I had so much fun finding the perfect romantic comedy for each Enneagram type. With Halloween around the corner, I thought it would be a scream to choose a spooky movie for each as well. Again, I am no Enneagram expert, and this is all in good fun. If you don’t agree with the movie I choose for each type, that’s okay. Your favorite Halloween movie might not match your type, which is okay too. It is more about the characters and theme of each movie. If you want to play along and don’t know your Enneagram type yet, go take the free test here. Then, come on back to find out which Halloween movie matches your type.
Type 1: Ghostbusters
Plot: A group of scientists open a ghost elimination service after being booted from the university where they studied the paranormal. When they stumble upon the gateway to an evil dimension, the Ghostbusters are called upon to save New York City from being destroyed.
Enneagram 1’s are driven by the need to improve the world around them. They make it their mission to be and do good. They have a strong desire to fix things. The Ghostbusters use their knowledge of the paranormal to help rid New York City of supernatural destruction.
Quote: Ray: “Gozer the Gozerian? Good evening. As a duly designated representative of the city, county, and state of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.”
Type 2: Casper
Plot: Dr. Harvey is hired to eliminate ghosts from a spoiled rich woman’s mansion. When he and his daughter move into the home, a small friendly ghost named Casper befriends Harvey’s daughter Kat. He and his awful uncles (who are determined to drive all humans away) have been haunting the mansion for years. Unlike his uncles, Casper’s one wish is to have a friend.
Friendliness and the desire to please others is the epitome of an Enneagram 2. Casper just wants to have a friend and feel loved, and he and Kat find a beautiful friendship in one another.
Quote: Casper: “I remember, I didn’t go where I was supposed to go. I just stayed behind, so my dad wouldn’t be lonely.”
Type 3: Halloweentown
Plot: Almost-13-year-old Marnie doesn’t understand why her mother won’t let her and her siblings celebrate Halloween. It turns out her mother is a witch living as a mortal. When the kids get a visit from their grandmother, they discover her magic and sneak back to “Halloweentown” with her, only to discover their supernatural roots. Marnie must begin witch training before she turns 13 or lose her powers forever. Marnie and her siblings get the chance when they must help save Halloweentown from evil.
Type 3’s are focused and goal-oriented. Once they set their sights on achieving a goal, they will jump through hoops to do so. Marnie is determined to help her grandmother save Halloweentown and discover her roots.
Quote: Marnie: “How are we supposed to grow up if we’re not allowed to go into the world, try new things, and take some risks?”
Type 4: Edward Scissorhands
Plot: Tim Burton + Johnny Depp + Winona Ryder = Halloween magic! An inventor creates an artificial young boy who is a nearly functioning person. The inventor dies before he can finish, leaving the boy (Edward) with only scissors for hands. The boy is left in the inventor’s hilltop castle until one day, a saleswoman stumbles upon him and brings him home to her family, where Edward falls for her daughter Kim. While some of the neighbors are impressed with the skills Edward possesses, he is an outcast from Kim’s peers. Kim’s boyfriend greatly dislikes him, causing trouble for Edward and Kim.
Type 4’s tend to be very artistic and unique, and this film is an unusual masterpiece. Edward himself is emotional and creative just as any 4 would be. There’s really nothing typical about a type 4, and Edward and the movie itself are both one of a kind.
Quote: “No Matter what, Edward will always be special.”
Type 5: The Addams Family (1991)
Plot: Patriarch of the Addams Family, Gomez, is overjoyed when his long-lost brother Fester returns. But the kooky family soon questions whether Fester is who he claims to be or is an imposter trying to swindle them to gain access to the family fortune.
A type 5 is logical, has a thirst for knowledge, and is sometimes seen as a “know it all.” Wednesday Addams can see through the Fester Imposter from the moment he arrives, as any type 5 would.
Quote: Wednesday: “Nobody gets out of the Bermuda Triangle. Not even for a vacation. Everyone knows that.”
Type 6: Practical Magic
Plot: Two witch sisters raised by their spinster aunts are under a family curse. Any man to fall in love with an Owens sister is ill-fated. The sisters, extroverted Gillian and introverted Sally, grow up and both fall victims to the curse in different ways. Loyal Sally marries only to lose her husband and raise her two girls on her own. Unpredictable Gillian finds herself in an abusive relationship and uses her magic—and the help of her faithful sister—to get away. Ultimately, they accidentally kill Gillian’s violent beau and find themselves in trouble with the law, from which their magic can’t fully protect them.
The Enneagram 6 is the most loyal personality type. A 6’s people and their safety are the number 1 priority. Sally Owens is a typical 6. Her loyalty to her sister proves to be rock solid, and she will stop at nothing to protect her loved ones (and even her own heart).
Quote: Sally: “The guy I dreamed of doesn’t exist. And if he doesn’t exist, I’ll never die of a broken heart.”
Type 7: Beetlejuice
Plot: After an unexpected fatal accident, Barbara and Adam Maitland return to their New England home, confused to find that they are dead. The house sells to another couple and their teenage daughter. Barbara and Adam try to haunt the family to attempt to scare them from the home. They are unsuccessful, and call upon a ghoul named Beetlejuice, also roping the young daughter Lydia into scaring her family from the home. They soon regret involving Beetlejuice due to his malicious and erratic behavior. When Lydia needs Beetlejuice’s help to save the Maitlands, he tricks her, and she must rely on the Maitlands to return the favor.
This movie could go anywhere, and a true Enneagram 7 would follow it! An Enneagram 7 is optimistic and enjoys trying new things. Like Beetlejuice, a type 7 has a big personality and fear of missing out.
Quote: Beetlejuice: “I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY. NOW, WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I’m qualified?”
Type 8: Hocus Pocus
Plot: A teenage boy accidentally resurrects the Sanderson sisters, 3 witches who were executed 300 years ago. The boy, his love interest, and his kid sister are in a race against time as the Sanderson sisters have but one night to perform a spell to ensure they stay in Salem, in hopes to steal the lives of all the children in town.
Enneagram 8’s are assertive and want to be in control. Much like Winifred Sanderson, who wants to control the children of Salem to get what she wants.
Quote: Winifred: “You know, I’ve always wanted a child. Now I think I’ll have one… on toast!”
Type 9: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Plot: It’s Halloween for the Peanuts gang. Charlie Brown is excited to finally get invited to his first-ever Halloween party, which Lucy reveals he was only mistakenly invited to. Linus and Sally wait in the pumpkin patch for a visit from the “Great Pumpkin,” and miss trick-or-treating with the gang.
This is a perfect fit for any nostalgic 9. An Enneagram 9 also values acceptance and the need to feel at peace, which, in this Charlie Brown cult classic, I believe Linus and Charlie Brown both are seeking.
Quote: Linus “Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you. P.S.: If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.”