How to find your creative type

Discover How Your God-Given Creative Type Can Change the World

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.”

- 1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV

Step 1: Discover WHY Your Creative Type Matters

What if there is a better way to understand your creative calling? The Creative Enneagram is a framework for finding your Creative Type (based on your Enneagram Type) that will help you understand how you have been uniquely gifted to create for change. We all have a special part to play. Do you know yours?

Step 2: Explore the 9 Creative Types

Each Creative Type is described below. Hover or click the Healthy description to flip the card and read the Unhealthy description.
Select the type that resonates with you and click the link to read more and confirm your choice.

Type One:

The Visionary

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Healthy

You create order out of chaos. You demonstrate that the small things matter. You image our Creator’s control of even the smallest detail in order to realize your vision of the future.

Unhealthy

You don’t share your creation with the world because it’s not perfect (and never will be). You burn yourself out in pursuit of more, and better, and the ever-elusive perfect, instead of resting in the fact that it is our Creator who is holding all things together, not you.

Type Two:

The Patron

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Healthy

You help others bring their creative dreams to life. You recognize that we are better when we create for change together. You image our Creator’s desire for generous community.

Unhealthy

You get swept up in other’s ideas and projects without listening to your own callings. You want to help others, but you sometimes neglect to objectively evaluate where to focus your time and resources; you realize too late that there is an opportunity cost to everything.

Type Three:

The Producer

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Healthy

You are driven to succeed in every creative pursuit. You do whatever it takes to “ship”. You image our Creator’s active involvement in the world around you.

Unhealthy

You can trample others in order to achieve your creative vision. You are so concerned with your image and the trappings of creative success that you miss the broader implications of your work. You even sometimes become morally and ethically flexible in service of seeing your creative vision come to life.

Type Four:

The Innovator

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Healthy

You feel most alive when you are creating something completely new to the world. You are highly attuned to the world around you and want to contribute in large scale ways. You image our Creator’s ex nihilo creative power.

Unhealthy

You tend to live in your head and can struggle turning your ideas into real world things. You can lack follow through, especially when an idea has “already been done before”. You can be reclusive and lack the collaborative benefits of working with other creators in a shared vision for the future.

Type Five:

The Mastermind

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Healthy

You can see how all the pieces fit together to accomplish your creative vision. You retreat to your lair and figure out complex issues and then surface when you have a sophisticated and creative solution. You image our Creator’s vast omniscience.

Unhealthy

You can prize ideas over execution to your own detriment. You hesitate to act until you’ve figured out three chess moves ahead without realizing that sometimes you have to take the first step before it’s possible to understand the next steps to take.

Type Six:

The Rebuilder

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Healthy

You create improvements that make the things around you better. You prize having things working well and will tweak and adjust until all systems are humming along at optimal efficiency. You image our Creator’s sustaining and restoring power.

Unhealthy

You shy away from taking creative risks. You realize the value in improving upon existing creative works, but you are fearful of iterating into new and fresh directions.

Type Seven:

The Adventurer

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Healthy

You are ready to try out something new at a moment’s notice. You can mold yourself to fit into any creative team and provide value. You image our Creator’s joyful, expressive, and generous creativity.

Unhealthy

You don’t stick with creative projects after the initial glow wears off. You hop around from one creative project to another without committing yourself to the grind necessary for real and lasting creative fruit.

Type Eight:

The Change Agent

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Healthy

You see something that needs changed and you personally move heaven and earth to change it. You embody Creative Destruction. You image our Creator’s omnipotent, all-consuming and all-encompassing creative fire.

Unhealthy

You run over others, even potential creative collaborators, all in the pursuit of an ideal. You devote yourself to an idea without allowing yourself to be agile enough to iterate and improve along the way.

Type Nine:

The Collaborator

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Healthy

You bring out the creative best in yourself and others by working together. You find that people come to you often to bounce ideas around and you usually offer insights that make those ideas even better. You image our Creator’s nurturing, peaceful, and self-giving nature.

Unhealthy

You don’t take yourself and your ideas seriously enough to dare to accomplish great things. You resist the limelight when often getting out of your comfort zone is the very thing missing from your creative growth.

Step 3: Take the FREE Assessment

Now that you have selected your Creative Type (or if you already know your Enneagram Type), take the assessment and enter in your Creative Type number. Take The Creative Enneagram assessment now!