Enneagram Type Nine personalities are also referred to as the Peacemakers. They are accepting, gentle and agreeable and are skilled mediators and counsellors in both their personal and professional lives. However, they may be too willing to go along with others in order to keep the peace.
What is an Enneagram Type Nine?
According to The Enneagram Institute, Type Nines value their inner peace and harmony above all else. They dislike conflict and emotional upsets and are typically calm, trusting, stable and easy to be around. Nines like everything to go smoothly and can bring people together and heal rifts.
Type Nine Strengths
Peacemakers have the ability to see many different sides to any issue. They can be complacent and humble and will often go the extra mile to avoid rocking the boat. They’re appreciative of little things others do for them, and the simple pleasures in life. Type Nines are accepting of other people and have a healing, calming influence.
Type Nine Weaknesses
Enneagram Type Nines may minimise problems and appease others to avoid conflict at all costs. They may even say yes to things they don’t want to do, thus compromising themselves and their integrity. Because of this, Nines can become out of touch with reality and unwilling to face problems head-on.
An Overview Of Type Nine
Type Nines have many wonderfully positive traits. They are calm and collected with an almost Zen-like presence, are highly likeable and often have a wide circle of friends. Nines like to be the glue that holds everything together, whether with friends, family or at work. They believe in the power of acceptance and forgiveness.
While usually agreeable towards others, Nines dislike being controlled and will respond with passive resistance if pushed too far. They also fear being too needy and may push others away. Nines can be stubborn and can also have a tendency towards procrastination and lack of motivation.
Enneagram Type Nines will benefit from examining their tendency to go along with others and the repercussions that this level of compromise may bring. Becoming more mentally and emotionally engaged will help them stay on task both personally and professionally. Recognising and acknowledging any aggressions and anxieties that crop up, and getting regular exercise, will help Nines deal with any negative feelings and impulses.
Famous Type Nines
According to The Enneagram Institute, well known Type Nines include Queen Elizabeth II, Claude Monet, Norman Rockwell, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Jr., General Colin Powell, Walter Cronkite, Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, Joseph Campbell, Walt Disney, Jim Henson (Muppets), Gloria Steinem, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, Janet Jackson, Jack Johnson, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Harrelson, Geena Davis, Jason Segel, Lisa Kudrow, Toby McGuire and Zooey Deschanel.