You’ve heard of the Myers-Briggs test and zodiac signs, but there is a new personality test on the rise. The Enneagram Test categorizes individuals into 9 types. It has recently become popularized because of this generation’s constant need for validation from online quizzes. With finals season approaching, we could all use something else to stress about. If you want to get called out on your deepest insecurities, then this is the test for you!
Type 1: The Reformer
As a UBC student, the Reformer would probably be checking Degree Navigator to ensure they are on track, even though they already planned out their degree in a Google Sheets three years prior. They are very detail oriented and are great study buddies who will keep you on track.
Type 2: The Helper
A Type 2 is the kind of person to go to Save On and ask you if you need anything. They’ll save you a seat if you are running late to lecture. If you try to return the favor…good luck. You will be bombarded with “I don’t need anything” or “Let me do it.”
Type 3: The Achiever
This type can stay in the library for hours on end and could be someone that is more susceptible to burnout. Success is very valuable to them and are concerned about what others think of them. Keep an eye on these ones and remind them to stay humble.
Type 4: The Individualist
A Type 4 spends money on Redbubble stickers for their Nalgene. You may find them in the Faculty of Arts, pouring their souls into an assignment worth 10% of their mark. This type is also most likely to post on UBC Crushes about someone that made eye contact with them once.
Type 5: The Investigator
This type is the most likely to click on this very article. They are very inquisitive and want to learn more about themselves. You could find them in a difficult course they decided to take as an elective or people watching on transit.
Type 6: The Loyalist
Type 6 is reliable and responsible but can let self-doubt cloud their decision making. On campus, you can find them rubbing their temples over a true or false question on a Canvas quiz. However, this is the type you turn to when you spend all your meal dollars.
Type 7: The Enthusiast
A Type 7 is the friend who forces you out of your dorm or skateboards down the hallway after quiet hours. You may find them changing their routes to class more often than you would think. Impulse buying tickets to AMS Events on campus may be their downfall.
Type 8: The Challenger
They are strong, decisive and may come off as intimidating at first. Type 8’s want to challenge their learning and may be in the thick of heated class discussions. And while this is no guarantee, this type is most likely to be a member of the AMS Council.
Type 9: The Peacemaker
If you need a pick me up, having a type 9 around will be sure to cheer you up. They can talk to you about how they turn that frown upside down and treat you to Rain or Shine (if you’re lucky).