The first question people invariably ask once they learn about the enneagram is; How do I find out what my type is?
There are tests you can do to give you a sense of your type but before you jump on over to test yourself, it’s vitally important that you remember this; tests generally examine behaviour.
But unlike some of the other personality typings out there, the enneagram isn’t so much about behaviour as it is about motivation. Sometimes you have to dig quite a bit deeper to uncover a motivation which makes it more difficult to test for.
That, incidentally, is why the enneagram is such a great visibility tool. When we dig deeply, we uncover what our deeper motivation is for being seen and heard in the world. We also understand quite clearly exactly why we’re hiding out, not choosing visibility even when we keep telling ourselves it’s … [Read More...]