What are Maya Angelou’s Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Personality Types?

Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, and civil rights activist. She is best known for her award-winning memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, as well as numerous collections of poems and essays. 

Apart from being a writer, Angelou was a tireless advocate for civil rights. Throughout the 1960s she worked alongside civil rights leaders like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make

Introvert? Here's Why Opening Up Can Feel Like Oversharing

It’s no secret that Introverts like their privacy but, for many introverted folks, opening up doesn’t come naturally – not even to those we trust and love. As a chatty INFJ who’s often mistaken for an Extravert, I, too, have wondered why it is so hard for me to share how I feel with those closest to me.

How to Be a Better Boss, Based on Your Enneagram Type

While the Type 8 is called the Leader or the Boss, all nine of the distinct Enneagram personality styles have the potential to be excellent leaders. Whether you lead as a Perfectionist Type 1, a Peacemaker Type 9 or any of the types in between, you too can be a great boss. But with each Enneagram personality style, there comes unique management challenges, distortion filters and blind spots. 

Below we’ll outline how you can be a better boss, based on your Enneagram type.

Enneagram and Love: What We Learned By Surveying 88,000 Enneagram Test-Takers

Ever wonder which Enneagram type pairings are the most common? How about which types are happiest single, which types are serial monogamists, and which types are most likely to pencil “LTR” into their long-term goals? So did we.

In January 2021, Truity surveyed over 88,000 users to find out more about the Enneagram types and their relationships, and the results are in. Here’s some of the most compelling data we discovered about all the types.

Modern Twists to the Ancient Enneagram: How the Personality System has Changed Over the Last 20 Years

The Enneagram, a personality system sometimes called the GPS of wisdom, has been gaining in popularity over the last decade. Featuring nine distinct “habits of attention” and a complexity that can explain almost all behavior, it’s an extremely useful tool in business, relationships, and personal growth. 

How to Let Go of Grudges, Advice from a Judger

Do you find yourself holding a grudge for months or maybe even years? Well you’re not alone. Many of us hold grudges as a way of dealing with disappointment. This is a common trait for a whole range of personality types but especially for those with a Judging preference on the Myers and Briggs personality system.

Why Peacemaker Type 9s Truly Are the Most Powerful Type in the Enneagram

When you think of powerful types within the Enneagram, it is tempting to focus on Type 8, the Leader or Type 3, the Achiever. These outwardly focused, action-oriented individuals easily garner the attention and often admiration of others. They are strong, high-achieving personalities that get things done. But did you know that the true powerbroker in the Enneagram is really Type 9, the Peacemaker?

The Best Side Hustle Based on Your Enneagram Type

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that things can change really quickly, and it’s good to have lots of options. Whether you’re unemployed, fully employed or designing a portfolio career strategy for yourself, a side hustle is always a smart move. These part-time jobs can often blossom into meaningful revenue streams and bring you career advancement in ways you never imagined.  

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