9 Underrated Songs You Should Listen To, According To Your Enneagram Type

9 Underrated Songs You Should Listen To, According To Your Enneagram Type

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"Wow, this guy is such a Four," my sister laughed, shaking her head.

We were headed to a friend's birthday get-together, and I was forcing the entire car to listen to an old CD of twenty øne piløts tracks that didn't make it to their main three albums. Rose had discerned Tyler Joseph's type within a minute or so of "Forest."

The song ended, and the first notes of "Kitchen Sink" floated through the car speakers. He barely got out the first line ("Nobody thinks what I think") before she was repeating her sentiment: "What a Four!"

It was in no way a bad thing, just a moment of my nerdy sister indulging in one of her recent favorite topics: the Enneagram. From the lyrics of the songs, she could (kinda accurately but maybe not) type the artist. And the songs just happened to be a couple of my all-time favorites.

It got me thinking: Do I like these songs because I'm also a Four? Are there certain songs that appeal to certain personalities?

I'm just going to assume yes, there are, otherwise this article is a complete waste.

But my Four, gotta-be-unique self couldn't leave it at "Songs You Should Listen To According To Your Enneagram." Oh, no. These songs needed to be underrated, ones the average person didn't even know existed.

(Okay, before you typecast me and assume I'm some ultra-pretentious hipster: I'm not. And I'm not even exclusively anti-mainstream! I just happen to enjoy discovering music that wouldn't necessarily appear on the top iTunes charts or get overplayed on every radio station in all of existence. And not that there's even anything wrong with those songs either! I'm just going to stop.)

Please enjoy these slightly lesser-known but ridiculously enjoyable songs.

1. Type One — "Burn It Down" by Daughter.

Always said I was a good kid
Always said I had a way with words
Never knew I could be speechless
Don't know how I'll ever break this curse


Ones, the Reformers, care about being ethical and all-around good individuals, and "Burn It Down" is an anthem for those who have always tried to be good but are now feeling slightly disillusioned. Listeners can either choose to interpret the call to burn it down as burning down this concept of being good or burning down their disillusionment. Either way, it's an emotional track that you'll undoubtedly put on repeat.

(Massive shout-out to Krysten Ritter for posting about this on her Instagram aka the only reason I heard about this particular song. I mean, massive shout-out and love to her for a bunch of other reasons, but that's a rant for a different day.)

2. Type Two — "Rosa Dear" by Ruth.

I wanna be there for you, honey
Working my job and making money
I wanna be cool for you, baby
But I'm just a fool for you, girl
But you know you're my world



Twos are the Helpers, desiring to be loved and needed, often attaining this by taking care of their loved ones. These caretakers intensely love, and this song perfectly captures Twos' hearts. It acknowledges that "there's nothing wrong with being strong," but the singer can't help but want to take care of the person they love.

3. Type Three — "Cassiopeia" by LAYLA.

I'm giving out light like Cassiopeia
I'm covered in white like Cassiopeia
And I'm gonna take flight like Cassiopeia
I'm gonna switch on the light like Cassiopeia


This song is all about wanting to be significant and great, much like the constellation Cassiopeia (and the vain Greek goddess the constellation was named after whoops). LAYLA sings of waiting for "what seems like an age / to feel a feeling like this...I never thought it'd be so good." Threes, as the Achievers who desire affirmation, attention, and feeling valuable, can relate to this search for significance.

4. Type Four — "Kitchen Sink" by twenty øne piløts.

I'm a kitchen sink
You don't know what that means
Because a kitchen sink to you
Is not a kitchen sink to me, okay, friend?


Since I'm a Four myself, this song resonates with me. Individualists care about expressing themselves and creating an identity, and this whole song is about that very topic. Tyler Joseph (whom I join with my sister in suspecting of being a fellow Four) implores listeners to embrace their individuality and personal struggles and to transform it into art. It can be worthless writing or a wordless painting, but creating will cause purpose to surface and could be the beginning of defeating your demons.

No pressure at all, but this is one of the best songs in the world and you should be listening to it, Four or not.

5. Type Five — "Sell My Soul" by Storm Circus.

I'd sell my soul
To discover things unknown
Set fire to all that's cold
Watch the world unfold
But the truth is that I'm terrified
There's nobody on the other side
There has never been a reason for this life





Fives, the Investigators, want to possess knowledge and understand the world around them so as to better protect themselves. Their basic desire is to be capable and competent, which only happens through accumulating knowledge. However, the flip-side of discovering the truth is that it's not always pretty. While I do believe there's Somebody on the other side and a reason for this life, this song still confronts the fear Fives may subconsciously feel as they search for knowledge.

6. Type Six — "Composed" by Mutemath.

You keep my head composed
You keep my head afloat
You give this old man hope

This song starts with acknowledging the "panicked stranger" in the mirror and the desire to "slow down the fear I bleed." Its chorus lauds the person in their life who helps the singer feel composed, hopeful and centered. Basically, this song is the epitome of what Sixes, the Loyalists, want: to fight against their anxiety and insecurity by feeling secure and supported by their loved ones.

7. Type Seven — "Wolves" by Coasts.

We're out of the woods
We're running with wolves
Into the wild again
We'll never be tamed
We're singing it out
Running around
We'll figure it out
Running around
With wolves







"Wolves" is an underrated song for the literal party animal (ew, puns). Sevens, the Enthusiasts, aren't always the stereotypical party animal, but they do enjoy the worthwhile experiences in life, desiring freedom and happiness. They think they can rationalize their way out of negative circumstances and feelings, preferring to focus on the positive ones. This song could be interpreted as a night out, but it goes deeper than that. It's about the desire to be adventurous and enjoying life as it comes—exactly what Sevens want.

8. Type Eight — "Dangerous Man" by Little Dume.

They say I'm a dangerous man
Better run as fast as you can
Don't you look back
Every bone in my body's bad
Fire's burning, the skies are turning black
They say I'm a dangerous man




Eights are the Challengers, the self-reliant, powerful types who want to prove their strength, dominate their environment, and stay in control of the situation. "Dangerous Man" is the Eight's warning to everyone else: "Don't test me. Don't cross me. Don't try to control me. I'm far too dangerous to mess with." Every one of their bones are bad, y'all; you better steer clear (or just try not to make their decisions for them).

9. Type Nine — "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Mike Mains & the Branches.

Hush now, baby, don't you cry
I'mma sing you to sleep tonight
I know it's strange and hard to grasp
The fact that we can't understand
The meaning of this life
But if we learn to look between the lines
I think that if we open our eyes
We're gonna see the sunrise
Everything, everything's gonna be alright







As the Peacemakers, Nines are concerned with maintaining harmony in their environments and within themselves, achieving inner stability and their own peace of mind. This song is a peppy anthem and proclamation that everything will be fine in the Nine's life and in the lives of their loved ones. Even if the Nine doesn't understand how things will work out, their comfort with paradoxes helps them cope with the ambiguity of the situation.


If you're not sure what your Enneagram even is, take this test and then go back and reread this article, noting how perfectly you relate to the song corresponding to your type.

I'm by no means an Enneagram expert (I ran each and every one of these song choices by my aforementioned sister), nor am I some kind of hipster music guru. Still, I hope you connected with your song and discovered something new about yourself—though I'd settle for simply adding it to your playlist.

Cover Image Credit: Bruce Mars

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Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

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17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

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"Summer" by Calvin Harris

For all the lake adventures and mission trips, these are the perfect songs to put behind them to share your experience. Using these songs, your video can have a perfect summer vibe to it!

2. For A Good Winter Vacation

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"It Ain't Me" by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez

It's hard finding a perfect song for a cold winter day. These songs can work amazingly to any snowy adventurous video you've made for your winter break.

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"To Let Myself Go" by The Avener

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

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"Bullet Train" by Stephen Swartz

"Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez

"G.O.M.D." by J. Cole

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