Reacting to my Enneagram
(Nine Key Type Personality Profile)
I have taken several “personality” and “gifting” tests in my life, however, I must say, that the “Enneagram” test is one of the best! I find it to be complex and sophisticated, and yet is a sensible and easily understood tool for self-discovery!
This “KEY TYPE” test truly goes beyond the boarders, as it helps one to truly understand why we “color our world” the way we do!
As for my somewhat unusual, unconventional, at times unbearable and flamboyant “persona,” the test helped me to put all the pieces together and made me feel good about who I am! My attributes are all “particular” to the nature God gave me! After reading my “core key type,” I was released to “own” each nuance and “staple” about me.
I believe if we can accept that even our quirks are part of “the plan,” then it gives us permission to feel that we are unique and YES, even special, because God created us according to His “purpose,” and for His glory! God created us His children as ‘multi-colored” as nature itself! In fact, Peter the apostle speaks to us in 1 Peter 4:10 about being good stewards of the “MANIFOLD” GRACE OF GOD. That word “manifold” means “multi-colored” in Greek.
I must admit that I did the test two more times, & I seemed to also fall into a couple of other categories as well. I think when this happens, it may largely, depend on what “mood” you’re in when answering the questions. I think it is wise that when doing these sort of tests, to do them with someone who really knows you well! Tell them they have permission to be very honest otherwise what’s the point?? If you are honest with who you are, it is easier to ‘HONE IN’ to your true personality “key type”.
However, do not to limit yourself to the confines of your own personality “key type.” Feel free to “DIP” into ALL the categories, and glean from those strengths to be the most effective person possible! It is not only acceptable but very wise and helpful, given the situation.
For example.....if you need to be a “bridge builder” between people, then, dip into the “PEACEMAKER” key type......If someone needs a practical helping hand or an empathetic ear..... dip into the “HELPER/ CARETAKER” key type......When you need to have healthy boundaries and be assertive, then dip into the “POWERFUL INDIVIDUALIST” key type.
However, one will always naturally “live in” and feel more comfortable in their “own skin,” or “core key type.” It just comes naturally anyway!
Remember, accepting ourselves is the beginning to accepting others for their individuality and uniqueness. Also, we can never runaway from ourselves.......the only thing we can do is to embrace who we are, and, as the French say...” VIVE LA DIFFERENCE”!
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