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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 I'm responsible for making everything right.
#2 Others have happier, more fulfilling lives than I do.
#3 I'll be severely reprimanded if I make mistakes.
#4 I require numerous enjoyable outside experiences to feel fulfilled.
#5 To be loved I must be unique, special and distinctive.
#6 The world won't value my efforts.
#7 To be loved I must demonstrate my competence and knowledge.
#8 I must rely on something (like a religion or belief system) or someone outside myself for security.
#9 True feelings are not to be expressed if they make you look bad.
#10 People need my help.
#11 The world is imperfect.
#12 Only the strong survive.
#13 Allowing myself to fully feel my emotions would be unpredictable and scary.
#14 My safety depends on knowing people's intentions.
#15 To be loved, I must be needed.
#16 To be loved, I must keep myself positive and life "up."
#17 Something better (more exciting, more fun) has to be just around the corner; I just need to keep looking.
#18 Having my own agenda disrupts harmony with others.
#19 I must always be in control of my environment.
#20 It's best to need little so I'm not dependent on anyone.
#21 To be loved, I must be strong and self-reliant.
#22 It's important to present a winning image.
#23 The world is a dangerous and threatening place.
#24 Nobody really understands me.
#25 To be loved I must be successful, a winner.
#26 To be loved, I must forget myself.
#27 I have to earn love, approval and appreciation.
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 Winning important others over with kindness, charm and seduction
#29 Looking for something and/or someone outside the self to believe in and put loyalty into
#30 Denying any personal vulnerability or weakness
#31 Explaining and justifying own inappropriate behavior (rationalizing)
#32 Focusing on the bright side, even in difficult situations
#33 Being fearless, tenacious, decisive and authoritative
#34 Comparing self to others and judging self and others
#35 Being self-sufficient to limit dependency on others
#36 Intense focus on tasks, goals, achievement, and success
#37 Detach to observe life from an internally safe distance
#38 Being extremely loyal
#39 Being dutiful and aligning with others to feel safe
#40 Planning ability (for pleasurable, positive experiences)
#41 Retreating to the safety of your imagination under stress
#42 Getting things "right" (your own inner critic berates you if you don't)
#43 "Polarize," an NLP term meaning contrary/polar opposite thinking
#44 Question others' intentions; Question authority
#45 Know how to present something in a compelling and acceptable way
#46 Having a strong sense of self and being self-assertive
#47 Not recognizing that you even have needs
#48 Searching for the ideal (partner, job, body,...., life) that will compensate for what I feel is missing inside
#49 Compartmentalize my life to protect privacy
#50 Identifying the self with ever-changing feelings and moods
#51 Being undemanding
#52 Being passive-aggressive rather than directly confronting
#53 Can be extremely focused and work diligently
#54 Focusing on, cueing for and sensing what others need
I have these natural gifts and talents that I take for granted: no yes
#55 The ability to put enormous energy, passion and intensity into whatever I do
#56 The ability to build trust with people with my strong sense of loyalty, duty and commitment
#57 The ability to serve and support others and worthy causes
#58 The ability to seek to understand myself deeply (and then help humanity do the same)
#59 The ability to beautify any environment
#60 The ability to protect, guard, defend and keep people safe from harm
#61 The ability to promote honesty, fairness, righteousness and evenhandedness in others
#62 The ability to learn quickly
#63 The ability to see life in a highly unique, otherworldly, idiosyncratic, and often spiritual way
#64 The ability to see the bright side of any problem or situation
#65 The ability to "think outside the box" and envision exciting, creative and novel ideas
#66 The ability to positively reframe any setback/disappointment as a great learning experience
#67 The ability to feel things deeply and share the depths of my soul with others, warts and all
#68 The ability to offer hospitality
#69 The ability to debate and critique
#70 The ability to work steadily and persistently toward my goals without giving up
#71 The ability to experiment, investigate, explore and discover (I'm insatiably curious!)
#72 The ability to take charge and assume positions of leadership
#73 The ability to win friends and influence people (it's great when I'm running for election, interviewing or auditioning for a part)
#74 The ability to think systematically and approach problems carefully and methodically
#75 The ability to follow rules, procedures and policies (as long as they are fair and ethical)
#76 The ability to go and go and go.... until I crash (like the Energizer bunny!)
#77 The ability to see potential in people and possibilities in situations
#78 The ability to perform and play a role well
#79 The ability to sacrifice my own needs for the benefit of someone I care to help
#80 The ability to comfort, support and empathize with others
#81 The ability to motivate, persuade, convince and inspire people
#82 The ability to help other types get in touch with their deeper feelings
#83 The ability to set, plan, organize and achieve goals
#84 The ability to help others grow and develop their potential
#85 The ability to take control of a bad situation (a failing business or government, for example) and turn it around
#86 The ability to nurture and cultivate love and kindness in others
#87 The ability to work for the common good and support causes (especially underdog ones)
#88 The ability to learn quickly and do many different things well (can be a blessing or a curse)
#89 The ability to create close, personal, meaningful relationships with people
#90 The ability to investigate, inquire and research
#91 The ability to develop myself and my potential to be all I can be
#92 The ability to notice what is illogical, inconsistent, impractical or inefficient
#93 The ability to improve myself and my work over time (a commitment to excellence)
#94 The ability to endure hardships and difficult times (with my quiet strength and tenacity)
#95 The ability to see the good in others
#96 The ability to intuit and inwardly perceive other people's needs
#97 The ability to see the big picture and develop long-range strategic goals
#98 The ability to listen objectively and non-judgmentally and give unbiased advise
#99 The ability to produce positive change in the world (with my vision, compassion and strength)
#100 The ability to work long and hard on anything that captures my interest/imagination
#101 The ability to be sincere and authentic about who I am which gives others permission to be honest and real about who they are
#102 The ability to tune in to my inner states, subconscious feelings and impulses
#103 The ability to speak my mind and inspire others to do the same
#104 The ability to conceptually understand the fundamental principles of how anything works
#105 The ability to adapt well to sudden changes and shift gears quickly to stay on top of things
#106 The ability to bring people together who I know could benefit one another
#107 The ability to invent new theories, models or systems to solve problems
#108 The ability to behave appropriately and be polite and well-mannered
#109 The ability to create financial independence (because of my strong desire not to be dependent on anyone)
#110 The ability to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team with a common goal
#111 The ability to accept and appreciate other people just the way they are
#112 The ability to adapt, accommodate, "go with the flow" and "live-and-let-live"
#113 The ability to network
#114 The ability to synthesize vast amounts of information
#115 The ability to empower and encourage others to be strong and take charge of their life
#116 The ability to plan and then execute the plan to achieve my lofty goals (I have big dreams!)
#117 The ability to use Socratic questioning and scientific methodology
#118 The ability to understand what motivates people
#119 The ability to offer good advice and counsel that helps people with their problems
#120 The ability to move into focused action when known difficulties/problems arise
#121 The ability to do what I say I will do
#122 The ability to multitask (example: ride lifecycle, watch news, read newspaper (business section first?), and network or do business on the cell phone..... at 5:00 am)
#123 The ability to see other peoples' points of view and value differences of opinion
#124 The ability to see the big picture and the implications of my actions and ideas
#125 The ability to sacrifice immediate, personal gratification for the greater good of all
#126 The ability to feel connected with others (and even one with the universe)
#127 The ability to network and make connections (with the goal of helping each other succeed)
#128 The ability to inspect products, services, or processes to evaluate their quality or performance
#129 The ability to synthesize other peoples' ideas and present my own original ones
#130 The ability to follow my heart, wherever it may lead
#131 The ability to detect when someone is being untruthful
#132 The ability to handle crises well by remaining calm and collected
#133 The ability to communicate with and care for animals (some Nines are gifted with animals)
#134 The ability to ensure the welfare of those I care about
#135 The ability to endure triumphantly/honorably through any tragedy, misfortune, or adversity
#136 The ability to protect and help those that have been taken advantage of or mistreated
#137 The ability to heed my conscience when making decisions
#138 The ability to pay careful attention to details
#139 The ability to affirm others and put them at ease
#140 The ability to keep my word and do what I say I will do
#141 The ability to multitask and juggle many roles and responsibilities in life
#142 The ability to see points of agreement between people's different points of view
#143 The ability to help people view life from a more universal, metaphysical perspective
#144 The ability to juggle many roles and responsibilities in life (in my pursuit of having it all!)
The following is a list of statements taken from each subtype description. Please choose the appropriate choice for each item. no yes
#145 When your marriage inevitably hits a difficult patch, you stay positive, talk, and work through it
#146 Can get defensive or angry when people mock your ideals and lifestyle or try to change them
#147 Provide financial security and stability to others
#148 Like to be the center of attention, the head honcho, the big cheese
#149 Some choose work that helps others become more attractive
#150 Warm, friendly, pleasant, easy-going and considerate yet also dynamic and alive to yourself
#151 Need lots of privacy and your own space
#152 Fastidious, picky and finicky
#153 Are passionate about life
#154 Witty and very genuine
#155 Good team players, get along well with others
#156 Act childish and egocentric when scared
#157 Usually are good at debating, analyzing, critiquing, investigating, researching, conceptualizing, etc.
#158 Opinionated; believe you are the voice of the "truth"
#159 For all your bravado, you actually have a deep fear of rejection which is why you feel the need to possess and control your partner in the first place
#160 Look to trusted others for reassurance and protection rather than to yourself
#161 Subconsciously believe that enough pleasureful experiences and possessions will bring you happiness
#162 Keep a full social calendar but have contingency/back up plans just in case something falls through
#163 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)
#164 Pride in ability to socially connect people and help others
#165 Desire to uphold and enforce rules for the good of all
#166 Can overspend
#167 Are able to commit deeply in a relationship as long as you have ongoing stimulation and variety
#168 Know how to look attractive: you workout, eat right, pay attention to style and grooming, etc.
#169 Substitute nonessential satisfactions (such as eating, watching TV, sleeping a lot, shopping, playing on the computer, daydreaming, collecting things, reading, puttering about the house) for essential satisfactions (aligning choices/behaviors with core values, inner sense of meaning/purpose, etc.)
#170 Self-inhibited, repress your own wants/needs (and resent others for it)
#171 Can get anxious and panicky when you think about losing your freedom
#172 Stand up for what you believe in and fight for truth, fairness and justice
#173 Can feel overwhelmed by people's expectations, intrusiveness, questioning, neediness, demands, etc.
#174 Inner tension between wanting to fit in, be accepted and belong yet still be special, unique and stand out
#175 Often enjoy teaching, training, research, scholarship, sharing their knowledge and wisdom
#176 Often feel socially inept or inadequate --' handle by being outwardly charming or just blending in
#177 Tend to demand loyalty and attention from your partner; can act parental or superior at times
#178 Are willing to confront people who take advantage of your kindness and charity
#179 Excellent material providers for your family and yourself; can be generous and big-hearted
#180 Responsible, willing to make sacrifices, detail-oriented, thrifty
#181 Always have other people's welfare in mind as well as your own
#182 Great at saving and investing money
#183 May deceive yourself and others by projecting an affluent image
#184 Keep up with what is going on in their community
#185 Can idealize a romantic interest, projecting all kinds of wonderful qualities onto him/her that don't exist
#186 Reluctant to take on visible leadership roles for fear of being criticized, judged, rejected or cracking up
#187 Are able to deal with difficult, even painful, situations by choosing to see the positive that can come from any situation
#188 Entertaining, optimistic, positive, vivacious and upbeat
#189 Analyze decisions to death before making them to avoid making mistakes or jeopardizing your safety
#190 You can occasionally act counterphobic and rebel against an untrustworthy authority figure
#191 Can be aware of group expectations but have enough self-esteem to do what's best for yourself
#192 Often feel lonely, even when with others
#193 Can express your feelings especially well nonverbally, through your sensuality and sexuality
#194 Excellent at pointing out angles, perspectives or viewpoints that others had not considered
#195 Overly concerned with getting credentials and judging people by their credentials (degrees, titles, etc.)
#196 Strong fears of rejection and abandonment; you have serious doubts about your desirability
#197 Socially compare yourself with others; you're strongly identified with your social role
#198 Excellent social and interpersonal skills; great networker
#199 Crave yet fear intimacy due to hidden feelings of undesirability
#200 Alter your behavior in any way necessary to keep your partner interested in you
#201 Can envy or resent the very qualities in your mate you originally admired or wanted in yourself
#202 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
#203 If you feel misunderstood or rejected in any way you can become quite emotionally distant
#204 Are goal-oriented, hard-working and energetic
#205 Desire recognition but fear being embarrassed, humiliated, ridiculed or rejected by probing eyes
#206 Once friends have proven themselves trustworthy, they are considered part of your inner circle
#207 You're very protective -- of yourself, your loved ones, your possessions, your friends, and others in need
#208 Your goal is to keep your peace of mind and keep life comfortable --' at all costs!
#209 You may like a more withdrawn type of partner that you can mold
#210 Acts of service is one of your "love languages"
#211 Can sometimes be indecisive about whether you want to belong to a group or not
#212 Always have other people's welfare in mind as well as your own
#213 Inner tension between wanting privacy/alone time vs. wanting intense, intimate connection with partner
#214 Having prestige and a good reputation is very important
#215 Excellent at connecting people together for their mutual benefit
#216 You think the threat is "out there" so you take on a strong persona to match any perceived threat
#217 Extremely accepting of other people's individuality and right to express themselves
#218 Take criticism very personally
#219 When healthy you can fight injustices courageously, especially with backing from your inner circle
#220 Often protect the weaker/downtrodden/disadvantaged members of society, especially when they're being taken advantage of, and try to empower them to be more self-reliant, confident and courageous
#221 Pay attention to yourself and "put first things first," aligning your behaviors and choices with what's really important to you, your deepest values and convictions
#222 Act strong and/or seductive but really feel insecure, fearful and self-doubting.
#223 You avoid participating in group conflicts if at all possible
#224 Can be self-righteous
#225 Embody the phrase "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence."
#226 Extremely social, friendly and outgoing
#227 Like to know your partner's personal thoughts, feelings and desires, and like sharing their own
#228 Can be dauntless and throw caution to the wind to materialize your dream
#229 Can be haughty, snobbish, intellectually arrogant and condescending toward "inferior-minded" people
#230 Can be fairly conventional and conforming; you may not like to go beyond the limits
#231 Can engage with people deeply, authentically and passionately
#232 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.)
#233 Enjoy sharing secrets with your partner and trusted allies and are excellent at keeping secrets too
#234 Can see life as a struggle; may believe only the strong survive; can be hard-hearted, anti-social
#235 Can question, challenge or check up on their partner when gone too long
#236 Keep yourself physically strong and/or physically attractive
#237 Flattering, ingratiating, seductive
#238 Maintain order and comfort for everyone in your home
#239 Like time alone. Can be balanced with regard to own needs vs. others' needs
#240 A master networker and organizer who can bring people together that need each other's help
#241 You sometimes have inner tension between wanting to merge vs. wanting to keep your autonomy
#242 Can have voyeuristic tendencies and/or be sexually perverted
#243 Are very protective of your partner
#244 Often struggle in your relationships because you are so private, independent and emotionally detached
#245 Intuitively know the needs and interests of others
#246 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
#247 Tend to be especially attracted to people who are distant or unavailable
#248 Turn on the charm and seductively focus on pleasing and lavishing attention on significant others
#249 Can get scattered, over-extended and over-committed
#250 Credentials, degrees, titles, awards, certifications, licenses, etc. are extremely important to have
#251 Overly concerned about your social position; want to be one of the intellectual or creative elite
#252 Repress and stuff their feelings
#253 Ambitious and hard working
#254 Want the best for everyone else as well as yourself
#255 May aggressively pursue and overcome all obstacles/objections when you really like and want someone
#256 Pursue sexual conquests subconsciously believing they will bolster your self-esteem; they don't
#257 Have too high expectations of self and others
#258 Go after what you want
#259 Are capable of making new discoveries or introducing inventions or life changing theories, etc.
#260 Self-reliant and independent
#261 Often very loyal to family and friends; enjoy nurturing and caring for your own
#262 Can show healthy anger
#263 Know how to get close to and intimate with people
#264 Seductive and alluring; crave yet fear intimacy
#265 Careful with money and possessions, don't risk them foolishly chasing a pipedream
#266 Can have anticipatory anxiety and fearful fantasies of worst-case scenarios
#267 Can speak up for yourself and don't allow yourself to be overworked and underappreciated
#268 Dislike inequality amongst people so strive for an egalitarian group structure --' no leaders, no followers
#269 At worst, you can feel alone, lost, dissociated from others and yourself
#270 Workaholism and strong identification with their work
#271 At worst, you are irresponsible, rebellious, seek constant variety and get involved with the wrong crowd
#272 You can long for the ideal romantic union with a partner
#273 You can invite aggressive reactions to your belligerent reactions
#274 Able to be extremely open-hearted, compassionate and loving toward all sentient beings
#275 Can have fixated beliefs and paranoia about anyone who is not in alignment with your beliefs
#276 Expressing feelings that occur in the moment is difficult without having time to think about them
#277 Often focus on maintaining your home and the stability of your home life
#278 Start way more projects than you ever finish because of mental agitation and difficulty concentrating
#279 Often become extremely knowledgeable in your line of work or field of interest
#280 Can be aware of group expectations but have enough self-esteem to do what's best for yourself
#281 With your great intuition, can have excellent social skills, social sensitivities and great manners
#282 You don't like having too many expectations or duties placed on you by the group
#283 Outgoing and sociable but like having a home base
#284 Patient and forbearing
#285 Faithful and loyal
#286 Caretaking
#287 Can focus intently on work or a cause you believe in wholeheartedly
#288 Get angry when your partner makes an important decision without consulting you first
#289 Group involvement helps you to structure the use of your time better
#290 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
#291 Often drawn to politics and/or journalism
#292 You try to ensure that everyone around you or with you has a good time
#293 Lead a disciplined life that allows you to feel empowered and secure
#294 You may like a partner to be strong and direct, to stand his/her ground against yourself
#295 Can be self-centered, thoughtless, impatient, demanding and grumpy when feeling frustrated or deprived
#296 Have a lust for power and quickly notice who else has power when you are among a group of people
#297 Health conscious (exercise regularly, eat well, etc.)
#298 You enjoy bringing people together and being part of what's going on
#299 Fearful of standing out and consequently have difficulty striving for your own success
#300 Get rebellious when people try to tell you that you should give up dreaming and be more practical
#301 Your fear of material deprivation can cause a preoccupation with wanting comfort, especially at home
#302 At worst, you can become selfish, anti-social, recklessly impulsive, short-tempered and self-destructive
#303 Are self-reliant and independent
#304 Can be a reformer, advocate and/or crusader
#305 Desire to find the perfect, ideal partner
#306 Disciplined and regimented
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