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What is the difference between the Enneagram and TraitLab?

The Enneagram is a popular personality model that classifies people into one of nine personality types. For more details on Enneagram, see the article "What is the Enneagram?".

TraitLab is a platform that integrates several personality models, including the Enneagram, to help you understand your personality, career interests, interpersonal style, and unique strengths.

TraitLab goes beyond simple personality types and includes dozens of personality traits, interests, and a unique strengths profile.
How it works

Go beyond simple types

Nobody fits into a single type. TraitLab uses measures over 80 different dimensions to identify your combination of personality traits, career interests, interpersonal style, and character strengths.

While millions of people fall into the same Enneagram types, your TraitLab results are unique to you.

Reveal unexpected career paths

While the Enneagram typology provides a general description of personality, it does not easily translate to the wide range of possible occupations and their relative demands.

With TraitLab, you can easily compare your profile across hundreds of occupations, learn about your relative strengths in each of them, and better understand the trade-offs and opportunities behind different career paths.

While the Enneagram types and wings do not easily explain career or job fit, TraitLab gives you insight into work-specific interests and their alignment with different occupations.

Lean into your strengths

TraitLab identifies your most potent character strengths, then suggests ways to exercise these strengths in your daily life.

Unlike the Enneagram, TraitLab goes beyond a broad description of your personality and translates it into more practical character strengths, useful in personal and professional contexts.

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What people are saying about TraitLab Plus

The details available are fascinating and have helped me on my journey of self-knowledge.

- K. R.

Engaging and educational content, simple UI, and a steady stream of insights.

- J.

I found the details of the facets provided insights beyond MBTI.

- K. S.

Very thorough examination. I appreciate the career insights. Helps me understand why some paths would work and some wouldn't ... Great work!

Satisfaction guaranteed

If you're not happy with TraitLab Plus, contact us within 7 days of your purchase and get a full refund.

Upgrade to TraitLab Plus

Explore your personality, interests, and strengths with the comprehensive analyses in TraitLab Plus.

What's included

  • 45 foundational personality traits

  • Career interests analysis

  • Career matching and comparisons (700+)

  • Refresh option to reset all scores

  • Custom username and profile link

  • Early access to new features

  • Strengths profile

  • Pre-order of Interpersonal analysis

TraitLab Plus

Get crystal clear about your unique strengths.

Find Your Career Edge

Uncover your untapped personal strengths to level up in your current career, or get recommendations for surprising new career paths that fit your unique profile.

Clarify Your Strengths

Ground yourself with a deep analysis of your personal strengths, and learn how to exercise them in everyday life.

Spot Relationship Patterns

How is your personality influencing your most important connections? Learn to recognize how your characteristic interpersonal style impacts your social interactions.

Unique Personality Insights

Most assessments label you with a simple type, missing the important details that make a big impact. TraitLab analyzes over 80 dimensions so your results are one-of-a-kind, just like you.

Frequently asked questions

How is TraitLab different from other personality assessments?

Most online assessments are not based on real published research, so you can't connect your results to useful information about habits, career choices, relationships, and other practical aspects of your life.

TraitLab uses assessments and concepts from actual scientific research, then makes it easy to see how your results relate to important life areas.

Who made TraitLab?

TraitLab was created by me, Greg Park, Ph.D. Hi!

Before starting TraitLab, I spent years publishing research findings as a Ph.D. and postdoctoral researcher in the areas of personality and psychological measurement. I've always been fascinated by the field of personality psychology and how it can help us understand ourselves and each other.

I made TraitLab to make it easier for you to find reliable, valid, and scientifically-supported personality assessments.

Is TraitLab right for me?

Are you comfortable with investing about an hour to understand yourself better? Do you care about scientific validity? Do you like to get into details and data?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you'll probably love TraitLab. I made it for people like me — people looking for a very detailed, comprehensive picture of their personality, strengths, and interests, backed by scientific research.

But if you are looking for a quick and fun personality quiz, TraitLab is probably not the best fit for you.

How long is the TraitLab test?

Most people will start seeing their first results after about 10 minutes (about 100 questions).

If you want to see every possible result from TraitLab, the full assessment can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. However, you can always save your progress and take the assessment across several sittings.

How many questions are there in TraitLab?

There are over 700 potential questions currently in TraitLab, but you'll begin seeing results after the first 100 questions.

New questions are added regularly, but most questions are optional and only needed for advanced analyses.

How much does TraitLab cost?

There are several free tools here at TraitLab that can help you learn quite a bit about your personality.

For more advanced analyses of your traits, strengths, and interests, you can purchase TraitLab Plus.

Can I share my results with someone else?

Absolutely! If you want to share and compare your results with anyone, you can simply share your public profile.

For example, here's my own public profile here at TraitLab.

I have a question about ...

I'm always updating TraitLab to make it more useful and interesting. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please let me know. I'd love to hear from you!

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