Enneagram Personality test: UNDER RENOVATION
What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram is a way to understand yourself and others better. It’s like a tool that helps us see our personalities more clearly. People have been exploring similar ideas for a long time, even going back to ancient Greece. The modern Enneagram we use today has evolved from the work of many individuals, with no single person or organization claiming ownership. It’s always growing as we learn more about human behavior.
The Nine Personality Types of the Enneagram
The Enneagram divides people into nine main personality types. Each type has its own set of characteristics, behaviors, desires, fears, and challenges. Even though everyone can see a bit of themselves in all nine types, one type usually feels most like us. The Enneagram helps us understand how we usually act, react under stress, and choose to behave when we’re aware of our tendencies.
Stress and Support Points
When we’re stressed, we might act like another personality type, called our “Stress-point.” For instance, a normally carefree Type 7 might become critical and perfectionistic, traits associated with Type 1. On the flip side, we also have a “Support-point” or a type we can learn positive behaviors from. For example, a Type 7 might adopt positive qualities from Type 5, like being content with understanding instead of always seeking new ideas.
Influenced by “Wings”
Each personality type has two “wings,” which are the types on each side of it in the Enneagram symbol. These wings can influence our personalities too. Using the example of Type 7, they might have a 6 wing or an 8 wing, picking up certain qualities from either Type 6 or Type 8. The dominant wing can change over time based on life circumstances.
In simple terms, the Enneagram helps us understand ourselves, how we react under stress, learn positive behaviors from other types, and see how our “wings” influence our personalities.