With those three words I have told you everything you need to know about me.
My fears, my vices, how to get along with me or ruffle my feathers, what drives me and what makes me happy.
When my sister is describing her new friend or coworker to me it’s the first thing she’ll say, “She’s an 8.” Then I nod knowingly because I am a self professed expert of the Enneagram Personality code.
I know that many people (Nick very much included, he’s a 1 btw) don’t really enjoy being put in categories like this, but that’s why I like this code so much. There is so much individuality left to determine, the code is just meant to help you understand the basics of your personality the way it works with people around you (your spouse/significant other for instance) and how you can avoid pitfalls and recognize strengths.
Here is a little about sevens from the 9types.com site (of course not all of it is a perfect match but much of it is spot on!)
Sevens are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.(<—don’t we all though?)
How to Get Along with Me
Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
Don’t try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
Be responsible for yourself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
Don’t tell me what to do.
What I Like About Being a Seven
being optimistic and not letting life’s troubles get me down
being spontaneous and free-spirited
being outspoken and outrageous. It’s part of the fun.
being generous and trying to make the world a better place
having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
having such varied interests and abilities
What’s Hard About Being a Seven
not having enough time to do all the things I want
not completing things I start
not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
feeling confined when I’m in a one-to-one relationship
Sevens as Children Often
are action oriented and adventuresome
drum up excitement
prefer being with other children to being alone
finesse their way around adults
dream of the freedom they’ll have when they grow up
Sevens as Parents
are often enthusiastic and generous
want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive
Take the test yourself and tell me what you are in the comments, I’m so interested to know some of yours!
Here are my favorite links once you’ve discovered which one you (or your friends and family) are:
Made Easy (you gotta click on your number up at the top center of the page)
If I wake up and realize no one is into personality tests It’s gonna be a rude awakening, cause I have all of these hopes that I’ll be able to use this code from now on to describe everything and you guys will totally know what I’m talking about.