Have you ever wondered which famous celebrities might have your enneagram type? One of the great things about typing celebrities or fictional characters is that they can give you a clear idea of how the types might present themselves, especially if you haven’t had contact with a lot of the different types in real life. As you read through these quotes you can get an idea of the values and perspectives of the different Enneagram types more clearly.
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The Enneagram One – The Celebrity with a Mission
“Without discipline, there’s no life at all.”
– Katharine Hepburn
Principled, conscientious, and disciplined, the One is often called “The Perfectionist” or “The Reformer.” These types strive to live with a great deal of integrity and usually feel called to a higher purpose. They repress their anger in hopes of being “good,” and they work hard in hopes of being blameless. If they are unhealthy they can be incredibly self-righteous and inflexible. But at their best, Ones are accepting, grounded, and extraordinarily wise. Their desire for integrity and truth makes them inspiring leaders and role models.
“To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.” – Jane Fonda
“I’ve still got to do something to help, however tiny it is. I always think of the old Hebrew saying, which is translated roughly into, ‘He who saves one life saves the world,’ because it’s pretty ghastly to think of all the people we’re not saving.” – Vanessa Redgrave
“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it’s a kind of order that sets me free to fly.” – Julie Andrews
“I’m a perfectionist, so my bossiness definitely comes out.” – Emma Watson
“My dad’s a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken. I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again.” – Natalie Portman
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The Enneagram Two – The Altruistic Celebrity
“I don’t think you can ever be bitter about anything, because if you don’t allow your heart to stay open, then all you have is a filled heart of hate and bitterness, and you’re never able to love or like anybody.” – Debbie Reynolds
Generous and open-hearted, Twos want to spread feelings of positivity and compassion wherever they go. They want to do what is best for others, but sometimes they do this at the expense of their own well-being. At healthy and average levels they offer love freely and generously, happy to help out when it’s needed. At unhealthy levels, they give so that they can get love in return. When Twos grow in maturity and learn to love themselves, they become deeply unselfish, joyful, gracious, and sincere. When they are unhealthy they can be manipulative, coercive, resentful, and dealers of guilt rather than givers of joy.
“I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.” – Doris Day
“I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give ‘em yours!” – Dolly Parton
“I am the model middle child. I am patient and I like to take care of everyone. Being called nice is a compliment. It’s not a boring way to describe me.” – Jennifer Garner
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The Enneagram Three – The High-Achieving Celebrity
“I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.” – Tom Cruise
Driven, hard-working, and image-oriented, Threes are one of the more frequent types found in Hollywood. They know how to market and advertise themselves well, and they’re aware of the things that will or won’t hurt their reputation. Typically high-energy and friendly, Threes enjoy being part of something exciting and large-scale. When they’re unhealthy, they are fixated on their image to a reckless degree. They become exploitative, unprincipled, and opportunistic in pursuit of success. When they’re healthy they are authentic, visionary, benevolent, and high-spirited.
“Before I was a year old I walked and talked and I was even potty-trained. When I started going to school I think I got on everyone’s nerves because I used to ask adult questions rather than settle for the stuff they usually fed kids.” – Sharon Stone
“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
“I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.” – Will Smith
The Enneagram Four – The Artist Celebrity
“People say that I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.” – Johnny Depp
Deeply creative, Fours are drawn to work that is original and emotionally revealing. Actors of this type frown at anything cliché or formulaic, so they’re often found in independent films with stories that are less run-of-the-mill. Introspective and identity-focused, Fours are highly intuitive about themselves and others and follow their intuition into many varied creative pursuits. If they are actors, they probably have a creative project on the side like painting, sculpting, or playing a musical instrument. When they are unhealthy, Fours are usually self-destructive, despairing, and alienated from themselves or others. When they are healthy, Fours are profound, creative, inspired, compassionate, and emotionally honest.
“Whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people and doing the same things as 600 other people, looking back, I always found a way to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed.” – Jeremy Irons
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland
“I wouldn’t dream of working on something that didn’t make my gut rumble and my heart explode.” – Kate Winslet
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The Enneagram Five – The Original Celebrity
“I just knew at an early time in my life how important privacy was.” – Daniel Day-Lewis
Deeply curious and extraordinarily insightful, Fives long to find mastery in a particular field. Often quirky and independent, they don’t want to be tied down to the “image” of celebrity life. They like having their privacy and space and can become reclusive when the world seems to close in on them too tightly. More than anything, actors of this enneatype will look for visionary ways to achieve their goals. They’ll look for screenplays that are original and stimulate their curiosity and help them to learn or explore something new. Many times Fives have an interest in dark or unusual stories and concepts. They believe that by conquering and exploring the darker sides of life they can overcome any anxiety about it. At unhealthy levels, Fives can be detached from reality, self-destructive, and obsessed with threatening and dark ideas. At their best, Fives are visionaries with independent, original ideas. They are open-minded, intuitive, and intelligent.
“I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things.” – Ralph Fiennes
“The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.” – Greta Garbo
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The Enneagram Six – The Witty/Worried Celebrity
“Some people go to bed at night thinking, ‘That was a good day.’ I am one of those who worries and asks, ‘How did I screw up today?’” – Tom Hanks
Remarkably responsible, Sixes want to feel prepared for absolutely anything life might hurl their way. They live in constant anticipation of what will happen next – trying to foresee possibilities so they are never caught off guard or unprepared. Often anxious and ambivalent, they feel many ways about things. They can go from being rebellious to obedient, gregarious and funny to cranky and negative, and decisive to self-doubting. Sixes dislike being in an anxious, ambivalent state, so they work relentlessly to build a sense of safety and stability in their lives. They aim to appear approachable, down-to-earth, and calm – even if they’re quirky, anxious, or eccentric on the inside. At unhealthy levels, they are self-disparaging, terrified, self-destructive, and authority-seeking. At their best, they are independent but cooperative, reliable, trustworthy, and courageous.
“No compliment is ever sufficient and every insult, of course, is true.” – Jesse Eisenberg
“I’m a catastrophist. I’m always thinking that the worst-case scenario is actually going to happen. So when it does happen, I’m like: ‘Gah! OK! I’m prepared!’” – Robert Pattinson
“I want people to treat me as normally as they can. Anybody who doesn’t, I feel awkward with.” – Daniel Craig
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The Enneagram Seven – The Charismatic Celebrity
“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor
Fun-loving and energetic, Sevens look for possibilities and opportunities at every turn. These types have agile minds and a quick ability to see fun experiences and get involved in them (or make them happen). “Seize the day!” would be the motto of this type. They want to throw themselves into every sight, sound, taste, and possibility that the world has to offer. Deep down, they may be trying to distract themselves from underlying anxieties – but the people around them likely won’t see it. As they grow in maturity, Sevens learn to sit with negative feelings and learn from them. If they are unhealthy, they tend to be hedonistic, impulsive, erratic, and self-destructive. At their best, they are enthusiastic, resilient, grateful, self-aware, and deeply joyous.
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” – Robin Williams
“You get into comedy because you are insecure, and you communicate with the world through comedy to sort of alleviate the tension of those insecurities and to find a way to make people like you other than the way you look or how good you are at sports. I don’t think that really goes away.” – Andy Samberg
“It’s more in my nature to be optimistic, I think. I’m one of those people who gets up on the right side of the bed in the morning. I get up and have a cup of coffee and go to the gym before I talk myself out of it because I will as anybody will.” – Dick van Dyke
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The Enneagram Eight – The Intense Celebrity
“If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It’s the ultimate hustle.” – Marlon Brando
Assertive and self-confident, Eights have a tough, rugged demeanor that is hard to ignore. These types won’t bend who they are to fit in, and they’ll do what they can to protect their vision and sense of independence. “Don’t tread on me” could be the motto of the Eight. They don’t want anyone or anything to have control or power over them, so as actors they tend to pursue roles where they will have some creative freedom. Their take-charge, assertive nature can make them intimidating to some – but it can also give them a powerful on-screen presence. At unhealthy levels, Eights are ruthless, hard-hearted, arrogant, and confrontational. At their best, Eights are patient, courageous, protective, and honorable.
“Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
“Don’t hide your scars. They make you who you are.” – Frank Sinatra
“It never occurred to me that I couldn’t change things that needed changing or couldn’t have what I wanted if I worked hard enough and was good enough.” – Kathleen Turner
The Enneagram Nine – The Zen Celebrity
“Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It’s like we’re zombies. Look up and take your headphones out. Say “Hi” to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they’re hurting.” – Keanu Reeves
Accepting and supportive, Nines aim to achieve harmony with the world around them. They enjoy connecting with nature, animals, imagination, spirituality – many of the things that other people miss in their hurry. These types have a gift for soothing hurts, healing conflicts, and creating an atmosphere of gentleness and acceptance. At unhealthy levels, Nines can be so focused on harmony that they “tune out” of negative emotions or situations and become oblivious. They can be repressed, disoriented, and neglectful. At their best, Nines are self-possessed, imaginative, creative, empathic, and unpretentious.
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally. I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened without my ever seeking it.” – Audrey Hepburn
“Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.” – Morgan Freeman
“I notice that when I’m generous, accepting, and loving toward myself, all that’s reflected out into the world. The more I cut myself slack, the more I don’t judge myself for not being other than I am. The more aware of who I am, see it, honor it, and respect it, the more I do all those things for others. I push them less and I respect their different rhythms.” – Jeff Bridges
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What Are Your Thoughts?
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