Enneagram 9: The Peacemaker | Personality Description

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Throughout the month of October, we’ve been diving deep into the Enneagram personality test. And if you have been following along, you may have already known that the personality test is divided into nine sections. Each category in the test represents a different personality and how they respond to the world around them. Thus, so far, we’ve gone through the first eight sections of the Enneagram test. Therefore, we’re going to give you an overview of the last section, the enneagram 9, which is also known as the peacemaker.

To learn more about the enneagram 9, keep reading!

Overview of the Enneagram Type 9

As a peacemaker, the enneagram 9 is accepting, adaptive, and positive in nature. Besides being able to go with the flow of life, the type 9 personality is someone who:

  • Has an inherently calm demeanour
  • Is liked by many people in their work and personal life
  • Seek to avoid conflict with others
  • Strive to find harmony and peace with themselves and other people
  • Are very accepting of others
  • Naturally ambitious at heart
  • Do not have a hard time agreeing with others
  • Tend to ignore their emotions and feelings until it is too late
  • Very easygoing and flexible when sudden changes in circumstances occur

Above all, the enneagram type 9 personality is unpretentious in their actions and patient when encountering others. In addition, type 9’s are also individuals who feel connected to themselves and the world around them spiritually.

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Strengths of the Enneagram 9

Furthermore, like all of the enneagram personalities, the enneagram 9 holds many strengths. When these individuals use their strengths to their advantage, they can make great changes in their communities. Some of these strengths include:

  • The ability to understand the perspectives of others
  • Supporting others when they need guidance
  • Open-minded about the world around them
  • The tendency to bring those around them together
  • Humble individuals who seek to better other people

Overall, the enneagram type 9 is highly intuitive and dynamic in all group settings that they find themselves in. In addition, they appreciate life and feel connected to the world. Thus, allowing them to bring significant change and success.

Weaknesses of the Enneagram 9

In contrast, the type 9 personality also holds weaknesses that can hinder them. Some of these weaknesses include:

When the enneagram type 9 struggles to balance their strengths, they can allow their weaknesses to control their life. As a result, they can end up losing out on opportunities and suppressing their feelings.

Healthy 9 vs. Unhealthy Type 9

Furthermore, for an enneagram 9 to succeed, they need to live a balanced lifestyle. Otherwise, they can begin making unhealthy decisions that can cause them many consequences. Let’s take a look at a healthy enneagram type 9 vs. an unhealthy enneagram type 9:

Healthy Enneagram 9

  • Very emotionally stable with the ability to communicate how they feel
  • Genuinely care about other people and their troubles
  • Enjoys helping others when they are experiencing conflict
  • Maintain a positive attitude regardless of the situation they are experiencing
  • Accepting of other people
  • Feel as if they are in harmony with themselves and the earth
  • Content with the simpler things in life
  • The ability to moderate conflict and disagreements themselves and others are experiencing

Unhealthy Enneagram 9  

  • Can feel disoriented and disassociated from their reality
  • Susceptible to mental health disorders
  • Can neglect their feelings
  • Avoid their problems at all costs, which can lead to negative consequences
  • They are easily frustrated and angered by their lack of motivation
  • Go through the motions of life without being present
  • They do not try and improve their circumstances
  • Can fall into self-hatred tendencies
  • Experience feelings of vulnerability and insignificance
  • Fall victim to stress and emotional exhaustion that can lead to burnout

As you can see, the enneagram type 9 personality must find a healthy balance in life that allows them to be serene and productive. Otherwise, they can experience feelings of insignificance and disconnect.

 The Enneagram 9 in Relationships

Furthermore, when type 9’s are in relationships, they have a natural ability to be supportive and understanding towards their partners. Therefore, they feel comfortable when they are with their partners and have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances that may occur. In addition, the enneagram 9 do know how to create healthy relationship boundaries that allow them to spend time alone.

However, when the type 9 feels out of synch in life, they will use passive-aggressive tendencies to handle their problems rather than facing them. As a result, they can begin to detach from their partner and their own needs, affecting their communication skills. Nonetheless, enneagram type 9 personalities are loving partners and can succeed in their relationships with others when living in balance.

Best Careers for Type 9’s

Moreover, as the enneagram 9 is kind-hearted in nature, they thrive in careers that allow them to help others. Therefore, some of the jobs that they would do well in include: 

  • Librarian
  • Counsellor
  • Veterinarian
  • Doctor
  • Social Worker
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Psychiatrist
  • Religious Worker
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Caretaker
  • Teacher
  • Alternative Healer

Want to take a personality test used by big companies like Coca-Cola, Boeing, and AT&T? Take our free DISC assessment today!

Famous Type 9

Lastly, the enneagram 9 personality has made many positive changes in their local communities and worldwide due to their inherent good nature. Take a look at our list of individuals that are famous around the world –you may even know a couple!

  • Marie Kondo
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Walt Disney
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ariana Grande
  • Barack Obama
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Alicia Keys
  • Carl Jung
  • Whoopie Goldberg
  • Sophia Loren
  • Jim Henson
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Gary Cooper
  • Tony Bennett
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Mathew Broderick
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