Instructions for the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI version 2.5)



Before the Test:

  • The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI v2.5)

    • 144 paired statements

    • Approximately 40 minutes

  • Plan for enough time to finish in one sitting.

    • In order to submit the test, all questions must be answered.

    • We do not save your progress, so if you need to stop mid-test, you may come back to the Testing Center and start over from the beginning.

    • Your code remains active until your test has been submitted and scored.


During the Test:



  • Choose the statement in each pair that better describes your general behavior throughout most of your life.

  • Choose answers based on your actual behavior and reactions, not about reactions that you think you should or would like to have.

  • In some cases, both statements may almost equally be true. Think carefully about which response has been more true of you, most of the time.

  • Try not to “over-analyze” the statements. You will get more accurate results if you answer spontaneously rather than thinking of extreme situations.

  • Remember that there are no “right” or “wrong” answers and that no personality type is better than any other.

  • Try to relax and answer the questions simply and honestly, and to maintain the same frame of mind as you respond to each of the questions.


After the Test:

  • If you used an individual test code:

    • Your results will be provided on-screen.

    • A PDF of your results will be emailed to you.

  • If you were given a test code by a test administrator:

    • Your results will be sent to your test administrator.

    • Contact them to receive your results.


Questions or concerns? Please contact [email protected].