A pleasure to meet you. I have been reading the forum from quite a while and I've decided to jump in today. I have the following question:
I have recently taken a full Enneagram test and these were my results:
The following numerical scores are calculated from your answers to the questionnaire.
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
23 10 13 20 19 20 9 19 11
Your highest score was for Type 1.
Your second highest score was a tie between Type 6, Type 8, Type 5, Type 4.
Based on that I shall be a Type 1 (a Reformer), however, after reading Types 6 (A loyalist), 8 (a challenger), 5 (an investigator) and even 4 (an individualist), I have found myself confused. As I recognize myself in all of them, even when considering the good and bad traits. The difference between them all is no more than 4 points, which means that even between the first one and the other fours there is still not a remarkable difference. I based my life and check all my actions against a high set of virtues, priorities and ideals. I am loyal to the ones I care, I question everything I do and think, I also question my capabilities and skills every now and then, I have a knack to identify problems before they happen, I like challenges that take you to the limit and solve them with determination, I excel in careful research, methodic analysis of situations, I thrive on efficiency, etc.. and furthermore, I am a lone wolf, who has learned to rely on himself to get things done. I might rely in others if they have proved themselves trustworthy, or if they have set an example that I should follow, based on my ideals. As you can see, in the brief description of myself, I have kinda of condensed the main traits of each personality.
I could say that I tend to live up to a 1, work like a 6 and a 8 together. Solve issues like a 5 and a 4. I don't know what to make out of this. I tried to be very careful while answering all the 140 questions of the test, but the results are just ... I don't know how to say it.
If someone can shed more light unto this I'll really appreciate it.
P.S. I don't know if this means something, but I'm a INTJ.