement: Why stand when you can sit, and why sit when you can lie down.

    • H. 

      I tend to see things in terms of right or wrong, good or bad.

    • I. 

      I remember myself as happy during my childhood.


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