There’s something to be said about the entire celebration of a new year that makes it that much easier to embrace a new frame of mind. We count it down to zero and reset the calendar, we welcome it with fireworks and fanfare. Why not make the new year an opportunity to hit reset on our lives as well?
This is the second year in a row that the holidays have brought me deeper and closer to myself and (hopefully) one of the many purposes I’m here to serve. Last year it came in the form of immersing myself in a curated spiritual experience. This year, however, it came in the form of one of the few personality tests I haven’t taken: the Enneagram.
In taking the Enneagram test, I started out in the usual way that I start personality tests — by coasting through the easier questions in the beginning, then slowly entering the more rigorous questions about my personality and behaviors. With each answer, I do my best to pause, reflect, and think about what the actual answer is, not the answer I wish it would be.
At first, it’s simple. “True or False: Other people tell me I’m driven and demanding.” Well, based on the feedback I’ve received from friends and family, I can’t exactly deny that. True.