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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 have to take care of others before myself.
#2 To be loved, I must forget myself.
#3 The world is a hard and unjust place.
#4 To be loved I must be loyal and supportive ALL the time.
#5 To be loved, I must be needed.
#6 My presence/participation in the world is unimportant.
#7 My value is dependent on the positive regard of others.
#8 Others fit in better than I do.
#9 I have to earn love, approval and appreciation.
#10 I can never be out of control (or else I'll be led astray by strong subconscious impulses and desires).
#11 I require numerous enjoyable outside experiences to feel fulfilled.
#12 I'm responsible for making everything right.
#13 Most people have hidden agendas and are not to be trusted.
#14 Emotional need is equated with weakness.
#15 Something better (more exciting, more fun) has to be just around the corner; I just need to keep looking.
#16 Knowledge will keep me safe.
#17 To be loved I must demonstrate my competence and knowledge.
#18 I'm on my own in the world, separate from the environment (an outside observer).
#19 To be loved, I must keep myself positive and life "up."
#20 To be loved, I must be strong and self-reliant.
#21 Others have happier, more fulfilling lives than I do.
#22 The world is a dangerous and threatening place.
#23 The world is imperfect.
#24 I'm different (more flawed) than other people.
#25 It's important to present a winning image.
#26 To be loved I must be successful, a winner.
#27 Getting angry disconnects and isolates me from people.
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 Vigilance and alertness; looking for hidden agendas
#29 Maintaining high standards and the utmost propriety
#30 Conserving energy and withdrawing to refuel
#31 Emphasizing uniqueness (which has the nasty side effect of distancing yourself from others and creating tension in relationships)
#32 Seeking knowledge to explain life and feel safe
#33 Winning important others over with kindness, charm and seduction
#34 Fighting perceived injustices
#35 Comparing self to others and judging self and others
#36 Minimizing hopes and expectations (that way you can't be disappointed)
#37 Heightened imagination and positive, anticipatory thinking
#38 Getting things "right" (your own inner critic berates you if you don't)
#39 Repress feelings for maximum performance and results
#40 Detach to observe life from an internally safe distance
#41 Doubt/mistrust others; Test other's loyalty
#42 Explaining and justifying own inappropriate behavior (rationalizing)
#43 "Polarize," an NLP term meaning contrary/polar opposite thinking
#44 Planning ability (for pleasurable, positive experiences)
#45 Suppressing negative, unpleasant and unlikable feelings
#46 Protecting the weak, innocent and disadvantaged
#47 Intense focus on tasks, goals, achievement, and success
#48 "Mismatch," an NLP term meaning I look for and notice what is NOT present in any experience -- what is missing
#49 Being passive-aggressive rather than directly confronting
#50 Not recognizing that you even have needs
#51 Denying any personal vulnerability or weakness
#52 Fitting in to society and working for common goals
#53 Know how to present something in a compelling and acceptable way
#54 Resisting over-influence from the environment
I have these natural gifts and talents that I take for granted: no yes
#55 The ability to motivate, persuade, convince and inspire people
#56 The ability to network
#57 The ability to follow rules, procedures and policies (as long as they are fair and ethical!)
#58 The ability to identify and make use of available resources in ingenious ways
#59 The ability to nurture and cultivate love and kindness in others
#60 The ability to seek to understand myself deeply (and then help humanity do the same)
#61 The ability to behave appropriately and be polite and well-mannered
#62 The ability to see the best in anyone or anything
#63 The ability to foresee problems and troubleshoot them before they occur
#64 The ability to see the good in others
#65 The ability to protect and help those that have been taken advantage of or mistreated
#66 The ability to heed my conscience when making decisions
#67 The ability to build trust with people with my strong sense of loyalty, duty and commitment
#68 The ability to learn quickly and do many different things well (can be a blessing or a curse)
#69 The ability to ensure the welfare of those I care about
#70 The ability to work well under pressure
#71 The ability to keep my word and do what I say I will do
#72 The ability to think systematically and approach problems carefully and methodically
#73 The ability to experiment, investigate, explore and discover (I'm insatiably curious!)
#74 The ability to mobilize and marshal people to help others in need
#75 The ability to understand what motivates people
#76 The ability to find humor in my own faults and foibles (and help others see humor in theirs)
#77 The ability to console, comfort and support people in times of pain and sorrow
#78 The ability to bring out the best in people by challenging them yet believing in them
#79 The ability to keep on top of things
#80 The ability to explore the world of dreams and symbols and think holistically
#81 The ability to beautify any environment
#82 The ability to see other peoples' points of view and value differences of opinion
#83 The ability to size people up quickly and figure out their weaknesses
#84 The ability to give my word and honor it, come hell or high water!
#85 The ability to pull myself up by my own bootstraps
#86 The ability to focus and concentrate deeply on projects that interest me
#87 The ability to discipline myself to achieve my goals
#88 The ability to go and go and go.... until I crash (like the Energizer bunny!)
#89 The ability to discipline myself, as necessary, to succeed
#90 The ability to do precise, meticulous, accurate, high quality work (impeccable workmanship)
#91 The ability to enforce policies and procedures and speak up against dishonesty/unfairness
#92 The ability to help other types get in touch with their deeper feelings
#93 The ability to use good common sense and take a realistic, pragmatic approach to life
#94 The ability to achieve any goal I set for myself, by working long and hard if necessary
#95 The ability to serve and support others and worthy causes
#96 The ability to bring enthusiasm, optimism, passion and fun to whatever work I do
#97 The ability to take initiative/action and get things done (and get things done quickly)
#98 The ability to create and provide stability and security for others
#99 The ability to stay open-minded, inquisitive and intellectually curious
#100 The ability to accept and appreciate other people just the way they are
#101 The ability to plan (especially exciting things to do!)
#102 The ability to bring people together to create community and a family-like environment
#103 The ability to lead discussion groups and build teams
#104 The ability to work for the common good and support causes (especially underdog ones)
#105 The ability to see life in a highly unique, otherworldly, idiosyncratic, and often spiritual way
#106 The ability to help people relax, see the big picture, and put things in perspective
#107 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
#108 The ability to see the big picture and develop long-range strategic goals
#109 The ability to do what I say I will do
#110 The ability to mediate conflicts and disagreements between people; to harmonize
#111 The ability to share my findings with others (for my joy and their knowledge)
#112 The ability to pick up the feelings of people around me (because of my emotional sensitivity)
#113 The ability to synthesize others' ideas and form my own
#114 The ability to direct my own life and not be swayed, influenced or coerced by others
#115 The ability to identify and capitalize on good ideas and turn them into profit
#116 The ability to see points of agreement between people's different points of view
#117 The ability to entertain others and make people laugh
#118 The ability to inspect products, services, or processes to evaluate their quality or performance
#119 The ability to read people well, build rapport, and make friends easily
#120 The ability to contemplate deeply, philosophize and understand abstract ideas and concepts
#121 The ability to empower and encourage others to be strong and take charge of their life
#122 The ability to praise people and make them feel good about themselves
#123 The ability to creatively solve highly complex and mentally challenging problems
#124 The ability to help others grow and develop their potential
#125 The ability to perceive, discern and mentally interpret information that escapes most people
#126 The ability to be touched deeply by beauty, kindness and love as well as sadness, sorrow and pain
#127 The ability to create peace and harmony between people (and even countries)
#128 The ability to speak my mind and inspire others to do the same
#129 The ability to listen objectively and non-judgmentally and give unbiased advise
#130 The ability to enforce [fair] rules imposed on others and break [unfair] rules imposed on me
#131 The ability to identify and utilize all available resources at my disposal
#132 The ability to work hard with steady and persistent effort to achieve goals
#133 The ability to value life's simple pleasures and comforts
#134 The ability to plan and then execute the plan to achieve my lofty goals (I have big dreams!)
#135 The ability to positively reframe any setback/disappointment as a great learning experience
#136 The ability to intuit and inwardly perceive other people's needs
#137 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)
#138 The ability to courageously take risks, try new things and overcome or circumvent obstacles
#139 The ability to detect when someone is being untruthful
#140 The ability to read people well and perceive what's not being said
#141 The ability to express myself creatively through art such as music, painting, dance, etc.
#142 The ability to endure hardships and difficult times (with my quiet strength and tenacity)
#143 The ability to conceptually understand the fundamental principles of how anything works
#144 The ability to put myself in someone else's shoes and consider their feelings
The following is a list of statements taken from each subtype description. Please choose the appropriate choice for each item. no yes
#145 Like to be in high-profile positions; desire fame
#146 Trust and privacy are big issues; don't want your partner discussing relationship issues with other people
#147 Feel drawn to anything or anyone that is unique, unusual, complex, mysterious, intense or beautiful
#148 Outgoing and sociable but like having a home base
#149 Often love to cook for others
#150 Responsible, willing to make sacrifices, detail-oriented, thrifty
#151 Give their time, energy and even money to improve conditions for people and/or the world
#152 Socially compare yourself with others; you're strongly identified with your social role
#153 Can be self-deprecating, act vulnerable and bid to be rescued
#154 Charismatic and charming; outgoing and personable
#155 Desire to find the perfect, ideal partner
#156 Act childish and egocentric when scared
#157 At worst, can completely control and dominate your partner and isolate him/her from other people
#158 Disciplined and regimented
#159 When healthy, are concerned about eating well, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, paying bills on time and basically keeping yourself well-functioning
#160 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
#161 At worst, can be voyeuristic, kinky, sexually perverted and/or isolate yourself from society
#162 Usually are good at debating, analyzing, critiquing, investigating, researching, conceptualizing, etc.
#163 Pain arises when your partner doesn't take an interest in you or your repressed, unmet needs/desires
#164 Entertaining, optimistic, positive, vivacious and upbeat
#165 Expect others to know what you need
#166 Caretaking
#167 Fear of scarcity
#168 Fear being able to live up to the image you are projecting
#169 Can discount basic self-preservation needs and tune mundane reality out in order to follow a dream
#170 Unconsciously yearning for the ideal partner perpetuates familiar feelings of lost love in childhood
#171 May deceive yourself and others by projecting an affluent image
#172 The positive energy of group involvement invigorates and enlivens you
#173 Can be self-centered, thoughtless, impatient, demanding and grumpy when feeling frustrated or deprived
#174 Some choose work that helps others become more attractive
#175 Enjoy learning widely and broadly to understand what other experts in different fields have to say
#176 Stand up for yourself and speak up when you are being discounted or ignored
#177 Want to be envied for having a picture perfect relationship with a successful, attractive, prestigious mate
#178 Tactful with good manners and a gracious way with people
#179 Can be idealistic, sacrificing for a cause you believe in that serves something beyond just yourself
#180 Keep a full social calendar but have contingency/back up plans just in case something falls through
#181 Often focus on maintaining your home and the stability of your home life
#182 Often have a strong sex drive (which helps you get involved in and stick with a relationship)
#183 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
#184 Create aesthetically pleasing surroundings in your home that have emotional resonance for you
#185 Can focus intently on work or a cause you believe in wholeheartedly
#186 Can be excellent at investing money and creating stability/security for yourself and loved ones
#187 Keep up with what is going on in their community
#188 Are willing to confront people who take advantage of your kindness and charity
#189 Can become passive-aggressive when you're frustrated at yourself or with unfair authority figures
#190 Can engage with people deeply, authentically and passionately
#191 Can be aware of group expectations but have enough self-esteem to do what's best for yourself
#192 Hold people to exacting standards
#193 Enjoy letting loose, having a good time and hosting lavish social events for your friends
#194 Like to put your trust and support in a cause or group you believe in; can be self-sacrificing
#195 Keep physically fit and healthy
#196 Can be extremely devoted, big-hearted and loving once you trust their partner
#197 Fear being rejected for who you really are
#198 Can zone out mentally and disengage emotionally while still remaining physically present/involved
#199 You're very protective -- of yourself, your loved ones, your possessions, your friends, and others in need
#200 Often feel socially inept or inadequate --' handle by being outwardly charming or just blending in
#201 Are goal-oriented, hard-working and energetic
#202 Tend to retreat to the comfort and solitude of your home where you feel more safe and at ease
#203 Lead a disciplined life that allows you to feel empowered and secure
#204 Disengage from your partner to be alone after an intense engagement, which can confuse your partner
#205 Can be a materialistic and consummate consumer; like having the latest gadgets and trendy items
#206 Skilled at one-to-one relating because you are authentic and real rather than pretentious
#207 Know how to get close to and intimate with people
#208 Stand by your true friends through thick and thin; will come to their defense in times of need
#209 Can be seductive, sexual, jealous and possessive; relationship problems cause depression
#210 Enjoy fantasizing about all the magical adventures and interesting conversations you would have with your new romantic interest, even if they are married or have a partner already
#211 Can be powerful and self-assertive
#212 Can feel as though other people have what is missing in your life
#213 Like time alone. Can be balanced with regard to own needs vs. others' needs
#214 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
#215 Child-like fear of not being able to make it on their own
#216 Can be a reformer, advocate and/or crusader
#217 You can occasionally act counterphobic and rebel against an untrustworthy authority figure
#218 Intuitively know the needs and interests of others
#219 Can be so out of touch with your true self that you don't even know what you want
#220 Can get anxious and panicky when you think about losing your freedom
#221 You can long for the ideal romantic union with a partner
#222 At worst, you can become selfish, anti-social, recklessly impulsive, short-tempered and self-destructive
#223 Excellent at pointing out angles, perspectives or viewpoints that others had not considered
#224 Pursue sexual conquests subconsciously believing they will bolster your self-esteem; they don't
#225 You can invite aggressive reactions to your belligerent reactions
#226 Seductive and alluring; crave yet fear intimacy
#227 Can lack confidence in your social skills, especially when initiating contact with a romantic interest
#228 Fearful of standing out and consequently have difficulty striving for your own success
#229 Maintain order and comfort for everyone in your home
#230 Tend to avoid social contact; can feel alienated from others at times
#231 Won't let their guard down until you feel safe to do so, when you really trust and respect someone
#232 Take criticism very personally
#233 Are highly suggestible and if you don't have good boundaries and morals, you can be promiscuous
#234 Losing your job or assets, or an illness that stops you from working, can feel life threatening
#235 Can have difficulty adhering to mindless rules and regulations
#236 Run by your emotional whims; indulge in bad habits (excessive eating, drinking, staying up too late, love affairs, etc.) to make up for what is perceived to be missing and to assuage your emotional lows
#237 Can have a difficult time committing and tend to scatter their energy in every direction
#238 Are capable of making new discoveries or introducing inventions or life changing theories, etc.
#239 Great at saving and investing money
#240 Tend to question and test your partner's motives and actions in the beginning stages of the relationship
#241 Can be the classic lazy couch potato who asks as little of life as possible
#242 Seek attention and even prestige by being popular or seen with the "in crowd"
#243 Try to avoid the meaninglessness of a mundane existence by living on the edge and taking risks
#244 Inner tension between social responsibility to others vs. a strong desire for excitement, adventure, fun
#245 Opinionated; believe you are the voice of the "truth"
#246 Need lots of privacy and your own space
#247 Health conscious (exercise regularly, eat well, etc.)
#248 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.)
#249 Overly concerned about your social position; want to be one of the intellectual or creative elite
#250 At worst, you can be obsessively paranoid and depressive
#251 Energetic, practical, ambitious and hard working
#252 Excellent material providers for your family and yourself; can be generous and big-hearted
#253 Inner tension between doing what you want versus doing what you feel you "should" do
#254 Go after what you want
#255 Can be aware of group expectations but have enough self-esteem to do what's best for yourself
#256 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
#257 Can have difficulty with social chit-chat and small talk, unless talking about your field
#258 Like to have order in your life and get upset when your familiar surroundings get disrupted or disordered
#259 Can be dependent on and obedient to clear direction from authorities in charge
#260 Can be competitive with any rivals that might threaten your romantic relationship
#261 Self-reliant and independent
#262 Extremely accepting of other people's individuality and right to express themselves
#263 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)
#264 A master networker and organizer who can bring people together that need each other's help
#265 Have a lot of self-doubt about your sexual attractiveness and desirability
#266 When healthy, are capable of truly admiring and deeply loving your partner
#267 Excellent at connecting people together for their mutual benefit
#268 Can have voyeuristic tendencies and/or be sexually perverted
#269 Are passionate about life
#270 When your marriage inevitably hits a difficult patch, you stay positive, talk, and work through it
#271 When healthy you can fight injustices courageously, especially with backing from your inner circle
#272 Can be fairly conventional and conforming; you may not like to go beyond the limits
#273 At worst, can be abusive, vengeful, sadistic or even commit crimes of passion
#274 Often compare yourself with more "normal" people and feel either more deficient or more elite
#275 Judge their strong sexual urges/desires as "bad"
#276 Desire to uphold and enforce rules for the good of all
#277 Can question, challenge or check up on their partner when gone too long
#278 Can be aware of group expectations but have enough self-esteem to do what's best for yourself
#279 Are able to commit deeply in a relationship as long as you have ongoing stimulation and variety
#280 Are considerate and cooperative but have good boundaries; don't allow others to control or coerce you
#281 Faithful and loyal
#282 Easily swayed by other people, you don't take responsibility for your own choices and blame your partner or other people when things go wrong
#283 Like to be the center of attention, the head honcho, the big cheese
#284 Healthy reformer qualities
#285 Polite and diplomatic; self-confident and ambitious
#286 Have too high expectations of self and others
#287 Strong sense of social responsibility
#288 Self-inhibited, repress your own wants/needs (and resent others for it)
#289 Look to trusted others for reassurance and protection rather than to yourself
#290 Group involvement helps you to structure the use of your time better
#291 Are charismatic, passionate and truthful
#292 Hard working, productive, time efficient, goal-oriented, pragmatic
#293 You like to get involved in groups that further social causes
#294 You hate your partner making demands of you and will often be stubborn as a mule, or withdraw silently, or go along with the request outwardly to avoid conflict but inwardly be annoyed/mad
#295 Keep yourself physically strong and/or physically attractive
#296 Are sociable, generous, friendly and extremely honorable with those you love
#297 Can have trouble setting your own goals and following through with your innermost intentions
#298 Like to know your partner's personal thoughts, feelings and desires, and like sharing their own
#299 Often are a high achiever who participates in social causes; have unique talents and gifts to share
#300 Want to be liked and approved of by everyone
#301 Can be depressed, paranoid and aggressive toward the very people you are looking to for security
#302 Witty and very genuine
#303 Pride in ability to socially connect people and help others
#304 Believe you are only as good as your achievements
#305 Can be materialistic and use money as bartering chips for power and control
#306 Ambitious and hard working
The following questions are optional, but recommended. Please answer truthfully.
Age:
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