Monday, April 20, 2009

Another Personality Test: Enneagram

I'm always interested in personality tests, mainly because when a lot of aspies do them, patterns start to emerge. I'm not entirely a believer in them but that doesn't make the patterns any less fascinating.

Anyway, here are my results from the Enneagram test.
There are a couple online.

In this test, I got equally 1 (Perfectionist) and 5 (Detachment). I've already noticed that a lot of aspies who do this test seem to score 5.
http://similarminds.com/test.html


Main Type
Overall Self
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Enneagram Test Results





Type 1 Perfectionism

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90%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||||| 62%
Type 3 Image

Focus
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Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||| 70%
Type 5 Detachment ||||||||||||||||||||

90%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||| 70%
Type 7 Adventurousness

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34%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||| 46%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||||||| 78%
Your main type is

5

Your variant is self pres
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In the other test I tried,
http://www.9types.com/newtest/homepage.actual.html

I scored 4 (The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type).

The second test isn't quite as good as the first.


In the end, there's a lot more detail about what each of the personality types means here;

http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/descript.asp

Unfortunately, since I seem to be types 1, 4 and 5, it's a bit difficult for me to figure out exactly what kind of "beast" I am.

17 comments:

Lindsay said...

I just took it, and I also got a high score (90%) on 5 (Detached).

My second-highest was Calm, with 78%.

Shannon said...

I also got a 5 with sp/so/sx. Interesting...

Dylan said...

So did I.

Dragonella said...

I also got a 5 with sp/so/sx.... scary... I also took the other, but didn't understand the scoring...

Danni said...

I also got highest on 5 (86%).
My variant is also sp/so/sx.

On the second test, I scored highest on Type 5- the Thinker. I've always (since I first took it 7 years ago) got that result, so I guess it's pretty accurate.

Khelben said...

I got the following according to the test:

42% perfectionism
38% helpfullness
42% image focus
26% hypersensitivity
62% detachment
74% anxiety
34% adventurousness
54% aggressiveness
86% calmness

Main type: 9
Personality type: so/sp/sx (social)

(I take the test result with a grain of salt.. just as I should, I suppose. :))

Regina Terrae said...

Oh boy ... 90% type 5 (sp/so/sx). For some reason I don't identify with the formal diagnostic criteria for AS but I really identify with people's self-description. Whatever that means, I think I will learn a whole lot about living with who I am from you aspies. Don't at the moment feel the need for (or confidence in) a formal diagnosis.

Regina Terrae said...

oh, and 2nd highest 4, hypersensitive, with 62%. Sounds kinda aspie to me.

Damo said...

Type 1 90%
Type 2 46%
Type 3 42%
Type 4 50%
Type 5 86%
Type 6 50%
Type 7 62%
Type 8 54%
Type 9 34%

Definite trends associated with MBTI linking with the ISTJ.
Hope it helps you guys.

Amanda said...

i scored a 4 on both tests. (hypersensitive/artist.) my second highest score was a 5 (also on both).

Someone... said...

Ya, I think someone messed up on my diagnosis. I got 7

Anonymous said...

another 5 with sp/so/sx.

Anonymous said...

Eek! Just going through a process of self diagnosis at the moment and scored the same, 5 with sp/so/sx

Andreas said...

The Enneagram in my bread and butter!

The descriptions on this PDF are a quite weak, but the quick scoring guide is an excellent tool!
2 sets of 3 little paragraphs when crossed point fairly well.

I'm a type 7 sx/so/sp

http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/QuestTest.pdf

An alternative scoring system would be, scoring the paragraphs from 5-0, then matching appropriately. Gives greater differentials.

Type Traditional My scoring
7 AX 6 9
9 BX 4 5
2 CX 5 7
8 AY 4 5
4 BY 2 1
6 CY 3 3
3 AZ 5 7
5 BZ 3 3
1 CZ 4 5

kasey said...

Type 5 (Detachment) 77% followed by Type 1 (Perfectionism) 67%
Variant is "Self Pres" --> sp/sx/so

Interesting...

Anonymous said...

Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||| 54%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||| 30%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||| 38%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||| 22%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||| 34%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||| 38%

I have been diagnosed with Bipolar, Fibromyalgia and CFS. My Aspie friend reckons I am an Aspie, I am not convinced.

Astrid Solace said...

I got: Your main type is Type 6
Your variant stacking is sp/sx/so
Your level of health is very low, i.e. very unhealthy. That's true.