Something I have wanted to do for a long time is blog about non photography related things. Simply because there is far more to myself than Molly – The Photographer. I am a passionate person and one of those passions happens to be psychology. Growing up, I was told that I should go to school for psychology. However, life didn’t take me down that road but life is funny that way. I found my way back to the thing that I had turned away from.
Probably about 5 years ago I heard of the Meyers-Briggs personality test. I remember taking the test and finding out I was an ENFP, I pretty much just shrugged and said ok. I didn’t really invest too much thought into it until I started shooting boudoir. I’ve always been able to read people really well and I would use this test and my growing knowledge of what makes people tick to connect with my clients in a one on one way.
I loved MB for so long because I felt that I could connect with people better if I knew their type (which isn’t wrong). There are 16 different personalities which I won’t go into since I’ve linked the website above. But I would have the people I knew take the test, tell me the result and then I would type it into a note on my phone that I have saved of all of my friends types. I don’t do this put people into a box, I do it so that I can connect to them on their level.
Within the past couple of years I have incomplete with the MB way of categorizing people. It felt shallow and it left me feeling frustrated. Meyers-Briggs is how the world perceives you but it leaves it at that. The Enneagram is how you perceive the world around you. It shows you the box that you are in and shows you how to get out of that box and moves you towards freedom and a centered way of being. So MB is from the outside looking in and Enneagram is the inside looking out.
The Enneagram is a number system, 1-9. I highly recommend taking the test here. This is a $12 test. Yes, I know. It is simply the best test out there if you want to know your type. However, it will help you get *started*.
The enneagram is a beautifully complex system way of looking at ourselves and others. It’s more than just a simple personality typing system. We are so excited to share more about the enneagram and how it’s changed our lives and the lives around us.