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Friday, July 13, 2007

Enneagram Test

I'm taking an online class (writers.com) on building characters using the Enneagram, an ancient personality study that originated with the Sufis, hundreds of years ago. We've only had one lecture so far and I haven't even started working on my first assignment, but in order to do so, I've done a little research, and just completed a test.

I'm always a little wary of personality tests. In high school, I remember I tended to give the answers according to what I wanted to be, or rather what I thought I should be in order to be "good enough" - whatever that meant on any given day at the time. Thank goodness, my delusion was not as strong as my innate curiosity, and I always ended up doing the whole test again, this time replying as truthfully as I possibly could. I'm glad to report that life, and a few years on the couch, have helped me gain some confidence. Mostly, I want to learn so I can evolve, so when I do one of these tests, nowadays, I really try to be totally honest. I say that I try because I find it often difficult to know the answers. To a lot of the questions asked, I'll find myself thinking : well, it depends...

Anyway, here are the results on that particular test, and I'd say they do feel pretty accurate. I can't wait to learn more about the Enneagram.

Main Type
Overall Self
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Enneagram Test Results
Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||| 47%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||| 28%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||| 42%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||| 60%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||| 48%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||| 43%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||| 32%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||| 58%
Type 9 Calmness |||||| 29%
Your main type is 4
Your variant is self pres
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Rilla said...

Fascinating, Katia. I love that you score lowest on compliant traits....;) They're on to something with this test...do you know what enneagram means?????
How's France treatin' ya?

Sue said...

I'm not at all surprised you scored low on compliance! And that you are unique, creative, intense. Sounds like an artist.