The Song That Defines You, According to Your Enneagram Type

While not as popular as the Zodiac or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Enneagram has slowly been gaining traction since its creation in 1997. The Enneagram is a system of numbers rather than constellations or acronyms, with adjacent numbers being possible “wings,” or specific subtypes. Sometimes you don’t feel like taking the long test or think that the results you received don’t really fit you. So here are a few songs that will help you decide what type you really are and what your anthem should really be:

  1. Referred to as “The Reformer,” Ones are extremely ethical. They fight for change but can sometimes be a bit perfectionistic. With lines like “If the truth has been forbidden/ Then we’re breaking all the rules” and “It’s ‘bout time we got some airplay of our version of events,” the song expresses a One’s need to pursue truth and take a stand for what they believe in.

  2. Designated “The Helper,” Twos have a basic desire to love and be loved. As a result they are often self-sacrificing, so involved in helping others that they often forget to take care of themselves. “Someone to You” is a song about lifting each other up and relying on one another. With lines like “I’ll make the moon shine just for your view” and “I wanna be somebody to someone,” the song embodies the Two’s unconditional love and care towards others.

  3. 3. Type Three- 7 rings by Ariana Grande

    Often called “The Advocate,” Threes are ambitious above all else. Competitively striving for advancement, they can become overly concerned with others’ views and their self-image. “7 rings” is a celebration of financial success and achievement, with lines like “I’d rather spoil all my friends with my riches/ Think retail therapy my new addiction.” It encapsulates a Three’s pursuit of status and materialism.

  4. With the nickname “The Individualist,” Fours are dedicated to identifying and expressing their individuality. However, their value of their personal significance can result in self-indulgence and self-pity. “Therefore I Am” is all about self-worth and not caring about what others think, proclaiming, “Don’t talk ‘bout me like how you might know how I feel.” The music video exudes self-confidence and creative expression, everything a Four craves in life.

  5. Titled “The Investigator,” Fives are curious and capable. They are obsessed with deciphering complex ideas, occasionally getting lost within their own minds. “the lakes” embodies a Five’s search for a place of creative fulfillment. With lines like “I don’t belong and, my beloved, neither do you” and “I want to watch wisteria grow right over my bare feet,” it also paints a picture of a Five becoming lost in their own little world, one that very few seem to understand.

  6. 6. Type Six- Here by Alessia Cara

    Considered “The Loyalist,” Sixes provide security and support. Although reliable and responsible to others, they often deal with trust issues and self-doubt, valuing those they support far more than themselves. “Here” is a song from the point-of-view of a girl who arrives at a party and makes it known that she’s only there because of her loyalty to her friends. Sporting lines like “But honestly I’d rather be/ Somewhere with my people we can kick it and just listen/ To some music with the message (like we usually do),” the song is a representation of a Six’s sole focus being on their loved ones while being distrustful of those they don’t know.

  7. Labeled “The Enthusiast,” Sevens are by far the most energetic type. Playful and spontaneous, they can become easily distracted or impatient. “After midnight we’re out of control,” the song declares. An upbeat party song, it epitomizes the fun-loving aspects of a Seven.

  8. 8. Type Eight- Gloves Up by Little Mix

    Described as “The Challenger,” Eights are all about control. Strong and assertive, they attempt to have complete control over their environment, often resulting in being perceived as confrontational and intimidating. “Gloves Up” is full of strong lyrics, with lines like “Ain’t tapping out, see me coming for more” and “Ready to rumble, ain’t scared of the pain.” It’s an anthem that conveys the perseverance and fighting spirit that comprise an Eight.

  9. 9. Type Nine- Why by Sabrina Carpenter

    Also called “The Peacemaker,” Nines crave stability. Accepting and supportive, they can become complacent or stubborn in an attempt to avoid conflict. “Why” discusses the idea of opposites attracting, stating, “But we work so well and we don’t even know why” and “Somehow we end up on the same side.” This idea connects with a Nine’s ability to accept and get along with even those who seem like complete opposites.