There are quite a few websites that allow you to take personality typing tests online to help you discover your Enneagram type. I say “help you” because getting your type right may not be that easy or straightforward. But at least taking one or more tests can get you in the ballpark. You should be able to rule out several types even if you’re still unsure which one you are. Then you can do some further exploration by reading about and looking at the differences between the types you’re still considering. Focus on motivation instead of behaviors. Motivation is key.
Here are five sites to check out. Most have free tests, but a couple of them cost $10.00 to take.
ECLECTIC ENERGIES (www.eclecticenergies.com)
This site gives you two options, a “Classical enneagram test” and an “Enneagram test with instinctual variant.” I took the Classical test and the results were accurate.
ENNEAGRAM INSTITUTE (www.enneagraminstitute.com)
There are three test options here, two free and one for $10.00:
The free RHETI Sampler consists of 36 forced-choice statements and is estimated to take 10 minutes to complete.
The free Brief QUEST is estimated to take 5 minutes to complete.
For $10.00, you can take the full RHETI, which consists of 144 forced-choice statements and is estimated to take 40 minutes to complete.
I took version 2.0 of the RHETI years ago and the results were accurate for my type and wing. There is now a version 2.5 of the test, which I don’t have any experience with. Overall, I think this is the best Enneagram test out there. But, as with all the tests, the results aren’t always as clear-cut.
ENNEAGRAM CENTRAL (enneagramcentral.com)
This test first accurately pegged me as an Aggressive type, but then mistyped me as a 3. (3 was my third-highest score in the RHETI, but it wasn’t close to 8 or 7 in that test.)
THE ENNEAGRAM SPECTRUM OF PERSONALITY STYLES (enneagramspectrum.com)
You can take the WEPSS (Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales) online for $10.00. I took this test many years ago, but I don’t recall the results.
ENNEAGRAM WORLDWIDE (enneagramworldwide.com)
As long as you register, you can take the The Essential Enneagram Test online. This consists of paragraph descriptions of the 9 types. You select the three that are most like you. This one was easy for me, and I think the descriptions are good.
- Stance Keyword Checklist (ninepaths.com)