You know, the tanned skin, blue-eyed beaux? Albeit one definition, this is not the “type” I am referring to.
A personality charting system that has been particularly attractive to me lately is the Enneagram of personality. The Enneagram is a circle marked with nine equidistant points, each point representing a personality type.
People tend to gravitate towards one type, but naturally, you may identify with qualities of others as well. The one you gravitate towards is called your basic personality type, and it represents your core personality; it cannot be changed.
One must also note that the Enneagram is gender-neutral. No one personality is predominantly masculine or feminine, unlike those of the Myers Briggs test. This is a major point of appeal, as the Enneagram does not have a bias regarding the traits of males and females, nor does it follow a psychological stereotype.
Getting curious about your type? Examine the descriptions below. The following titles come from the Enneagram Institute:
1 – The Reformer: Are you purposeful, self-controlled, and a perfectionist?
2 – The Helper: Are you munificent, overprotective, and a people-pleaser?
3 – The Achiever: Are you advanced, motivated, and adaptable?
4 – The Individualist: Are you theatrical, volatile, and animated?
5 – The Investigator: Are you insightful, innovative, and reticent?
6 – The Loyalist: Are you appealing, accountable, and anxious?
7 – The Enthusiast: Are you impulsive, scattered, and open?
8 – The Challenger: Are you forceful, forward, and competitive?
9 – The Peacemaker: Are you sympathetic, contented, and acquiescent?
As for me, I fall somewhere between type 3 (The Achiever) and type 5 (The Investigator), but I lean more towards type 5 on the Enneagram spectrum.
Read more about the Enneagram here.
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