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.

The Reviews

  • 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  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!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes
  • review rating 5  We had a blast! We originally did the Casino Heist, however, there were some complications with the room. Dice and Emilia provided us with wonderful customer service and had us do Outbreak instead. We appreciated how much they cared about experience and we ended up having a great time. Highly recommend if you’re in the downtown Denver area and looking for some fun!

    thumb BreAnna Fraser

    review rating 5  Very considerate and nice staff and a great time! My group was placed with two other people randomly and they kind of took over the whole puzzle. The employees pulled us aside to let us know what they saw and they wanted to make sure we had a great experience of our own so they gave us a coupon to come back another time. They were really helpful from beginning to end and it was super fun!

    thumb Ginger Swanson
  • review rating 5  Lana and Sierra were great! We had a couple of people late and they made sure we all still had a great experience. The Egyptian room was great with thoughtful clues and was just the right difficulty for our group!

    thumb David McCormick

    review rating 5  EscapeWorks Denver was an amazing experience! We did a team outing for 2 large groups with our sales team and everyone came out so impressed. I had never done one but many in our group have, they all were at the conclusion that this was the best they have done so far! Great team building experience and very cost effective if on a budget. Savannah was awesome along with the staff that helped with our experience!

    thumb Chip Stahmer
  • 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  Emilia was fun, helpful and friendly. My husband and I were joined by a family to attempt an escape out of the Egyptian Tomb and unfortunately failed {if only we had 2 more minutes and we would have escaped!} but had a fun time and would definitely recommend!

    thumb Emily Smith
  • 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  Great price, staff is friendly. My friend and I had a blast and will definitely be coming back! Selina is an awesome game master! I highly recommend this activity!

    thumb Cheyenne Wetter
  • 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

    thumb gusgusgeol

    review rating 5  Emilia did a great job explaining the rules. Wow! What an experience! We did the outbreak room. It was super similar to my childhood growing up! However, this time I was able to leave the room after an hour. What a relief! Anyway, I had a lot of fun and won't be testifying against anyone at this place in the future. Five stars!

    thumb Timothy Mahoney
  • review rating 5  We had so much fun at the Casino Heist room today! Savannah was amazing. The team has created difficult challenges and drop hints that are just enough to move you forward. We can't wait to go back and try another room!

    thumb Annah Patterson

    review rating 5  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
  • 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  Troy and Tommy Bohan with my son Paul Garcia-Lance and myself had the best of times trying to get out of the Egyptian tomb. We were seconds away but fell short of solving the mystery and we’re buried alive. Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening and a special shout out to Taylor and Sierra who moderated our adventure ! We have to return for our group picture and another great adventure!

    thumb Susan Lance
  • 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  The staff were very helpful and fun people. We did the beyond the flower shop room theme which was designed well even for our large group of 12 people, but I could see all group sizes enjoying this room. I appreciate the attention to detail to the escape room and the challenges placed throughout. The experience was worth it for our team-bonding event, and I highly recommend this for all types of people. Thanks for all the fun!

    thumb Melissa Rausch
  • 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

    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!

    thumb Karen Ashbeck

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