The Enneagram and the Theater

Ever since the Meyers-Briggs personality test surged in popularity, everyone’s known their 4-letter code and shared it everywhere from facebook post’s to tinder profiles. We high-five our friends if we match or mockingly glare them down when we’re opposites. We then look up celebrities with our types and imagine us living their glamorous lives.

I am an INTJ and for the longest time growing up this was part of my identity. As a shy teenager I imagined myself “fulfilling my destiny” as Arnold Schwarzenegger or Isaac Newton or maybe even Vladimir Lenin. Years later, having evolved from brooding programmer to actor/entrepreneur who talks to everyone people laugh when they learn…