Enneagram test

With all the personality tests popping up in MPSIMS, I wondered how many of you have heard of enneagrams. I know okatym and some other posters talked about it some here.

Here’s an enneagram test to see what your personality type is. It’s a sampler of a test produced by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. They wrote Personality Types, which I heartily recommend.

Will someone tell me why I can’t get my URL commands to work right?

Enneagram Test http://graphics.lcs.mit.edu/~becca/enneagram/rheti/

okatym’s thread http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001246.html

The link didn’t work for me.

simul-post…i’ll try the new ones!

Yep, they work OK

I’m split equally between:

The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type.
The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type.

Since I started it, I should say what my personality type is, I guess.

I’m an Artist. The Riso/Hudson book talks about “wing” types, which are types that are next to one’s main type that also influence them. That said, I have a Thinker “wing”.

I did one of these years ago…the result said that I was a 5, with tendencies toward 8, which was supposedly a constructive thing to be.

My mom (who, with a psych degree AND a card-carrying New Ager, is… um… formidable :wink: ), is a great proponent of the Enneagram and considers it to be a great predictor of future actions. I am rather less convinced of its validity, but then every book on the Enneagram I’ve read makes the various types sound like raving psychotics. FWIW, she claims I’m mostly a 1, while this test says I’m mostly type 5. Dunno. Take it with whatever dosage of salt you find it requires…

Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased.

I scored an 8 in Type 5: The Thinker, 5 each in Type 3: The Motivator, Type 4: The Artist, Type 6: The Skeptic, and Type 9: The Peacemaker, 3 each in Type 1: The Reformer and Type 8: The Leader, a 2 in Type 7: The Generalist, and a big fat zero in Type 2: The Helper.

Actually, that sounds a lot like me…

God is dead. -Nietzsche
Nietzsche is dead. -God
Neitzsche is God. -Dead

All these test sites that have suddenly appeared here… what’s the point of them? How are we improved by knowing what category we should be forced under?

I dunno, it all seems totally pointless.

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I don’t take it seriously, either, but I always found stuff like this to be fun. I mean, I know what my personality’s like, I know about how smart I am, and I definitely am aware of my “impurity”, but it’s interesting to see it confirmed. It’s also interesting when you know it’s waaaaaay the hell off. Besides, it’s a great way for people who, for the most part, exist to each other only as words on screens to get to know each other better.

God is dead. -Nietzsche
Nietzsche is dead. -God
Neitzsche is God. -Dead

I think it is fun to see how you compare with your friends on personality tests. It’s interesting.

Type 1 – 5
Type 2 – 6
Type 3 – 4
Type 4 – 4
Type 5 – 4
Type 6 – 1
Type 7 – 8
Type 8 – 4
Type 9 – 0

Wow, it thinks I’m productive…

O p a l C a t

Am I the only one who got negative scores in most of the sections? I got a 5 in the Thinker, a 3 in the 1st section (can’t remember what it is), and most of everything else was in the -1 to -3 range, except for a big fat -7 in the Helper. :slight_smile:

I guess this means I’m an ice bitch, eh?

My scores :

Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type. Score : 3
Type 2: The Helper. The caring, nurturing type. Score : 7
Type 3: The Motivator. The adaptable, success-oriented type. Score : 3
Type 4: The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type. Score : 4
Type 5: The Thinker. The perceptive, cerebral type. Score : 3
Type 6: The Skeptic. The committed, security-oriented type. Score : 6
Type 7: The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type. Score : 3
Type 8: The Leader. The powerful, aggressive type. Score : 0 :frowning:
Type 9: The Peacemaker. The easygoing, accommodating type. Score : 6

So I guess I’m a skeptic, peacemaking helper.

Ok, for what it’s worth:

1--Reformer - 3 points
2 - Helper - 0 points :slight_smile:
3 - Motivate 4 points
4 -Artist - 4 points
5 Thinker - 5 points
**6 ** Generalist - 3 points
7 Leader - 8 points
8 Peacemaker - 4 points

The one about the helper is definately true. But was anyone else annoyed/disturbed by question #28: I tend to be a) Detached and preoccupied. B) Moody and self absorbed.
Ummm, wouldn’t anyone with any self preservation skills ( Or at least some ounce of intelligence answer A or nothing at all?)

As for the Improved Test Here’s the results and I’m not sure, but I think the indications are that I’m going postal soon. You be the judge:

1Reformer 1
2* Helper***-**8
3 Motivator 3
4 *Artist * 10
5 *Thinker * 10
6 *Skeptic * **-**10
7 Generalist **-**6
8 *Leader * 4
9 Peacemaker **-**1

I took the test and I’m a bit surprised at what it had to say:

type1 - 2
type2 - 5
type3 - 3
type4 - 4
type5 - 6
type6 - 3
type7 - 2
type8 - 4
type9 - 7

So, according to this specific test, I’m a peacemaker, and leaning towards being a thinker. Fine for me.

Type 1 - 3
Type 2 - 4
Type 3 - 0
Type 4 - 6
Type 5 - 6
Type 6 - 5
Type 7 - 6
Type 8 - 2
Type 9 - 4

So what’s that make me?

I think the test is just intended as a starting point, Sanibel. You should probably read some of the other pages at the site to get a better idea of what type you are.

The thing I like about the enneagram system (theory?) is that it doesn’t say one type is better than another. There are different levels of health/unhealth within each type. Granted, I got most of what I know from the aforementioned book, and the website probably doesn’t go into as much detail.

(Wow! Reading a book! What a novel idea! ;))

Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Type 6
Type 7
Type 8
Type 9

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