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Monday, October 15, 2007

What number are you?

Here's one I found at Sometimes Saintly Nick's place. I believe this comes from the Enneagram. My aunt introduced me to this a number of years ago.

Then, when I took this simple little test it came up with the same number for me that we'd figured out. It's fun, you should try it.

You Are 2: The Helper

You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.
You're incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.

Able to see the good in others, you're thoughtful, warm, and sincere.
You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

At Your Best: You are deeply giving, altruistic, and humble. You devote your life to others while caring for yourself too.

At Your Worst: You are manipulative and enjoy making other people guilty.

Your Fixation: Rejection

Your Primary Fear: Being unworthy of love

Your Primary Desire: To be loved unconditionally

Other Number 2's: Mother Teresa, John Travolta, Princess Diana, Dr. Phil, and Mr. Rogers.

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22 comments

Anonymous Susie said...

I'm the same as you. Number Two. (No potty humor, please.)

Mon Oct 15, 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Dan seems to think this is accurate for me:

Number 1, The Reformer:

You're a responsible person - with a clear sense of right and wrong.
High standards are important to you, and you do everything to meet them.

You are your own worst critic, feeling ashamed if you're not perfect.
You have uncompromising integrity, and people expect you to be fair.

At Your Best: You are hopeful, honest, and inspiring. You bring out the best in humanity.

At Your Worst: You are intolerant, judgmental, and picky.

Your Fixation: Resentment

Your Primary Fear: Being corrupt.

Your Primary Desire: To be good.

Other Number 1's: Al Gore, Martha Stewart, Gandhi, Celene Dion, and Spock from Star Trek.

Mon Oct 15, 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous soozieq said...

I'm a #2 too!

At least according to this test ;-)

Mon Oct 15, 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I’ve now taken this one three times: twice I came out as a 9 and once as a 2. I suspect 2 (Helper) & 9 (Peacemaker) are closely related.

Mon Oct 15, 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, I wondered how many in our group would end up as the Helper. It doesn't surprise me one bit that you're a 2. Now, if you were a 1 I'd say that was a brainy idea. :-)

Courtney, that doesn't surprise me, either. You are one for causes. You do have high standards. I think you're on the high, healthy side.

SoosieQ, ah, another Helper! Sounds right, there, too. Thanks for playing.

Nick, you know, when I read the Riso book and the unhealthy side of 2, I didn't want to be one at all. They're pretty scary. I can definitely see you as a 9. Nines have the ability to pick up something from every other number, and 2 would fit that.

Mon Oct 15, 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You were right, I came out a 4, The Individualist. I'm on a list with Johnny Depp, so you won't hear me complaining:

You are sensitive and intuitive, with others and yourself.
You are creative and dreamy... plus dramatic and unpredictable.

You're emotionally honest, real, and easily hurt.
Totally expressive, others always know exactly how you feel.

At Your Best: You are inspired, artistic, and introspective. You know what you're thinking, and you can communicate it well.

At Your Worst: You are melancholy, alienated, and withdrawn.

Your Fixation: Envy

Your Primary Fear: To have no identity

Your Primary Desire: To find yourself

Other Number 4's: Alanis Morisette, Johnny Depp, J.D. Salinger, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice.

Mon Oct 15, 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, after I thought about it, you did seem more like a four. That's what our aunt was hoping she was. You're in with Johnny Depp, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice. How can you go wrong with that?

Mon Oct 15, 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

It gave me a number two.

Tue Oct 16, 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

But then I took it two more times and got six both times. So I guess I am a 2/6

You Are 6: The Loyalist

You have strong relationships and are intensely loyal.
People find you easy to love and care for.

You like your world to be stable and secure, no surprises.
You're cautious. You prefer your inner circle to the outside world.

At Your Best: You are courageous, a positive thinker, and expressive. You can take on the world.

At Your Worst: You are secretly insecure - which makes you sarcastic, cold, and argumentative.

Your Fixation: Doubt

Your Primary Fear: Abandonment

Your Primary Desire: Security and support

Other Number 6's: Mel Gibson, Woody Allen, Jay Leno, Marilyn Monroe, and Julia Roberts.

Tue Oct 16, 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

You are sensitive and intuitive, with others and yourself.
You are creative and dreamy... plus dramatic and unpredictable.

You're emotionally honest, real, and easily hurt.
Totally expressive, others always know exactly how you feel.

At Your Best: You are inspired, artistic, and introspective. You know what you're thinking, and you can communicate it well.

At Your Worst: You are melancholy, alienated, and withdrawn.

Your Fixation: Envy
I am number 4.

Your Primary Fear: To have no identity

Your Primary Desire: To find yourself

Other Number 4's: Alanis Morisette, Johnny Depp, J.D. Salinger, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice

Tue Oct 16, 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, 2 and 6 have a lot in common. They both like people. After reading about the very worst side of the 2 I was trying to fit myself into the 6. :-)

Either way, you're a sweetheart!

Tweety, I didn't know you ran so deep. :-)

Tue Oct 16, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I'm the same - #2.

No real surprise there.

I did have difficulty picking the answer some of the time - I was often debating between 2 of them.

Tue Oct 16, 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

4 - the individualist.

Tue Oct 16, 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I'm not surprised that you came up as a 2. Choosing between responses can be tricky. People are complex and no one is entirely one number. I'm glad you took this.

htgt, another 4! We seem to be, predominantly 2s and 4s around here. The 6 is really close to this. And we love Courtney because she's so principled and is her own person. :-)

Wed Oct 17, 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

This hit the spot pretty well though on finding myself. I have done that just recently.

Wed Oct 17, 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Squirly-Bob, we gotta stop meeting like this: I'm a two, too!! (But I don't do ballet.)

Wed Oct 17, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, very good. There are a lot of people who never find themselves.

Eclectic, my blog sisters are turning out to be 2s, well with a 2/6 thrown in. Thanks for the tutu chuckle. You're just too, too funny.
:-)

Wed Oct 17, 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

The same as you! :-)

Tue Oct 23, 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

I'm # 1 and the description is so accurate it is freaky.

Tue Oct 23, 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Laurie, does not surprise me one bit! :-)

Kranki, somebody's gotta stand up for things, right?

Wed Oct 24, 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

As a 4, I'm not really keen on being grouped in with Alanis Morrisette and Jim Morrison.

I was really hoping to be a 13. It just sounds impressive.

Wed Oct 24, 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, thirteen sounds darker, more mysterious, more Halloweenish. But, a 4 is good.

Wed Oct 24, 09:51:00 PM  

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