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Enneagram – one of the most widely used today introspection methods. It was designed in the early XX century by philosopher-mystic George Gurdjieff, and later in 1960 refined by psychologist Claudio Naranjo, the Enneagram (from the Greek Ennea – “nine” and gramma – “writing”, “graphic representation”) turned out to be a clear way to present 9 types of personality assigned on the basis of careful observation of human behavior.

Our psychological and spiritual development symbolically represented in it as a star with nine rays – “trends” of force in each of us.To determine your predominant type, you need to answer only one question. The method is based on the hypothesis according to which our identity is built around a basic fear coming from our childhood. Behind this apparent simplicity actually hides a lot of nuances: we have the features of each of the personality types represented on the Enneagram. That is why some of us recognize themselves (to varying degrees) in several portraits.It should be borne in mind that the Enneagram – this is not a way of classifying people or labeling, so many psychologists do not use the names of personality types and prefer limited numbers, “type 1”, “type 2”, etc. To build your enneagram answer just one question. Select the closest to you answer. Do not hurry. Avoid any assessments, both positive and negative. You may seem close to several answers. This is natural, because each of us has a different quality. It is important to find out which of them predominates in you. If you are undecided, you can choose three answers. For convenience, make a note of these options on paper arranged in order from the more significant for you to less significant. Return to the question-mark test and its first option – the first test result (corresponding to the most significant for you fear) will include your “main” personality type. Then select your second and third option, these results – your “secondary” types. Knowing the type of your enneagram, you can also read about it in internet.

What scares you the most?

Imperfection – Perfectionist

Loneliness – Assistant

Failure – Fighter

Mediocrity – Romantic

Unceremoniously – Observer

Betrayal – Conservative

Inactivity – Adventurer

Weakness – Leader

Conflict – The Peacemaker


Source: “Enneagram” by wisdom_consultant in Dukascopy Forex Community – Dukascopy Community


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