Help uncover the unique talents of the Enneagram types at work!

a diagram of enneagram personality

In the future of work, there is a growing need to create environments that enable people to show up as their authentic selves. To feel connected, and purposeful and to tap into their unique potential and creativity is needed to solve many of our largest and most complex challenges.

The Enneagram looks at motivations from a lens of the heart, head, and body. Within this lens is a series of interconnected personality types that can be broken down into nine main types, 27 subtypes, and three key centers focused on action, feeling, and thinking.

Our goal is to build upon the existing understanding of Enneagram personality theory by adding new dimensions to motivation theory and cognitive bias, providing unique insights into creating workplaces of the future, where authenticity and self-awareness are not only encouraged, but celebrated!

How your participation will help

Together (with your help!) we can achieve the following:

  • Are there motivations and cognitive biases correlated with individuals who use the Enneagram assessment in their life and work?
  • Are there motivations and cognitive biases correlated with each of the nine main personality types?
  • Are there specific job roles correlated with specific Enneagram types and motivation traits?

Your benefits for participating:

It will take only 15-20 minutes to answer the F4S work style survey, and in return, you’ll get:

  1. Exclusive first access to the global research findings
  2. Immediate access to your personal survey results of your attitudes and motivations

Rationale and Goals:

Following Duval’s research in 2013 and 2018 asking the question can entrepreneurial success be predicted, Fingerprint for Success (F4S) has been committed to researching performance, wellbeing, and human development in the future of work.

The Enneagram is a well-known personality test that assigns a personality type from nine traits dichotomies. Recently it has gained popularity due to its unique approach to filtering personality into nine main types, 27 subtypes, and three key centers focused on action, feeling, and thinking.

The Enneagram Spectrum provides a brief history of the development of the modern Enneagram stating in the early 1970’s Robert Ochs, S.J. and Helen Palmer (1988; 1995) studied the Enneagram system of personality with Naranjo. It was then introduced to Christian communities where several academics and other authors promulgated the Enneagram to a broader spiritual, psychological, educational, business, and commercial audience

Fingerprint for success is expanding on the current understanding of Enneagram personality types in the context of work by asking “what are the motivational and cognitive biases of the nine main Enneagram personality types at work?”

At present, as many as 80 percent of managerial recruitments across the fortune 500’s and FTSE 100 companies depend on psychometric tools, while 68 percent of all employers in Western Europe and the USA now use some form of psychometric assessment as part of their recruitment and development process.

Given increasingly esoteric job roles, the need to uncover the latent human (soft skill) talents will call for even more forensic examination of characteristics, preferences, and ability to develop the talent of the future (Cook & Cripps, 2005). Fueled with this same vision, F4S’s research (Duval, 2013)  explored the human (soft) skills attributed to the success of a particular group, initially founders, in a specific context such as startups and high-growth ventures. Yet there are many more roles that need exploration.

By building upon the Enneagram with an evidence-based approach, it is possible to uncover the correlations between personality type and work style preference, uncovering new data that may add further applications for the use of Enneagram in conjunction with motivational traits at work in specific roles. It is our belief this world-first research will provide a comprehensive insight into how personality, attitudes, and cognitive styles can become the catalyst for transformative change in the future of work.

Who we are

Used by teams in more than 195 countries, Fingerprint for Success (F4S) is a technology on a mission to empower individuals and teams to understand and bring out the best in themselves and each other at work.

From our own research and through research partnerships with companies like Canva and Startup Genome we have led world-first research and developed technology to support human development at work.

For this study on Enneagram, we are aiming to partner with individuals that deeply care about advancing research that will support people to more deeply understand themselves and others and to bring out the best in each other at work.

Your answers are 100% anonymous.

  • To participate, you will need to share your email address so we can send you the research findings and give you access to your own results from the assessment.
  • Rest assured all of our research analysis is done with de-identified results. This means your name and email are removed from your data and all of your answers are both anonymized and secured for your privacy.

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