April 20, 2006
My "Enneagram type" (sounds like an unpleasant medical exam) came out as number eight (of nine types): "I must be strong"
Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.
How to Get Along with Me: Stand up for yourself... and me.
Be confident, strong, and direct.
Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
Give me space to be alone.
Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
When I [scream, curse, and stomp around; I'd change this to "say I hate things or bash something on the counter"], try to remember that's just the way I am.
What I Like About Being a Eight:
being independent and self-reliant
being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
being courageous, straightforward, and honest
getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
upholding just causes
What's Hard About Being a Eight:
overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
putting too much pressure on myself
getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right
Eights as Children Often:
are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
are sometimes loners
seize control so they won't be controlled
Eights as Parents:
are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
are sometimes overprotective
can be demanding, controlling, and rigid
I thought that was very interesting, considering the test only had two questions with three answer choices for each. It was hard to pick amongst the answers, since I saw a little of myself in each possible answer. I just had to go with the slightly stronger pull for each question. Some of the other personality types are the romantic, the adventurer, the perfectionist, the helper (that's what Mimi came out as), the observer, the questioner, and the peacemaker. Maybe you'll be the last type I'm missing. What type are you?
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Thanks for the kind comments! What a neat profile you have - I've not seen that one before.
It is interesting how only two questions can peg one so spot on, isn't it?
Posted by: Mimi | Apr 20, 2006 6:20:57 PM
Peacemaker here (#9). I took that test a couple months ago. It's kind of creepy how accurate it is with only the two questions.
Posted by: jeffy | Apr 20, 2006 8:44:43 PM
It is weird how accurate it is for two questions. I had taken a longer version a while back and both times have come up a 2 Helper.
Posted by: Jennifer | Apr 21, 2006 1:39:22 AM