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The Nine Personality Types

There are nine personality types in the Enneagram system. Each type is represented by one of the nine numbers on the Enneagram symbol. 

There is no single authoritative description for each Enneagram personality type. Instead, there are a number of different schools, authors, and teachers who have their own labels for and interpretations of the types. Some of the differences between these interpretations are subtle and not very noticeable while others are more obvious.

There are two general approaches to dealing with this: 1) use the descriptions of one interpretation or source as a basis for understanding the nine types or 2) piece together an understanding from multiple interpretations and sources.

Click one of the types below to read some brief interpretations of that type. 

Enneagram Type 1 Enneagram Type 2 Enneagram Type 3 Enneagram Type 4 Enneagram Type 5 Enneagram Type 6 Enneagram Type 7 Enneagram Type 8 Enneagram Type 9