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Enneagram personality types
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The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. It classifies people into one of nine personality types, each of which is represented by a number and has its own distinct set of characteristics, motivations, and fears.
The Enneagram is consists of nine distinct personality types, each with its own set of motivations, fears, and coping strategies. The Enneagram is popularly used as a framework for personal growth and self-awareness, as well as a tool for understanding and navigating interpersonal relationships. The nine Enneagram types are based on the idea that each person has a dominant personality trait or pattern of behavior that shapes their worldview and influences their actions. This is also a caveat of the model, as in reality, we’re all on a continuum / spectrum, and that’s dealt with much better by the Big Five model.
Frequently asked questions
What are the Enneagram types?
The Perfectionist (Type 1) is principled, purposeful, self-controlled, and perfectionistic.
The Helper (Type 2) is demonstrative, generous, people-pleasing, and possessive.
The Achiever (Type 3) is adaptable, excelling, driven, and image-conscious.
The Individualist (Type 4) is expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed, and temperamental.
The Investigator (Type 5) is perceptive, innovative, secretive, and isolated.
The Skeptic (Type 6) is engaging, responsible, anxious, and suspicious.
The Enthusiast (Type 7) is spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive, and scattered.
The Fighter (Type 8) is self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational.
The Peacemaker (Type 9) is receptive, reassuring, agreeable, and complacent.
What is the rarest Enneagram type?
In terms of rarity, it's difficult to say which enneagram type is the rarest because there isn't really any official data or research on this topic. However, some enneagram experts suggest that type four, the individualist, may be one of the rarer types.
Type 4 are known for their intense emotions, creativity, and desire for authenticity and self-expression. They often feel different from others and have a deep longing to be understood and appreciated for their unique qualities. This can make it challenging for them to find like-minded individuals who truly get them, which may contribute to their perceived rarity.
But let me remind you that the rarity of an enneagram type doesn't necessarily make it more valuable or desirable than others. Each type has its own strengths and challenges, and every individual is unique in their own way. It's important to focus on understanding and accepting ourselves and others, regardless of our enneagram type.
Which Enneagram type is the most selfish?
It's important to remember that the Enneagram is a tool for self-awareness and growth, not a way to judge or categorize others. That being said, some Enneagram types may struggle more with selfish behavior than others.
For example, type 8 - the Challenger, can sometimes come across as self-centered because of their strong desire for control and power. They may prioritize their own needs and goals above others, which can be interpreted as selfishness. Just remember that this behavior is not inherent to the specific type, as every individual is uniquely different beyond (stereo) types.
What is the most common Enneagram type?
Some Enneagram experts suggest that type nine, the peacemaker, may be one of the more common types.
Type 9 are known for their desire for harmony and avoiding conflict. They tend to be easygoing and receptive to others' viewpoints, which may make them more adaptable to different environments and social situations. However, this can also lead to their own desires and needs being overlooked or suppressed.
It's important to remember that Enneagram types are not a measure of value or worth, and that each type has its own strengths and challenges.
What annoys each Enneagram type?
Type One - Perfectionists can be annoyed by people who are irresponsible, disorganized or who lack self-discipline.
Type Two - Helpers may be annoyed by people who don't appreciate their efforts or who don't reciprocate their kindness.
Type Three - Achievers can be annoyed by people who don't take their work seriously or who are unproductive.
Type Four - Individualists may be annoyed by people who don't understand or appreciate their unique perspectives, emotions, and creativity.
Type Five - Investigators can be annoyed by people who are overly talkative or who don't respect their need for privacy and space.
Type Six - Loyalists may be annoyed by people who are unreliable or who don't follow through on their commitments.
Type Seven - Enthusiasts can be annoyed by people who are overly negative or who don't share their sense of adventure and spontaneity.
Type Eight - Challengers may be annoyed by people who are passive or who don't stand up for themselves.
Type Nine - Peacemakers can be annoyed by conflict or by people who are overly aggressive or pushy.