Most people know about the Meyers-Briggs Indicator, but have you heard about its trendier cousin the Enneagram?
A personality test based on nine numbers, the Enneagram has recently risen in popularity. The test categorizes nine personality types based on people’s personal passions, beliefs, and fears. Tests like the Enneagram are a fun way for people to understand themselves and learn more about their unique personality traits, tendencies and motivators, but could they also help you choose the right accessories? With that question in mind, we’ve pulled some of our favorite engagement rings, wedding bands and other jewelry items that best match each Enneagram type.
Type 1: The Reformer
Type Ones have a strong sense of right and wrong and are often described as perfectionists. Driven by their need to keep things orderly, we think Reformers would appreciate clean lines and classic accessories. You’ll often find Reformers in luxurious yet understated pieces of jewelry.
Type 2: The Helper
As their name implies, Helpers are selfless and often put the needs of others before their own. This may likely draw them to ethically sourced diamonds since they are both responsible and beautiful. Helpers want to make the world a better place, and wearing environmentally responsible diamonds set in recycled metals makes them feel like they are doing their part.
Type 3: The Achiever
High-achieving Type Threes won’t settle for any less than the best. Driven by success and the desire to look their best, we can see them in eye-catching pieces that turn heads and complement their energetic personalities.
Type 4: The Individualist
Creative and romantic, Individualists can possess a flair for the dramatic when it comes to their style. Individualists tend to gravitate towards one-of-a kind, vintage pieces or something that they can customize to best fit their unique personalities.
Type 5: The Investigator
Rational and smart, an Investigator’s jewelry box is likely filled with minimalist pieces that fit with their practical personalities. They are likely to select their jewelry pieces based on informed decisions and gravitate towards accessories that are beautiful and functional – but never over the top.
Type 6: The Loyalist
Reliable and committed Loyalists are motivated by the need to feel safe and secure. Since they are often very observant of their surroundings, Loyalists are more prone to become stressed and anxious. That’s why they may gravitate toward calming colors and choose accessories that they can fidget with to help relax.
Type 7: The Enthusiast
Enthusiasts’ tendency toward spontaneity and playfulness carries over to their jewelry selections. The life of the party, Enthusiasts are drawn to bright colors, bold styles and pieces that have character.
Type 8: The Challenger
Challengers are powerful, decisive and self-confident. Their life motto is ‘go big or go home’, and their accessories reflect that sentiment. Challengers are likely to go for bold looks and aren’t afraid to rock alternative gemstones and diamond shapes.
Type 9: The Peacemaker
Known for going with the flow, Peacemakers like it to be tranquil and calm. It’s no surprise that they tend to gravitate towards more bohemian and nature-inspired accessories. We think Peacemakers would love these pieces that reflect their breezy disposition and easy-going personality.