So I was late to the enneagram game but boy am I obsessed now!
Get the Look:
When the enneagram test became all the rage last year, I kinda brushed it off as a fad. I’m typically one to get in early when it comes to trendy things like that, but it just didn’t pique my interest. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I really wondered what all the hype was about and decided to take a free version of the test for myself. Well, I get why everyone was eager to find out their “type”. That shit is spot on!
According to the Enneagram Institute, I am a type 7. To be more precise, I’m a type 7 (enthusiast) with a 6 wing, i.e. the entertainer. If you know me personally, then you know how true that is. After finding out my results and doing research upon research about what constitutes as a type 7, I can’t deny the fact that I am a 7 through and through. It’s a little scary to think about how freakin’ accurate my test results where. Sevens are described as materialistic, impulsive, spontaneous, and scattered, to name a few adverbs. We also tend to be optimistic, flexible, and future-oriented. Check, check, check and check!
A few of my key motivations include wanting to maintain my freedom and happiness and the fear of missing out (FOMO). Like, how do you know me so well, cuz?!? I am all those things to a tee! I thought it was funny that one of the sites described 7’s as “kids in a candy store” because that’s pretty accurate. I get easily fascinated and tend to make a big deal out of little victories. My husband thinks it’s endearing, at least I hope he does.
But with the good must come the bad. I guess bad isn’t necessarily the right word to describe the unhealthy tendencies and behaviors of typical 7s. People within this enneagram group tend to act out impulses rather than dealing with things…accurate. We’re also inclined to have erratic mood swings, deep bouts of depression, and in some cases, mania. If you’ve been around for a little while, then you’re pretty familiar with the story of my depression, so to see a description of yourself and the way you react to things written out clear as day like this is eye-opening.
Anyways, enough about me. If you want to take a free version of an enneagram test, this is the one I took. I also really like this website for a breakdown of each “type”. I want to know, do you believe the hype?
Get the Look: