Thursday, June 24, 2004


Enneagram Test

What Personality Type Are You?


    Your highest ranked category will indicate your basic personality type. You should know that nobody is a "pure" personality type. Most people are a hybrid of two or more personality types. Sometimes one is more dominant than another. Each score will reveal a mixture of a basic type, in addition to one of the types adjacent to it on the enneagram.

    Your Dominant Personality Type is:

    The Helper

    The caring, nurturing type who always wants to help others, sometimes as the expense of him or herself.


    If each of the functions of your personality were in perfect balance, your rank would be equal for each of the nine personality types. This occurrence, however, is extremely rare. In fact, it is precisely the wide variations from the median that represent your constantly changing response to life. This variation produces the unique profile of your personality. Thus, you will want to consider your scores in each of the nine sections to help you achieve a sense of peace and balance in your life.


    Finally, once you have identified your personality type you can figure out how healthy or unhealthy you are at this stage of your life.

    The concept of being "healthy" or "unhealthy" for your type emerges from the fact that human beings are not merely made up of static traits that remain constant their entire lives. At different stages of your life, you will be at different levels of development (or "health") of your personality.

    • At your healthiest - You will be in a state of psychological freedom, balance, and emergence of special spiritual qualities.
    • At average levels - A state that is neither optimally health nor unhealthy. You will still display many of the positive characteristics of your personality type. However, your ego becomes more active and will cause you to try to control the environment in characteristic ways. This results in the emergence of self-centeredness and the appearance of defense mechanisms.
    • At unhealthy levels - At these levels of health, you use dysfunctional and ultimately self-defeating survival tactics. Though these responses differ for each personality type, they responses are an attempt to bolster the ego, which is low due to anxiety. Interpersonal conflict is consequently the result.

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