Enneagram Type 9

Enneagram Type 9 - The Peacemaker, The Mediator - they are agreeable, patient, and open-minded, while they fear confrontation, and being disconnected from others. 

Enneagram Type 9 symbolic animal - the tortoise.

They are exemplified by the tortoise - reticent, peaceful, steady, and purposeful towards a goal.

They tend to focus on other people's point of view.  They are highly motivated to be at peace.

At their best....

Type 9s are life's mediators.  They are methodical, committed, and easy-going.

They are natural team-builders because they are able to see and respect lots of different perspectives simultaneously. 

They are good at 'going with the flow' and encourage others to do the same.  

They have the ability to bring active serenity to the present moment.

Patterns that might cause problems....

Enneagram Type 9s might have noticed that they:

  • accommodate other's wishes and ignore their own
  • act as if they are inconsequential, or have no particular importance
  • avoid truly participating in life by zoning out or daydreaming
  • ignore problems until they become overwhelming

They use these behaviours in an effort to maintain their sense of inner peace.

Type 9s may eventually come to realise that their lack of action is creating the opposite effect and causing more problems instead.

A desire to break free from these patterns of behaviour is the first step for those who are dominant in Enneagram Type 9 to turn their lives around, and reorient themselves towards their soul's true intention.

How do I know if I'm a Type 9?

Taking an Enneagram test will give you an indication of what your dominant type MIGHT be, but it cannot give you a definitive answer. 

Some people can spot their dominant type straight away just by reading a description.  Others may take some time to work out which description fits best.

My advice is to start by looking at the motivation for each type. 

Type 9s are motivated by the desire to have harmony, to have inner stability, to feel at peace.

Which of the 9 motivations is most important to you?

EFT Tapping for Enneagram Type 9

Look for specific events where you learned to stay in the background and not cause any trouble.

How did you know it was important to blend in?

Remember! - EFT Tapping is extremely powerful and can uncover intense emotions very quickly. 

If you know or suspect that there are unsettling or traumatic events in your past, do not use EFT without the assistance of a suitably qualified practitioner.

Tapping Affirmation for Enneagram Type 9

I release my need to do or say things just to keep the peace.

Mindful Meditation for Enneagram Type 9

I can reorient myself towards my DiamondFire when I:

STOP withdrawing and believing that my participation is unimportant

START recognising my interconnectedness to the dynamism of my Source


Quick List
Enneagram Motivations

Type 1 - to be good

Type 2 - to be appreciated

Type 3 - to be successful

Type 4 - to be unique

Type 5 - to be knowledgeable

Type 6 - to be prepared

Type 7 - to be free

Type 8 - to be self-reliant

Type 9 - to be at peace