Intro to Enneagram Type 9
A few weeks ago, I got great feedback on my article Enneagram Type 5 vs Enneagram Type 4. Everyone enjoyed it, and everyone complained that it was too long. So, this week I am breaking up the normally almost 2500 word blog posts into several 300-500 word posts. If you liked the long version, don’t worry I will release it at the end of the week. Since I am breaking up the posts into bite-size bits, you might want to check this one to get a better introduction into the series. Now here is the intro into an Enneagram Type 9, peace.
Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker
Enneagram Type 9’s are the most seemingly unassuming of the Enneagram Types. That’s what makes them special. Enneagram Type 9’s are the peacemakers and keepers. Core to Type 9’s is the avoidance or end of all conflict. They hate it more than Type 8’s hate dishonesty, and more than Type 1’s hate imperfection. Don’t get confused into thinking they will just roll over either. Type 9’s are in the anger triad for a reason. Their 8 wing, can give them some ferocious tenacity. Their 1 wing, a sense of duty to push until everything is at peace.
Enneagram Type 9’s garner their doormat personality because they are the lowest of all the types in energy. Enneagram Type 9’s know that peace requires the least of them and that’s why they enjoy it so much. This makes for interesting relationships because Type 9’s even more than Type 2’s will match their personality and desires to other people so that everything can move along smoothly. I think the world could use a few more Type 9’s to remind us how important peace is.Core to #Enneagram Type 9's is the avoidance or end of all conflict. They hate it more than Type 8’s hate dishonesty, and more than Type 1’s hate imperfection. Click To Tweet
Peace With a Type 5
Enneagram Type 5’s find little conflict with an Enneagram Type 9. Type 9’s will simply match their solitary lifestyle sitting in quiet reflection or enjoying learning all the data a Type 5 can come up with. However, just because nothing ever seems wrong doesn’t mean that isn’t the case. Type 9’s will indulge the eccentricities of Type 5’s only so much as there is no conflict outside of the relationship as well. Then trouble will brew. The slow smoldering ember of a deeply held grudge. Eventually, things explode and the Type 5 is often caught completely unaware because we are the least perceptive of other people’s emotional state.
Return tomorrow to read about how the Type 5 and Type 9 can heal each other’s wounds in their own unique ways.