What is my Enneagram type? Tests to help find your basic type


Enneagram Types

Your basic Enneagram personality type is indicated by one of the nine numbers on the Enneagram symbol (i.e., type 1, type 2, type 3, etc.). You find your basic type by looking for the single type that best describes your personality as you've been most of your life.

While Enneagram tests are nowhere near 100% accurate, they can offer you a starting point for discovering your basic Enneagram type.

There are several things you may want to consider when choosing a test to take.

Enneagram Interpretations

There is no single authority on the Enneagram personality types. The Enneagram has as many interpretations as there are people using it. Most differences in interpretation are subtle, while some are not so subtle. This can most easily be seen in the names used to label the types. Different interpretations often use different names for each type (that's why it's a good idea to refer to the types by number which remains consistent across all interpretations).

What may not be obvious is that different tests are based on different interpretations. While some are based on a blending of several different interpretations, others are based on an interpretation of a specific author, school, or website.

Different tests may give different results simply because they're testing for different things based on their interpretation of the types.

Free Tests vs. Paid Tests

Most tests are free to take. Some tests charge a fee to take. A paid test is not necessarily more accurate than a free test.

Paid tests generally include a profile of your type based on the test results. Some free tests offer you a chance to purchase a profile based on the results as well.

Considering that Enneagram tests are nowhere near 100% accurate and the profile is based on test results, know that you may be paying for a profile that doesn't necessarily fit for you.

Number of Test Items

With everything else being equal, the more test items the more accurate the test. This is because a larger sample size tends to be more accurate. However, not all tests are created equal.

Very short tests often have fewer items because each item consists of several statements or sentences combined into a paragraph. You choose the paragraphs that match your personality.

The longer tests often have more items because each item is reduced to a brief statement or a word. You choose the statements or words that match your personality.

Testing Methods

Most Enneagram tests use a Likert scale where you rate each test item on how closely you agree with or disagree with that item. Generally with this kind of test, each item represents a different type and your responses to the items are added up to give you a score for each of the nine types. The higher the score the more likely that's your Enneagram type.

Another method is to compare types to one another using a word, statement, paragraph, or even image. This is more of a forced-choice method where you're choosing between two or more types with each response. Your responses are then used to narrow down your most likely type.

Test Results

Many Enneagram tests produce a numeric score for each type. This allows you to not only see which is your most likely basic type but also the scores of other types. High scores on other types can be used to find alternate candidate types for you to explore if your highest scoring type is not the best fit.

Other Enneagram tests result in a single suggestion for your basic type instead of scores for each type. You likely won't find alternate candidates in the results of these tests. You'll need to retake the test and try different responses if you want an alternate type to explore.


Below is a list of Enneagram tests in random order that can help you find which of the nine types is your basic Enneagram type. You may want to take more than one test to get a better sampling or confirmation of your type.

Click on a test title for more information about that test and to take it. You can also look through the type descriptions used with that particular test, if they're available, to get an idea of how it interprets the types.

enneagram-personality.com - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): enneagram-personality.com
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 72
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Enneagram User Guide - Type with Wing Test
  • Interpretation(s): Enneagram User Guide
  • Testing method: Forced-choice, Paragraphs
  • Number of test items: 5
  • Test results: Suggests type with wing
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Personality Data - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): Personality Data
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 48
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Enneagram Institute - Riso-Hudson Type Indicator (RHETI) Sampler
  • Interpretation(s): Enneagram Institute
  • Testing method: Forced-choice
  • Number of test items: 36
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Deborah Egerton - Enneagram Quiz
  • Interpretation(s): Deborah Egerton
  • Testing method: Forced-choice
  • Number of test items: 11
  • Test results: Type
  • Cost: Free to take
similarminds.com - Enneagram Test (long version)
  • Interpretation(s): similarminds.com
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 131
  • Test results: Score % for each type, instinctual stacking
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Eclectic Energies - Classical Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): Eclectic Energies
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 123
  • Test results: Type and wing, top 3 type scores
  • Cost: Free to take test
Psycho Tests - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): Psycho Tests
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 45
  • Test results: Score % for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Personality Probe - Enneagram Personality Test
  • Interpretation(s): Enneagram User Guide
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 72
  • Test results: Score for each type, suggests basic type and all type variations except instinct
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Psychology Junkie - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): Psychology Junkie
  • Testing method: Mix of Likert scale and forced-choice
  • Number of test items: 57
  • Test results: Suggests basic type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Loner Wolf - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): *Unknown
  • Testing method: True/False
  • Number of test items: 36
  • Test results: Suggests basic type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Your Enneagram Coach - Enneagram Type Assessment
  • Interpretation(s): Your Enneagram Coach
  • Testing method: Likert scale, forced-choice
  • Number of test items: 68
  • Test results: Score % for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Truity - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): Truity
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 105
  • Test results: Score for each type, suggests basic type
  • Cost: Free to take the test, pay for full results
Enneagram Approach - Enneagram Assessment
  • Interpretation(s): *Unknown
  • Testing method: Multiple-choice
  • Number of test items: 36
  • Test results: Score % for types with a score
  • Cost: Free to take
Enneagram Institute - Riso-Hudson Type Indicator (RHETI)
  • Interpretation(s): Enneagram Institute
  • Testing method: Forced-choice
  • Number of test items: 144
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Pay to take the test
Enneagram User Guide - Type Preference Test
  • Interpretation(s): Enneagram User Guide
  • Testing method: Forced-choice
  • Number of test items: Short version = 36, Long version = 108
  • Test results: Score for each type, suggests basic type and all type variations except instinct
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Eclectic Energies - Enneagram Test with Instinctual Variant
  • Interpretation(s): Eclectic Energies
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 52
  • Test results: Type, wing, and dominant instinct
  • Cost: Free to take test
similarminds.com Enneagram + Jung Test
  • Interpretation(s): similarminds.com
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 102
  • Test results: Myers-Briggs type, score % for each Enneagram type, instinctual stacking
  • Cost: Free to take the test
similarminds.com Enneagram Word Test
  • Interpretation(s): similarminds.com
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 45
  • Test results: Score % for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
AREALME - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): *Unknown
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 108
  • Test results: Score % for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Enneagram Universe - Enneagram Personality Test
  • Interpretation(s): Enneagram Universe
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 180
  • Test results: Suggests basic type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
IDR Labs - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): *Unknown
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 45
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
similarminds.com - Enneagram Test (short version)
  • Interpretation(s): similarminds.com
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 60
  • Test results: Score % for each type, instinctual stacking
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Personality Path - Enneagram Personality Test
  • Interpretation(s): Personality Path
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 45
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test, pay for result
Dave's Enneagram - Composite Test
  • Interpretation(s): Multiple Sampling
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 72
  • Test results: Score for each type, suggests basic type and all type variations except instinct
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Crystal Knows - Enneagram Test
  • Interpretation(s): Crystal Knows
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 36
  • Test results: Suggests basic type
  • Cost: Free to take the test
Open Psychometrics - Open Enneagram of Personality Scales
  • Interpretation(s): *Unknown
  • Testing method: Likert scale
  • Number of test items: 36
  • Test results: Score for each type
  • Cost: Free to take the test

*Unknown interpretations are where the test website has no type descriptions and the test itself makes no mention of which interpretation is being used.