Here’s the Disney Princess You’d Be, Based On Your Enneagram Type
As kids, we pictured ourselves in the fictional worlds we watched on television. Some of us bought plastic weapons and pretended to be Power Rangers, and plenty of us ran around our houses in superhero capes.
However, there was nothing like imagining a princesses life.
The poofy dresses. The ability to burst into song at any moment (with a whole bird choir to back you up). Disney princesses were brave, hopeful women. They were lifted from drab origin stories to worlds full of princes and castles by hope and hard work. And some magic.
To satisfy our kid selves’ desire to take over a princess’ life, we’ll be looking at the Disney princess that each enneagram type most relates to.
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Type One: Elsa
Ethically minded and selfless, type Ones tend to push away their emotions and make decisions based on what the “right” thing to do is. They are sensible and pragmatic, but underneath this seemingly perfect exterior is a passion for creating a positive influence in the world.
Elsa is a textbook One. She acts as the rational voice for her sister (of course, we can all recall the “You can’t marry a man you just met” line) and is the calm to Anna’s ditziness.
After finding out that her powers are harmful to her sister, Elsa lives out her childhood and adolescence in an isolated room. Elsa wants the best for her kingdom and ultimately believes that her going away is what’s best – so she leaves. True to the One type, Elsa’s core fear is of being bad or evil. To avoid doing that she’s willing to give up all human relationships in the process. The pressure of trying to be perfect and contain herself for others eventually becomes too much to bear and being alone is the only way she can find to breathe and live without the constant pressure of perfection.
She only returns to the people she loves once she realizes that she can abstain from hurting them.
“You mean well, but leave me be
Yes, I’m alone, but I’m alone and free
Just stay away and you’ll be safe from me.” – Elsa
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Type Two: Snow White
Type Twos are the “Helpers” of the enneagram. Approachable and kind, they are in tune with others’ needs and eager to be a positive influence on others’ lives.
Snow White is a classic Helper. After her life is literally ruined by her evil stepmother, she continues to believe the best about other people. Her altruistic worldview persists even as she runs through the woods for her life.
Eventually, Snow White is taken in by the Seven Dwarves, but rather than giving herself a much-deserved emotional breakdown she focuses on others. She immediately starts cleaning and cooking around their house to carry her own weight – indicative of Twos’ tendency to feel pressure to reciprocate the kindness that is done for them.
Snow White encourages young girls to be kind no matter what – a lesson that Twos teach the world.
“Come on, perk up. Won’t you smile for me?” – Snow White
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Type Three: Tiana
Named the achievers for a reason, type threes invest much of their personal happiness into their achievements. While these types’ steely commitment to their goals is inspiring, they run the risk of missing out on genuinely great moments because they’re chasing a goal with their heads down.
Tiana’s dream of owning her own restaurant is important to her from the get-go, partly because she wants to make her deceased father proud. So she works endless shifts through her teen years, up until early adulthood, to afford one. She shirks party invitations from her friends so that she can work late shifts.
Most of Tiana’s self-development occurs when she’s turned into a frog. Unable to work towards her restaurant dream, she finds love with Prince Naveen. Even though she applies her perfectionist tendencies to being useful to Naveen and Louis the Alligator, Tiana learns to enjoy the moments in which she is not working.
By the time she is turned back into a human, Tiana knows that she doesn’t need to attain a lofty goal to feel complete – she needs love in her life.
“If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.” – Tiana
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Type Four: Belle
Fours are characterized by their vibrant, creative inner lives. The art they produce and consume is important to them because it reflects what they believe to be their inner selves – they enjoy expressing themselves, but often feel like other people can’t fully understand or appreciate this.
Belle’s creativity manifests in her all-consuming love for books. She’s smart and well-read, absorbing knowledge from the books she reads. However, the ostracization she faces from her backwards town makes her feel alone .
Belle holds on the knowledge that she is not the problem, and that she will eventually find a community that sees and accepts her. And she finds it in the Beast and the enchanted objects in his castle.
“And for once, it might be grand
To have someone understand
I want so much more than they’ve got planned.” – Belle
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Type Five: A little bit of Belle and Mulan put together
Unfortunately, there is no Enneagram 5 princess yet. I hope someday they’ll make one, but for now I’m going to say that if you’re a Five you probably relate to certain qualities of both Belle and Mulan.
Like Mulan, you crave competence and struggle to push yourself out into the world because you don’t feel prepared enough. As a Five, a lot of growth comes from integrating to 8 – becoming more action-oriented, moving towards goals, and testing your expertise. Mulan enjoys gathering knowledge and while she doubts herself (like many Fives do) she also shows that she has strategic prowess during the Hun invasion. Part of her hero’s journey is believing in herself through the action she takes. For a Five, this is often how they come to embody their best qualities as well. That said, Mulan is likely a Six with a healthy Five wing.
As a Five, you might also relate to Belle. Like Belle you hunger for information and you’re curious and introverted. You enjoy being alone rather than in the company of people who feel oppressive or dim-witted – even if those people are your only social options! Also, like a Five, Belle is curious about the darkness of the world. She must discover what is in the West Wing even though it might terrify her. Fives are famous for being interested in the darker or more obscure matters of life, feeling like they need to know the information in order to be competent or prepared. That said, Belle is a core 4 enneagram type with a 5 wing. She has some elements of Five, but her core type is more likely Four.
“Maybe I didn’t go for my father. Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right, so when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile.” – Mulan
“The people think I’m odd. So, I know how it feels to be…different. And I know how lonely that can be.” – Belle
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Type Six: Mulan
Motivated by the feeling of security, Sixes go to great lengths to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones. At the beginning of their development and maturity they are characterized by anxiety and fearfulness; some Sixes cling to institutions and communities for support while others face their fears in a rebellious, antagonistic way. As Sixes grow, they learn to trust their inner voice and believe in themselves more fully.
Mulan’s story excellently portrays the Sixes journey from anxiety and self-doubt to confidence and inner-directed courage. Of course, she did this through pretending to be a boy and single-handedly saving China from the Hun invasion. But like a typical Six, she only joined the Chinese military to protect. In taking her father’s place, she ensured that he would survive and her family would have honor. Wanting to protect her loved ones, she sacrificed her own safety.
The prospect of protecting her family and her people is what carries her through impossible, unpleasant situations. And her bravery, determination and eventual success proves that Sixes are not defined by their fear – at their best they embrace the virtue of courage.
“My name is Mulan! I did it to save my father.” – Mulan
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Type Seven: Rapunzel
Sevens are easily identified by their genuine wonder at things that everybody else ignores. They squeeze every bit of enjoyment from life, drawing others into their magnetic positivity in the process.
While Rapunzel can show strong type six traits, her love for adventure and wide-eyed embrace of the world outweighs her initial fear of it. After all, she overcomes these fears to see the king and queen’s lanterns with a man she barely knows – typical seven behavior.
Throughout her story, it becomes clear that she has always been in love with the world and its people – and once she overcame the fear that was instilled by her stepmother, she could fully embrace it.
When traveling with Eugene, Rapunzel’s charisma wins her friends wherever she goes, even inspiring a brothel full of hardened criminals to sing about their dearest aspirations in “I’ve Got a Dream”.
“I’ve got a dream,
I just wanna see the floating lanterns gleam.
And with every passing hour,
I’m so glad I left my tower.
Like all you lovely folks
I’ve got a dream.” – Rapunzel
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Type Eight: Jasmine
Turned off by the prospect of being trapped under the control of others, Eights are self-advocating and confrontational. Their bravery and ability to say what nobody else is willing to say makes them an inspiration to those around them.
While Jasmine shows plenty of type Seven traits, she is ultimately an Eight. Her and Aladdin’s love story is a classic enemies-to-lovers story because she doesn’t fall for him easily – but it’s likely because she just wants to protect herself from getting hurt.
And when Jasmine finds true love with Aladdin, she refuses to marry some prince that her father picked out for her. She sees her destiny as truly her own, and balks at the idea of anybody else deciding it.
“How dare you? All of you. Standing around, deciding my future. I am not a prize to be won.” – Jasmine
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Type Nine: Cinderella
Agreeable and understanding, type Nines seek peace with themselves and with other people. This causes them to make great mediators in tense situations, but may set them up to be taken advantage of.
Cinderella’s distaste for conflict pushes her to endure years of abuse from her stepmothers and stepsisters. She desires peace in the household, so does all of the cooking and cleaning so that nobody else gets upset. However, her stepfamily takes her for granted.
Cinderella’s kindness is only fully appreciated after she falls in love with her prince. Once she marries him, she is able to find real peace – not the unstable kind that existed in her stepfamily’s household
“I know it isn’t easy, but at least we should try to get along together.” – Cinderella
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What Are Your Thoughts?
Do you agree or disagree with this article? Which Disney princess do you relate to the most? Let us know in the comments section of the page!
About the Author:
Muna Nnamani is a high school senior. She’s managing editor of her school newspaper, an avid fan of personality typology, and a sucker for good books and bad television. She is an INFP 4w5 and suffers the consequences daily.
I relate so much the story of Cinderella
We could asume that type 5 is Sleeping Beauty since she’s unconscious during almost the entire action of the story 🤔😆🙈🙈
Sorry but Elsa is clearly a 4! She literally sings the words ‘I have always been so different, normal rules did not apply’ – the type 4 anthem!