The Enneagram System: Everyone's Favorite New Personality Test


We have recently noticed many wellness publications have been posting about finding the perfect (fill-in-the-blank) for your enneagram personality-type. From finding your ideal love match to the best books based on your enneagram results, we figured it’s time to jump on the trend.

We did some research on what Man Repeller has dubbed The Sexiest Personality Quiz in Town because Myers-Briggs just isn’t cutting it anymore. Check out our breakdown on everybody’s favorite new personality test below.

The Enneagram System is a set of nine distinct personality types. According to The Enneagram Institute, everyone starts to fit into one personality type by the age of four or five. The nine personality types are each assigned a number, although one is no better than another, and can help you better understand how to cope with emotions, approach relationships and communicate. The goal is to help you find a deeper self-awareness so you can better understand your motivations for making certain decisions and your innate strengths.

By learning your enneagram number, you are more easily able to identify your primary fears, needs and motivations which in turn can help you to play to your strengths and downplay your weaknesses.

There are free tests available online or you can pay $12 to take the test through The Enneagram Institute. Below is a detailed breakdown of the nine different personality types. Let us know which one you are in the comments below!

Type 1: The Reformer

Reformers are known for being a bit uptight and perfectionists. They are rule followers and sometimes are seen as impatient.

Famous Reformers: Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, George Harrison, Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey

Type 2: The Helper

Helpers are generous and people-pleasing. They sometimes may find themselves going out of their way to help others in order to feel needed.

Famous Helpers: Eleanor Roosevelt, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Elizabeth Taylor, Arsenio Hall

Type 3: The Achiever

Often status-conscious, the Achiever will stop at nothing to reach their goals. Their drive often motivates others but can alienate people who are close to them.

Famous Achievers: Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali, Andy Warhol, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins

Type 4: The Individualist

The Individualist is an artist, often expressive, dramatic and self-absorbed. They are able to see the world differently than those around them.

Famous Individualists: Frida Kahlo, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando

Type 5: The Investigator

Investigators are perceptive and innovative but also tend to be isolated. They have a thirst for knowledge and are able to focus on complex ideas that focus on improving society.

Famous Investigators: Albert Einstein, Emily Dickinson, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Thom York, Alfred Hitchcock

Type 6: The Loyalist

As the title suggests, Loyalists are great friends who are able to help troubleshoot others’ problems but sometimes may run into issues of self-doubt.

Famous Loyalists: Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Spike Lee, Katie Couric, Chris Rock

Type 7: The Enthusiast

Enthusiasts are consistently optimistic and spontaneous. They can be seen as compulsive and live life to the fullest in order to avoid feeling any pain.

Famous Enthusiasts: Thomas Jefferson, Elton John, Britney Spears, Robin Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio

Type 8: The Challenger

Challengers are known for their honesty. They are decisive and strong-willed but can be seen as ego-centric and domineering.

Famous Challengers: Winston Churchill, Fidel Castro, Martin Luther King, Jr., Serena Williams, Frank Sinatra

Type 9: The Peacemaker

Peacemakers are reassuring, complacent and resigned. They often play the mediator among friends and may downplay conflict in order to keep a harmonious balance.

Famous Peacemakers: Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush, Walt Disney, Gloria Steinem, Ringo Starr

Check out more a detailed breakdown of each enneagram on The Enneagram Institute’s website!