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Took this (from bellus). Put my own opinions in bold (cause it isn't all right)
The first test:
the Observeryou chose BZ - your Enneagram type is FIVE.

"I need to understand the world"

Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Be independent, not clingy. True
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner. True
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts. Not really
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable. Sounds about right
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity. Who doesn't?
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place. Not really
  • don't come on like a bulldozer. Who likes this
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy. True

What I Like About Being a Five

  • standing back and viewing life objectively Eh, alright
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects Just as much as any other engineer/scientist
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure Not really
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status Wrong
  • being calm in a crisis Absolutely

What's Hard About Being a Five

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world Nah
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all Who feels good that isn't a megalomaniac?
  • being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be I don't get pressured into things
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally Who likes this?

Fives as Children Often

  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on Wrong wrong wrong
  • have a few special friends rather than many Wrong
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school True
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers Wrong
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information Sure
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid Yeah
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict Eh
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected Nope

Fives as Parents

  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted Just a parent
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding yeah, much to the ire of my wife
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate Again, right on, pisses off wife
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions Same as last two

The "Slashchick" Test, I'm a type 7 (prolly level 4 or 5)

To be honest, I'm somewhere in between...

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  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.

    Who doesn't?

    Maybe someone who's not a five?
  • For some reason I have a hard time with these tests; I think I sometimes try to answer how I would like to be, rather than how I really am, plus my ability to self-deceive is pretty high. Wait, is self-deceiver one of the categories? :-)
  • Maybe I'll actually sit down and rate the responses like you did. I generally just don't care about these sort of things. To be honest, I looked at the two questions and thought that just about every option applied to me in some way.

    It's real hard for me to get interested in things like this.

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