We recently discussed which Disney attractions and which Disney characters would best match Enneagram types. That had us wondering: what other characters could we dive into to see who closely aligns with our type?
Obviously, Harry Potter came to mind! If you need a refresh on what your Enneagram type is, there are several free quizzes online you can take (who doesn’t love free quizzes?). Check them out, and then come back here to find out what Harry Potter character your Type matches with!
Let’s take a look at what Harry Potter character is most fitting to YOUR Enneagram type!
Type One: The Reformer/Perfectionist
At the top of the list, Type One’s are the resident rule followers. They are principled individuals with a high amount of self-control. When it comes to obedience and discipline, we immediately thought of none other than Percy Weasley!
Our favorite prefect and Head Boy, Percy is the third of the Weasley children. A successful prefect and Head Boy or Girl MUST be inclined to be a rule-follower, and Percy definitely fits the mold of a Type One. He never seemed to fall in line with his twin younger brothers’ jokes and antics. And he even became estranged from his family because he felt compelled to fall in line with the government’s rules.
Type Two: The Helper/Giver
Type Two’s are all about caring for others. Their generous spirits make them the perfect caretakers, and they have great interpersonal skills. If there’s ANY character in the Harry Potter series that is synonymous with ‘caring,’ it’s Molly Weasley.
Perhaps everyone’s favorite mom from the series, Molly Weasley is an extremely caring individual. She played a major motherly role for Harry throughout the series, not to mention managing ALL of those Weasley kids!
Type Three: The Achiever
Type Threes, otherwise known as Achievers, are exactly that: they are success-oriented individuals, driven by goals and desires to reach the very top by any means necessary. While extremely driven, they are also very pragmatic, and very self-conscious of how others perceive them. Mix that all together and of course you wind up with Hermione Granger!
Hermione is intelligent, yes, but her intelligence is matched by her tenacity and determination to succeed. She can also be easily sidetracked by how others view her, succumbing in her earlier years at Hogwarts to those who sought to mock her brains.
Type Four: The Individualist
Type Four’s are unique and sensitive creatures! They are prone to becoming temperamental and at times possessive, and are usually more highly in-tune with their emotions than others. For Type Four, we came up with two characters: Moaning Myrtle and Ron Weasley.
Moaning Myrtle, at least as we know her in her ghostly state, is a highly emotional individual who is easily provoked, as if you are literally turning on a faucet.
Ron, on the other hand, is a brave and loyal Gryffindor at heart, but you may find that he is one more likely to find himself in a situation that causes him to, well…panic. We see the whole range of emotions come from Ron throughout the series!
Type Five: The Investigator
Investigators are intense yet secretive individuals. Among all the Enneagram types, they are most likely to be isolated from others, and in fact they prefer to be surrounded by numbers, data, and science than other human beings. We thought that one of the most fascinating characters in the series, Severus Snape, was the perfect Type Five.
Snape is quite the secretive character, keeping his true motives, emotions, and thoughts extremely close to the vest.
Type Six: The Loyalist/Skeptic
Those who align with the Type Six Enneagram are among the more complex types to properly identify. On the one hand, as the “Loyalist” implies, they are fiercely loyal individuals. At the same time, as the “Skeptic” implies, they are prepared for almost any disaster that may occur. They are just as engaging and and responsible as they are anxious and suspicious. We chose the Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter! And by that same token, we also chose Neville Longbottom.
Harry and Neville have fascinating parallel stories, as revealed in The Prophecy that we first learn about in The Order of the Phoenix. Both boys are Gryffindors and prove time and time again their steadfast loyalty to their friends.
Beyond that, Harry and Neville are both security-oriented and prepared for disaster to strike. Maybe it has something to do with that lightning bolt scar on Harry’s head, but he always seems to know when trouble is afoot.
Type Seven: The Enthusiast
Type Sevens, on the surface, are all about having FUN! These individuals are happiest when kept busy as they are easily bored. This can cause them to become scattered at times, but at their hearts they are spontaneous people with a sense of adventure! As “adventure” seems to be the name of the game when it comes to the Wizarding World, we came up with several examples for Type Seven. For starters, we have Fred and George Weasley.
Find us any other character in the series that has “fun” as their middle name quite like these two! Fred and George’s fun-loving personalities makes them the perfect example of Type Seven. But we didn’t stop there! At least in their younger years, Sirius Black and James Potter were certainly the type of Hogwarts students that would have been placed in the same “adventurous” category of a Type Seven.
Type Eight: The Challenger
Type Eights are powerful individuals who are NOT to be messed with. Extremely self-confident and dominating beings, Type Eights are also strong-willed and stand up for what they believe in without a second thought, good or bad. Perhaps the most obvious and most fitting to Type Eight is Lord Voldemort himself.
But there are a few other characters that fit the bill! Ginny Weasley, at least by the book’s description, can also fit into the Type Eight mold, as well as Minerva McGonagall!
Type Nine: The Peacemaker
Last but certainly not least, there is Type Nine. Known as “The Peacemaker,” the easygoing Type Nine looks to others to set the agenda and are more than likely to go with the flow, avoiding any conflict along the way. They aren’t ones to raise a fuss, and their main goal is to make sure everyone around them is attended to first. They are definitely followers as opposed to natural-born leaders, but they still have a vital role to play in the grand scheme of things. Two characters who stuck out to us when discussing this type were Luna Lovegood and Remus Lupin.
Do you agree with our picks? Who would YOU choose as the Harry Potter character who most closely matches your Enneagram type? Let us know in the comments!
2 Replies to “These Are the Enneagram Types for Our Favorite Harry Potter Characters!”
I’ve always seen Luna as a 4 because the main part is being individual and a stand out. She also doesn’t quite strike me as a follower as stated if she were a 9. She sets her own path, she is unabashedly herself. I also don’t quite see Ron as a 4. He seems much more of a loyal 6 to me. I don’t think he’s very good at dealing with his emotions. Just because he seems to panic sometimes doesn’t make him a 4. 4’s are misunderstood creatures, not merely people prone to emotional outbursts. And who is really more misunderstood and unique than Luna?
I agree with all except I think Voldy is a 4 – always trying to prove he is unique / special / other while at the same time lead by greed and pain.