Numbers that appear several times in your name represent a particular strength or ability -- symbolized by your Hidden Passion number -- and therefore represent your specific field of expertise or a specialized talent tailored just for you.
First, calculate your Hidden Passion number by using the guide below, then read up on where your passion hides!
How to find your Hidden Passion number
The Hidden Passion chart is represented by a square divided into nine smaller squares. Each of those nine squares is numbered 1 through 9, starting with 1 in the top left corner of the chart and ending with 9 in the lower right corner. In the top of each square is another number indicating how many times the number below it is represented in your full name at birth.
To begin, write out your full birth name (first, middle and last) and designate each letter with a number, according to its place in the alphabet. Reduce all double-digit numbers each to a single digit by adding together the two digits. For example, the letter "B" is a 2 because it is the second letter of the alphabet. But, the letter "T" is also a 2, as it is the 20th letter of the alphabet, and 2 + 0 = 2. Once you've assigned a single-digit number to each letter of your name, record the occurance of each number into your nine-square grid.
Your Hidden Passion Number is the single-digit number that occurs most frequently in your name.
Tom Cruise, for instance, has 4 letters with the value of 1 in his name. He has two letters with the value of 2, two letters with the value of 3, and so forth. All in all, he has more letters with the value of 1 than any other letters, making his Hidden Passion number 1.
Hidden Passion number 1
You are a survivor, a warrior, a leader. Many great athletes and politicians have this number as a Hidden Passion.
You have a strong drive to stand out. You have great ambition and a desire to accomplish. You are highly competitive and want to be the best and the first in everything you do. You are highly energetic and creative, and are capable of influencing and even dominating others. You have highly developed political skills, and can succumb to manipulation unless your ideals are high.
Ironically, there are times when you lack confidence, especially at an earlier age, but you have the strength to overcome this obstacle.
Hidden Passion number 2
Highly considerate, sensitive and intuitive, you seek peaceful and pleasant environments and often serve as the peacemaker. Harmony among your peers and co-workers is something you constantly strive to maintain. Noise and roughness are big turn-offs, and you may appear shy and timid; you like people, but there is an inner fear.
A magnet for information, you are committed to your work and perform your job with a high degree of competency, patience and persistence. You are often one of the pillars of any organization, and people naturally rely upon you.
You have a tendency to worry too much about trivial details and can waste time on petty affairs. You may be too sensitive and easily hurt, and your feelings may get in the way of your sound judgement.
Hidden Passion number 3
The 3 is the Hidden Passion number that loves to party! You are highly social and have a gift for self-expression, especially amongst peers. You love to entertain and attend parties. Talents in the arts come naturally -- writing, acting, music or painting. A true artist, you need excitement; when things are dull, you tend to fantasize and sometimes exaggerate.
Your social spirit makes you inspiring and motivating to others. You are blessed with charm and charisma. You are highly optimistic, which can make you a bit of a rolling stone ... you think that the grass is always going to be greener on the other side.
At times, you can be scatter-brained, so you need discipline and focus to make the most of your talents. You have to guard against being selfish and indulging in too much sensory gratification.
Hidden Passion number 4
The 4 is the rock of all numbers. Systematic and organized, there are few goals out of your reach. You have determination, perseverance and self-discipline, and tend to be practical and realistic. Family and friends depend on you due to your high sense of loyalty and reliability. You are also concerned about the welfare of your community. It's incredibly important that you love your job, and you need security and steadiness of day-to-day schedules; you do not like the unexpected.
You love nature and the beauty and efficiency that characterizes natural law.
You have sound judgment and understanding when it comes to estimating the value of a plan or the feasibility of an enterprise.
Hidden Passion number 5
The 5 is an adventurer who loves travel, change and new challenges. You are highly adaptable and versatile. You have a talent for languages, and are generally good with words. Writing, promotion and public relations work suit you perfectly.
You are sensual and a bit impulsive. You love to satisfy your senses, which can get you into trouble. Overindulgence in food, drink, sex and drugs are common among people with too many 5s -- six or more.
You are resourceful and original, with a good sense of humor and a quick tongue.
Your desire for freedom is extremely strong and it will take effort and discipline to stick with whatever you start -- there is a tendency to give up a project or situation prematurely. You may be interested in too many things, which can make it hard for you to apply yourself to one area successfully.
You are very unconventional. Commitment in relationships and your work is fundamental to your happiness. You may have a tendency to wander from person to person or job to job, making depth of relationships or deep expertise difficult.
Hidden Passion number 6
As a progressive 6, you have a dream to be of service to those you love and your community. You have the ability to be a healer, counselor or teacher.
You are a highly responsible person, willing to sacrifice much, yet must be careful of not becoming a doormat for those who do not appreciate you or seek to take advantage of you.
You are idealistic and have strong opinions. You also have a tendency to become self righteous, although you are a generous humanitarian.
You make a great spouse and/or parent, because you are helpful and forever willing to listen to someone else's troubles -- but must be careful not to interfere.
Hidden Passion number 7
You have a highly developed mind and a fine intuition. You are intellectual and deal well with abstract ideas. You like to be alone to contemplate, meditate and study, and are drawn to the philosophical and metaphysical. Nevertheless, you can be highly skeptical and even cynical of things you cannot prove. You are a deep thinker with unusual understanding and insight. You do not like to waste time on trivial and petty matters.
You are also a specialist and a perfectionist. You come up with unique solutions to problems and can be very convincing when the subject interests you.
You can be self-centered, melancholic and depressed. Loneliness is quite common among people with many 7s -- they have to learn to be alone without being lonely. Faith in the order and balance of nature is a must. You may seem different, alien and hard to get to know to others, but once they "know" you, they love and respect you. Even though you tend to keep to yourself, you are generous with your love and are genuinely concerned with the happiness of those around you, but not demonstrative.
Hidden Passion number 8
Success and material reward are important motivations for your actions. You believe in effort and are very goal-oriented. You can dominate and impress others with your vision and common business sense. You are a born manager and organizer, and your subordinates usually like you. Leadership and authority are obvious, but it is wise not to be to forceful, demanding and dominant.
You are a good judge of character with an uncanny ability to sense other people's strengths and weaknesses. There may be a tendency to abuse this talent -- all 8s have to be wary of greed and ruthlessness.
Your ability to sense where someone else is "coming from" is much better served with your natural counselors instinct. Many 8s, although being an advantage in the business world and a help in the quest for success, may make life pretty hard, too. Many tests and frustrations have to be overcome and, most importantly, the proper balance and perspective regarding spirit and matter has to be attained. You need a family to be proud of, and status to feel rewarded. You may have a tendency to show of your wealth and success.
Hidden Passion number 9
Warm, generous and compassionate, you would do well and be quite happy in any undertaking that not only supplies you with a decent living, but is also geared at the good of all. You are artistic -- the 9 is responsible for many of our creative geniuses, however these talents are often suppressed, sometimes not surfacing until middle or old age. You have a strong desire for insight and universal knowledge.
You are emotional, yet your feelings are not always sensible and may often be suppressed. You can get caught up in dreams and ideals without being practical, yet you still have enough fire and enthusiasm to attract support. You are driven to do your own thing and are quite independent.