Sunday, March 29, 2009

Famous Enneagram Types


Here are some celebrities that seem to fit each of the Enneagram types. The typing is probably not 100% accurate, so if you have any additions or objections to these lists, please feel free to place a comment on the blog and I will take your arguments into account.

This list is subject to further updates and modifications.

Ones

Julie Andrews, Harry Belafonte, Debby Boone, Lloyd Bridges, Noam Chomsky, John Cleese, Hillary Clinton, Confucius, Michael Dukakis, Anne Frank, Henry Fonda, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Al Gore, Peter Graves, Katharine Hepburn, Samuel Johnson, Laura Linney, Martin Luther, Immanuel Kant, Nelson Mandela, George McGovern, Arthur Miller, Robert Novak, Gregory Peck, Sidney Poitier, Pope John Paul II, Emily Post, Colin Powell, Yitzak Rabin, Ayn Rand, Tony Randall, Vanessa Redgrave, Condoleezza Rice, Eleanor Roosevelt, Donald Rumsfeld, George Bernard Shaw, Martha Stewart, Meryl Streep, Dean Stockwell, Peter Strauss, Margaret Thatcher, Emma Thompson, Harry Truman, Carl Sagan, Brian Williams, Joanne Woodward.

Twos

Alan Alda, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Pat Boone, Ellen Burstyn, Leo Buscaglia, Naomi Cambell, Kim Cattrall, Lynne Cheney, Petula Clark, Glenn Close, Bill Cosby, Courtney Cox, Diana-Princess of Wales, Celine Dion, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Farrah Fawcett, Danny Glover, Melanie Griffith, Catherine Hicks, Whitney Houston, Laura Huxley, Anne Jackson, Jesus Christ, Erica Jong, Jessica Lange, Monica Lewinsky, Jerry Lewis, Christina Onassis, Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton, Eva Peron, Priscilla Presley, Patsy Ramsay, Sally Jessy Raphael, Nancy Reagan, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Simmons, Danielle Steel, Mother Teresa, Actor Richard Thomas, Actress Jennifer Tilly, Ivana Trump, Desmond Tutu, Liv Ullmann, Lesley Ann Warren.

Threes
Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, James Baker, Halle Berry, Tony Blair, David Bowie, Bill Clinton, David Copperfield, Cindy Crawford, Tom Cruise, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Dell, Alain Delon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julio Iglesias, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Michael Jordan, Lady GaGa, Carl Lewis, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Vince Lombardi, Rob Lowe, Elle MacPherson, Paul McCartney, Reba McEntire, Madonna, Demi Moore, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Christopher Plummer, Elvis Presley, Christopher Reeve, Burt Reynolds, Arnold Schwarzenegger, William Shatner, Cybill Shepherd, O.J. Simpson, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Sting, Sharon Stone, Kathleen Turner, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Wagner, Andy Warhol, Vanessa Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Wood, Tiger Woods.

Fours
Diane Arbus, Charles Baudelaire, Ingmar Bergman, Bjork, Cate Blanchett, Kate Bush, Nicolas Cage, Maria Callas, Albert Camus, Prince Charles, Eric Clapton, Cheryl Crow, James Dean, Johnny Depp, Neil Diamond, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Hermann Hesse, Michael Jackson, Jewel, Angelina Jolie, Janis Joplin, Jack Kerouac,Sarah MacLachlan, John Malkovich, Marilyn Manson, Michaelangelo, Claude Monet, Jim Morrison, Alanis Morrisette, Morrissey, Liam Neeson, Stevie Nicks, Anais Nin, Nick Nolte, Gary Oldman, Laurence Olivier, Edith Piaf, Edgar Allen Poe, Natalie Portman, Prince, Anne Rice, Alan Rickman, Arthur Rimbaud, Winona Ryder, Dusty Springfield, August Strindberg, Vincent Van Gogh, Orson Welles, Oscar Wilde, Gene Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Kate Winslet, Virginia Woolf.

Fives

Issac Asimov, Tim Burton, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, Richard Chamberlain, Agatha Christie, David Cronenberg, Marie Curie, Daniel Day-Lewis, Charles Darwin, Robert DeNiro, René Descartes, Emily Dickinson, Joe DiMaggio, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Fiennes, Greta Garbo, Bill Gates, Paul Gauguin, Thomas Harris, Stephen Hawking, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Hopkins, Franz Kafka, Stanley Kubrick, John la Carré, Ursula K. LeGuin, Annie Leibowitz, Charles Lindbergh, George Lucas, David Lynch, "Dexter Morgan" (Dexter), "Fox Mulder" (X-Files), Vladimir Nabokov, John Nash, Sam Neill, Isaac Newton, Edward Norton, Joyce Carol Oates, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, John D. Rockefeller, Oliver Sacks, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ebenezer Scrooge, Madeleine Stowe, Nikola Tesla, Jules Verne, Max Von Sydow, Lars Von Trier, William Butler Yeats.

Sixes

Woody Allen, Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Robert Blake, George H. W. Bush, Tom Clancy, John Cusack, Larry David, Ellen DeGeneres, Judi Dench, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Teri Garr, Mel Gibson, Hugh Grant, Che Guevara, Gene Hackman, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Ian Hart, Seymour Hersh, Adolf Hitler, Dustin Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Keaton, Robert Kennedy, Jack Lemmon, David Letterman, Charles Manson, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Moore, Paul Newman, Richard Nixon, Chuck Norris, Robin Wright Penn, Rosie Perez, Anthony Perkins, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Rene Russo, Meg Ryan, Steven Seagal, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Carly Simon, James Spader, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Patrick Swayze, John Turturro, Brian Wilson, Neil Young.

Sevens

Tim Allen, Lauren Bacall, Antonio Banderas, John Belushi, Roberto Benigni, Jacqueline Bisset, Mel Brooks, Michael Caine, Pierre Cardin, Jackie Chan, George Clooney, Francis Ford Coppola, Billy Crystal, Salvador Dali, Leonardo DaVinci, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Thomas Edison, Errol Flynn, Michael J. Fox, Goethe, Whoopie Goldberg, Steve Jobs, Elton John, Jude Law, Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Iggy Pop, Dennis Quaid, Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney, Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Scorsese, Britney Spears, Steven Spielberg, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Hunter Thompson, Tina Turner, Peter Ustinov, Vince Vaughn, Voltaire, Robin Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Eights

Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Napoleon Bonaparte, Marlon Brando, Julius Caesar, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Richard Burton, Al Capone, Johnny Cash, John Cassavetes, Fidel Castro, Nicolae Ceausescu, Winston Churchill, Sean Connery, Russell Crowe, la Fontaine, Danny DeVito, Shannen Doherty, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman, Indira Gandhi, George Gurdjieff, Ernest Hemingway, Charlton Heston, Jimmy Hoffa, Saddam Hussein, Billy Idol, Lyndon Johnson, Donna Karan, Diane Lane, Robert Loggia, Courtney Love, Slobodan Milosevic, Rosie O'Donnell, Sean Penn, Pablo Picasso, Pink, Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Mickey Rourke, Frank Sinatra, Socrates, Oliver Stone, Donald Trump, Tracey Ullman, Denzel Washington, John Wayne.

Nines

Jennifer Aniston, Patricia Arquette, David Beckham, Ingrid Bergman, Selma Blair, Jeff Bridges, Matthew Broderick, John Cage, Kevin Costner, Willem Dafoe, Matt Damon, Dalai Lama, Jeff Daniels, Benicio del Toro, Placido Domingo, Dwight Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Falk, Gerald Ford, John Goodman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Audrey Hepburn, Chris Isaak, Carl Jung, Grace Kelly, Lisa Kudrow, Kris Kristofferson, Stan Laurel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Abraham Lincoln, Lyle Lovett, Andie MacDowell, Dean Martin, James McAvoy, Luke Perry, Tim Robbins, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Spacey, Billy Bob Thornton, Uma Thurman, Noah Wylie, Renee Zellweger.




34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced Benicio Del Toro belong in type 'eight'

Mike said...

Gorgeous list! Thanks for posting this, and not for not limiting the Fours roster to people who offed themselves or died in a pool of their own vomit.
[4/INFP]

Robby T said...

Thanks for this fantastic list of contmeporary enneagram types! I am wondering what you think of this question. I am surprised you put David Bowie as a 3. All others I thought were perfect.
I thought David Bowie might be a 5 or 4.

I am, (I think) 8w7 ENTP

INTP said...

Robby, I listed David Bowie as a 3 because of his obvious self-certain and image-oriented style. He's also a bit arrogant, self-important and knows how to set up people's responses and make the desired impact on them.

He's definitely got a big 4 influence nonetheless. Probably a 3w4, possibly a 4w3. Might also be similar to a 7w8 but he's too calculated and snobbish.

Anonymous said...

hey i just read the list and it was great!

Kelsea Habecker said...

Hi. I'm wondering why you think John Cusack is a 6.

INTP said...

I've typed John Cusack as a Six mainly based on his interviews, and also his style and personal vibe.

He's rather unconventional and openly dislikes fame and popularity. He doesn't really get a kick out of being a celebrity. Seems to have a wide range of emotional expressions (from sad to funny, sweet to cranky, deeply analytical to action-oriented). It's hard to put him in a box - he's not the melancholic, passionate type that's typical to a 4 for example.

Also he doesn't take himself too seriously and can be funny in a rather self-deprecating way. He also portrays fear in a very believable way.

Other thing that strikes me as 6ish is his interest in political issues and his activism against the war in Iraq. He seems to have a solid grip of the inner workings of economics and how money and profit are used to manipulate masses. He's witty and thoughtful, which would suggest a head type.

I think he's probably got a strong connection to 9, because of his pleasant, friendly nature, but he's definitely more intellectually alert and cerebral rather than easy-going and unfocused.

Based on these aspects, I'd say he's a probably 6, possibly soc/sp with a noticeable connection to 9.

The second choice would be 9.

Anonymous said...

What type do you think Nathalie Portman is? she has a four vibe.

Anonymous said...

i agree with them all, but i'm quite skeptical of Elton John being a seven.

Paul said...

I would think both V.I. Lenin and perhaps Moshe Dayan would be Ones as well. BTW, I am a One and an INTJ.

Mandy said...

Awesome list...thank you.
I'd be glad if you add
'Hermann Hesse'. Imo he is a very typical 4.

PRD said...

Interesting! I am very surprised to see Sandra Bullock listed with the peace-loving and easy-going type '9'. She is described by herself and others as a strong-willed leader type... I would guess that she is a type '8'. Patty

Anonymous said...

Paul McCartney is the quintessential three -- it's so accurate, it's almost scary.

Anonymous said...

Regarding your placement of Jesus as a Two, I saw a book once arguing that Jesus isn't any of the types but rather manifests the divine attributes of all of them.

INxP said...

I think Natalie Portman is a 5w4... but mainly a 5.

"I'd rather be smart than a movie star." Kinda says it all.

Btw, great blog.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm terribly interested in what type Bowie is, and I think it's 5w4.

He wrote his songs by cutting up stories and throwing the words into the air to see where they land. That is very unconventional, as was his look for many years. He is way to cerebral to be a 4. And way to reclusive to be a 3.

He's a 5! [:)]

Anonymous said...

Nice blog!


Regarding Sandra Bullock - having E9, yet seeming E8ish; it's worth remembering that E9 is the most passive of the 9 types and without using the energy of one of the adjacent types (a so-called 'Wing', see Don Riso's Ennea books/site) E9 types would be practically inert and unable to get out of bed! Howabout Sandra B having E9w8 and her MBTI ESFP?

I've been studying Enneatypes for ages (I have E5w4 INFP) but what originally hooked me was the fact that adjacent types are like chalk & cheese yet about 90% of us use one of those two as a back-up to our primary enneatype (which adds in various ways to our life 'dilemmas').

Riso's site...
http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

Sledgehammer said...

I don't believe that Marlon Brando was a type 8. He seemed like a type 4 with a strong 3 wing. Same goes to Robert DeNiro. He is overtly 4ish with a strong 3ish tendency. What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Another incorrect one is marking Donald Trump as an eight. He was from a prestigious family that focused on achievements for love, that childhood wound rendered him a three. Which caused him to be really successful in business compared to his older brother which also went into the field of business.

Anonymous said...

While I appreciate the compilation of this list I don't agree with alot of the three types. Mick Jagger is a 4 or 7 and I would add Brooke Shields, Tyra banks, Derek Jeter, chef morimoto and owner mark Cuban to the list of threes. In any case I love psychology and the enneagram amd I am thankful to find this blog.

Anonymous said...

Anderson Cooper is also a three/2 wing

Anonymous said...

Agreed

Anonymous said...

David Beckham is with no doubt a 3!

Anonymous said...

Woah, is NO ONE gonna mention Stephen Colbert? That dude's DEFINITELY a type 7.

Anonymous said...

Wilde was almost certainly a 7.

Lxmh Bdccxw said...

Nice work! Some more Ones to consider:
George Harrison, Subcomandante Marcos, Bill Maher, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, Kofi Annan, Amy Goodman, Bill Moyers, Jamie Hyneman, Eugene Debs, Tina Fey, Ralph Nader, Keith Olbermann, Martin Sheen William F. Buckley, Woodrow Wilson.

And if you'd like some fictional examples:
Batman, Rorschach(Watchmen), William Wallace (Braveheart), Delenn (Babylon 5), Mr. Spock, and Jack Shepard (Lost).

I know it may sound odd, but I'd honestly type Dexter Morgan as a sx/sp 1w9. The entire fabric of his being is based upon his code, his morals. He always tries to remain consistent with his superego. He tries to rationalize everything and stay objective and logical, hence the 9 wing.

Also, I'd say Thom Yorke, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, and David Byrne are definite 5w4's.

Lxmh Bdccxw said...

David Bowie I would call a sx/so 4w3. He's more about the authenticity and creativity deep down and more charismatic and image obsessed on the surface.

Lxmh Bdccxw said...

I'd also call Marlon Brando a 4w5, he's much too thoughtful, soft and deep to be an 8w9. 4w5's can be tough guys and be prone to outbursts as well, it's part of being an individualist without caring about appearances so much like it's counterpart.

Anonymous said...

I believe Sandra Bullock is a 9W8

Anonymous said...

I totally agree

Anonymous said...

I actually think she's an 8w9

Anonymous said...

Great list! I agree with some of the typings, do not with others, but anyway you have done a nice recopilation.

If you are interested in typing celebrities, famous people and Tv Characters, we created a group on Facebook called "Portraits Of The Enneagram", where we discuss this issue from many perspectives and schools.

Congrats again.

Gonzalo

Donagh Cronin said...

Mick Jagger is indisputably a SEVEN. This is a good list, much of it coming from the work of Tom Condon. Tom Condon is peerless at typing but even he gets it wrong sometimes. Tom's list needed to be updated by himself.

Janie said...

Hello!

I'm not sure if you are checking your comments for this post anymore, but I am curious about a couple characters commonly listed as 4's: Bob Dylan & Jim Morrison.

I wonder if Bob Dylan was actually a 3w4 because of his VERY strategic marketing, and the way he copied woodie guthrie's 'man of the people' style... and because most of his songs were not very self-revealing (I mean, they revealed his political views, but not his personal life!).

And Jim Morrison: I wonder if he was an i~fp 9w8. There is this 'letting it all hang out' and oblivion-seeking quality to his melancholy that feels 9w8-ish to me. I know many infp 9's that were initially mistyped as 4's.

What do you think?