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EnneagramTestGuide.com was developed to help people discover their Enneagram type and variations of type. Discovering type is part of the journey to learning more about yourself and others using the Enneagram.

No test or person can tell you your Enneagram type. They can only suggest one or more types for you to explore. It's ultimately up to you to decide which type is the best fit.

While some people can find their type simply by reading descriptions of the nine types, most people see themselves in more that one type description and will need time to try on different types to see which type fits them best.

You have aspects of all nine types available to you. Your type is the one that you've come to rely on and use most often.

Which Enneagram test should I take?

What do the results of a test mean?

  • While some tests may explicitly tell you what the results mean, many tests give you information and scores that need more of an explanation than provided by the test. Understanding the test results means not only understanding the terminology and shorthand used but also analyzing the type scores.

Is this really my type?

  • There are several ways to gain additional feedback and insight into whether you've typed yourself correctly. This can be useful not only if you're feeling uncertain about your type but also to double-check your type even if you are feeling certain.

Some Commonly Asked Questions

The Enneagram (pronounced "any-a-gram") is a symbol or diagram with nine numbers on it that is most often used to represent a personality system based on nine types (each type is represented by a number between 1 and 9).

A person is said to have a basic type or number. However, each type can have many variations described by concepts such as wings, instincts, and centers.

Some people find their type by simply reading descriptions of the nine types and instantly recognize their type. Other people take much longer trying to find their type.

Tests can offer a good starting point by suggesting which types are most likely for you, but they're nowhere near 100% accurate. You'll need to explore the types further to verify whether a test has typed you correctly or not.

There is no single authority on the Enneagram personality types. There are as many interpretations of the types as there are people teaching and studying them. If a test calls itself "official" it means that test is the official test of that particular school or interpretation.

Many of the differences between interpretations are subtle. It's best to explore multiple interpretations and tests to counterbalance these differences.

You'll get different answers to that question depending on who you ask. No test is anywhere near 100% accurate. Each test has its shortcomings and bias.

Tests are generally based on a particular interpretation of the types. They're not only skewed toward that interpretation, but are often more biased toward certain types than others as well.

Most tests are free to take online. Some require you to register or provide an email. Some tests charge a fee for an explanation or profile of the results. Some tests charge a fee to take the test as well.

Generally, the tests that charge a fee provide a profile based on the tests results. Because tests are nowhere near 100% accurate you may end up paying for a profile that isn't really your type.

Although often more accurate than tests, "experts" are not 100% accurate with their typing either. If you're willing to pay for their opinion then treat it as just that, an opinion.

Be wary of anyone who tells you your type definitively. No one can determine your type for you. People and tests can suggest a type for you to explore. It's up to you to try it on for fit.