It can be easy to determine someone’s Enneagram type based on watching their behaviors and ways of communication. However, the only way that someone can be accurately typed is if they take an accurate Enneagram test themselves. But you can still have an idea of what someone’s type is by listening to the phrases they say often. In other words, someone’s catchphrase can give you an idea of what their Enneagram type happens to be. You can examine your own by knowing what you say often. Let’s look at the common phrases that come with each Enneagram type.
Common Phrases Used By Each Enneagram Type
Type 1 – The Reformer – The one that follows the rules and wants things to be orderly. Their catchphrases can be: I need to get this organized, You need to follow the rules, We have to do what is only right.
Type 2 – The Helper – The one that wants to take care of everyone. Their catchphrases can be Are you okay?, Do you need anything, Let me know how I can help, I am here for you.
Type 3 – The Achiever – The one that is highly goal-oriented. Their catchphrases can be: I have to do this, I have until (insert timeframe) to get this done, I have so much work to do, I am going to get this no matter what it takes.
Type 4 – The Individualist – The one that is unique, creative, and emotional. Their catchphrases can be: You wouldn’t understand, I feel it deep down, Not exactly, I feel (insert), I’m in the mood for (insert thing).
Type 5 – The Observer – The one that spends time gaining knowledge and wisdom while sitting back. Their catchphrases can be: For what it is worth (insert), I noticed that, I think you’ll find that (insert), that’s interesting.
Type 6 – The Loyal Cynic – The one that is looking for something to trust. Their catchphrases can be: Are you sure about that? I am not sure, I don’t know if I can trust that, Is that true?
Type 7 – The Enthusiast – The one that is always looking forward to something. Their catchphrases can be: Have you tried (insert), Oh come on – just have some fun, It’s a lot of fun, There is a silver lining.
Type 8 – The Challenger – The one that is bold. Their catchphrases can be: I am going to get (insert), I make the orders around here, No one can tell me what to do, I make my own decisions, I have this, I do what I want.
Type 9 – The Peacemaker – The one that just wants peace. Their catchphrases can be: I am sorry, It is up to you, I don’t know, I understand, Whatever you like to do.
Do you have a common phrase that you use? And if so what is it? And what is your Enneagram type?