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Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) SAMPLE

The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator can help you determine your Enneagram type. Below is a SAMPLE of the full RHETI which has 144 questions. While there is no guarantee, your highest score can indicate your basic type, or it is likely to be among the top 2-3 scores. We strongly recommend you to read over the type descriptions after taking the test to see if the type fits you.

Please note that this test is only for personal use, under agreement with the Enneagram Institute. For any other purpose, refer to the original publication, Discovering Your Personality Type: The Enneagram Questionaire by Don Richard Riso. His other books include Personality Types - revised edition (1996), Understanding the Enneagram (1990), Discovering Your Personality Type (1995), and Enneagram Transformations (1993). The author would also like you to know that the full RHETI is now available on-line at www.EnneagramInstitute.com for $10 with credit card (secured server).

There are 38 questions in this sample test. For each of them, select the answer that applies to you. You may skip questions that really do not apply, but do not avoid questions simply because they are difficult to answer. This test typically takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

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  1. I've been
    • romantic and imaginative.
    • pragmatic and down to earth.
  2. I have tended to
    • take on confrontations.
    • avoid confrontations.
  3. I have typically been
    • diplomatic, charming, and ambitious.
    • direct, formal, and idealistic.
  4. I have tended to be
    • focused and intense.
    • spontaneous and fun-loving.
  5. I have been a
    • hospitable person and have enjoyed welcoming new friends into my life.
    • private person and have not mixed much with others.
  6. Generally, it's been
    • easy to "get a rise" out of me.
    • difficult to "get a rise" out of me.
  7. I've been more of a
    • "street-smart" survivor.
    • "high-minded" idealist.
  8. I have
    • needed to show affection to people.
    • preferred to maintain a certain distance with people.
  9. When presented with a new experience, I've usually asked myself if it would be
    • useful to me.
    • enjoyable.
  10. I have tended to focus too much on
    • myself.
    • others.
  11. Others have depended on my
    • insight and knowledge.
    • strength and decisiveness.
  12. I have come across as being too
    • unsure of myself.
    • sure of myself.
  13. I have been more
    • relationship-oriented than goal-oriented.
    • goal-oriented than relationship-oriented.
  14. I have
    • not been able to speak up for myself very well.
    • been outspoken--I've said what others wished they had the nerve to say.
  15. It's been difficult for me to
    • stop considering alternatives and do something definite.
    • take it easy and be more flexible.
  16. I have tended to be
    • hesitant and procrastinating.
    • bold and domineering.
  17. My
    • reluctance to get too involved has gotten me into trouble with people.
    • eagerness to have people depend on me has gotten me into trouble with them.
  18. Usually, I have
    • been able to put my feelings aside to get the job done.
    • needed to work through my feelings before I could act.
  19. Generally, I have been
    • methodical and cautious.
    • adventurous and taken risks.
  20. I have tended to be a
    • supportive, giving person who enjoys the company of others.
    • serious, reserved person who likes discussing issues.
  21. I've often felt the need to
    • be a "pillar of strength."
    • perform perfectly.
  22. I've typically been interested in
    • asking tough questions and maintaining my independence.
    • maintaining my stability and peace of mind.
  23. I've been too
    • hard-nosed and skeptical.
    • soft-hearted and sentimental.
  24. I've often worried that
    • I'm missing out on something better.
    • if I let down my guard, someone will take advantage of me.
  25. My habit of
    • being "stand-offish" has annoyed people.
    • telling people what to do has annoyed people.
  26. Usually, when troubles have gotten to me, I have
    • been able to "tune them out."
    • treated myself to something I've enjoyed.
  27. I have
    • depended upon my friends and they have known that they can depend on me.
    • not depended on people; I have done things on my own.
  28. I have tended to be
    • detached and preoccupied.
    • moody and self-absorbed.
  29. I have liked to
    • challenge people and "shake them up."
    • comfort people and calm them down.
  30. I have generally been an
    • outgoing, sociable person.
    • earnest, self-disciplined person.
  31. I've usually
    • been shy about showing my abilities.
    • liked to let people know what I can do well.

    • Pursuing my personal interests has been more important to me than having comfort and security.
    • Having comfort and security has been more important to me than pursuing my personal interests.
  32. When I've had conflict with others, I've
    • tended to withdraw.
    • rarely backed down.
  33. I have
    • given in too easily and let others push me around.
    • been too uncompromising and demanding with others.
  34. I've been appreciated for my
    • unsinkable spirit and great sense of humor.
    • quiet strength and exceptional generosity.
  35. Much of my success has been
    • due to my talent for making a favorable impression.
    • achieved despite my lack of interest in developing "interpersonal skills."

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  36. I am
    • male.
    • female.
  37. My MBTI Type is

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