Friday, November 09, 2012

Time for a little bit of intellectual fun...

Hi folks. Sorry I have been away for a little longer than I intended after the close of October, but after a few days of rest, I got to experience something really amazing ( which I will blog about in detail some time this weekend ) and then I came down with some weird tummy bug that left me either in the bed or on the couch, whimpering softly. Jack has been taking care of everything, including the cooking and the cleaning, for a week, thank heavens. I am feeling a good bit better now, with just a few lingering effects.

I have a couple of errands to run today, but after seeing this quiz over on Kallan's Blog this morning, I wanted to find out what it said about me! So until I can sit still and write the really awesome thing I want to share with you all, check this out!

The quiz is called an Enneagram Test, which measures how you relate to the world, how you think, and how you see yourself. They are then listed in order of how strong they are in your personality.

Here are my results, after taking the easy test:

You are a Type 5 with a 6 wing: "The Scientist"

Your trifix is 5w6, 9w8, 3w2.

In enneagram theory, you have one type for how you relate to the world (either 8, 9, or 1), one type for how you think (5, 6, 7) and one type for how you see yourself (2, 3, 4.) Your tri-fix contains one number from each of these triads. They are listed in the order of how strongly they present in your personality. 

Your core type (your strongest type) is Type 5 with a 6 wing: Type Five individuals are cerebral, intelligent, and complex. Type Five is often called the Investigator type, because they are constantly trying to learn more about the world. To a Five, knowledge is power, and knowing more about the world around them makes the world a safer place. It’s common for a Five to withdraw into their own thoughts and ruminate on intricate ideas and concepts. Type Fives, when they are in a growth state, become self-confident and authoritative like a Type Eight. When they are stressed, Type Fives become scattered like an unhealthy Type Seven. You are a Type Five with a Six wing, which means that the cerebral nature of a Type Five combines with the troubleshooting thought style of a Type Six. This makes Type 5w6 the Enneagram type of the stereotypical scientist – the 5w6 is always creating new ideas and testing them.

Your second type (your next strongest type) is Type 9 with a 8 wing: Nines are receptive, easygoing, and loveable. Out of all the types in the Enneagram, they have a special ability to get along with others. For this reason, they’re often skilled mediators, resolving conflicts both within themselves and among others. Nines value peace, especially inner peace, very highly. When in a state of growth, Nines become energetic and driven like Type Threes. When stressed, Nines become anxious like an unhealthy Type Six. You are a Type Nine with an Eight wing, which means that the harmonious traits of the Nine merge with the aggressive traits of the Eight. Inner peace is your goal, but if something is challenging that peace, your Eight wing means that you’ll stand up and deal with the situation assertively and decisively.

Your third type (the least-used of the three) is Type 3 with a 2 wing: Type Three individuals are self-assured, confident, and driven for success. Type Threes have a great deal of energy that propels them to excel at their chosen field, and this is why the type is often called The Achiever. Although Threes may not always like it, they’re often looked up to. Type Threes, more than any other type, are the most likely to be a workaholic. When in a state of growth, Threes become more cooperative and trusting of others, like a Type Six. When stressed, Threes become withdrawn like a Type Nine. You are a Type Three with a Two wing, which means that your driven nature combines with a desire to help people. You often come off as charming and outgoing as a result.

Some words that describe you: relaxed, peaceful, harmonious, ambitious, driven, adaptable, energetic, intelligent, cerebral, questioning. 

So there you have it! I feel this is very accurate; they all describe me very well. If you want to check it out for yourself, head over to

Have a great day everyone, and I will be back later with that post I mentioned!

1 comment:

AiringMyLaundry said...

I might have to take that quiz. Interesting.