Type 5- Detachment.

The word 'detached' is parallel to who I am at the moment. My results for an online quiz are as follows:

22% Perfectionist (Type 1)

30% Helpfulness (Type 2)

70% Image Focus (Type 3-- Because I am insecure with my appearance no less...)

66% Hypersensitivity (Type 4)

86% Detachment (Type 5-- Damn straight.)

58% Anxiety (Type 6)

70% Adventurousness (Type 7-- Tried to tell you it'd be high :P)

 22% Aggressiveness (Type 8)

 58% Calmness (Type 9)

 According to this seemingly accurate quiz, I am made happy when I am able to feel knowledgeable, independent (this is HUGE with me), impressive, and attractive. Things that impact my happiness next are feeling high and entertained, avoiding painful feelings, feeling secure, safe, peaceful, and easy to get along with.

Aspects that hardly relate to my happiness are feeling helpful, good, perfect, caring, strong, and in control.

So basically I am a heartless, shallow being who only cares about herself and rebels against society. Possibly defined as a loner as well. Perfect  -_-


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7 Responses Feb 5, 2010

Observers, Investigators. <br />
I don't take anything negative away with me. If I see some of the negative attributes, that is my area to work on for a little self improvement. *shrug* It's just an 'indicator' not the rule book :) Thank freakin' God! :)

Oh wait...THAT memo? Ahhh, ok, I see. I was getting the Funky Chicken confused with the Electric Slide. No wonder I was turned away at the door at the last meeting. <br />
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And yeah, I'll try that online quiz as well and see what fleshes out... <br />
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"What?! I'm a NEGATIVE 5? What in the hell is that?"

I took the test, and posted my results here. I didn't get the comments you have. Did you get those somewhere else?

Which online test did you take? I took the free one at http://www.enneagraminstitute.com. It said type 5's are the Investigators, and did mention isolation in the description. I scored highest on Type 1 - Reformer, although Type 5 and 7 were a close second. However, it did not give any interpretation like you had.

I know. When I first saw your experience title and it's story, I smacked my forehead and chuckled. I didn't know how well-known the enneagram was, but hearing someone else say they were a Five, after my mom always bugging me about it, I couldn't help but roll my eyes and smile. <br />
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I raise my glass and propose a toast to all Observers out there! Hmmm, maybe we need like a secret handshake or something....

I remember when my mom, who always liked learning about things like this, first told me about the so-called enneagrams. I had no idea what in the hell she was talking about, but she kept saying over and over again, "You're a five. Definitely a five". I was like, ok mom *rolls eyes*. THEN she got me an enneagram book for Christmas (thankfully not the only present she got me...). She encouraged me to read it, or at least the section that she felt was most "me". So, eventually, after much reluctance, I read the chapter on Fives. I have to say, pretty much everything it said fit me perfectly. How I felt, acted, thought and reacted to certain situations. It was weird. It was actually the most "accurate" personality assessment I've had, not that I put much stock in them to begin with, but my mom was right...I was definitely a Five. I'm going to have to take this online one just to see where I fall.

I wouldn't say you are heartless. You said you are feeling helpful and caring.<br />
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I wouldn't say you are shallow. You are adventurous, peaceful, and good.<br />
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I wouldn't say you only care about yourself. You are easy to get along with, helpful, and caring.<br />
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Maybe you rebel against society, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.<br />
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I don't think you are a loner. You may be alone now, but that is not your desire. You are independent, but that is not the same. You yearn for a soul mate. When you find your soul mate, you will enjoy being with them. You will feel secure, safe, and peaceful. But, you will still be independent. You will still be yourself. You will not be alone.