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An Enneagram test is similar to the classic Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test that you’ve probably taken at a work retreat or as part of some career or college counseling session in high school. Like MBTI, the Enneagram test helps you find your specific personality type.
There are nine Enneagram types, and according to the Enneagram Institute, “it is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although one of them should stand out as being closest to yourself. This is your basic personality type.”
Why should you take this test? Knowing your personality or traits could help you become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses. It might also help you improve your relationships, performance at work, and achieve personal goals. Knowing your boss is a 7 or your spouse is a 1 will provide valuable insight into your interactions with them.
The Love Languages are more about how you most feel loved and how you show love. Finding out your love language can explain why your loved one can buy you flowers (gift-giving), but you don’t feel as loved as you would if they’d hugged you (physical touch). Or maybe your love language is words of affirmation. You feel the most loved when others thank you or praise you. Suppose your spouse’s love language is acts of service. In that case, he might show his love with washing the dishes and tidying the kitchen, not realizing what you craved was praise and appreciation for cooking a gourmet meal after working 8 hours.