American Girl Dolls were on every girl’s Christmas list in the 1990s and 2000s. Their historical characters taught young girls about different time periods in history and how girls their age worked to overcome obstacles in their way. The generation that grew up on American Girl is now consumed with learning their personality type, specifically their enneagram type. What enneagram would the historical characters be? Here’s the personality type of 9 of the original American Girl Doll historical characters based off of their stories.
Type 1: The Reformer
Kit knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to put in the work it takes to achieve her goals. She strives to improve her life during the great depression by helping her mother sell eggs, investigating the wrongfully accused in the homeless population, and even having her piece printed in a large Cincinnati newspaper. She is a leader and tries to make the world a better place through her writing.
Type 2: The Helper
Kirsten is trying to find her place in America while helping others along the way. She was willing to take on various responsibilities to help her family navigate their new home. She makes friends with children and animals, helping care for all of them. Kirsten is sincere and finds her place in America through working on her family’s farm.
Type 3: The Achiever
Like most threes, Molly is ambitious and energetic. She is the best dancer in her class, and her mom describes her as a “chatterbox.” She strives to be authentic and original. Molly is the leader of her friend group and takes charge to make all of the plans. She cares about her image, including her physical appearance. This causes her to wish to change her hair from straight to curly.
Type 4: The Individualist
Kaya is sensitive, especially when it comes to caring for the animals around her. She strives to be significant and often boasts to seem important within her tribe. Kaya tries to seem strong, but pities herself when the boys say hurtful things toward her. Kaya is creative and uses the beautiful world around her to her advantage.
Type 5: The Investigator
Julie is progressive, energetic, and fun-loving. She allows her curiosity to let her research the prejudices in the past and stand up against them. Julie learns how to play basketball and wishes to play with the male league. Julie is determined and finishes every project she starts. She is also high-strung and sometimes lets her anger get the best of her.
Type 6: The Loyalist
Samantha seeks support and guidance from Grandmary, her grandmother who raises her after she is orphaned. She is loyal to her friends and family. She is willing to do whatever it takes to help others and is referred to as a “lifesaver” by her friends. Samantha works hard to lead her peers by using her exquisite public speaking skills to persuade them to change.
Type 7: The Enthusiast
Addy is spontaneous and curious. She dreams of freedom and tries to remain optimistic about escaping slavery one day. Addy learns to read and swim during her series, along with learning how to help her mother in the dress shop. Despite her circumstances, Addy remains enthusiastic. She is happy to have her needs met, and was excited to finally try ice cream at church, making it her favorite food. The small things mean the most to Addy.
Type 8: The Challenger
Felicity is adventurous and brave. She is stubborn and not afraid to fight for something that she believes in. She’s not afraid of going after something that she wants, even with little to no planning. She isn’t very “ladylike” and enjoys being in control. She takes control of her life by choosing her own passions instead of pretending to like things just because they’re considered feminine.