Most personality tests are idiotic. But this one is great.

Try the Enneagram test. You won't regret it.

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A curious quirk of the internet era is how we have chosen the online personality quiz as a primary tool of self-examination.

I say "we" not as a royal we but as an encompassing category that I regularly discover via social media includes all sorts of people — elderly relatives, former professors, and so on — whom I would have thought too serious to be lured by the siren call of such trifling endeavors in pop psychology. But lured they are. And more often than I'd like to admit, I am too.

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