Ten Minutes: Enneagram Personality Type

I have been writing a lot lately about how much I LOVE Annie F. Downs.  Well, I do, I don’t know how I lived before 2018 without even hearing about her.  She reminds me a lot of myself only she sounds like she doesn’t ever get angry or mad.

Anyway, that couldn’t be further from the point.  I listen to Annie’s podcast “That Sounds Fun” nearly every day, as it is a couple years old now, so I am catching up from the beginning and I am just now getting to Christmas 2017.  She is obsessed with the Enneagram Test and talking about what everyone’s type or number is.  She herself, is a 7.  The Enthusiast who just wants to have fun.

Well, I finally remember to pull up the test so I could figure out what I am and I wanted to share my results.

Taken from: 9types.com

The Achiever (the Three)
Achivers are energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented.
How to Get Along with Me
  • Leave me alone when I am doing my work.
  • Give me honest, but not unduly critical or judgmental, feedback.
  • Help me keep my environment harmonious and peaceful.
  • Don’t burden me with negative emotions.
  • Tell me you like being around me.
  • Tell me when you’re proud of me or my accomplishments.
What I Like About Being a Three
  • being optimistic, friendly, and upbeat
  • providing well for my family
  • being able to recover quickly from setbacks and to charge ahead to the next challenge
  • staying informed, knowing what’s going on
  • being competent and able to get things to work efficiently
  • being able to motivate people
What’s Hard About Being a Three
  • having to put up with inefficiency and incompetence
  • the fear on not being — or of not being seen as — successful
  • comparing myself to people who do things better
  • struggling to hang on to my success
  • putting on facades in order to impress people
  • always being “on.” It’s exhausting.
Threes as Children Often
  • work hard to receive appreciation for their accomplishments
  • are well liked by other children and by adults
  • are among the most capable and responsible children in their class or school
  • are active in school government and clubs or are quietly busy working on their own projects
Threes as Parents
  • are consistent, dependable, and loyal
  • struggle between wanting to spend time with their children and wanting to get more work done
  • expect their children to be responsible and organized

OMG, If this isn’t me!  There isn’t a thing on here that I am not like, yup that is me, that has always been me.  I am the achiever, I want to do all the things.  I want to do the projects that feel good for me and make me feel like I am providing in the best way that I can for my family.

Now I wanted to share with you what my second highest score was.

The Helper (the Two)
Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people’s needs.
How to Get Along with Me
  • Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.
  • Share fun times with me.
  • Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.
  • Let me know that I am important and special to you.
  • Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.
In Intimate Relationships
  • Reassure me that I am intersting to you.
  • Reassure me often that you love me.
  • Tell me I’m attractive and that you’re glad to be seen with me.
What I Like About Being a Two
  • being able to relate easily to people and to make friends
  • knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better
  • being generous, caring, and warm
  • being sensitive to and perceptive about others’ feelings
  • being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor
What’s Hard About Being a Two
  • not being able to say no
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling drained from overdoing for others
  • not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish
  • criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
  • being upset that others don’t tune in to me as much as I tume in to them
  • working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings
Twos as Children Often
  • are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism
  • try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding
  • are outwardly compliant
  • are popular or try to be popular with other children
  • act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention
  • are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Twos), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Twos)
Twos as Parents
  • are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren’t)
  • are often playful with their children
  • wonder: “Am I doing it right?” “Am I giving enough?” “Have I caused irreparable damage?”
  • can become fiercely protective

There are only 2 things on this list that I don’t agree with.  1. I do not have a low self-esteem, I never have and I am super grateful for that.  2.  I am not often playful with my children.  I have somehow forgot to have fun and I’m so serious all the time.  I want to play with them again.  Because 1 thing that is very true is that line right after is that I am constantly wondering “Am I doing this right? “Am I giving enough?” and “Have I cause irreparable damage?”

Well, so that is that.  I am an achiever and a helper and I will take that.  I like this a lot and now I would like to find out more about this.  My next highest scores were for Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type. Type 6: The Skeptic. The committed, security-oriented type. Type 7: The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type.

I think that now I will go onto read more about this.  If you know what your Enneagram type is, won’t you share it with me?  Or if you have a desire, take the test and let me know!

Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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