Posted by Bertram Ostrer (126.96.36.199) on August 14, 2003 at 03:08:25:
In Reply to: Re: TYPE 4 posted by Dee (188.8.131.52) on August 13, 2003 at 23:01:03:
> What do you think?
I usually avoid taking Enneagram tests seriously, since most of them are so poor, and I've always believed that the most accurate method of self-assessment is honest self-reflection. Sometimes, though, I don't mind discussing Ewald's test and the RHETI. Even then, I prefer to address only the highest and lowest scores, believing that a person's main type (or wing maybe) is likely among their highest scores, and that their least developed type (or wing) is likely among their lowest. One thing I never do is assume that the ratio of a testee's scores accurately reflects the ratio of type energies in the testee's personality. The tests are just not accurate enough for that.
That said, Ewald's test is among the most comprehensive and perceptive I've taken. It was spot-on accurate for me, though I don't assume it would be equally so for everyone. Your high score on Six is interesting; it could reflect a tendency common to the triangle types, and thus particularly of your Three Wing. I have a Three Wing, too, though I always score extremely high on Three and extremely low on Six. Maybe that's partly because my Social instinct is low. Are you a Social variant? Also, do you have any ideas regarding your high scores on Four and Six? How about regarding your low scores on One and Eight?
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