February 28

Understanding the Enneagram Types in an Escape Room

Understanding the Enneagram Types in an Escape Room

As the Enneagram skyrockets in popularity, the number of people wanting to understand the Enneagram types rises with it. And since escape rooms are the best way to learn people’s behavior under stress, we’ve researched how to spot each sign in a room or find out which type you identify with.

Type 1

Dubbed the “perfectionist” or “reformer,” this type excels at identifying and correcting errors. Ones love organization and order, so a chaotic escape room experience is a nightmare for them, and when they’re under unhealthy stress they become hypercritical of themselves and others. They chiefly value efficiency, so they’ll spend their time in the room working to ensure everything is running smoothly and everyone remains calm.

Type 2

Everyone needs a support system, and the “helper” type is your best bet for a ride-or-die. Especially under stressful circumstances like an escape room, twos love to encourage their teammates and do whatever it takes to help everyone succeed. This type is the person bouncing around the room and giving aid to anyone who is struggling, offering any advice they may have. Twos can become irritable and when they feel unappreciated for their efforts, but a simple “thank you” works wonders.

Type 3

Threes are a bit of an enigma. On one hand, they’re considered the ambitious Enneagram type with exceptional work ethic. However, they can also be skillful procrastinators and highly apathetic. Because of this, threes are either leading the charge with the one and eight, or they’re dawdling with the nine. Either way, they’re a good supplement to your team because they have the ability to either take the room seriously or just have fun.

Type 4

Enneagram fours are highly individualistic and want to be valued by their team. They are able to fit any role, and they work hard to ensure the success of those around them. However, they become volatile and unproductive if their efforts either don’t benefit their team or go unappreciated. Understanding this Enneagram type and their desire to be seen and appreciated can be your ticket to success in an escape room.

Type 5

As the intense, cerebral type, fives are typically one of the more independent people in the group. Especially in escape rooms requiring deeper thought and processing, Enneagram fives are highly efficient and priceless additions to your team. Their independence is an issue when stress causes the five to withdraw into themselves instead of playing the teamwork game. It’s typical of this type to be reluctant to share their thought processes or work with others, but once they break this barrier there’s no stopping them.

Type 6

Loyal sixes are phenomenal teammates who devoutly stick with you and the group, unwilling to break off because they understand teamwork is how you master efficiency. However, they may be the pessimists of the group because they can be caught up in their heads imagining how every scenario could go wrong. Once they can focus on the task at hand though, they can shoulder two teammates’ worth of work.

Type 7

Ever the scatterbrained type, the sevens are constantly moving around the escape room at hyperspeed, either solving multiple puzzles in the room at once or doing nothing at all. Like the three, they’re on one side of the pendulum or the other, and like the six it only takes a bit of focus for them to change the game. With the speed at which they move, when they’re on their game, your team will break escape room records.

Type 8

Enneagram type eights might be the easiest to spot. They will immediately assert themselves as a leader because they naturally resist being controlled, and because they know how to get things done. They may come off as abrasive, but it’s only because they want so badly to succeed. Understanding this Enneagram type’s drive and how it changes their behavior is the best way to work with them and follow their unstoppable lead to victory.

Type 9

The final Enneagram type’s behavior varies greatly based on their level of health and wings, so they’re a bit difficult to type. Nines are chameleons, but you can always detect the nines when they give away their go-with-the-flow, conflict-resistant nature. They might end up being the least concretely productive under pressure as they try to ease everyone else’s stress instead of solving the puzzles.

Are you ready to take your friends and family to an escape room? You might be surprised by their behavior, or maybe you knew all along! Book a night of fun and make certain to re-read this post, or check out the Enneagram Institute, before you set out to conquer an escape room to know how to best utilize the skills of the individuals in the locked room.

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  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

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    review rating 5  We did the "Outbreak" room at EscapeWorks in Denver and we LOVED it! This was my first time in an escape room and I will definitely be back. Alisha was our liason and she was SUPER helpful. What a fun night with my kids!

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  • review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell

    review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
  • review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks

    review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B
  • review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

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  • review rating 5  We completed a team event here where we split into teams and competed to finish first. Both rooms had amazing puzzles and it was really fun. I think our company team thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. We completed The Egyptian Tomb and the Casino but one of our members in the casino team can't seem to stop mumbling numbers and math equations.

    thumb Russell Maysey

    review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp
  • review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan

    review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991
  • review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers

    review rating 5  Did the "Beyond the Flower Shop" room with a group of six. The room was well thought out and very enjoyable. Challenging, but perfect for a group of beginners. Alisha working the front desk was amazing at introducing us to the storyline and walking us through how to do the game. She provided help at perfect times and we wouldn't have made it through without her. Will definitely be coming back with my group because of her!

    thumb Chandler Tuck

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