Discover Your Personality Type
The RHETI Sampler
Sampler’s 36 questions are only a part of the full, scientifically
Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI,
Version 2.5) personality inventory. Short personality quizzes such as
the RHETI Sampler cannot guarantee that your basic personality type
will be indicated, although your type will most likely be one
of the top three scores in this
free quiz. We recommend that you read the type descriptions at the end
of this test, and in Riso-Hudson Enneagram books, to help
your basic personality type.
for the FREE Sampler
Sampler, like the complete RHETI itself, is a forced-choice
psychological test which requires you to chose one
statement in each pair of statements that describes you best. For each
pair of statements, select the statement that applies to you MOST
OF YOUR LIFE.
Do not over-analyze the questions, or try to think of "exceptions to
the rule." Be spontaneous and choose the statement that comes closest
to the way you have been most of the time, most of your life.
there will be questions that ask you to make a close call between two
choices. This is because the RHETI is trying to reveal areas where you
have similar behaviors or attitudes. You may skip questions that really
do not apply to you — but do not skip questions just because
they are hard to answer. If a question is very close and you
can’t decide which statement applies to you best, you can
come back to it after you have completed the Sampler.
RHETI Sampler usually takes about 10 minutes to complete.
(The complete 144 question RHETI takes about 40 minutes to complete.)
At the end of the Sampler, click on the Score Test button, and wait for
the computer to generate a personality profile of your scores. If you
have answered honestly and accurately, your basic personality type
should be one of the top three
scores. To confirm which type
you might be, read the type descriptions in the Riso-Hudson
The Wisdom of the
Personality Types —
the two most complete and in-depth books in the Enneagram field.
Thanks! And please
remember that unlike the full RHETI, this short, fun personality test
is NOT scientifically validated. We
cannot guarantee the accuracy of the results of the personality
analysis produced by this short personality quiz — only that
it can help you begin your journey of self-discovery!
romantic and imaginative.
pragmatic and down to earth.
2. I have tended
take on confrontations.
diplomatic, charming, and ambitious.
direct, formal, and idealistic.
focused and intense.
spontaneous and fun-loving.
have been a
hospitable person and have enjoyed welcoming new friends into my life.
private person and have not mixed much with others.
easy to "get a rise" out of me.
difficult to "get a rise" out of me.
I've been more
needed to show affection to people.
preferred to maintain a certain distance with people.
with a new experience, I've usually asked myself if it would be
useful to me.
to focus too much on
depended on my
insight and knowledge.
strength and decisiveness.
across as being too
unsure of myself.
sure of myself.
relationship-oriented than goal-oriented.
goal-oriented than relationship-oriented.
not been able to speak up for myself very well.
been outspoken—I've said what others wished they had the
nerve to say.
difficult for me to
stop considering alternatives and do something definite.
take it easy and be more flexible.
hesitant and procrastinating.
bold and domineering.
reluctance to get too involved has gotten me into trouble with people.
eagerness to have people depend on me has gotten me into trouble with
been able to put my feelings aside to get the job done.
needed to work through my feelings before I could act.
methodical and cautious.
adventurous and taken risks.
to be a
supportive, giving person who enjoys the company of others.
serious, reserved person who likes discussing issues.
felt the need to
a "pillar of strength."
typically been interested in
asking tough questions and maintaining my independence.
maintaining my stability and peace of mind.
I've been too
hard-nosed and skeptical.
soft-hearted and sentimental.
I'm missing out on something better.
I let down my guard, someone will take advantage of me.
being "stand-offish" has annoyed people.
telling people what to do has annoyed people.
troubles have gotten to me, I have
been able to "tune them out."
treated myself to something I've enjoyed.
depended upon my friends and they have known that they can depend on
not depended on people; I have done things on my own.
detached and preoccupied.
moody and self-absorbed.
challenge people and "shake them up."
comfort people and calm them down.
generally been an
outgoing, sociable person.
earnest, self-disciplined person.
been shy about showing my abilities.
liked to let people know what I can do well.
Pursuing my personal interests has been more important to me than
having comfort and security.
Having comfort and security has been more important to me than pursuing
my personal interests.
When I've had
conflict with others, I've
tended to withdraw.
rarely backed down.
given in too easily and let others push me around.
been too uncompromising and demanding with others.
appreciated for my
unsinkable spirit and great sense of humor.
quiet strength and exceptional generosity.
Much of my
success has been
due to my talent for making a favorable impression.
achieved despite my lack of interest in developing "interpersonal
assess your Enneagram type, we recommend that you take the complete
version of the RHETI Enneagram Test so that you will have access to as
much information about yourself and your type as possible. It is
available online at www.EnneagramInstitute.com for $10 US per use, with
either Visa or MasterCard credit cards.
complete Online RHETI, click below.
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