Numerology Expression Number: How to Calculate Your Number

Your numerological expression number is one of the five core numbers in your personal numerology.

Also popularly called destiny number, this number reveals your skills, abilities, talents, and shortcomings. It also discloses the developments you’ll make and the hardships you’ll face.

With full access to numerology expression readings, you’re provided with invaluable information on how to make the most out of your experiences and achieve your full potential. The studies also show you the flavor and manner of living you must cultivate, adopt, and act upon to enrich your lifestyle.

How to Calculate Your Numerology Expression Number?

Your expression number is derived from your full name at birth, as written on your birth certificate.

To calculate your expression number, analyze your name (first name, middle name, last name). Then, link each letter of your name to the corresponding single-digit number shown on the Pythagorean numerology chart below.

If you are a Jr., Second or Third, leave that out of the equation.

Finally, add all the numbers together (given name, middle name, last name) and reduce them to a single digit, apart from 11, 22, and 33 which are regarded as master numbers. The resulting digit is your expression number.

Pythagorean Chart

1= A, J, S 

2= B, K, T

3= C, L, U

4= D, M, V

5= E, N, W

6= F, O, X

7= G, P, Y

8= H, Q, Z

9= I, R

Let me give you an example of how to calculate your expression number. Let’s say your name is Andre Clint Flintoff.

First, let’s calculate each letter from your given name, ANDRE (1+5+4+9+5 = 24, which reduces to 2+4 = 6),

Next, let’s calculate your middle name, CLINT (3+3+9+5+2 = 22, which reduces to 2+2 = 4),

Finally, let’s calculate your last name, FLINTOFF (6+3+9+5+2+6+6+6 = 43, which reduces to 4+3 = 7).

Now, add all the digits of your full birth name (6+4+7 = 17) and reduce it, 1+7 = 8, which becomes your expression digit.

This is quite like calculating your life path digit from your birth date. However, if this process is still difficult for you to follow, you can consider referring to an online destiny expression number calculator.

Now that you know how to calculate your expression digit, let’s head to the exciting bit—finding the true meaning of specific expression numbers.

Expression Numbers: What Does Yours Say About You?

Expression Number 1

Those with expression digit 1 are known to be assertive, independent, and courageous. Hence, they make excellent leaders.

These people aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zones and dip their toes into unfamiliar territories. Highly innovative and productive especially when working alone, a number 1 rarely finds the need to rely on others.

However, there are some negative traits of a number 1 person. For instance, they adopt the “my way or the highway” mentality and as a result, don’t value others’ opinions as much, which makes them self-centered and difficult to cooperate with. Additionally, these people don’t think before they speak.

If you are a  1, consider these shortcomings to be happier in your relationships.

Expression Number 2

Those with the number 2 as their expression digit enjoy working with others. They’re peaceful, cooperative, supportive, humble, and excellent at striking a fine balance in all their relationships.

Additionally, number 2 people possess the innate ability to read people and situations. Though they may appear weak to the naked eye, they have a lot of inner strength.

Of course, 2s aren’t perfect either as they usually doubt themselves during pivotal moments. Plus, they aren’t the best at maintaining personal boundaries; they can be easily hurt because of their openness.

If you’re a 2, you need to pay attention to your intuition and inner-self. Understand that you’re far more capable than you give yourself credit for.

Expression Number 3

People with the influence of digit 3 are excellent communicators, meaning they have the gift of the gab. As a result, they’re able to have an enormous influence on others and relay their creative thoughts quite easily.

You’ll usually find a swarm of people surrounding them because of their charming and magnetic personality.

However, these people prioritize building links, not relationships, so they don’t fare well with deep connections. Moreover, 3s can get distracted quite easily.

If you’re a 3, you should learn to focus, whether it’s on one person, a job, or a task. Only then will you be able to make your relationship or job more meaningful.  

Expression Number 4

If you have number 4 as your destiny digit, it’s highly likely that you’re hardworking, capable, constructive, humble, and organized. Therefore, you seem to thrive the most when managing teams and spearheading projects.

However, number 4 also discharges rigid energy that makes you more stubborn than the average bloke. And, your stubborn nature can set you back in your life as it prevents you from seeing alternative solutions or looking at things from a different perspective.

Know that you’ll succeed as long as you keep your stubborn nature at bay and attempt to think outside the box.  

Expression Number 5

Those with the number 5 as their destiny digit value freedom and variety over everything else.

Owing to their adventurous side, they’re always willing to try new experiences. Therefore, 5s have many interests and passions.

However, they can switch gears easily too and therefore, lose interest in their passions quickly.

Since they can’t focus on specific things for a long period, their lifestyle is susceptible to numerous changes and inconsistencies, making them unreliable in relationships and escapists when dealing with problems.

If you’re a 5, consider meditation to improve your focus and self-discipline.

Also, don’t put your problems on the back burner; tackle them head-on. Know that you have the strength, ability, and skillset to overcome all types of challenges.  

Expression Number 6

People with the influence of 6 are truly angels. They’re protective, caring, selfless, and always willing to help others in need—they’re the lightworkers of society.

However, they don’t take care of themselves as well as they take care of others. They neglect their well-being and as a result, tend to feel emotionally, physically, and mentally drained most of the time.

Words of advice for a numerology 6: if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be strong enough to take care of anything else.  

Expression Number 7

Number 7s are seekers of truth. They get high on finding the real meaning of life and are willing to go deep in their research.

These people prefer thinking logically and are also good communicators. They can relay their thoughts, opinions, and spread their knowledge quite easily.

They don’t take anything at face value as they’re more interested in the underlying answers. However, this trait makes them unrelatable to other people and suspicious of everyone around—and living such a life can hardly be healthy.  

If you’re a numerology number 7, learn to build meaningful connections with others. Try to put yourself in their shoes and don’t shy away from expressing yourself as other people love hearing your thoughts.

Expression Number 8

People with the number 8 as their expression digit are excellent judges of character. Additionally, they have fantastic business acumen and are good with plans and money, so they can achieve their goals quite easily.

However, these ambitious folks usually prioritize work over everything else; sometimes, they even work themselves to a point of total burnout. If they can balance all facets of their life, they’ll be able to live much better.  

If you’re a numerology 8, don’t fall into the trap of acquiring or going after material things. Learn to create and value meaningful relationships, find your balance, and look after your spiritual health as you would do your physical and mental health.

Expression Number 9

Numerology number 9s are compassionate people with a creative side. They usually look at things in a positive light and are always striving towards making others’ lives better.

Since 9s are involved in altruistic work, they’re highly admired by society. Plus, the fact that they have an affectionate and friendly demeanor also helps their cause.

If you’re a 9, continue serving others to the best of your abilities. If you don’t pursue your purpose and soul mission, you can become self-centered and detached from important emotions.

Keep faith in the knowledge that what you give eventually comes back to you tenfold.

Expression Number 11

Expression number 11, also referred to as master number 11, discharges an incredible amount of power. Accordingly, 11s are charismatic, charming, and have profound intuitive abilities and idealistic visions.

Plus, 11s know how to maintain a close connection with the spiritual realm. In essence, 11s are dreamers, willing to go to any lengths to realize their dreams.

However, they may appear too impractical and disorganized sometimes. If 11s hope to scale mountains, they must first remember to ground themselves.

Expression Number 22

People with master number 22 are the best at constructing grand plans and ideas.

They’re the ones leading the charge to change, advance, and evolve. As leaders, they lead by example and are extremely cooperative, headstrong, and driven.

However, they have a tendency to be domineering at times—and that can lead to their downfall. So, unless you want to destroy your relationships, don’t push others to their limits.

Remember that, as a master number 22, you’re a Master Builder who has been tasked to create, not destroy.  

Expression Number 33

If your number is master number 33, you’re bound to have excellent communication skills and creative ideas. You learn profound lessons through experiences and have a keen insight into the ways the world works.

Therefore, you’re much wiser than the average Joe. Now, with wisdom comes great responsibility; the Universe expects you to share your truth and inner knowledge with humanity.

However, remember to take care of yourself as you take care of people’s struggles. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.


Like life path numbers based on one’s birth date and angel numbers that come as messages, expression numbers can guide a person’s decisions and help steer him in the right direction.

Now that you know the significance of expression digit readings, spread the word and help people achieve their full potential.