The Enneagram

Enneagram 1

The Reformer

  • PERSONALITYIdealistic, rigid, perfectionistic
  • CENTERFive Senses
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Anxious
  • MBTIIntuition

Seek to improve the world to become as perfect as the ideas that you see inside yourself. Fiercely idealistic, but easily frustrated by a world that doesn’t live up to your expectations. The One struggles to live in the moment and to accept and enjoy what is happening around them.

Enneagram 2

The Helper

  • PERSONALITYAgreeable, diplomatic, compassionate
  • CENTERDiscernment
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Secure
  • MBTIFeeling

Twos seek to live up to the expectations and demands they have internalised. They want to be good for other people, a positive influence in the world, but often feel shame that they can never meet other’s standards. The two struggles with self-deception, as they want to always see the best in everyone, they can sometimes be taken advantage of.

Enneagram 3

The Performer

  • PERSONALITYStatus-seeking, competent, skillful
  • CENTERDiscernment
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Ambivalent
  • MBTIFeeling/Thinking

The Three is a type that is often concerned with their image. Often, they aspire towards competency and skill, seeking to be be the best in what they do. Sometimes, this leads to being preoccupied with success and status, and the Three can fall in the trap of seeking to be admired by other people.

Enneagram 4

The Individualist

  • PERSONALITYFree-spirited, authentic, honest
  • CENTERGut
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Anxious
  • MBTIPerceiving

Fours are people known to want to go their own way in life. This type will often struggle with authority and rules, preferring to adapt and do what they think best in the moment. Their resistance to control and their fear of routine and mediocrity can cause them to sometimes live chaotic lives with many ups- and downs.

Enneagram 5

The Sage

  • PERSONALITYKnowledgeable, researched, critical
  • CENTERDiscernment
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Anxious
  • MBTIThinking

Fives tend to have many different or unusual views compared to the norm in society. They are people that tend to want to know how things work, and so, they look at things critically to see how they can be improved and what is really going on. Often, the Five is a type known to struggle with distrust and they can often be sceptical of other people.

Enneagram 6

The Loyalist

  • PERSONALITYSocial, friendly, collaborative
  • CENTERInstincts
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Ambivalent
  • MBTIAmbivert

Sixes make loyal friends and coworkers that seek to build trustful and steady partnerships with other people. They have a need to feel safe and to have stability, and so tend to be focused on meeting the expectations of other people.

Enneagram 7

The Explorer

  • PERSONALITYEnthusiastic, Outgoing, Social
  • CENTERInstincts
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Secure
  • MBTIExtroversion

Sevens are some of the most extroverted personality types and tend to always be in motion. They are typically focused on what’s next, and often have many things going on at the same time.

Enneagram 8

The Champion

  • PERSONALITYPowerful, charismatic, headstrong
  • CENTERGut
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Secure
  • MBTIJudging

The Eight is a type known to seek influence and control. They prefer to know what is going on around them and want to make sure everything is going according to plan. Their desire to establish rules can often make them focused on what is fair, wanting to make sure everyone gets what they deserve.

Enneagram 9

The Peacemaker

  • PERSONALITYDiplomatic, Harmonious, Peaceful
  • CENTERGut
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Ambivalent
  • MBTIControl-types

Nines are people that seek a healthy balance in all things they do, making sure to maintain a peaceful and harmonious environment where everyone is happy and all different wills are balanced. They often seek mediator roles, trying to ensure different sides and perspectives can combine. Their need for harmony can cause them to get stuck or to fear risks and so, this type can sometimes be passive.

Social Instinct

The Everyperson

  • PERSONALITYDown to earth, practical, and dependable
  • CENTERFive Senses
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Secure
  • MBTISensing

Social types are typically friendly and steady, down-to-earth people who tend to naturally fit in with any group or community. Focused on finding belonging and being a part of something, this type tends to adjust easily to social expectations and know how to dress and look according to the environment. This type can however struggle to stand out or break free from convention.

Sexual Instinct

The Lover

  • PERSONALITYIntense, romantic, deep
  • CENTERFive Senses
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Ambivalent
  • MBTIObserver (N/S)

The Sexual Instinct can make a person overly concerned with finding belonging or a person or group that fits their interests completely. They can be intense in wanting to be appreciated and connecting with people on shared interests and values, and can struggle when people are of different minds or opinions than them.

Self-preservation Instinct

The Healer

  • PERSONALITYCautious, Reserved, Calm
  • CENTERInstincts
  • ATTACHMENT STYLE Anxious
  • MBTIIntroversion

The Self-preservation Instinct can make a person too interested with stability and self-preservation. This type can fear taking risks or going out and doing new things, and often seek safety and protection from harm. These types can also be preoccupied with health and good eating, exercise, or physical well being. More negatively, they can fear taking risks and going out, even when these situations would come to their benefit.

Attachment styles

Anxious

Those with an anxious attachment style tend to often worry about things. This means they spend more energy to make sure that everything is alright. It can cause them to be passive or to spend too long time on a task. It can also cause them to doubt themselves and to change things up frequently. 

Ambivalent

Ambivalent types often have one foot in the ring, and one foot outside. They tend to be open to try new things, but can struggle to commit. They can take initiatives but sometimes fall off later on. 

Centers

Head

Head types are the Five, Six, and Seven types. Head types are said to be 

Gut

Ambivalent types often have one foot in the ring, and one foot outside. They tend to be open to try new things, but can struggle to commit. They can take initiatives but sometimes fall off later on. 

Twelve archetypes

Healer
Self-preservation
(Introversion)
Hero
Enneagram 6
(Ambiversion)
Explorer
Enneagram 7
(Extroversion)
Everyman
Social instinct
(Sensing)
Jester
Sexual instinct
(/)
Creator
Enneagram 1
(iNtuition)
Giver
Enneagram 2
(Feeling)
Doer
Enneagram 3
(/)
Sage
Enneagram 5
(Thinking)
Ruler
Enneagram 8
(Judging)
Innocent
Enneagram 9
(/)
Rebel
Enneagram 4
(Perceiving)

The archetypes in short

What does your archetype value the most?

The Healer: Preservation
Everyman: Belonging
Giver: Generosity
Ruler: Domination
Hero: Courage
Doer: Accomplishment
Innocent: Ethics
Rebel: Freedom
Sage: Truth
Creator: Innovation
Explorer: Discovery

Enneagram Flow States

A + means your letter or preference is strong. A – means your preference is weak. A / means your preference is mixed or average. An outgoing INFJ for example, is most likely an Enneagram 7 type (+xxx) or an Enneagram 6 type. (/xxx) Similarly, an ENFP-4 is going to be xxx+ so very strong in Perceiving.

INFJ-1
xNxx
Interest
INFJ-2
xxFx
Optimism
INFJ-3
xxfx
Dispassion
INFJ-4
xxxp
Self-doubt
INFJ-5
xxtx
Negativity
INFJ-6
ixxx
Ambivalence
INFJ-7
exxx
Instability
INFJ-8
xxxJ
Confidence
INFJ-9
xxxj
Wavering
INFJ-Sx
xnxx
Action
INFJ-So
xsxx
Boredom
INFJ-Sp
Ixxx
Stability
INFP-1
xNxx
INFP-2
xxFx
INFP-3
xxfx
INFP-4
///P
INFP-5
xxtx
INFP-6
ixxx
INFP-7
exxx
INFP-8
xxxj
INFP-9
xxxp
INFP-Sx
xnxx
INFP-So
xsxx
INFP-Sp
Ixxx
ENFP-1
xNxx
ENFP-2
xxFx
ENFP-3
xxfx
ENFP-4
///P
ENFP-5
xxtx
ENFP-6
exxx
ENFP-7
Exxx
ENFP-8
xxxj
ENFP-9
xxxp
ENFP-Sx
xnxx
ENFP-So
xsxx
ENFP-Sp
ixxx
ENFJ-1
xNxx
ENFJ-2
xxFx
ENFJ-3
xxfx
ENFJ-4
///p
ENFJ-5
xxtx
ENFJ-6
exxx
ENFJ-7
Exxx
ENFJ-8
xxxJ
ENFJ-9
xxxj
ENFJ-Sx
xnxx
ENFJ-So
xsxx
ENFJ-Sp
ixxx
ESFJ-1
xnxx
ESFJ-2
xxFx
ESFJ-3
xxfx
ESFJ-4
///p
ESFJ-5
xxtx
ESFJ-6
exxx
ESFJ-7
+xxx
ESFJ-8
xxxJ
ESFJ-9
xxxj
ESFJ-Sx
x/xx
ESFJ-So
x+xx
ESFJ-Sp
-xxx

The Enneagram

Nine types and three instincts

Stability types
(7, 6, Sp)
Information types
(1, Sx, So)
Discernment-types
(5, 3, 2)
Control types
(8, 9, 4)

The Nine Enneagram Types

Enneagram 1: Perfectionistic, Idealistic, Visionary

Enneagram 2: Agreeable, Empathetic, Supportive

Enneagram 3: Ambitious, Industrious, Hard-working

Enneagram 4: Individualistic, Unique, Free-spirited

Enneagram 5: Knowledgeable, Logical, Studied

Enneagram 6: Prepared, Ambiverted, Anxious

Enneagram 7: Curious, Enthusiastic, Extroverted

Enneagram 8: Conscientious, Challenging, Dominant

Enneagram 9: Flexible, Overcommitted, Stress-sensitive

Three instincts

The Self-Preservation Instinct: Homely, Private, Self-centred

The Social Instinct: Traditional, simple, grounded

The Sexual Instinct: Energetic, Intense, Active

Enneagram 1, The Visionary

16 Personalities: Intuition

Big 5: Openness

Flow Type: Creative

Enneagram 2, The Supporter

16 Personalities: Feeling

Big 5: Agreeableness

Flow Type: Passion

Enneagram 3, The Doer

16 Personalities: Feeling/Thinking

Big 5: Agreeableness/Disagreeableness

Flow type: Dispassion

Enneagram 4, The Defector

16 Personalities: Perceiving

Big 5: Low conscientiousness

Flow Type: Stressed

Enneagram 5, The Overthinker

16 Personalities: Thinking

Big 5: Low agreeableness

Flow Type: Criticism

Enneagram 6, The Ambivert

16 Personalities: Ambiversion

Big 5: Mid Outgoingness/Reservedness

Flow Type: Ambivalence

Enneagram 7, The Rusher

16 Personalities: Extroversion

Big 5: Outgoingness

Flow Type: Enthusiasm

Enneagram 8, The Dominator

16 Personalities: Judging

Big 5: Conscientiousness

Flow Type: Control

Enneagram 9, The Overreacher

16 Personalities: Average Perceiving/Judging

Big 5: Average Conscientiousness

Flow Type: Scatteredness

Social, The Traditionalist

16 Personalities: Sensing

Big 5: Low openness

Flow Type: Groundedness

Sexual, The Adventurer

16 Personalities: Average Intuition/Sensing

Big 5: Average openness

Flow type: Boldness

Self-preservatory, The Nester

16 Personalities: Introversion

Big 5: Low Outgoingness

Flow type: Steadiness

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.