Meet My New Friend, The Enneagram

I’ve been recently introduced to the Enneagram personality typing system, and after no more than a brief and casual acquaintance, I believe we are becoming fast friends.

In a tasty nutshell, here are the types (note that these are not ‘levels’ of any kind where being a 1 is better than being a 9 or other nonsense):

Type 1: Perfectionist; seeks the “right” thing; idealist

Type 2: Helper; seeks to please; wants love

Type 3: Achiever; seeks recognition; wants appreciation

Type 4: Individualist; seeks authenticity; self-conscious

Type 5: Investigator; seeks knowledge; lives in the mind

Type 6: Loyalist; seeks security; anxious

Type 7: Enthusiast; seeks excitement; active mind

Type 8: Challenger; seeks power; energetic

Type 9: Peace-maker; seeks harmony; supportive

Check out the nine types and let me know what you think!  Here’s a great website I’ve bookmarked on the subject: http://theenneagram.blogspot.com/.  What type are you??

All the best,

Allie