How Do You Read an Enneagram Chart?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 11, 2022

If you’re new to the Enneagram system of personality, you may feel out of your depth when looking at your Enneagram test results. Your Enneagram chart is what showcases your primary Enneagram type (and much more) to give you the complete picture of your personality. 

So how do you read an Enneagram chart if it’s all Greek to you? Once you understand the meaning of it all, it won’t feel so complicated. This step-by-step guide to understanding what your Enneagram chart has to tell you will help you go from confused to knowledgeable.

What Personality Types are Prone to Anxiety?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 01, 2022

As humans, we’re all susceptible to stress. After all, that’s our brain's response to potential threats. However, some of us can develop anxiety as well. Unlike stress, anxiety can linger and show up without any recognizable triggers. For years, researchers have wondered whether there’s a link between personality and anxiety. And if so, what personality types are prone to anxiety? Today we’re connecting the dots between anxiety and typology.  

10 Self Help Books you Should Read as an INFJ

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 23, 2022

INFJs love working on their personal growth, and it isn’t uncommon for them to explore growth through self-help books. Self-help literature can offer people a new perspective, new information, and even new schedule ideas to help people achieve a better work-life balance. 

If you’re an INFJ who’s open to exploring the self-help department, consider these 10 self-help books that are perfect for INFJ personality types. 

What Does the Future You Look Like? The Clue is in Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 22, 2022

Yes, we're all born with one personality type which we have our entire lives. But as we grow older and have new life experiences – especially important ones like births, deaths, schooling, becoming parents and working – we grow and develop different aspects of our personalities. And although no one can know what the future holds, there is a somewhat predictable blueprint for how we may change over time. 

Here’s a glimpse of what the future YOU may be like.

Can your Enneagram Wing Change in Different Situations or Throughout Your Life?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 23, 2022

Enneagram wings are an additional influence on personality, and as such you’ll need to study them to understand how someone with your Enneagram number will function in the real world.

One of the most common questions people ask is can your Enneagram wings change? It turns out the answer could be either yes or no, depending on what is meant by the word change.

Does this sound confusing? It isn’t really, as we’ll discover as we delve more deeply into the complexities of the Enneagram personality system.

The Top Three Superpowers of Each Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 14, 2022

If you were a superhero what would your superpower be? 

Even if you’re not shooting lasers from your eyes or webs from your hands, we all have superpowers we use in everyday life. Whether you’re able to tune into others' emotions, organize people or have laser-like focus, these are all superpowers. 

If you’re curious to know the top superpowers of each Enneagram type, read on! Here are the top three strengths you have and should be taking advantage of.

How Each Enneagram Type Rests and Recuperates

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 13, 2022

Everyone is different when it comes to relaxing and winding down for the day. How each Enneagram rests depends on their core Enneagram type, which also plays a role in how stressed they’re likely to get in different situations, and when they really should grab some rest and recreation so they can fire on all cylinders again. 

Here’s your Enneagram type’s most common rest activity when you need a break. 

5 INFP Traits That Are Both Good and Bad at the Same Time

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 24, 2022

As an INFP, I know that the good and the bad things about our personalities are often just different sides of the same coin. Even the good traits we have can be hard to live with at times, and the parts that may seem negative can be turned into positives when we put our ability to see things differently to good use.


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