The Enneagram is a personality typing system that has its origins in antiquity–with the Sufis and Desert Fathers. People have likened it to Myers-Briggs theory, and while there is a large overlap of people who are interested in Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram, the two systems are very different. Myers-Briggs theory seeks to explain how the mind works–how people relate to other people, their environment, and incoming information. The Enneagram seeks to explain what motivates people–their deepest fears and desires–and how this drives behavior. There is some correlation between Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram, but one’s Myers-Briggs type is not a predictor of one’s Enneagram type. There are nine points on the Enneagram–nine personality types. You can read more about the Enneagram here.
Here are ninety-nine fictional characters typed according to the Enneagram.
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1 – The Reformer
Ones are highly principled individuals who value ethics above all else. They have a very strong sense of right and wrong and are often advocates for positive change in their communities. They have high standards and, if they are less healthy, can be critical and perfectionistic. Ones’ deepest desire is to be good and to have integrity. Their greatest fear is of being corrupt, evil, or defective.
Fictional ones include Hermione Granger, Professor McGonagall, & Percy Weasley (Harry Potter), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Ned Stark (Game of Thrones), and Claire Fraser (Outlander).The Enneagram Types of 99 Fictional CharactersClick To Tweet
2 – The Helper
Twos are generous, empathetic, and demonstrative. They are people persons and they love to support and take care of others. At their best, they are unselfish and altruistic, but when they are less healthy, they can be people pleasers and overly possessive of those they love. Twos’ deepest desire is to feel loved and their greatest fear is of being unwanted or unworthy of love. This drives them to make themselves indispensable to others.
Fictional twos include Molly Weasley, Dolores Umbridge, Bellatrix Lestrange, & Hagrid (Harry Potter), Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings), Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games), T.S. Garp (The World According to Garp), Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra), Sidney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities), Emma Woodhouse (Emma), and Esther Summerson (Bleak House).