*Drumroll Please* It’s the Enneagram Test! For those of you who don’t know what the Enneagram test is, it’s a personality test based on your answers of 9 different types of personalities. I stumbled across this test because someone posted in a Facebook group a job ad, and told them to attach what their “Enneagram type” was. I immediately googled, what that meant, and up popped the test, so I had to take it right? When I was finished the the test, and read my results, I had to see if this was a fluke, so I had some of my friends take it, and just reading about the strengths AND weaknesses of each trait was crazy spot on with all of us!
I scored Type 3 on my Enneagram Test, which is the Achiever, surprised? According to the Enneagram Institute, the strengths of a Type 3 are image-oriented, success driven, confident, hard-working, competitive, they want to be admired, and are usually “Self-made”, hmmm not bad right? I’m not going to lie, I loved my strengths, and I thought that it was spot on with me, proudly. Who wouldn’t want to be a hard worker, and crush their goals while being praised? I am the same type as Oprah Winfrey and Demi Moore, and they turned out great! Basically a Type 3 wants to feel as if they are valuable, so they offer a bunch of value to you in hopes of praise.
The Weaknesses of a Type 3’s are confusing your image of who you really are, craves attention, has a need to be validated, never satisfied, and lacks intimacy. Nobody really knows the real you, because you are so busy trying to be everyone’s somebody. Things get pretty deep….my strengths are telling me to be valuable, but my weaknesses are telling me that I’m afraid to feel worthless.
It all makes sense now, and you feel completely vulnerable that a simple personality test showed you your weaknesses in the click of a button. No one wants to read about their downfalls, or even want others to know what’s “wrong” with them. Being a Type 3 means to tell people that I love to work hard and to achieve things, but it also tells people, the reason why she wants to achieve is because she doesn’t want people to think less of her. On the other side of things, I love that this test showed me the weaknesses behind a type 3 because when you are living in denial, you don’t like to think about what makes you weak. One thing I’ve learned about knowing yourself and loving yourself, is being willing to fix yourself as well. HEC
Now that I know what Type 3 weaknesses are, I can continue to actively change for the good. These tests aren’t set up for you to become obsessed with results, and beat yourself up about. These tests are designed for you to know yourself, and maybe if you see it in black and white, it will bring clarity ahead. Like me for instance, I know now that I have to perform, but give myself a break. I know that healthy competitions are ok, but the need to be #1 at ALL times, is exhausting so it’s ok to cheer others on as well. I understand that I am more than my achievements, and that it’s ok to be myself, the right kind of people will like me regardless.
I would love to know what you all scored as well so don’t forget to comment below and let me know if there are anymore Type 3’s out there! Click the test below!https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test