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This is a discussion on How do I figure out my type? within the What's my Enneagram type? forums, part of the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum category; Recently I've heard that enneagram typing is more helpful then the mbti so I thought that I should try it ...

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    How do I figure out my type?

    Recently I've heard that enneagram typing is more helpful then the mbti so I thought that I should try it out and see what I can learn from it. When I first googled it I came up with a chart with a bunch of numbers and wings and what not and got confused. How should I go about finding my type? Is there a way that is better then just taking the test and hoping for the best?
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    Enneagram tests are usually faultier than the MBTI test, due to the fact that Enneagram deals with core motivations and fears. I suggest you introduce yourself to the Enneagram, began reading its origins and how the system works (figuring out wings, variants, tri-types, and so on), and after that, read the profiles for the types and all of the following parts of the system. You'll probably want to go really into depth before you reach a conclusion on what type you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    Enneagram tests are usually faultier than the MBTI test, due to the fact that Enneagram deals with core motivations and fears. I suggest you introduce yourself to the Enneagram, began reading its origins and how the system works (figuring out wings, variants, tri-types, and so on), and after that, read the profiles for the types and all of the following parts of the system. You'll probably want to go really into depth before you reach a conclusion on what type you are.
    Alright, sounds good. Thanks
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    TEST. Not saying what it is. Just take it. I may accidentally spell something wrong if I say anymore.

    http://www.cognitiveprocesses.com/as...velop_old.html

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    The cognitive processes have nothing to do with the functions - two different systems, there.

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    I have seen the words used interchangeably too in describing Ni, Ne, Fi, Fe etc.

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    A seemingly ridiculous amount of information on the enneagrams has been posted by various people under the various pages for each enneagram type. I would read through them carefully. It will take some time, but after a while, something will click and you'll intuitively see yourself as one type. As it has recently worked for me, check out Riso and Hudson's Wisdom of the Enneagrams, as it spells things out in very easy to grasp detail. If you read the frist 90 pages of this, I can pretty much guarentee you that you will know your enneagram type when finished.

    Edit: I should also note that no test has come even close to pegging me as a 6w5. This is often option #12 or the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmotionallyTonedGeometry View Post
    A seemingly ridiculous amount of information on the enneagrams has been posted by various people under the various pages for each enneagram type. I would read through them carefully. It will take some time, but after a while, something will click and you'll intuitively see yourself as one type. As it has recently worked for me, check out Riso and Hudson's Wisdom of the Enneagrams, as it spells things out in very easy to grasp detail. If you read the frist 90 pages of this, I can pretty much guarentee you that you will know your enneagram type when finished.

    Edit: I should also note that no test has come even close to pegging me as a 6w5. This is often option #12 or the like.
    It is important to note (and it says this in the Wisdom of the Enneagram) that everyone probably has all 9 of the motivations associated with the types, and it is actually about motivational imbalances (or personality 'fixes'),and where the greatest imbalance lies. Riso and Hudson talk about having type issues with regard to types that are not necessarily your primary type, which means you may have imbalances associated with other Enneagram types besides your primary type.
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