Know Your Type: Tool for understanding your Enneagram type

December 27, 2012
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Understanding human behavior is a very important factor not only in business but also in relationships. It helps you adjust to your environment and blend into your corporate ecosystem or community better. It also makes it easier to know what to say and how to say things during difficult situations.

Yet, understanding behavior isn’t all that easy. It becomes even more difficult to create a holistic explanation of behavior without having to mix and match some personality theories. However, if you’re interested to know your personality type without having to sign up for a day course in Personality Psychology, then I have the perfect app for you.

Know Your Type by Ginger Lapid-Bogda is an educational app that can help you better understand yourself. The app is straightforward, easy to use, and easy to navigate. It features the Enneagram, a personality typology that introduces nine personality types.

Know Your Type will help you understand what the Enneagram is and how it works, as well as help you find out what personality type you have. You also get to see each type’s strengths and weaknesses.

Check if you’re a Perfectionist, a Friend, a Performer, the Unique One, an Expert, a Questioner, an Energizer, a Rock, or a Harmonizer by selecting the Find your Type option. You can check out the Diagram option to see a visual representation of the Enneagram and read about each type.

Other than knowing your personality type, the app also gives you tips on how to reduce stress and improve how you interact with others. The Excel at Interactions option lets you see the similarities and opposing qualities you have with other types. It will even give you tips on how you can better get along with people of other types.

If you want to see the different types in action, you can also check out videos of individuals with different personality types describe their characteristics and behavior.

If you’re interested to know some famous people who have the same personality type as you do, you can check out the Famous People option. And, to help you keep track of your friends’ and colleagues’ (or even your boss’) personality types, you can add them to the apps’ People I Know option.

You can also test yourself on how much you know about each personality type. In addition, the app refers you to additional resources if you’re interested to learn more about the Enneagram and how you can use this personality typology to help you interact with others more effectively.

It’s important to remember, however, that like most personality theories, may they be esoteric or academic, the Enneagram may not always predict human reactions in a very accurate manner. It is a tool to help you understand yourself in the context of your immediate society.

If you’re looking for a quick way to start understanding yourself during the holidays, you can try the Know Your Type app for US$3.00. It’s a nice holiday gift for yourself or your friends who want to go soul searching.

Comments

  • zymo

    Scam?!

  • matthdh

    Good Idea, yet way to generic content. Can be applied to various conditions and situations based on relative knowledge of oneself rather than a detailed assessment.
    Not worth the buy, prob not even worth the time to develop the app.

    So what number would be obtained for people that we “don’t like”, or child predators, mass murderers, anyone can be any number given what their current mindset.

  • Lara

    Interesting idea, too generic. There should be at 20 options, yes the app name would change be it sort of feels like a scam?