Are some Enneagram types better than others?

No. Any type at their best is an exceptional human being with their own admirable talents to offer. To reach the highest levels of health, one must be incredibly self-aware and whole. In contrast, every type at their worst is struggling with major challenges and is difficult to deal with. Having a higher Enneagram number in the range from One to Nine is not “better;” the numbers have no association with value.

Of course, everyone has personal preferences and compatibilities with different personality styles, so it’s likely that you’ll come to favor certain types as you grow in your understanding of the Enneagram. That doesn’t mean that some types are objectively better than others, just that they may feel that way to you.