For some, it's sudden and all-consuming. For others, it's a slow burn that gradually intensifies over time. Dating can bring out so many beautiful nuances of your personality, and knowing how each Enneagram type falls in love can be beneficial in multiple ways. For one, it can help you to better identify when you're developing some serious feels for someone. Not only that, but it can also help you to figure out when the feeling is mutual.
In order to understand how each type falls in love, it's helpful to get a handle on the Centers of Intelligence. All nine Enneagram personalities are either a Gut Type, a Heart Type, or a Head Type. While every person uses all three at different times, they also have one dominant center. As their name suggests, Gut Types (Ones, Eights, and Nines) tend to act based on their natural instincts. Heart Types (Twos, Threes, and Fours) are generally driven by what their emotions inspire them to do. Head Types (Fives, Sixes, and Sevens) respond to logic and reason — whatever their brains tell them to do.
Knowing whether you're in the Gut, Heart, or Head center can tell you a lot about your approach to dating — from the way you communicate with your crush to how you express your feelings. Here's how every Enneagram type falls in love in their own beautifully unique way.