Everyone needs to take up a hobby because working and juggling home and family responsibilities take up a lot of energy. Hobbies and doing things at your leisure are important if you want to stay recharged, re-energized, and to keep your interests alive.
If you are not sure what you’re into or you’re looking for new hobbies and interests to engage yourself with, then why not consider taking some up based on your Enneagram type? That way, you can be sure that you’re taking up the best one based on your personality.
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What Are the Best Leisure Activities & Hobbies For Each Enneagram Type?
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 1 – The Reformer
Because morals are important to the Reformer, the best type of hobby is to help make a positive difference for others such as volunteering, tutoring kids, and raising funds for the good.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 2 – The Helper
Since we call people who are associated with Enneagram Type 2 “the Helper,” it makes sense that making others happy and comfortable in a nurturing way is what this type is all about. And this is why hobbies such as baking, gardening, volunteering especially at the animal shelter are great distractions.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 3 – The Achiever
Being seen for success is important to the Achiever. That is why the best hobbies are dancing, singing, modeling, and creating fun content to share on social media. Being influential somehow is important.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 4 – The Individualist
The Individualist is all about creating amazing things! That is why the best hobbies are creative writing, painting, taking photographs, journaling, and making music.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 5 – The Observer
The one thing the Observer cannot get enough of is mental stimulation. That is why the best hobbies for this type are doing puzzles, playing trivia games, and reading books that are not fiction. Going to museums is also an interest for this personality type.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 6 – The Loyalist
If you’re a loyalist, you’re going to do what feels best for you, and you’re going to do it in a very comfortable fashion. That’s because you’re not really thrilled with the idea of leaving your comfort zone. And that’s okay! You can do all sorts of things. Try different ideas, but really any hobby that feels right to you, such as writing or even doing artwork, is the best option – especially when you can do it in a familiar and peaceful place.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 7 – The Enthusiast
The Enthusiast tends to be quite adventurous. They will go and try new things. That is why hobbies such as learning a new language, trying new foods, and even going on rollercoasters if there is an amusement park nearby will work for this type. If not, there is always skydiving.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 8 – The Challenger
The Challenger is not afraid of anything – and their favorite phrase might be, “Challenge accepted!” They like things bold and they want to be in control. That is why the best thing for them to do during their spare time is to exercise, lift weights, mountain biking, playing video games, and thrill-seeking in general.
Best Hobbies for Enneagram Type 9 – The Peacemaker
The Peacemaker is all about wanting to seek harmony and balance. This is why spiritual activities are best for this type such as meditating, going on nature walks, enjoying a coffee in a relaxing setting such as a coffee shop, or napping.
What is your type and what do you enjoy doing? Why not share in the comments below so we can add it to the list of hobby ideas for others?