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Rowe Enneagram Test

This test is designed to score your results for the following 306 items, the first 27 of which scoring how closely you identify with a set of limiting subconscious beliefs for each Enneagram type (3 randomly chosen for each type), the next 27 of which scoring how closely you identify with a set of coping strategies employed as a result of having these subconscious beliefs (again, a random 3 of each type), the next 90 of which scoring you along a set of natural gifts and talents for each type (10 of each) and the last 162 of which scoring you along the three subtype descriptions for the nine types with 6 items chosen for each subtype: 3 positive items and 3 negative items. Because there are 846 items stored in the database, you will receive a random 306 of those 846 items whenever you take this test; your results are therefore subject to change upon a retest.

You can select five options per question, where the leftmost choice corresponds to "disagree/no" and the rightmost choice corresponds to "agree/yes." The three options in the middle correspond to only moderate preferences for each side, the middle option being specifically for "no preference for either side." To aid you in remembering this, "yes" and "no" have been labeled on their corresponding columns and have been colored appropriately.

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The following is a list of limiting subconscious beliefs for each type; please choose the appropriate choice for each belief. no yes
#1 The world is imperfect.
#2 I require numerous enjoyable outside experiences to feel fulfilled.
#3 Others have happier, more fulfilling lives than I do.
#4 People are invasive and demand too much.
#5 To be loved I must be loyal and supportive ALL the time.
#6 It's not safe to show softness or vulnerability.
#7 My presence/participation in the world is unimportant.
#8 I have to earn love, approval and appreciation.
#9 My value is dependent on the positive regard of others.
#10 Allowing myself to fully feel my emotions would be unpredictable and scary.
#11 Most people have hidden agendas and are not to be trusted.
#12 I'm responsible for making everything right.
#13 It's up to me to "make it" in life.
#14 I'm missing something vitally important that would make me whole and complete; I just need to find it.
#15 To be loved, I must keep myself positive and life "up."
#16 People need my help.
#17 I can never be out of control (or else I'll be led astray by strong subconscious impulses and desires).
#18 Emotional need is equated with weakness.
#19 Others fit in better than I do.
#20 To be loved, I must forget myself.
#21 If I assert myself I will destroy my relationships.
#22 To be loved, I must be strong and self-reliant.
#23 The world is a dangerous and threatening place.
#24 Something better (more exciting, more fun) has to be just around the corner; I just need to keep looking.
#25 To be loved, I must be needed.
#26 I'm on my own in the world, separate from the environment (an outside observer).
#27 To be loved I must be successful, a winner.
The following is a list of coping strategies for each type, where they focus their attention as a result of their subconscious beliefs; please choose the appropriate choice for each belief. no yes
#28 Imposing their will and truth on others (to stay in control)
#29 Avoiding negative feelings that bring life down
#30 Fitting in to society and working for common goals
#31 Dissociating from threatening events
#32 Naturally noticing who has the power and who's in control
#33 Intense focus on tasks, goals, achievement, and success
#34 Maintaining high standards and the utmost propriety
#35 Suppressing anger, real feelings and "bad" impulses
#36 Compartmentalize my life to protect privacy
#37 Question others' intentions; Question authority
#38 Identifying the self with ever-changing feelings and moods
#39 Giving (praise, affection, compliments, help, etc.) to get (love)
#40 Going along with others' agendas
#41 Seeking knowledge to explain life and feel safe
#42 Getting things "right" (your own inner critic berates you if you don't)
#43 Detach to observe life from an internally safe distance
#44 "Polarize," an NLP term meaning contrary/polar opposite thinking
#45 Work exceptionally hard and compete to be the best
#46 Focusing on, cueing for and sensing what others need
#47 Manage time for maximum efficiency and productivity
#48 Explaining and justifying own inappropriate behavior (rationalizing)
#49 Moving on to something better when stuck in pain
#50 Resisting over-influence from the environment
#51 Searching for the ideal (partner, job, body,...., life) that will compensate for what I feel is missing inside
#52 Being dutiful and aligning with others to feel safe
#53 Having a high threshold for pain
#54 "Mirroring" others (matching mannerisms) in conversation to create wonderful rapport
I have these natural gifts and talents that I take for granted: no yes
#55 The ability to read people well and perceive what's not being said
#56 The ability to listen compassionately and allow people to feel understood
#57 The ability to value life's simple pleasures and comforts
#58 The ability to follow my heart, wherever it may lead
#59 The ability to help people relax, see the big picture, and put things in perspective
#60 The ability to sacrifice immediate, personal gratification for the greater good of all
#61 The ability to discipline myself to achieve my goals
#62 The ability to inspect, scrutinize and examine something carefully and thoroughly
#63 The ability to work steadily and persistently toward my goals without giving up
#64 The ability to investigate, probe and question
#65 The ability to work long and hard on anything that captures my interest/imagination
#66 The ability to courageously take risks, try new things and overcome or circumvent obstacles
#67 The ability to direct my own life and not be swayed, influenced or coerced by others
#68 The ability to tune in to my inner states, subconscious feelings and impulses
#69 The ability to put myself in someone else's shoes and consider their feelings
#70 The ability to produce positive change in the world (with my vision, compassion and strength)
#71 The ability to remain a source of strength, stability, reliability and dependability for others despite extreme hardship or trying circumstances
#72 The ability to broadly comprehend a subject while penetrating it deeply (and in great detail!)
#73 The ability to use Socratic questioning and scientific methodology
#74 The ability to network
#75 The ability to find and correct errors, flaws and omissions that others overlook
#76 The ability to enforce policies and procedures and speak up against dishonesty/unfairness
#77 The ability to work in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment calling for quick thinking/action
#78 The ability to set, plan, organize and achieve goals
#79 The ability to invent new theories, models or systems to solve problems
#80 The ability to conceptually understand the fundamental principles of how anything works
#81 The ability to motivate, persuade, convince and inspire people
#82 The ability to create an ambiance of romance
#83 The ability to look for the positive in any situation
#84 The ability to run my own business successfully
#85 The ability to interact well with people interpersonally/socially (I can be very charming)
#86 The ability to stay open-minded, inquisitive and intellectually curious
#87 The ability to protect, guard, defend and keep people safe from harm
#88 The ability to work well with my hands, with tools and with possibly machinery
#89 The ability to behave appropriately and be polite and well-mannered
#90 The ability to pay careful attention to details
#91 The ability to keep my word and do what I say I will do
#92 The ability to nurture and cultivate love and kindness in others
#93 The ability to communicate well and get along with all kinds of people (even difficult ones)
#94 The ability to identify and make use of available resources in ingenious ways
#95 The ability to learn quickly and do many different things well (can be a blessing or a curse)
#96 The ability to listen to people patiently, attentively and nonjudgmentally
#97 The ability to share my findings with others (for my joy and their knowledge)
#98 The ability to keep personal information confidential (important for most occupations)
#99 The ability to sense danger and often prevent it from happening
#100 The ability to contemplate deeply, philosophize and understand abstract ideas and concepts
#101 The ability to take daring risks but based on practical intuition
#102 The ability to be sincere and authentic about who I am which gives others permission to be honest and real about who they are
#103 The ability to develop myself and my potential to be all I can be
#104 The ability to synthesize other peoples' ideas and present my own original ones
#105 The ability to model integrity by living in alignment with my values (when very healthy)
#106 The ability to stay focused on my dreams, goals and desires and anticipate good things happening for me
#107 The ability to build rapport and trust with anyone by being genuinely interested in them
#108 The ability to see the good in others even when they don't see it in themselves
#109 The ability to speak my mind and inspire others to do the same
#110 The ability to see life in a highly unique, otherworldly, idiosyncratic, and often spiritual way
#111 The ability to work hard with steady and persistent effort to achieve goals
#112 The ability to pick up the feelings of people around me (because of my emotional sensitivity)
#113 The ability to entertain others and make people laugh
#114 The ability to win friends and influence people (it's great when I'm running for election, interviewing or auditioning for a part)
#115 The ability to organize resources, prioritize tasks and follow through on work projects
#116 The ability to heed my conscience when making decisions
#117 The ability to offer hospitality
#118 The ability to "think outside the box" and envision exciting, creative and novel ideas
#119 The ability to ensure the welfare of those I care about
#120 The ability to work for the common good and support causes (especially underdog ones)
#121 The ability to commit to those I care about and be loyal, dependable and responsible
#122 The ability to reveal deep, hidden, subtle truths about the human condition that have profound affects on people because they are experienced universally but unspoken of
#123 The ability to praise people and make them feel good about themselves
#124 The ability to accept and appreciate other people just the way they are
#125 The ability to see potential in people and possibilities in situations
#126 The ability to identify and capitalize on good ideas and turn them into profit
#127 The ability to creatively solve highly complex and mentally challenging problems
#128 The ability to read people well, build rapport, and make friends easily
#129 The ability to explore the world of dreams and symbols and think holistically
#130 The ability to help others grow and develop their potential
#131 The ability to promote honesty, fairness, righteousness and evenhandedness in others
#132 The ability to put people at ease with my even-keeled presence, calmness and patience
#133 The ability to help other types get in touch with their deeper feelings
#134 The ability to accumulate enormous amounts of varied information (I'm so curious!)
#135 The ability to act spontaneously and adapt quickly to changing situations
#136 The ability to "learn more to earn more" -- I naturally want to stay on the cutting edge of breakthrough success technology
#137 The ability to sell, promote and market myself, my services, and my products
#138 The ability to express myself creatively through art such as music, painting, dance, etc.
#139 The ability to be touched deeply by beauty, kindness and love as well as sadness, sorrow and pain
#140 The ability to create financial independence (because of my strong desire not to be dependent on anyone)
#141 The ability to size people up quickly and figure out their weaknesses
#142 The ability to follow rules, procedures and policies (as long as they are fair and ethical!)
#143 The ability to network and make connections (with the goal of helping each other succeed)
#144 The ability to take control of a bad situation (a failing business or government, for example) and turn it around
The following is a list of statements taken from each subtype description. Please choose the appropriate choice for each item. no yes
#145 Create aesthetically pleasing surroundings in your home that have emotional resonance for you
#146 Anxiety, worry, physical tension
#147 Can project your own unowned power onto another and then see that person as a threat
#148 Want the best for everyone else as well as yourself
#149 A master networker and organizer who can bring people together that need each other's help
#150 You're very protective -- of yourself, your loved ones, your possessions, your friends, and others in need
#151 Overly concerned about your social position; want to be one of the intellectual or creative elite
#152 Fear being rejected
#153 Excellent at pointing out angles, perspectives or viewpoints that others had not considered
#154 Can be a workaholic
#155 You may like a more withdrawn type of partner that you can mold
#156 Enjoy learning widely and broadly to understand what other experts in different fields have to say
#157 Are capable of bringing passion, intensity and excitement to your intimate relationship
#158 You are easily influenced by the people around you, so you like to make people happy so that you can stay happy (and avoid any kind of conflict)
#159 Can be fairly conventional and conforming; you may not like to go beyond the limits
#160 Feel the need to be the ideal gender role model for their culture
#161 Subconsciously act warm and friendly towards others to disarm potential hostility
#162 Want success but worry about feeling overwhelmed and overstressed by too much responsibility
#163 Allow people to mistake your outer appearance and sexual appeal for your inner self
#164 Can be aware of group expectations but have enough self-esteem to do what's best for yourself
#165 Often drawn to politics and/or journalism
#166 Fear being rejected for who you really are
#167 Lead a disciplined life that allows you to feel empowered and secure
#168 Know how to get close to and intimate with people
#169 Dislike inequality amongst people so strive for an egalitarian group structure --' no leaders, no followers
#170 Can show healthy anger
#171 Can sometimes be fickle in fact and not just in mind; commitment can be difficult for you
#172 Can have a difficult time committing and tend to scatter their energy in every direction
#173 Responsible and security conscious
#174 Skilled at one-to-one relating because you are authentic and real rather than pretentious
#175 Can be hypersensitive to criticism and devastated by being left out by a group of friends
#176 At worst, can be obsessed with someone; stalking; fatal attractions
#177 Loving, attentive to others, generous
#178 Indecisive and ambivalent because of your inner anxiety
#179 Help other people feel happy by sharing your deep gratitude and enjoyment of life
#180 The positive energy of group involvement invigorates and enlivens you
#181 Are capable of making new discoveries or introducing inventions or life changing theories, etc.
#182 Warm, friendly, pleasant, easy-going and considerate yet also dynamic and alive to yourself
#183 Can be self-centered, thoughtless, impatient, demanding and grumpy when feeling frustrated or deprived
#184 Trust and privacy are big issues; don't want your partner discussing relationship issues with other people
#185 Can surrender control and be genuinely soft, vulnerable and tender with your partner once you have won your partner's loyalty and affections and have no fear of being betrayed
#186 Group involvement helps you to structure the use of your time better
#187 Possibly abuse food (as compensation for feeling unloved)
#188 Get along well with individuals and groups that are very different from each other
#189 When healthy, are capable of truly admiring and deeply loving your partner
#190 Intuitively know the needs and interests of others
#191 Can be self-righteous
#192 Charming, upbeat, entertaining; a gracious host and hostess
#193 Are self-reliant and independent
#194 Can express your feelings especially well nonverbally, through your sensuality and sexuality
#195 Need lots of privacy and your own space
#196 Strong emphasis on fidelity
#197 Can be a reformer, advocate and/or crusader
#198 Easily get depressed and feel disillusioned when relationship problems come up
#199 Can avoid groups and organizations altogether while still caring about your social position and how you are seen by society
#200 Excellent material providers for your family and yourself; can be generous and big-hearted
#201 Know how to look attractive: you workout, eat right, pay attention to style and grooming, etc.
#202 Good team players, get along well with others
#203 Can fall in and out of love often, trying your best to avoid a boring life
#204 You are usually quite energetic and like to stay active
#205 Often are a high achiever who participates in social causes; have unique talents and gifts to share
#206 Have a lust for power and quickly notice who else has power when you are among a group of people
#207 Underlying feelings of scarcity cause you to withdraw into privacy
#208 When your marriage inevitably hits a difficult patch, you stay positive, talk, and work through it
#209 Know what you want out of life and don't get pulled off course by other people's agendas and desires
#210 Are resilient; you can reframe disappointments and look to future possibilities for happiness
#211 Like to know your partner's personal thoughts, feelings and desires, and like sharing their own
#212 Can lack confidence in your social skills, especially when initiating contact with a romantic interest
#213 Are willing to confront people who take advantage of your kindness and charity
#214 Your lust for life makes you prone to excess --' late nights, heavy entertaining, drinking, eating, etc.
#215 With your great intuition, can have excellent social skills, social sensitivities and great manners
#216 Can be extremely social, entertaining, humorous and fun-loving
#217 You foster a sense of unity and deep connection with people you are close to (like your partner, parents, children, friends, pets, etc.), and for some your spiritual teacher or even All That Is
#218 Can be self-deprecating as a way to fit in and deflect their inner feelings of envy and defectiveness
#219 Attracted to those on their way up or socially influential
#220 Want to be liked and approved of by everyone
#221 Maintain social standards of appropriateness at all times, even when speaking out is necessary
#222 Expressing feelings that occur in the moment is difficult without having time to think about them
#223 Maintain order and comfort for everyone in your home
#224 Consider your home as somewhat like a castle, island, fortress or barrier of safety to protect yourself against the dangers of the outside world
#225 Seductive; desire to be valued, wanted and desired
#226 Are extremely loyal to and protective of people you care about
#227 Believe you are only as good as your achievements
#228 Try to avoid the meaninglessness of a mundane existence by living on the edge and taking risks
#229 Losing your job or assets, or an illness that stops you from working, can feel life threatening
#230 At worst, you can feel alone, lost, dissociated from others and yourself
#231 Can become preoccupied with taking the path of least resistance --' maintaining comforting habits and repetitious routines as a way to zone out, expend minimal energy and keep your peace of mind
#232 At worst, you can spend out of control (possibly gambling as well), indulge their senses excessively (food, drink, drugs, sex, etc.) and push your bodies regularly to the point of exhaustion
#233 Expect others to know what you need
#234 Can be powerful and self-assertive
#235 Often enjoy teaching, training, research, scholarship, sharing their knowledge and wisdom
#236 At worst, can completely control and dominate your partner and isolate him/her from other people
#237 Judge their strong sexual urges/desires as "bad"
#238 You try to ensure that everyone around you or with you has a good time
#239 Outgoing and sociable but like having a home base
#240 Tend to demand loyalty and attention from your partner; can act parental or superior at times
#241 Usually are good at debating, analyzing, critiquing, investigating, researching, conceptualizing, etc.
#242 Tend to avoid social contact; can feel alienated from others at times
#243 Like time alone. Can be balanced with regard to own needs vs. others' needs
#244 At worst, can be an antisocial crackpot propounding your provocative, even anarchistic views to others
#245 Inner tension between wanting to fully participate in a group vs. not wanting the responsibility of fully participating
#246 Disengage from your partner to be alone after an intense engagement, which can confuse your partner
#247 Get anxious when anything interferes with or disturbs your enjoyable rituals
#248 If alone without anyone to talk to or call you will refer to the voices of trusted others in your mind to get guidance and support when making decisions
#249 Possible eating disorders
#250 Long for a soulmate to come along and sweep you off your feet; to save you from an ordinary life
#251 At worst, you can be an intimidating bully, threatening thief and/or an uncaring megalomaniac
#252 Can be excellent at investing money and creating stability/security for yourself and loved ones
#253 Provide financial security and stability to others
#254 Keep a full social calendar but have contingency/back up plans just in case something falls through
#255 Are likely a workaholic because independence and security are extremely important to you
#256 Often feel lonely, even when with others
#257 Are often talkative and enjoy a good debate, especially about politics, the economy, sports or leadership
#258 Extremely sensitive to rejection, disrespect and betrayal
#259 When healthy you can fight injustices courageously, especially with backing from your inner circle
#260 Good at planning everything out
#261 Can be rigid in their viewpoint
#262 Meaningful objects, such as antiques or art, can appease romantic desires and longings
#263 Critically and obsessively compare yourself to others
#264 Ambitious
#265 Credentials, degrees, titles, awards, certifications, licenses, etc. are extremely important to have
#266 Have trouble taking time off from work, relaxing or even slowing down
#267 Polite and diplomatic; self-confident and ambitious
#268 Often love to cook for others
#269 Have learned to temper your impulsivity and risk taking; take calculated risks now
#270 Witty and very genuine
#271 Like to expose wrong-doing; willing to speak up and speak out
#272 Ambitious and hard working
#273 Are goal-oriented, hard-working and energetic
#274 Can speak up for yourself and don't allow yourself to be overworked and underappreciated
#275 Can get anxious and panicky when you think about losing your freedom
#276 Can feel as though other people have what is missing in your life
#277 Go after what you want
#278 Once friends have proven themselves trustworthy, they are considered part of your inner circle
#279 Inner tension between doing what you want versus doing what you feel you "should" do
#280 Inner tension between social responsibility to others vs. a strong desire for excitement, adventure, fun
#281 Can be self-deprecating, act vulnerable and bid to be rescued
#282 Tend to be assertive and confrontational in relationships; prefer intense relationships to comfortable ones
#283 You can completely lack discernment and get involved in risky love affairs, flirt with danger or live on the edge in other ways to feel fully alive; excessive living can lead to burn-out and depression
#284 You think the threat is "out there" so you take on a strong persona to match any perceived threat
#285 Try to hide your fears behind a mask of beauty (especially women)
#286 Tend to be especially attracted to people who are distant or unavailable
#287 Disciplined and regimented
#288 Often struggle in your relationships because you are so private, independent and emotionally detached
#289 Pride in ability to socially connect people and help others
#290 Stubborn refusal to give up your self-image of being someone special
#291 Can be the classic lazy couch potato who asks as little of life as possible
#292 Are passionate about life
#293 Pain arises when your partner doesn't take an interest in you or your repressed, unmet needs/desires
#294 Can develop excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills
#295 Always have other people's welfare in mind as well as your own
#296 Keep yourself physically strong and/or physically attractive
#297 May want the symbols of success (in the U.S. --' a fancy car; a nice, big house in the best neighborhood; designer clothes; name brands, etc.)
#298 Extremely accepting of other people's individuality and right to express themselves
#299 Are charismatic, passionate and truthful
#300 Can get defensive or angry when people mock your ideals and lifestyle or try to change them
#301 Like to put your trust and support in a cause or group you believe in; can be self-sacrificing
#302 You can lack a strong, unchanging sense of self and often live vicariously through others
#303 Can have unrealistically high expectations of their partner to fit their ideal fantasy of a mate
#304 Conscientious about planning for the future, for yourself and loved ones
#305 Can be stubborn and/or withdrawn, especially if someone is being demanding, bossy or rude
#306 Opinionated; believe you are the voice of the "truth"
The following questions are optional, but recommended. Please answer truthfully.
Sex: male female other
Gender: male female other
What Myers-Briggs type do you identify as?
What Enneagram type do you identify as?
Any additional comments?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
most likely enneagram type
(with wing)
possible instinctual variant stacking

type 1self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 2self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 3self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 4self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 5self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 6self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 7self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 8self-preservation0 sexual0 social0
type 9self-preservation0 sexual0 social0