Ali Wren

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Type Five with Kristel Acevedo

Kristel Acevedo is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. She is also a believer in Christ. He changed her life at the age of 16, and ever since then she has wanted to live her life for Him. She longs to live an abundant life, walking in freedom, and giving all the glory to God. Kristel is an introvert who loves people and encourages them to take bold steps in their lives for His sake (and admittedly is still figuring out what that looks like in her own life).

She has been writing on the internet since before she married her husband, Alex, in the summer of 2008. Soon after that, they moved to North Carolina where she pursued her Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Seminary. The adventure continued as they assisted in a church plant in Denver, Colorado. As their family grew, they felt the call to return to their roots in sunny Miami.

Connect with Kristel at or on Instagram: @kristelace.

How long have you known about the Enneagram?

I’ve known about it a little less than a year, but I’ve been diving into it for about four or five months. Now I can’t get enough!

How long have you known your type?

I discovered my type around the time I really began to study the Enneagram more in depth, so it’s been about four or five months.

What do you wish people knew about being your type?

I believe that Fives are often misunderstood. I tend to be introverted and often detach from my feelings. I know there have been times when people have thought that I didn’t care about a certain situation, but I actually care very deeply. I may not be that person who will embrace you and squeal with delight, but I have great love and loyalty for my friends and family.

What do you like about being your type?

I like being the “investigator.” I am never bored because I can always find something to read or learn about. I also really enjoy sharing the information I learn and having conversations about all different topics.

What challenge(s) does being your type bring?

My need for privacy and compartmentalizing my life can actually cause me anxiety. Until I learned about the Enneagram, I didn’t understand this part of my personality. Now I’m trying to let people in more and not be so tense about sharing.

This is part of a 31-day series: The Enneagram. To read all posts, head here.

About Ali

I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.

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