If you’ve been around the blog or my Instagram much, you know how much I adore Annie F Downs, podcaster, speaker, Enneagram-lover. The Enneagram is “a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types”. Annie F Downs looks at it as a tool that helps you understand yourself and others that you love better!
Well we have taken the test and love how much it tells you about yourself and others! Mitchel and I are both intrigued with personality types and have enjoyed taking several tests and things such as Strengths Finder, 16 personalities, the love languages, and now the Enneagram!
I took the Enneagram test and am a Type 1 with a 2 wing. Mitchel is either a Type 4 with a 1 wing or a Type 9 with a 3 wing (he scored equally but identifies with both) .
When Mitchel and I argue or get aggravated, a lot of times it stems from the not-so-healthy part of our personalities. We have realized a lot of things contribute to that.
The gender studies (Ezer and Men’s Round Table) we have done at church have really helped us get clear about who God has made us to be as both male and female, the unique qualities He has made us with, and the freedom we have in-Christ to be who He has created us to be.
The enneagram has helped to point out when we are doing really well and when we are a little off course. It explains why you think, feel, and act the way you do. The enneagram basically acts as a gps and when that’s paired with the Gospel and who God says we are, wow, that has power!