I’ve heard about the enneagram number for years, but I never even looked into taking a test. Finally, enough people mentioned it to me that I thought I might as well take the test and see what my number was. I found one online that claimed to be fast and accurate (and free), so I took it.
You can find that test HERE.
My result was a 7 – The Enthusiast.
The description of The Enthusiast fit me pretty perfectly. I always feel pulled in a million directions with all of my ideas and interests!
I was intrigued to learn more, so took a second test offered by the Enneagram Institute that was a bit more in-depth and cost $12. The result of that test was a tie between 7 and 3 – The Achiever. Yep, that sounds pretty spot on!
I also scored high as a 8, which is The Challenger, but I think that one was a bit of a false score. For many questions, I selected that I would confront a person or a situation directly, which I will and do. I do it not because it comes naturally, but because I believe it’s the right thing to do. It’s something I’ve learned to do as I’ve matured.
The positives and the pitfalls of 7’s and 3’s sound much more like me. Here are some brief descriptions of 7’s and 3’s from the Enneagram Institute…
Obviously, we are all unique, so a personality test that puts all people into nine categories isn’t the end-all, be-all, but it can be a useful tool for self-reflection. It can also be helpful when running a business and/or working in a team. I can better understand my own shortcomings and strengths and those of the people working with and for me and the Enneagram score gives us a way to communicate that generally to each other.
If you have five minutes and you don’t know your Enneagram number, you can take the quick & free test HERE. I’m not affiliated with either of these sites in any way. I just thought it was interesting and wanted to share!
So, what’s your number?