For those of you who don’t know what the enneagrams are, it is a set of nine personality types, which each number denoting a certain type.
Take the test here: https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test
After you take the test, take a few moments to read about your number and your wing. It’s almost scary accurate…
I first heard about the enneagrams about a year ago, and I was immediately interested. I decided to take the test, and came out as a very strong enneagram 8. I didn’t know what that meant, but I read the first couple bullet point descriptions and I was laughing at how accurate the descriptions were.
An enneagram 8 is the leader, the achiever, and the no BS’er. We don’t take no for an answer, and always stand up for what we believe in.
Being an enneagram 8 and owning a business is great. But sometimes, it makes me focus too much on being a human DOING instead of a human BEING. Although this is needed when you are an entrepreneur in a saturated market, your mental health and self care is much more important.
It’s a constant battle of the mind for an enneagram 8 in the business world. But here’s what you can expect from the other enneagram numbers in the business world.
Type 1 – The Reformer
This type works great as consultants and as higher up people in a business. They are ready to make a change, and want to be of any help they can. They are also the perfectionists of the numbers. Type ones are really ready for whatever is thrown their way!
Type 2 – The Helper
This type is known as generous people-pleasers who want to feel appreciated. You always need a two around in your business, because they are going to help your business grow and create great communication between employees + customers. However, you’ll have to make sure to provide them enough validation as they work, because they need it!
Type 3 – The Achiever
Threes are excellence-driven and practical people. They are most often found at the top of the hierarchy in the business world. They don’t necessarily want the success that comes with hard work, but the appreciation it brings from their peers.
Type 4 – The Individualist
They tend to be self-absorbed and reserved, honest and personal, but moody and self-conscious. They see themselves as having a one-of-a-kind gift, and talented. Fours usually pick their favorite emotion and stick to it, which can be both a good and bad thing in business.
Type 5 – The Investigator
This type likes to know why things are the way they are. They are constantly asking questions and want to know the answers. Fives usually isolate themselves from others, wandering off by themselves to figure out how their job works. It’s best to just let them do their thing, and let them ask all the questions!
Type 6 – The Loyalist
Their 3 key adjectives are reliable, responsible, and hard-working. All things you want on your team! Sixes have the internal challenge of seeing problems where there really aren’t any, which could lead to issues in the work place. Overall, they fight hard for what they believe in and support the ones they care about.
Type 7 – The Enthusiast
Sevens are the fun number. They are adventurous, but also very scatter-brained. They have the ability to learn new skills quickly, but get bored quickly and want to move on to the next task. They have trouble finishing tasks, which can be problematic in the work place. However, they do bring the fun!
Type 9 – The Peacemaker
They tend to be creative but also supportive of other’s thoughts. They want everyone to be in peace, so they work to create peace by being agreeable. They are constantly pushing others to be the best versions of themselves!
Overall, the enneagram types really give you the ability to learn more about yourself and your strengths + weaknesses. After you take the test, comment on my Instagram post what number you are!