Enneagram Symbol

The Enneagram personality types consist of nine types represented by the numbers on the Enneagram symbol (i.e., types 1 through 9). Labels are sometimes used with the types as well. For example:

  1. The Perfectionist or Reformer
  2. The Giver or Helper
  3. The Performer or Achiever
  4. The Romantic or Individualist
  5. The Observer or Investigator
  6. The Loyal Skeptic or Loyalist
  7. The Epicure or Enthusiast
  8. The Protector or Challenger
  9. The Mediator or Peacemaker

Although it is often said that we are all nine types, one type in particular will fit us best. This primary or basic type is the one that we use most and best describes us.

Two people may have the same Enneagram type but that doesn't mean they will express it in exactly the same way. A number of additional concepts such as wings, instincts, and tritype are used to account for these variations. You can visit EnneagramUserGuide.com for tests that explore these variations.

For some people, finding Enneagram type comes quickly. For most other people, finding Enneagram type is a matter of trying on different types to discover the best fit.

Many Enneagram type tests list scores for all nine types. Your highest score is most likely your primary or basic Enneagram type. Your next highest scores indicate alternatives for your type. Try on the highest score first then the alternatives until you find the best fit.

Personality Type Tests

  • Enneagram Type Ranking Test
    A free 36 item personality type test that ranks the nine types according to how much you identify with each type given your responses.
  • Enneagram Personality Color Test
    This free test determines your Enneagram personality type. But it's not like any other Enneagram personality test. It also determines and explains your Enneagram personality type colors.