Pride and Prejudice Enneagram Types

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. – Jane Austen, in ‘Pride and Prejudice’

‘Pride and Prejudice’ is one of my favorite books, so it is always fun to be able to spend time thinking about this book is always fun and exciting.

Today we are going to look at what the characters’ Enneagram types are. I feel like this is something that needs to be discussed and hasn’t been enough, so that is what we are going to talk about today.

If you want to learn more about how the Enneagram type works here is a post that has that basics that I wrote and here is one that has links to more detailed posts that I wrote. Also, if you are unsure of what your Enneagram type is, here is a free test that seems fairly accurate.

Jane Bennet

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Jane Bennet is a 9w1. She cares deeply about people and hates to think badly of them.

Elizabeth Bennet

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Elizabeth Bennet is a Type 4. She likes to be the person that she is and to be different than anyone else.

Mary Bennet

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I think that Mary Bennet is also a Type 4. She wants to be known and thought of as special and different, and since she is not pretty she does that by being accomplished.

Kitty Bennet

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Kitty Bennet is a Type 2. In the book she does not seem to have much character, but from what I did notice she is quieter than Lydia, is a follower, and wants people to like her.

Lydia Bennet

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Lydia Bennet is a Type 7w6. All she cares about is fun and life is a game to her.

Mr. Bennet

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Mr. Bennet is a Type 5. He would rather observe life than actually get involved.

Mrs. Bennet

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Mrs. Bennet is a Type 2, although in some ways she leans towards the unhealthy Type 2. She does want to help people by marrying off her daughters which is definitely very helpful.

Mr. Darcy

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Mr. Darcy is a Type 1. It seems like he likes things to be in order. He has a very strong moral standard that he follows.

Georgiana Darcy

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Georgiana is a Type 9. We don’t see her much in the book, but based on what we know this seems to be the most likely. She is shy, but she likes people and wants them to like her.

Lady Catherine de Burgh

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Lady Catherine de Burgh is a Type 8. She likes to be in control of her situation.

Mr. Bingley

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Mr. Bingley is a 6w7. He is friendly and open and enjoys being with people.

Caroline Bingley

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Caroline Bingley is a Type 3. She knows what she wants and does her best to achieve her goals.

Mr. Wickham

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Mr. Wickham is a 7w8. He wants to enjoy life, but sometimes he does plan ahead.

Mr. Collins

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Mr. Collins is a Type 3. His goals are to be universally liked and respected, at any rate he is memorable. . .

Charlotte Lucas

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Charlotte Lucas is a Type 6. What she wanted most in her life was security which is the Type 6’s main goal.


That brings us to the end of the ‘Pride and Prejudice’ characters’ Enneagram types, I know that I missed a few minor characters, but some of the characters here were already hard enough to type, so think how hard that would be!

4 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice Enneagram Types

      • While I agree with some of your types, I have to very strongly disagree with Darcy’s and Bingley’s types. Darcy is the epitome of a 5, as he demonstrated almost every aspect of a five. Fives in health, I believe, go to ones, so while he may have a perfectionist if side, Darcy is a five. Bingley is most decidedly a nine as demonstrated in the chapter that Lizzy stays at Netherfield while nursing Jane. Darcy states in that chapter that Bingley would leave in an instant if one of his friends should ask him, thus a peacemaker. I would suggest nine wing one. Sorry for my rant:) In regards to your comment about preferring Meyers Briggs (I know a fair amount about both) Meyers Briggs is primarily based on actions, whereas enneagram is based upon desires. I find that I was in your place a while ago until I realized that most people dislike enneagram because it exposes all your strengths and weaknesses. It hits home harder. Thanks!

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      • It is interesting to hear your opinions about the different characters. I can definitely see why you would say that Darcy is a five and Bingley is a nine. Thinking about it Bingley as a nine does make sense, although I do see him more as a six. Though when I was writing this Bingley was one of the ones that I had the most trouble with actually. Darcy does act as a five some of the time, but because of his strong moral stance and his difficulty with being wrong, I see him as a one.
        The thing about Enneagram and Myers-Briggs for me, is that neither of them tell the full story, people, even fictional characters, are more complicated than these tests would let them out to be. I think that may be why characters can be seen to have different personality types. For characters, I feel like Myers-Briggs is often more accurate because it focuses more on the actions than desires which makes it easier to figure out for a fictional character. Enneagram is more personal, I have to dive deeper into the character to figure that out. Since I mainly use personality types for fun rather than to learn anything about myself or others it is easier for me to use Myers-Briggs.
        Thank you for taking the time to comment! Your post made me think which is always good!

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