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Enneagram Personality Test

Enneagram is a personality psychology system that describes human personality as a number of interconnected personality types. It has recently become popular within spirituality and business disciplines. It is widely used by Fortune 500 companies.

This test will let you discover yourself through personal growth, career development, marriage and social relationships. You may build up your own value by growing your dominant traits and discovering some new potentials.

Your Enneagram Personality Test Result:
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Type1 - The Perfectionist

Personality “The Defender of Perfectionism”

Strengths: You always stand firm on your principles and strive for perfection. These qualities help you stand out in a crowd. You know how to reflect on yourself and keep yourself motivated. You are therefore always a group leader.

Weaknesses: You have suppressed your instincts and your emotional needs too much. Your heart is constantly fighting against everything that you find irrational. Being in a tense and irritable state like this will bring you further and further away from your standard of perfection.

Possible Origin “They want me to be perfect”

Your parents might have been very strict. To get their approval or to avoid their punishment, you treated yourself harshly. You would blame yourself and get angry when you disappointed them by failing to live up to their expectations.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “Love is a test”

As far as romantic relationships go, you hold the highest standards, value self-discipline, and desire to mold yourself and your partner into your idea of a perfect couple.

If you are single and refuse to be in a relationship, it may be because it is hard to convince you that people would be willing to accept your shortcomings. It may also be because you do not want to accept the shortcomings of others.

If you are in a relationship, you may still be very rational, objective, and have to divide all the responsibilities very clearly, which may create a barrier between you and your partner. Moreover, constantly criticizing and pointing out the mistakes of your partner may create tensions in the relationship. Constantly trying too hard to avoid making mistakes may cause you to overlook the feelings of your partner. This may result in your partner "losing interest" in you.

Advice

You need someone who is considerate and encouraging, who recognizes your contributions and appreciates your personality. This will help you to have more confidence and patience in the relationship. However, before accepting someone, you need to first learn to accept yourself. It is recommended for you stop any meaningless complaints and try to find something that you can enjoy with your partner.

Workplace

Approach - “Strictly following rules”

You have your own working guidelines to ensure your success in completing your tasks with high efficiency. Working in a team, you would demand from others the standards you have set for yourself. This causes others to see you as difficult to communicate and collaborate with. Moreover, focusing too much on details would hinder you from completing your tasks. Being too afraid of making mistakes would also hinder you from making decisions and cause you great opportunities.

Advice

When planning your work schedule, leave some space for reflection. Try to listen to the opinions of your colleagues and your boss. Even if you disagree, do not rush to argue back. Do not focus only on the details, but also try to see the full picture. To work better in a team, do not impose on others your own standards.

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INTJ, ISTJ, ENTJ, ISFJ, ISTP

You are someone who pays close attention to details and emphasizes on objective facts. Therefore, you may play a key role in the finance and technology industries. Some examples are: financial analyst, software engineer, and positions related to product development. Moreover, being very responsible, firm and reliable, you may also do well in the fields of finance, accounting, medical and education.

Social Interactions

Approach - “Hardcore critic”

You dislike careless people who speak and act without logic. Those who don’t know you well would think that you are too rigid and unapproachable. On the other hand, friends who really know you would know that you are genuine and reliable. In your social interactions, you often complain and even try to change others. It is a way you use to balance the criticisms you have with yourself. However, this makes others feel tied up when around you.

Advice

You have to understand that the world is not "black and white". The most important thing in a relationship is not right and wrong, but to trust one another. We recommend that you try to see things from other people's perspectives and think more about other people's feelings. For example, try not to embarrass someone in public, remind them or give them advice privately; that way, they will take your opinions under consideration.

Quote by a Famous Type 1 Person

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi

Type 1’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 2: They can recognize my needs right away, but I do not like the fact that they try to please everybody.
  • Type 3: They are ambitious like I am, but they are easily carried away by things.
  • Type 4: I admire their artistic talents; however, they are very moody and selfish.
  • Type 5: They have great ability in thinking and are very knowledgeable; however, they are not very good at executions and collaborations.
  • Type 6: They have a strong sense of teamwork, but they have low self-esteem and are afraid of criticism.
  • Type 7: They are very flexible, know how to work around things, but lack patience, and would give up half way.
  • Type 8: I am inspired by them, but they are reckless and never listen to other people's advice.
  • Type 9: They are broad-minded, but like to avoid difficulties; they lack the courage to face their problems.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you become extremely conceited and irrationally trying to be perfect.
  • Average state: you constantly retrain yourself and become depressed because things are not perfect.
  • Ideal state: you uphold your principles, you are responsible, and you apply great strategies in your work.

Disintegration Direction - Type 4

“Dominated by your emotions”

When you try to run away from all the pressures of life, you give up on your principles, which causes you to look down on yourself. You become negative and pessimistic. Your personality defense line is destroyed.

Integration Direction - Type 7

“Accepting your imperfection”

Once you learn to relax your mind, you may follow your principles with more flexibility. You may also be willing to express your emotional needs and be able to enjoy the fun in life.

Type 2 - The Helper

Personality “The Giver of Love”

Strengths: You are passionate, full of love, sensitive to people's moods and needs, remember everyone's favorites and habits, and are always ready to help others out. You are therefore a very popular person.

Weaknesses: You always put other people's needs first, but you fear to be forgotten or rejected. When you do not receive a response or approval from others after giving, you become very frustrated, depressed, and cannot see the value of your own existence.

Possible Origin “Parents need my cooperation”

You were good at observing people's moods from early childhood. You would act according to the emotional needs of your family members, whether to be cute, be obedient, or be the little helper, etc. It could be that you've felt that your parents needed help around the house, so you started taking up more responsibilities. It could also be that your parents did not show much interest in you so you wanted to draw their attention and love.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “Try to earn love”

You would sacrifice anything for people important to you. You believe that you first need to give to earn love from others. You hope to always be in the position of "being needed."

If you are single, you fear that your giving or efforts won't pay off, therefore you hesitate to move forward in a relationship. During a period when the relationship is ambiguous, the other person might see your over-giving as emotional blackmailing and leave you.

If you are in a relationship, you might change your behavior to please the other as you are afraid of being dumped. If the other person is slow in understanding the signals, it's pain and torture for you, and you might feel used. Moreover, you take up too much of your partner's life. This might result in your partner feeling trapped around you.

Advice

A partner who can understand and appreciate what you have done would make you feel safe. With this kind of encouragement, you will slowly learn to express your own needs. If your partner doesn't give you a strong response or doesn't show it frequently, there is no need to complain or be discouraged. While showing love to others, you also need to love yourself; while giving, learn to also receive.

Workplace

Approach - “You win over people's hearts by being personable”

In a team, rather than showing yourself off, you tend to help others in succeeding, which gives you a greater sense of accomplishment. If you become a leader, you create a warm working environment for your subordinates. One thing to take note of is that you might offend others by being too curious about their privacy.

Advice

In your workplace, do not let emotions or relationships drive you. If it becomes too personal, it will distract you from focusing on doing your job. Be aware of topics not to talk about; as a talkative person, you might unintentionally share too much information about people's privacy and get into trouble. Get to know yourself right, don't over or underestimate your importance.

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ESFJ, ENFJ, ESFP, ENFP

You would be good at jobs that have to deal with people. For example, HR, sales, and consulting services are some of the jobs that you can shine in. You are quick on your feet, like to come up with new ideas and like exploring new things. Therefore, you would also be successful in working in the internet or art-related areas. For example: interactive designer, actor and artist.

Social Interactions

Approach - “To please everyone”

You know everyone's "likes" and "dislikes." You can often notice and fulfill people's requests before they ask for them. This makes you popular among your social circles but also wears you off. You have forgotten your true self and might give others an image of being a hypocrite.

Advice

If you are worried about being replaced by others, you need to find your true self. Rather than acting and switching between characters, it's more genuine and reliable to "act" as yourself. It would help if you build up your self-esteem. Moreover, you do not need to fulfill everyone's wishes to build good relationships.

Quote by a Famous Type 2 Person

Only do what your heart tells you. - Princess Diana

Type 2’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They follow rules, are honest and trustworthy. However, they treat others too harshly with no sympathy.
  • Type 3: They are outstanding and hardworking, but are bad at admitting failures and receiving criticisms.
  • Type 4: They are very observant, and understand other people's pain. However, they are arrogant and antisocial.
  • Type 5: They are firm in attitude and are knowledgeable, but are cold and hard to get along with.
  • Type 6: They are very good listeners, but are very skeptical and question me all the time.
  • Type 7: They are earnest and positive, but their thoughts are not consistent. It's hard for me to follow their pace.
  • Type 8: They have a strong sense of justice and protect the underprivileged, but they are too obsessed with taking control.
  • Type 9: They are gentle and are willing to sacrifice, but they are indecisive. Therefore, they often fail to make important decisions.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you would cover up your dark side with superficial kindness.
  • Average state: you would be over-possessive and try to please other people in hopes of receiving more love and attention.
  • Ideal state: you are loving, helpful, positive, and enthusiastic.

Disintegration Direction - Type 8

“Uncontrollable desire to control”

When you always want to be needed by others, you actually desire to control them. You would be offended by those who reject your "kindness." You may even attack them.

Integration Direction - Type 4

“To face the pessimistic self”

As you learn to reflect on yourself and accept your own negative emotions, you will be able to express love in a positive manner. Also, try not to please everyone and instead focus on making the right decisions.

Type 3 - The Achiever

Personality “The spokesperson of successology”

Strengths: People call you the winner of life. You are more determined than most people. Once you set a goal, you work hard to earn great wealth, status and fame.

Weaknesses: You are always busy creating an optimistic and successful public image of yourself, denying the negative side of your personality, and trying to hide from your failures. You are also trying to cover up your emotional needs with busyness.

Possible Origin “The winner gets everything”

You were competitive since early childhood. It could have been the result of you having many siblings that you needed to stand out to keep your presence in the family. It could also be that you adored your parents very much and hoped to become like them. You have been building up your achievements to prove that you can achieve greatness.

Romanic Relationship

Approach - “The relationship must be practical”

When there is a conflict between work and love, you tend to pick the former. In a relationship, you are all about keeping a public image of a perfect lover and neglect having healthy interactions with the other person.

If you are single, you focus so much on your career that you do not have time for a relationship. You might even think that dating is "a waste of time."

If you are in a relationship or marriage, you are still making sure that it is practical. Your lover is very likely someone who can assist you with your career or someone whom you think "has values." You believe that being successful will be the best return for your partner. You also use this to motivate yourself in working harder, resulting in you neglecting your partner's real needs.

Advice

Your perfect match would be a considerate caregiver; someone who can fully support you when you work hard and comfort you when you feel beaten. What you need to know is that your partner loves you not because of your success, so it is also important to spend time and effort in maintaining the relationship. For example, go on an outing or enjoy a dinner together. This will help build the relationship.

Workplace

Approach - “An outstanding doer”

A challenging mission can stimulate your passion and talents for your work. You are a hardworking doer. You can lead your team in reaching your goals efficiently. You believe in abilities more than anything. Therefore, even if you dislike someone in your workplace, it doesn't stop you from appreciating the person's abilities. However, rushing to success at times might costs you more than the gains.

Advice

At work, your will to succeed would stimulate the team to work harder. However, it would also easily cause destructive competition and ruin the atmosphere of the team. It would be beneficial if you focus on building up your own abilities rather than putting up competitions with the team. Also, while emphasizing efficiency, you should also find value in building up the team.

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ESTJ, ENTJ, ESTP, ENTP

Jobs with authority and risks are attractive to you, such as venture capitalist, economic analyst and strategist. Moreover, your passion for doing practical work would bring you success in professional fields, such as electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, lawyer and criminal investigator.

Social Interactions

Approach - “Make friends with useful people”

You have many elites within your circle. Your vibe as a winner draws both admirers and enemies. Rather than saying that you like to make friends, your passion for socializing is more about expanding your network. You also like to compare yourself with others. Note that your tendency in putting others down would turn some of your admirers away.

Advice

You might end up losing yourself while indulging in creating a public image of success for yourself. If one day your image is destroyed, you will be knocked down by it. You need to let go of the constant assessment of “value” and take note of your true feelings. If you act more like an equal to others, you will be even more popular and loved.

Quote by a Famous Type 3 Person

I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life. - Tom Cruise

Type 3’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They have ambitions and follow principles, but they cannot tolerate other people’s small mistakes.
  • Type 2: They are friendly, kind and often show care. However, too often I found their noses in my business.
  • Type 4: They have a great taste in fashion, but they are too moody so I cannot work in their presence.
  • Type 5: They are good observers with unique perspectives, but they talk without action.
  • Type 6: They are genuine, reliable and are good at following orders. However, they are too concerned about consequences.
  • Type 7: They are full of energy and bring joy to others. However, they are too careless and disorganized.
  • Type 8: They have ambitious goals, and like me, they desire to become successful. However, they are too obsessed with taking control.
  • Type 9: They understand my inner world, but have no opinions of their own, which is not helpful for my decision making.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you become offended when your image is not approved by others.
  • Average state: you suppress your true feelings with a public image of success.
  • Ideal state: you further develop your abilities and encourage others to thrive.

Disintegration Direction - Type 9

“Losing your life goal”

When you deny your ambitions in hope of gaining relief, you become more stressed. Hiding in the corner and not being noticed by others will confuse you and take away your motivation to live.

Integration Direction - Type 6

“Face my true self”

Once you realize your true self is more valuable than the image you are projecting to the outside world and that you should be more genuine, you will find that you are admired by much more people.

Type 4 - The Romantic

Personality “Melancholy romantic”

Strengths: With a passion for romanticism, you have a rare sense of taste; you are a natural born artist. You apply your unique aesthetic principles in all areas of life.

Weaknesses: Melancholy is the underpainting of your life. You focus on the negative aspects of life. You are forever living in the memories of your regrets. You are living in your imaginary fairy tale, being extremely emotional, and not willing to give up on searching for what is unreachable.

Possible Origin “I am an abandoned child”

You likely came from a dysfunctional family. Your parents were seldom by your side or were not on good terms. This caused you resentment of being abandoned. Perhaps you longed to be close with your parents but never had the chance to. Without a way to change the reality, you started to block people out and became defensive. You are always very sensitive about this missing piece of your family life.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “The best ones are those I cannot get”

You have been searching for a soulmate your entire life. Once your partner makes a tiny mistake, you start doubting whether this person is the right person for you. This makes you dismiss a possible future for the relationship.

When you are single, you reject everyone whom you find vulgar. You have been in and out of relationships. While in a relationship, you cannot let go of the good or ideal ones you have missed. However, when that relationship is over, you start to miss it.

When you are in a relationship, your mindset stays in your ideal world. You are not satisfied with every aspect of your partner and start to put your hope in the next person. Moreover, you tend to exaggerate the small shortcomings of your partner. You may even criticize your partner with hurtful words in expressing your own disappointment and pain.

Advice

Your perfect match would be someone who knows well how to look after and maintain a relationship. This person will respect your thoughts and try to fulfill your images of a romantic relationship. In this relationship, you should value your partner’s input and try to go along with your partner’s guidance. Also, learn to clearly express your love while being more lenient toward your partner's shortcomings.

Workplace

Approach - “Advocate of my own aesthetics”

You find it important to show your true self, which is based on your idealistic beliefs. Even in common situations you try to find new meanings; this helps you with your creativity. On the other hand, you are easily being dragged behind by your moods and racing thoughts. You lack organizational skills and stamina.

Advice

You naturally follow your heart; therefore, you need to have a good life plan. If you are still trying to catch up compared to people of similar age, it is recommended that you obtain a practical skill that allows you to earn a living and helps you to reach your dreams.

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ISFJ, INFJ, ISFP, INFP, ENFP

Art and creative fields can provide a platform for you to show yourself. For example: designer, author and musician. You also focus on your inner emotions and deep conscience, which makes you great at helping others in finding their potentials. Therefore, careers related to customer services, healthcare, and education would also be suitable for you. For example: psychologist, nutritionist and university professor.

Social Interactions

Approach - “Stay mysterious”

You like to interpret everything around you with complicated perspectives. You do not easily believe the messages from others as they are. People feel uneasy and pressured around you. Your thoughts wander and you are inconsistent in your attitude toward people and things. You like to use sarcasm to illustrate your points and this makes others see you as arrogant and mean.

Advice

Always keeping a distance from people who understand you might force them to distance themselves from you. It would be beneficial to consider more of other people's feelings when showing your personality. You will be able to build genuine and trustworthy relationships when people who are different from you feel respected and acknowledged.

Quote by a Famous Type 4 Person

Conscience is a man's compass. - Vincent Van Gogh

Type 4’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They are very organized and responsible, but I cannot stand their perfectionism.
  • Type 2: They know how to appreciate me, but they treat everyone with love, I think they are not genuine.
  • Type 3: They have clear goals and strength in execution, but they don’t like to show their true feelings.
  • Type 5: They are intelligent, but at times they acted cool and kept their distance.
  • Type 6: They are kind, dependable, and sincere. However, they don’t understand my feelings.
  • Type 7: They are full of energy and have a great sense of humor, but they don’t have much feelings and are not serious about their work.
  • Type 8: They made me feel safe, but they didn't let me focus on self-improvement.
  • Type 9: They respect my thoughts, but are lacking in passion. They are the type who would find it hard to find a middle ground with.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you would hide in your corner being depressed.
  • Average state: you would always want to avoid the crowd and wallow in self-pity.
  • Ideal state: you would have good interactions with others, expressing your inner feelings.

Disintegration Direction - Type 2

“Create the delusion of being loved”

When you are away from the crowd and alone with your lover, you try to create a feeling of being needed and pitied.

Integration Direction - Type 1

“Truly live in the moment”

When you step out from the imaginary world and follow the principles of the real world, you will find yourself again while learning how to take up responsibilities. You will then experience a new kind of beauty and learn greater abilities in creating beautiful things.

Type 5 - The Observer

Personality “I think therefore I am”

Strengths: You have a strong sense of curiosity and want to find out everything. You like to analyze, think critically, and explore the nature and principles of the world. You enjoy being alone. You are a calm and wise bystander.

Weaknesses: You avoid the crowd and have a defensive personality. You find pleasure in reflecting in solitude. Moreover, you are so obsessed with thinking games that you have become self-centered, cold-hearted, and not willing to do anything for others.

Possible Origin “I can only rely on myself to succeed”

You were different from the other children when you were young. You did not need much attention from your parents. You spent most of your time hiding from your family in your own space doing what you like. You didn’t rely on your parents, because you didn’t believe that they can help you succeed. As an adult, you talk about your family without much emotion.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “Ambivalent Defense Mechanism”

You long for a genuine relationship but are afraid that you would lose your personal space. You also cannot put down your guard completely and are strictly controlling how you express your feelings.

Being single, you live in solitude, ignoring everything around you. This personality type compares to all other types has the most difficulty with starting an intimate relationship.

If you are in a relationship, you are very particular about keeping your privacy. You do not let your partner be a part of your life in other areas. If your partner fights with you on this topic, you would avoid triggering your emotions and choose to escape into your own world. While alone, you would remember the good sides of your partner. However, all will be forgotten again when you make up with your partner.

Advice

Your perfect match would be someone who would appreciate you being knowledgeable and would accept the way you deal with your feelings. This person may be someone of the same personality type. Something to take note of is that reasoning cannot replace emotional needs. Even with someone who can understand you, you will still need to put in the time and effort to maintain the relationship.

Workplace

Approach - “The knowledgeable expert”

At work, you are quick to master all the theoretical knowledge. You look at problems comprehensively and thoroughly. This leads you to become an expert in an area. You also like to look at things from many different perspectives. You like to break free from traditional ways and to think outside the box, which is often rewarded by unexpected outcomes. However, since you tend to avoid working with others, you would become even more unsociable.

Advice

Do try to fit into the team and be more socially open-minded. Learn to work with others; it’s ok to be a team player. Learn to appreciate other people’s strengths and humbly learn from others. This may sometimes lead to better results than working hard on your own.

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INTP, INTJ, ISTP, ISTJ, INFP

You are good at logic and analysis, so your ideal positions are in the fields of technology and finance. For example: a computer engineer, data analyst and economist. You quickly learn how to operate complex machinery; careers in the medical fields are also a good pick for you. You would also make a great civil engineer, electronic technician and ECG expert.

Social Interactions

Approach - “Hiding the many faces of self”

You have many different types of friends, but they only know you in the area you had interactions with them. You do not show all sides of yourself to people, nor introduce friends of one area to another. In general, you first filter people you've met in your mind, pick those who are worth giving attention to, then slowly start to get emotionally involved in the relationships.

Advice

Learn to genuinely feel the emotional needs of yourself and others. This is not a waste of time but will instead help you build a better state of living. Take initiative and not just stand there waiting for other people to make the first move. Lower your expectations of the interactions with others and try to join in with topics that people talk about.

Quote by a Famous Type 5 Person

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein

Type 5’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They take value in principles, but they are tied up by details and unable to see the big picture.
  • Type 2: Their tolerance allows me to relax, but they are overly feeling oriented in their relationships.
  • Type 3: We are able to exchange some views, but they cannot go too deep in their thoughts.
  • Type 4: They are firm with their opinions and like to come up with new things. However, their mood swings are wearing me off.
  • Type 6: They are firm and dependable partners, but I’m tired of them repeating the same questions.
  • Type 7: They are full of passion with active minds, but they always disturb me when I want to be alone.
  • Type 8: They have a sense of justice, and have strong executional skills, but they are too dominant, and don’t consider other people’s feelings.
  • Type 9: They are gentle and respect my thoughts, but they lack the ability to analyze and make good judgments.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you will lose contact with the real world, and get trapped in a loop of questioning and thoughts.
  • Average state: you indulge in thinking, not willing to put your thoughts into action.
  • Ideal state: you solve all kinds of problems with your abundance of knowledge.

Disintegration Direction - Type 7

“Using entertainment as an escape from reality”

When you desire a life full of excitement and put a lot of efforts in meaningless social interactions, you become more unsociable. You would lose your insights and thinking abilities you were proud of in the past.

Integration Direction - Type 8

“Improve your life with action”

When you overcome your fear of not being knowledgeable enough and instead firmly and bravely share what you know, you will be able to succeed in your social and professional life.

Type 6 - The Skeptic

Personality “The loyal skeptic”

Strengths: You are very cautious, and always look out for potential trouble. You are always well prepared before making any actions and always try to avoid potential risks. In a crowd, you are very dependable, responsible, and loyal.

Weaknesses: You are anxious, suspicious, and see everything as danger. You fear being harmed and blame yourself for not being cautious enough when you do get hurt.

Possible Origin “A childhood without feeling secure”

To you, your family was full of uncertainties. It could be that you were moving homes all the time. It could also be that your parents were moody, where they would criticize or punish you without any warnings. Therefore, you always had to be alert. Perhaps your parents lied all the time, causing you to not trust people in authority and always feel insecure.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “Love is a test”

You would be a very loyal partner in a relationship, but you don’t believe that your partner can be as loyal as you. You would always suspect your partner and that would cause a lot of conflicts between you.

If you are single, you might be afraid to start a relationship because you fear that you will get hurt and be used. It could also be that you foresee that the relationship will not end well.

If you are in a relationship, you would often think of ways to test your relationship to cope with the uneasy feelings of your worries. Even after getting a firm answer from your partner, you would continue to observe his/her actions to find the motives behind them. As time goes, these trust issues will grow and will lead to an end of the relationship.

Advice

Even the most patient partner cannot tolerate being questioned over and over again. If you want to build a lasting and stable intimate relationship, trust is the key. It would help if you learn to not being suspicious and making accusations. Improvement will be made if you trust that the person who truly loves you will be loyal to you. Talking to your partner with complete honesty will minimize unnecessary misunderstandings.

Workplace

Approach - “Prepare for the worst”

At work, you can handle crisis well because you always assess the risks beforehand. When a major crisis occurs, you can always calmly provide solutions. Moreover, because of your loyal and responsible qualities, you are trusted and valued by your seniors. However, your suspicious nature gives you hesitations in making decisions and causes you to miss great opportunities. It also stops you from adapting to changes in the environment.

Advice

There is no need to be too cautious with every single thing. Do risk assessments according to priorities. Try to change your habits of procrastination that is often a result of your indecisiveness. Patiently observe how things go and try to focus more on the positive side of things. There’s no need to be suspicious of everyone just because you were disappointed with one person, or else you will put yourself in isolation.

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ISFJ, INFJ, ISTJ, ESTJ, ESFJ

Being cautious and detailed oriented, you are very suitable for jobs requiring a high sense of alertness. For example: risks assessment, scouting, quality inspections and audit. Also, positions with some social authorities would look attractive to you, such as a doctor, teacher, head of a social organization and mental health consultant.

Social Interactions

Approach - “Not dare to easily trust anyone”

You like to guess people’s real motives. When interacting with others, you are always on guard. You are worried that the higher your expectations are, the greater the disappointments will be, so you start by assuming everyone is very bad. To protect yourself, you would seem obedient in front of people with authority. You might decide to leave a place if you feel insecure. Your being responsible and cautious are likely a result of fearing the consequences of making a mistake.

Advice

Build up your confidence, don’t build your sense of security on others. Face the negative aspects of human nature; everyone has shortcomings, so don’t deny a person entirely just because of the shortcomings. Try to think more about the happy moments of the interactions with people. You will be more relaxed and happy if you look at things in a simpler way.

Quote by a Famous Type 6 Person

If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything. - Marilyn Monroe

Type 6’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They follow principles, but would criticize and embarrass me about little things in front of others.
  • Type 2: They care for me, but they treat others the same, so I suspect that they are not genuine.
  • Type 3: They encourage me and help me build confidence. However, they would lie to maintain their public image.
  • Type 4: I admire their creativity, but they are moody all the time and that makes me feel insecure.
  • Type 5: They keep their promises like I do, but they see my reliance on them as a burden.
  • Type 7: They can bring me joy, but they are so short-tempered that they don’t have the patience to listen to me.
  • Type 8: They are confident and decisive, but they lack the awareness of possible risks and never think about consequences.
  • Type 9: They are very lenient, but they don’t have a clear stance on matters, which makes them hard to understand.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you are crushed by anxiety; you seem boastful on the outside, but actually have very low self-esteem.
  • Average state: you lack confidence and rely on authorities, but at the same time resist the authorities.
  • Ideal state: you rationally evaluate risks and are loyal to your objectives.

Disintegration Direction - Type 3

“See the whole world as your enemy”

Once you go deeper and deeper in doubting yourself, you would mask yourself with a false image. Your self-esteem would get even lower, and you would become very defensive when disapproved by others.

Integration Direction - Type 9

“Gain inner strength”

Once you overcome your anxiety, have confidence in yourself and trust others, you will become more optimistic, open-minded and compassionate. Then you will turn into a role model for others to follow.

Type 7 -The Pioneer

Personality “Chasing pleasure freely”

Strengths: You are optimistic by nature, curious about the unknown and chase happiness no matter the cost. You are creative, you think outside the box and inspire others.

Weaknesses: You fear pressure, and avoid all pain and restraints in real life. You cover up the emptiness by putting up a happy mask. You also exaggerate good things about yourself to feel more confident, but what you really have is low self-esteem.

Possible Origin “Keep only the happy memories”

Even if your parents were very strict, you would still try your best in adding some fun into life and try to get away from the mundane reality of life. You would selectively forget the unhappy experiences and avoid the negative aspects of your personality. As an adult, all the memory you have of your past are positive and happy.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “Chasing after novelty”

You are energetic and fun. You conquer people’s hearts by sharing all the good things that happen in your life, but you would not let yourself get too involved in a relationship.

Being single, you would chase after new and exciting things, would get intimate with a few different people, and would not be willing to settle down with just one person.

If you are in a relationship, you don’t want to be restrained by your partner. You fear that the relationship will become dull. You still chase after exciting experiences and ignored the needs of your partner. You don’t like to face conflict and as such you prefer to avoid any confrontation. This would result in very short and uncommitted relationships.

Advice

Your perfect match would be someone who knows how to appreciate your attitude in life. This person would also be someone who can teach you how to give out love, how to be responsible, and how to enjoy the good in ordinary life. There are more than just happy things in life. You will need to learn how to face the negative aspects of it. Avoiding these aspects will only make it worse. When conflicts occur, try to communicate with your partner as this will help strengthen your relationship.

Workplace

Approach - “The king of brainstorming”

You pay attention to new things, be good at divergent thinking, and can think and act quickly under an environment that requires high quality and fast pace. You always bring insights to the team. However, for the same reasons, it’s always difficult for you to focus and complete one task. You cannot follow strict procedures. You also cannot do well in jobs that require attention to details and caution.

Advice

Learn to do analysis, make conclusions, and think more deeply about matters. Learn to persevere and persist in finishing a job. You will be surprised what you will find there. You need to start learning how to evaluate risks for important matters that might influence the whole team and plan how to deal with possible problems.

Corresponding MBTI Types

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ENFP, ENTP, ESFP, ESTP

You are full of energy and very sociable, you will have a great advantage in services and consulting related industries. For example: management consultant, strategic consultant and career planner. Also, with great creativity, you would succeed in areas related to the internet and art, such as technological product developer and art designer.

Social Interactions

Approach - “The charming narcissist”

You are sociable and have a wide range of interests. You are always the one who organizes social events. People feel relaxed and happy around you. However, because you are only interested in new things, you do not take up responsibilities. Therefore, not many people would be willing to have a deeper relationship with you. Also, you do not like to be around people who are not very interesting.

Advice

Don’t be greedy and chase after too many things at once; this might result in losing everything in the end. Be more objective in looking at reality and don’t overstate your abilities. Value the promises you made and keep them. Friends whom you’ve met while having fun may not necessarily be reliable, so be more alert and prevent yourself from being harmed.

Quote by a Famous Type 7 Person

You should never take more than you give. - Elton John

Type 7’s views the other personalities

  • Type 1: They have the eye for details, which I don’t have. However, they criticize everything and don’t know how to enjoy life.
  • Type 2: They are passionate, considerate, and value my needs. However, they always try to change me.
  • Type 3: They are very active in socializing, but they are workaholics and only care about achieving results.
  • Type 4: Their aura and sensitivity attract me, but they are too negative and pessimistic.
  • Type 5: I admire their wisdom, but they are unsociable and don’t like to be too close with others.
  • Type 6: They are trustworthy and responsible, but they worry too much and always criticize and call me childish.
  • Type 8: It’s good that they are not afraid of challenging the authorities, but they like to give me orders and expect me to follow.
  • Type 9: They are easy going and respect my freedom, but they are indecisive and unproductive.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you would become irrational and have fun with no self-control.
  • Average state: you would be anxious, desire excitement, but would give up mid-way.
  • Ideal state: you would be passionate and sharp, and would actively come up with new ideas.

Disintegration Direction - Type 1

“A terrible self-restraint”

When you try to be like others to restrain yourself and strive for perfection, you force yourself to do what doesn’t interest you. This way, you will feel trapped and become even more anxious. You will become someone who likes to complain and criticize, losing your optimistic nature.

Integration Direction - Type 5

“Keep your mind balanced”

Once you start to manage your curiosity and see the good and bad sides of the world appropriately, your passion will stimulate your creativity. You will feel the power of thoughts and the wonders of the world.

Type 8 - The Righteous

Personality “The hero of justice”

Strengths: You are a natural warrior with a strong will, who loves to take on challenges. You have a great ambition to succeed. Once you set your goal, you will give it all to make it happen.

Weaknesses: You are a self-centered person who fears losing the power of being in control. You refuse to admit your faults and weaknesses. You tend to make judgments according to relationships and may easily become very extreme.

Possible Origin “The strong changes fate”

During childhood, it was likely that you have been treated unfairly and therefore have always been trying to challenge authority. You realized that to take control of your own fate and protect the weak ones around you, you would have to become strong. It may also be that you have always been criticized by adults for looking weak, so to fulfill their wish, you had to become strong.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “I take control”

On the outside, you are the center of attention. However, on the inside, you feel lonely. There are not many people who can truly enter your world, which is also why you work very hard to protect the one you love most.

If you are single, you are very defensive. You do not let anyone in without proven by time.

If you are in a relationship, you are your partner’s strongest protection. When you feel that you are starting to rely on your partner, you will feel insecure and worry that you will be betrayed. You will become even more dominant in controlling your partner. Conflicts would cause a big fight between you two and your partner will be hurt by your toughness.

Advice

Your perfect match is someone gentle and understanding, who understands the way you express love. This person is also someone who knows how to protect your weaknesses and someone you can trust the most. You need to learn to admit your weaknesses and respond to your partner’s love and effort. When conflicts occur, remember to stay calm and don’t do anything that you will regret.

Workplace

Approach - “Born to be a leader”

In your workplace, you have the quality of a leader and often are the one who makes decisions. You know how to encourage and build the team. You know how to manage and appoint people according to their talents. You also know how to lead your team to a better future. However, you are very straightforward and don’t think much of the consequences. Your overly dominant style may cause others to not truly want to follow you.

Advice

When problems occur, try to calm yourself down first and avoid acting by impulse. Before making a decision, listen first, especially to the opposite opinions. Try to look at matters from different angles and come up with better solutions and plans. Learn to admit and correct mistakes. It will not make you less powerful; on the other hand, people will trust you more and think that you are a wise and dependable leader.

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ESTP, ENTP, ESTJ, ENTJ

As someone who likes power, you would likely enter the government agencies and work as a civil servant. You may also become the person in charge in a certain area. For example: a department head, project director and senior manager. You also have ambitions and look at the whole picture. Therefore, you would also likely to become a strategic consultant, company founder or entrepreneur.

Social Interactions

Approach - “Capture everyone’s heart”

With an open mind, you never hide your appreciation of other people’s talents. You would do all that you can to turn your enemies into your friends. You are generous to friends, always show your true self, and spend a lot of time with them. However, you try to control everything, which makes people around you very uncomfortable.

Advice

Try to control how you express your emotions. Even if the other person is not a friend, there’s no need to see this person as your enemy. Be careful not to let your desire to control others override your original intention. People will be willing to follow you if you stay true to the principles you have set up yourself. Be rational when making a judgment; actions that are too extreme is not the wisest way to bring justice.

Quote by a Famous Type 8 Person

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Type 8’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They are very organized, but they don’t know how to think and work around things.
  • Type 2: They love to help others and are willing to make sacrifices, but they should not compromise themselves for others.
  • Type 3: They are very productive. However, they are not honest in expressing themselves, which would create a false image.
  • Type 4: They are rebellious. I cannot stop them from hurting themselves with negative emotions.
  • Type 5: They are great thinkers, but poor executors. Their coldness made me uneasy.
  • Type 6: They are trustworthy partners, but they are afraid of taking risks and are overly protective.
  • Type 7: They are energetic and interesting, but they disobey orders and challenge my authority.
  • Type 9: They are outwardly easygoing, but very stubborn on the inside. They are also very passive.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you would attack everything and everyone around you, which makes you destructive.
  • Average state: you don’t consider other people’s feelings and would act on impulse.
  • Ideal state: you would have a clear direction, could see far into the future, and lead people toward success.

Disintegration Direction - Type 5

“A lonely strategist”

When you try to use plots against others to protect your own authority, you start to become cold to others. After leaving your social network and the crowd, your mind will slowly collapse in fear and loneliness.

Integration Direction - Type 2

“Have an open mind”

Rather than making people obey you in fear, use your authority to help others. As you set people's benefits as your goal, you will conquer their hearts. Your mind will also be open.

Type 9 - The Peacemaker

Personality “The friendly peacemaker”

Strengths: You are a good listener because you have an innate ability to sense someone’s feelings. You are also good at discovering other people’s values. You can even combine people’s wishes and your own self-development. You fulfill your own values by following other people's requests.

Weaknesses: You would give up your own needs to avoid conflicts with others. Over time, you become indecisive and lack your own opinions. When facing problems, you cannot make any judgment. Without a clear stand, you will also lose support from others.

Possible Origin “If I don’t compromise, I will be abandoned”

As a child, you may have been in the middle of conflicts, torn between two sides. Perhaps you were ignored and distanced after giving your opinion, and so you assumed that you were useless. You isolated yourself and learned to use a calm way to clear away the effects the conflicts had on you. Slowly, you hide your inner self and formed a habit of just going along with other people.

Romantic Relationship

Approach - “I love you, and you are free”

You are a considerate and decent partner. You always show your love to your partner. You also give all the freedom there is to your partner.

If you are single, you might be afraid to enter a relationship because of your past experiences. You fear that you would be hurt again after giving your all.

If you are in a relationship, you put your partner at the center of your life. You give without regret and do all you can to avoid conflict. However, if your partner doesn’t understand you, your giving will be a burden. Also, you are so used to holding everything in, even if you have doubts about your relationship, you would stay quiet and wait for the other person to break up with you.

Advice

Your perfect match would be someone who respects, loves and protects you. This person is someone who would encourage you to express your wishes and requests. This person is also someone who would appreciate your giving and tries to respond. However, your life is too ordinary that your partner may lose motivation. It would be helpful if you try to take the initiative to create some fun, to make things interesting, and keep the relationship lively.

Workplace

Approach - “An ordinary person desiring a stable life”

Satisfied with an ordinary life doesn’t necessarily mean that you have no talents. It is that you fear the complication of competitions. You don’t want to break the peace. Something worth mentioning is that as a result of your desire to keep the harmony, you have been good at integrating everyone’s views and requests and come up with something that everyone is happy with. Therefore, when there are conflicts in the workplace, you can resolve them well and help people to work together.

Advice

Try to express your own opinions, which at times can save you some trouble. Make a logical judgment on conflicts, don’t just try to make peace. Debating at the workplace could potentially save you some time in the future. Plan your work schedule, stop procrastinating and be more productive.

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INFP, INFJ, ISFP, ESFP

You have excellent coordination skills, which is very suitable for areas related to services. For example: a host, arbitrator and social worker. Also, within a company, you can use your abilities well as a secretary, human relations or corporate image spokesperson.

Social Interactions

Approach - “The ‘YES’ man”

You have a strong sense of empathy; you listen to people and you understand. This makes you a close friend to many. However, to avoid conflicts, you always put other people’s needs first and forget about your own needs. This results in you being lost and feeling empty. Also, you may neglect your true friends because of all the social interactions you have.

Advice

Respect yourself, then people will respect you. Have the courage to say no to unreasonable requests; do not force yourself to help others. This is the way to stop people from using you because you are easy going. It’s hard to please everyone, it’s actually easier to stick to your own opinions to avoid more conflicts. That way you will be more relaxed and happy.

Quote by a Famous Type 9 Person

The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln

Type 9’s views on the other personalities

  • Type 1: They do what they say, and are very organized, but they cannot stand any imperfections.
  • Type 2: They value my requests, but they would sacrifice me for other people’s requests.
  • Type 3: They help me with setting my goals, but they are always so nervous it makes me feel pressured.
  • Type 4: They know about beauty and romance, but I cannot get used to their drama.
  • Type 5: They are talented, but not very good at executions, making them even more unproductive than I am.
  • Type 6: They can foresee dangers, but they suspect everything and need to be proven otherwise over and over again.
  • Type 7: They are curious and adventurous, but very bad at facing pressures.
  • Type 8: They are strong minded, brave, and full of energy. However, they are too stubborn and tempered.

Personality Sublimation

  • Worst state: you live in your unrealistic world, disconnected from the real world.
  • Average state: you are unable to deal with reality and tend to escape in exchange for peace.
  • Ideal state: you are optimistic and peaceful in all kinds of situations.

Disintegration Direction - Type 6

“From silent to doubt”

When you want to avoid conflict, and always accommodate others, anxiety causes you to doubt yourself. If someone breaks the peace, all the emotions you suppressed will explode and hurt you.

Integration Direction - Type 3

“A full development of your talents”

When you realize that going along with others cannot take away all the conflicts, you stop being afraid of expressing yourself and can live an active and positive life. Also, a calm heart will add to your charm and people will follow your lead.

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