I was googling some Shakespeare quotes when I noticed the word: “Enneagram.” Immediately, from the cobwebby corners of my mind, I remembered sitting in a regional staff meeting 20 years ago. We were
being forced to happily taking a tediously long marvelously in-depth psychological test to decide which one of The Nine Enneagram Archetypes we might be.
We had a new boss and this was her way of getting to know us.
Curious as ever (and as a tribute to one of the more unique bosses I ever worked with), I clicked on the link where I found this simple little test: The Quick Enneagram Sorting Test. So I took it. I mean, who wouldn’t? Especially after I figured out that there were only two questions (three-parts each) to answer.
The results of my test told me that there was an 80% chance that I was one of the following three archetypes.
I agree with the results in theory. I would add that I think that I behave differently in different contexts. Everyone does. Which means that I’m probably a mix of all three archetypes– in different proportions– at all times– depending on where I am standing on the earth.
|Type Three: The Achiever The Success-Oriented, Efficient Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious|
|Type Five: The Investigator The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated|
|Type Seven: The Enthusiast The Busy, Variety-Seeking Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered|
I invite you to take the test and get sorted, too. See what it says about you. And if you feel like it, you can share your results below in comments or on your blog. We’d love to know who you really are.