There are nine Enneagram "types." Each type has the same basic motivations and views the world in similar ways. As you learn about your type you will learn more about your gifts and positive qualities. You will also learn more about your self-defeating tendencies, blind spots, and ways to get yourself stuck.

It is often difficult to face ourselves with the level of honesty the Enneagram provides. Know that there is no one pattern that is better than any other. Each has fascinating positives, and equally fascinating negatives associated with it. 



There are many online tests you can take to help determine your Enneagram type. Unfortunately, while they are interesting and can lead you in the right direction, they are often inaccurate, primarily because the Enneagram so expertly reveals our shadow side, and most of us do not know our shadow side well enough to take the tests accurately.

The best (and probably the most fun) way to determine your type is to attend an Enneagram. Donna LaBarge and I typically offer beginning workshops 3 to 4 times a year.  Learn more about the Enneagram workshops, and sign up for our Gainesville Enneagram Community Facebook page to be find out about workshops and meet-ups.

Meanwhile, check out Enneagram Institute for a short description of the types. If you want to try a test,  I prefer the one in the book Wisdom of the Enneagram; however, you may want to take the free Enneagram test at Enneagram Institute. You will find an excellent discussion of how to identify your type.