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Just got this from [info]bigtitch

Your result for The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test...

5 - the Observer

you chose BZ - your Enneagram type is FIVE (aka "The Thinker").

"I need to understand the world"

Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.
How to Get Along with Me
  • Be independent, not clingy.
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
  • don't come on like a bulldozer.
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.
What I Like About Being a FIVE
  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis
What's Hard About Being a FIVE
  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally
FIVEs as Children Often
  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • have a few special friends rather than many
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected
FIVEsas Parents
  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions
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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: September 18th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got The Perfectionist. Which is pretty much spot on, actually!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
The first time I looked at my results I thought 'mostly okay, but not quite right'. But the more I re-read them, the more I think it's quite scarily accurate with only a couple of possible exceptions.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: September 18th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm no. 8 -- the asserter. And it really is *very* accurate *g*.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm, this is getting spooky. Pretty much everyone seems to think it's accurate.
oddegg From: oddegg Date: September 18th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, hello fellow thinker!
Like you, I feel the results are mostly accurate with some caveats. The childhood one is near spot on.
Oh, and number 2 on the 'things that are hard' bit? Christ yes! Except its more embarrassment. Example from today - a colleague wandered up and asked 'Is snuff legal?'. So I answered yes it was legal (but not in Europe) and then stopped to wonder: a) why he assumed I'd know and b) why on earth I DID know! My brain hoards the strangest knowledge at times...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I know what you mean. Every now and then when I'm at work I suddenly catch myself being ridiculously enthusiastic and having far too much information about really geeky things because someone asked a question and I just completely over-supplied with the answer. I ususally end up looking embarrassed and getting halfway through a sentence before I say, '...and I'm being really geeky now so I'll just stop right here, shall I?'

But, yes, the childhood ones were all pretty much spot on, and the last two of the 'things that are hard' are exactly right.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: September 18th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! You do seem very thinky. :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess that's a good thing. It's certainly right about me occasionally prefering to have time alone and not liking to be forced into social situations with large numbers of people when I'm not in the right mood. Which kind of makes me sound anti-social, which I'm not, I do just need time alone sometimes.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: September 18th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds like my hubby. He's got to be on board or he won't go to things. I am kind of jealous of that, because I just feel obliged to go, but he does what he knows is best for him. Which is good because events of horror only make him miserable *g*
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: September 18th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got The Observer as well :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool. I think we're the only ones from the Denial crowd so far. Although from having seen Telperion's I think I'm actually sitting on the fence between Observer and Perfectionist.
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