Have you heard of the Enneagram – maybe on a podcast or in the breakroom? Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. The model is split into nine different personality types based on how you see the world. Our world today is filled with covered faces, which makes it difficult to “read” people and gauge their emotional reaction to you. It’s like texting but in person.
To make your life easier, we have used the 9 Enneagram personality types to identify people by using just their face mask. If you don’t have time to go through the full Enneagram questionnaire to determine what type you are, just look at the face mask you wear.
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The rational, idealistic type:
Although Ones have a strong sense of purpose, they also typically feel that they have to justify their actions to themselves, and often to others as well. Ones believe that being strict with themselves (and eventually becoming “perfect”) will justify them in their own eyes and in the eyes of others.
You’ll find Enneagram One’s wearing a compliant mask that is made by a real manufacturer and will ensure that their partner has the same.
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The caring, interpersonal type:
Being generous and going out of their way for others makes Twos feel that theirs is the richest, most meaningful way to live. The love and concern they feel—and the genuine good they do—warms their hearts and makes them feel worthwhile.
You’ll find Enneagram Two’s wearing a handmade mask that they have created themselves or one that a friend made for them.
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The success-oriented, pragmatic type:
Threes are diplomatic and poised but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems with workaholism and competitiveness.
You’ll find Enneagram Three’s wearing a mask that resembles something heroic, like a flag, or an image of a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.
The sensitive, withdrawn type:
Fours often see themselves as uniquely talented, possessing special, one-of-a-kind gifts, but also as uniquely disadvantaged or flawed. More than any other type, Fours are acutely aware of and focused on their personal differences and deficiencies.
You’ll find Enneagram Four’s wearing a profoundly creative mask that expresses the personal and the universal and will possibly be a work of art.
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The intense, cerebral type:
Knowledge, understanding, and insight are thus highly valued by Fives because their identity is built around “having ideas” and being someone who has something unusual and insightful to say. For this reason, Fives are not interested in exploring what is already familiar and well-established; rather, their attention is drawn to the unusual, the overlooked, the secret, the occult, the bizarre, the fantastic, the “unthinkable.”
You’ll find Enneagram Five’s wearing masks that make it easy for them to hide away from society so they can be preoccupied with their own thoughts.
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The committed, security-oriented type:
Sixes tend to fear to make important decisions, although, at the same time, they resist having anyone else make decisions for them. They want to avoid being controlled, but are also afraid of taking responsibility in a way that might put them “in the line of fire.”
You’ll find Enneagram Six’s wearing a mask that is similar to the majority of others but with their own creative spin on the color or design.
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The busy, fun-loving type:
You’ll find this person wearing a mask that is practical, yet playful. Not overpriced, but well made. Sevens are frequently endowed with quick, agile minds, and can be exceptionally fast learners. This is true both of their ability to absorb information (language, facts, and procedures) and their ability to learn new manual skills—they tend to have excellent mind-body coordination, and manual dexterity (typewriting, piano playing, tennis). All of this can combine to make a Seven into the quintessential “Renaissance person.”
You’ll find Enneagram 7’s wearing a no-nonsense, easy to find, paper mask with a bit of flair.
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The powerful, dominating type:
Eights have enormous willpower and vitality, and they feel most alive when they are exercising these capacities in the world. They use their abundant energy to effect changes in their environment—to “leave their mark” on it—but also to keep the environment, and especially other people, from hurting them and those they care about
You’ll find Enneagram 8’s wearing a custom-made, fully functioning respirator mask.
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The easy-going, self-effacing type:
More than any other type, Nines demonstrate the tendency to run away from the paradoxes and tensions of life by attempting to transcend them or by seeking to find simple and painless solutions to their problems.
You’ll find an Enneagram 9’s wearing a fully compliant N95 respirator mask.
As the Founder and CEO of World For Good, Jennifer Moreau-Chick helps readers learn about how to elevate social and environmental sustainability in the business community so companies can differentiate themselves from their competitors. She has been featured in Conscious Company Magazine as a leader in social impact and has worked as a Marketing Director for 3 certified B Corporations for the past four years. Visit her blog here.