Myers-Briggs vs. Enneagram: Which Is The Better Personality Test?

Myers-Briggs vs. Enneagram: Which Is The Better Personality Test?

This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.


Personality typing systems are often used as a tool to better understand our behaviors, actions, and desires. While Myers-Briggs tests were all the rage a few years ago, Enneagram tests have begun popping up more recently. So...which one is better? 
We asked psychology and personality-typing experts to explain the two typing systems. Here's what they have to say about the pros and cons of each, plus how to decide which one is right for you. 

How the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator works.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test with 16 possible outcomes."The MBTI is based on four dimensions: extroversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving," psychologist Kristina Hallett, Ph.D., ABPP, previously told mbg. (Here: a breakdown of the personality dimensions).
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