Thursday, November 29, 2007

Who am I?

I did this Enneagram personality test. 50 questions and it categorises you neatly. So I came up with a score of 17 as a Type 4 Hypersensitivity. Doesn't sound too good does it? Then on 16 were three types - 1: Perfectionism, 2: Helpfulness and 7: Adventurousness. There are nine types altogether, but the others ranked much lower. The explanations for my types are
Hypersensitivity: I must avoid painful feelings to be happy

Perfectionism: I must be perfect and good to be happy.

Helpfulness: I must be helpful and caring to be happy.

Adventurousness: I must be high and entertained to be happy.

The bottom three I can really cope with. I know that's me and I'm ok with that. The top one catches me. Isn't that normal to not like painful feelings? Am I hypersensitive? I'm starting to realise I'm a big-time 'people-pleaser'. I think it fits. I don't want that label and I think I can change it!

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