My Personality Profile
I am 47 years old and born on January 05. I am happily married with two children both living on their own with their respective husbands. My ambition since child was to become a teacher which was influenced by my high regards to my mentors looking at them as having so much knowledge and wisdom to impart to their students. The childhood ambition was derailed due to financial considerations when I was a freshman with my three other siblings also in college. I had to consider a course that would free my parents from the burden of not only the tuition fees but all the expenses for a decent and promising career. My acceptance to the Philippine Military Academy in 1981 made my parents the proudest in the community. A lot have been dreaming of entering the premier military school but only a few are given the opportunity and privilege. Besides, it has been the wishes of my late father to have one of his three sons to be in the military service as he could never forget his adventures with the Japanese forces as a child. Upon graduation from PMA, another sort of luck came when I was given a scholarship to yet another premier school, the University of the Philippines, which I took up BS Civil Engineering course and eventually passed the board examinations. This chartered my career in the military. I’m now with the Philippine Army Corps of Engineers which I recently handled the salient position as Chief of Staff of the 53rd Engineer Brigade. This was preceded by a three years stint in PMA and being an engineer battalion commander for two years in northern Luzon. ENNEAGRAM
As a requirement for acceptance at the National Defence College of the Philippines for the Master of National Security Administration course, I undertook a series of tests which classified my Emotional Quotient to be that of an “Achiever” or the “#3” type under the ENNEAGRAM Profiling method.
As an Achiever, I am described to be energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented. The description somehow fits me. I’m into various sports therefore athletic and energetic. As an athlete, it developed in me to be always with a positive outlook in life. As an optimistic person and athletic, I always feel very confident in most of my undertakings. Also being a military man, I am mission oriented and accomplishment is always a priority.
At “The Dinner Party” situation, an Achiever usually thinks of finishing his meal ahead and would leave as he feels “swamped” by a big crowd for the dinner with different personalities. I found this description to be applying to myself on most dinner occasions I attend. I tend to be uncomfortable being with so many different personalities on a dining table and often I want to extricate myself.
The “Arrows” diagram says that when I’m relaxed, I tend to assume the positive qualities of a #6 or a “Questioner” person such as responsible, trustworthy and one who values loyalty to family, friends, groups and causes. Also the diagram showed that when I am under stress, I tend to become the #9 or the “Peacemaker” with the negative qualities such as spaced-out, forgetful, stubborn, obsessive, apathetic, passive-aggressive, judgmental and unassertive.
Under the “Wings” theory, my personality as an Achiever may blend into or be influenced by the “Helper” or #2 type of person and the “Romantics” or #4 type of person. This also proved my preference to be with people with these types.
For the “Three Centers” diagram, an Achiever likes the Heart or Feeling Center image. This is consistent with my desire to be always seen in good light, according to socially agree-upon norms. This situation boosts my confidence and makes me comfortable in front of people.
The Enneagram further shows that as an Achiever, I am motivated by the need to be productive, achieve success, and avoid failure. At my best, I am optimistic, confident,...