When it comes to beauty, the first thing that comes to mind is makeup, products and physical appearances. However, physical beauty is purely an external impression that can sometimes be misleading or become jaded.
Inner beauty is a concept that represents who you are on the inside, including your character and morality — which is what really matters in terms of beauty. This type of beauty can look different from person to person depending on who you truly are and which type of personality you have.
Between horoscopes, the Myers-Briggs and other personality tests, there are so many different ways to understand your true personality and yourself. The Enneagram of Personality test is one of the assessments out there that many people find to be insightful and helpful to their journey to self-understanding.
While no personality test should determine how you live your life, it’s a great place to start in your quest to find self-love, self-understanding and your true definition of inner beauty.
Inner Beauty and Self-Care of Each Personality
Find your personality type by taking the Enneagram test and use these affirmations and self-care tips to help your inner beauty shine through.
Type One: The Reformer
Traits: principled, purposeful, self-controlled and perfectionistic.
Type one personalities are referred to as “The Reformer” because they have a “sense of mission” that leads them to want to improve the world in various ways, using whatever influence they have.
Inner Beauty Quality: The desire to do good and be good.
Self-Love Affirmation: I am grateful for all that I have and for a wonderful and new day.
Self-Care Tip: Take a walk outside to slow down and have some reflection time.
Type Two: The Helper
Traits: generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing and possessive.
Type two personalities are referred to as “The Helper” because they are genuinely good, generous and helpful to others.
Inner Beauty Quality: Being genuinely good at heart and helping others.
Self-Love Affirmation: I spread love to those around me and am worthy of receiving love.
Self-Care Tip: Treat yourself to something that makes you feel happy and good about yourself.
Type Three: The Achiever
Traits: adaptable, excelling, driven and image-conscious.
Type three personalities are known as “The Achiever” due to their natural ability to achieve great things in the world.
Inner Beauty Quality: Possessing natural born leadership
Self-Love Affirmation: My potential is limitless and I can achieve greatness.
Self-Care Tip: Keep your goals, thoughts and feelings together by journaling.
Type Four: The Individualist
Traits: expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed and temperamental.
Type four personalities are coined as “The Individualist” because they maintain their identity by seeing themselves as fundamentally different from others.’
Inner Beauty Quality: Embracing what makes you unique.
Self-Love Affirmation: I accept and approve of myself and don’t take others opinions or behaviors personally.
Self-Care Tip: Express your creativity by indulging in a crafty project like drawing, painting or investing in a DIY project.
Type Five: The Investigator
Traits: perceptive, innovative, secretive and isolated.
The type five personality AKA “The Investigator” is known for wanting to find out why things are the way they are and want to understand how the world works, constantly searching for answers to questions they do not understand.
Inner Beauty Quality: Your curiosity of the world around you and desire to understand.
Self-Love Affirmation: Today I will learn, grow and achieve greatness.
Self-Care Tip: Find something enjoyable to read which will provide you with knowledge and a new perspective.
Type Six: The Loyalist
Traits: engaging, responsible, anxious and suspicious.
Type six personalities are deemed as “The Loyalist” because they are the most loyal to their friends and to their beliefs.
Inner Beauty Quality: Your loyalty and commitment to friends.
Self-Love Affirmation: I choose myself and am worthy of my dreams.
Self-Care Tip: Write down a list of things and people you are grateful for.
Type Seven: The Enthusiast
Traits: spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive and scattered.
Type seven personalities are named “The Enthusiast” because of their enthusiasm about almost everything that catches their attention and the sense of adventure they possess.
Inner Beauty Quality: Your admiration for life and genuine happiness.
Self-Love Affirmation: I will believe in myself as I was not made to give up.
Self-Care Tip: Spend quality time with a friend or loved one to keep yourself grounded and balanced.
Type Eight: The Challenger
Traits: self-confident, decisive, willful and confrontational.
The type eight personality is named “The Challenger” because they love taking on a challenge that will lead them to success and love to motivate and inspire those around them.
Inner Beauty Quality: Your ability to motivate yourself and others to be the best they can be.
Self-Love Affirmation: I am deserving of success and happiness
Self-Care Tip: Taking the time to exercise or be active helps clear your mind and get out any extra energy.
Type Nine: The Peacemaker
Traits: receptive, reassuring, complacent and resigned.
Type nine personalities are called “The Peacemakers” because of their devotion to the journey for internal and external peace for themselves and others.
Inner Beauty Quality: Your devotion to creating peace and harmony within yourself and the world around you.
Self-Love Affirmation: I help others live in a state of peace and love because I radiate peace and love to them.
Self-Care Tip: Try meditating to practice peace and mindfulness.