Yesterday I came across a personality test which I haven’t seen before. It’s called the Enneagram Personality Test and it’s been around in one form or another for over a hundred years. I’ve taken a number of personality tests in the past, but this one actually freaked me out. It gets into how you actually think and why you behave the way you do. I’m a type 5, which is apparently the same as Albert Einstein and Bill Gates. Fortunately, I think I’m pretty safe in the healthy end of my personality type because I’m pretty sure that Ted Kaczynski is an example of an unhealthy 5. :p I wouldn’t say everything about this personality type fit me perfectly, but it got the essence of the rather odd way that I view the world so spot on that it was really weird. It even got a big chunk of the dynamics between myself and my family of origin correct.
You can take the sample test here (it’s short less than 10 minutes to take). I would love to hear from people what their type is.