The RHETI Sampler – Free Personality Test by Don Riso, Ph.D. and Russ Hudson, Ph.D.


The RHETI Sampler’s 36 questions are only a part of the full, scientifically validated 144-question Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, Version 2.5) personality inventory. Short personality quizzes such as the RHETI Sampler cannot guarantee that your basic personality type will be indicated, although your type will most likely be one of the top three scores in this free quiz. We recommend that you read the type descriptions at the end of this test, and in Riso-Hudson Enneagram books, to help you identify your basic personality type.
Instructions for the FREE Sampler
The RHETI Sampler, like the complete RHETI itself, is a forced-choice psychological test which requires you to chose one statement in each pair of statements that describes you best. For each pair of statements, select the statement that applies to you MOST OF YOUR LIFE. Do not over-analyze the questions, or try to think of "exceptions to the rule." Be spontaneous and choose the statement that comes closest to the way you have been most of the time, most of your life.

Occasionally there will be questions that ask you to make a close call between two choices. This is because the RHETI is trying to reveal areas where you have similar behaviors or attitudes. You may skip questions that really do not apply to you — but do not skip questions just because they are hard to answer. If a question is very close and you can’t decide which statement applies to you best, you can come back to it after you have completed the Sampler.

The RHETI Sampler usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. (The complete 144 question RHETI takes about 40 minutes to complete.) At the end of the Sampler, click on the Score Test button, and wait for the computer to generate a personality profile of your scores. If you have answered honestly and accurately, your basic personality type should be one of the top three scores. To confirm which type you might be, read the type descriptions in the Riso-Hudson best-selling books, The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types — the two most complete and in-depth books in the Enneagram field.

Thanks! And please remember that unlike the full RHETI, this short, fun personality test is NOT scientifically validated. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the results of the personality analysis produced by this short personality quiz — only that it can help you begin your journey of self-discovery!

EVELYN I. CHALLIS, Ph.D.© 2020