My sister Aileen asked me about my Enneagram number while in Nashville. I was baffled when everyone in our group had taken this test that I had never heard of. According to my sister, the Enneagram is an easy way for her to better understand herself and those around her.

According to "The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram model describes nine different personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another."

Since finding out about the Enneagram types, I took the test and I have dove into what my type is like. It is without a doubt a self-reflective journey, and I ask my friends what type they are to better understand them.

There are 9 different types:

Type 1 THE REFORMER - The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic.

Type 2 THE HELPER - The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive.

Type 3 THE ACHIEVER - The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious.

Type 4 THE INDIVIDUALIST - The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental.

Type 5 THE INVESTIGATOR - The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated.

Type 6 THE LOYALIST - The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious.

Type 7 THE ENTHUSIAST - The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered.

Type 8 THE CHALLENGER - The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational.

Type 9 THE PEACEMAKER - The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent.

Have you wondered what type you are? Take your Enneagram test by clicking here.

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