As part of my ongoing development, I’ve undertaken coaching, where I’ve taken a number of personality tests to understand myself better and how I best interact with others.
To give a bit of insight based on what ‘other people say’ other than me, here’s the results.
Extravert (34%) - I have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (34%)
iNtuitive (44%) - I have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (44%)
Thinking (22%) - I have slight preference of Thinking over Feeling (22%)
Perceiving (19%) - I have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (19%)
My Top Strength: Creativity, ingenuity, and originality
Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.
My Second Strength: Zest, enthusiasm, and energy
Regardless of what you do, you approach it with excitement and energy. You never do anything halfway or halfheartedly. For you, life is an adventure.
Strength #3 - Love of learning
You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.
Strength #4 - Humor and playfulness
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.
Strength #5 - Curiosity and interest in the world
You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.
Enneagram Type Score - Type 7 with an 8 wing
Type 7, The Enthusiast 27
Type 3, The Achiever 20
Type 5, The Investigator 20
Type 9, The Peacemaker 16
Type 8, The Challenger 14
Type 2, The Helper 13
Type 6, The Loyalist 13
Type 4, The Individualist 12
Type 1, The Reformer 9
Generally, Sevens are excitable, spontaneous, curious, optimistic, eager, outgoing, future-oriented, adventurous, variety-seeking, quick, and talkative.
Sevens get into conflicts by being scattered, distracted, restless, impatient, thrillseeking, escapist, over-extended, irresponsible, demanding, and excessive.
At their best, Sevens are appreciative, bountiful, thoughtful, accomplished, versatile, receptive, grateful, content, quiet, and passionate.
In this analysis, the two areas I get my most drive from were Yellow and Green
Yellow - Visionary - wants to analyse, understand, explore in depth
Green - People Manager - puts people and interpersonal relationships first
With a close third as Orange:
Orange - Entrepreneur - wants to show progress, results and achievements
Whereas the area I don’t get the least drive from and mainly clash with is Red:
Red - Authority - stands for courage, speed and strength
With Blue and Purple more minor rejections:
Blue - Organiser - wants to create clarity and certainty
Purple - Patriarch - serving attitude and creates bonds and security