Quiz: What is my Enneagram Instinctual Variant?


Is your instinct to be social, sexual or self-preserved?What is Your Enneagram Instinctual Variant?



What is the rarest instinctual variant?

I think SX/SO is probably the rarest variant of them all. On forums like this, you get an overabundance of people claiming to be SX first or SO last, probably because those types have descriptions that make them seem more unique. It's kind of analogous to the over-abundance of N's on forums.

What is the most common instinctual variant?

The Most Common Instinctual Stackings for each MBTI Type Sp/So: ESTJ, ISTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ. So/Sp: ESTJ, ISTJ, ESFP, ENFJ, ENTJ, INTP. Sp/Sx: ISTP, ISTJ, ISFP, ISFJ, INTP, INFP, INTJ, INFJ. Sx/Sp: ISFP, ESFP, ENFP, ESTP, ISTP, ENFJ, ENTP, INFJ. Sx/So: ENFP, ENFJ, ENTJ, INFP, INTJ, ESFP, ISFP, ESTP.

What are my Enneagram instincts?

What are the three instincts? Everyone has the following three instincts within them to ensure their need for survival: self-preservation, one-to-one, and social. Your dominant instinct collides with your type to produce your subtype. The other two instincts stack up in second and third place.

Can you have two Enneagram subtypes?

There are only three instinctual subtypes and each of the nine enneagram types can have one of those instinctual subtypes as their dominant subtype.

Can you change your Enneagram subtype?

Can my subtype change? Yes! Unlike Enneagram type, which is consistent throughout life, subtypes can shift over time based on which survival instinct you need most. This can help explain why you felt like a different type at different times in your life!

What's the most common Enneagram type?

Enneagram Type 9 is the most common personality type according to studies performed by Truity and other reputable enneagram sources.

Is Enneagram Type 5 rare?

How Rare are Enneagram 5s? In a Truity study of more than 54,000 respondents, Type Fives were found to make up approximately 10% of the population.

Is Enneagram Type 7 rare?

How Rare are Enneagram 7s? In a Truity study of more than 54,000 respondents, Type Sevens were found to make up approximately 9% of the population; 9% of women and 8% of men.

What Enneagram type is Intj?

Diligent and hardworking, INTJs usually show up as type five or type one in the Enneagram personality system.

What instinctual variant is INTP?

Instinctual Variants: ISTPs and INTPs displayed a moderate preference for both the self-preservation instinct and the sexual instinct. Both introverted thinking and the self-preservation instinct are characterized by the desire to remain competent and capable in relation to one's external environment.

Can you be more than one Enneagram type?

Myth: You can have more than one Enneagram number When first learning about the Enneagram, you may find yourself identifying with more than one number. This is entirely normal.

What are the three basic instincts?

Humans all have three main survival instincts: Self-Preservation, Sexual, and Social. Our enneagram type is a strategy used to meet the needs of these three instinctual drives. Our personality tends to have an imbalance with the three rather than use them equally.

What does so SX mean?

SO/SX is the "one to one" instinct if there is one at all. All stackings can have certain preferences for whether they spend time in groups or pairs, and it's not related to the instinct necessarily. However, if there's one stacking that is religious about "one to one" intimacy, it is likely SO/SX.

What is instinct stacking?

Now that the three instinctual drives have been introduced, it is time to look at how all three of them interact within us. We have and require all three drives, but we become over/less identified with specific ones. The “stacking” is referring to which instincts we focus on vs. ignore.

Are Enneagram 2s introverts?

Social Type Twos are more introverted than the other Two subtypes, which can be attributed to their desire to be viewed as in control. They have workaholic tendencies and may overextend themselves with commitments to groups they feel are important.

What is Self-Preservation variant?

The Self-Preservation subtype focuses on physical safety, comfort, well-being, material security, and health. People with a Self-Preservation subtype spend a great deal of time focusing on conserving material goods, energy, or resources in order to feel protected and secure in the world.

Can your Enneagram change as you get older?

There is a discussion of the overall theory in Understanding The Enneagram, 67-70). Several more points can be made about the basic type itself. People do not change from one basic personality type to another.

Can trauma change your Enneagram?

Personally I believe trauma if you're young enough and your brain is still developing can possibly change it. Mostly that will effect enneagram when you're still developing but it may even influence your mbti but probably only in the case of trauma.

What is the hardest Enneagram type to be?

Enneagram Type Fours are self-aware, sensitive and reserved, and they may be the hardest type to understand. They are deeply in touch with their own emotions, as well as empathetic and understanding of others' feelings. To anyone who isn't a Four, they can seem distant, unsociable and moody.

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