The Enneagram: The real deal or just a hoax?

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Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

    Simply put, the Enneagram uses traditional wisdom with psychology to create a system of nine personality types. The Enneagram is somewhat similar to horoscopes, except it’s based on more spiritual viewpoints and standards.The Enneagram has helped encourage people in their spiritual growth and has allowed them to discover more about themselves. It has connected people within their certain interests and lead them to a greater calling. The nine different Enneagram types are as follows:

Type 1 (The Perfectionist)– This type always wants to excel in everything they do and has a strong sense of right and wrong. Type 1’s tend to be well organized and are typically afraid of failure. 

Type 2 (The Helper)– This type if full of empathy, sincerity, and kindness towards others. Type 2’s tend to be selfless and are afraid of feeling unwanted. 

Type 3 (The Achiever)– This type is motivated, driven, and authentic. Type 3’s tend to be self-assured and inspiring and are afraid of feeling worthless. 

Type 4 (The Individualist)– This type is honest and creative. Type 4’s tend to be more introverted and are afraid of feeling like they don’t have any significance.

Type 5 (The Investigator)– This type is perceptive and innovative. Type 5’s tend to be independent and secretive. They are afraid of feeling incapable. 

Type 6 (The Loyalist)– This type is committed and responsible. Type 6’s tend to be anxious and security-oriented. They are afraid of not having any guidance or support. 

Type 7 (The Enthusiast)– This type is spontaneous and joyous. Type 7’s tend to focus on their talents and goals. They are afraid of being deprived and in pain. 

Type 8 (The Challenger)– This type is confident and assertive. Type 8’s tend to be resourceful and are afraid of being controlled. 

Type 9 (The Peacemaker)– This type is easygoing and agreeable. Type 9’s tend to be optimistic and supportive. They are afraid of loss and separation. 

If you still aren’t sure what your type is, look up “Enneagram Tests” and there will be endless test options. Pick the one that is most suitable for you! As silly as it sounds, the Enneagram is a great way for you to learn more about your personality “type.” Give it a shot!