You Might be an Enneagram 9 


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Are you a Type Nine Wild Human? You might be if:

  • Your quest for agreement is a familiar companion, especially in potentially conflicting conversations.
  • You’re keenly attuned to brewing tension. When it surfaces, your escape plan usually involves either physically stepping away or mentally checking out.
  • Your emotional landscape tends to be steady, with fewer dramatic highs and lows compared to others.
  • Even when you hold strong opinions, sharing them isn’t your immediate inclination. Sometimes, you find yourself without an opinion, and that’s perfectly fine.
  • The word “no” is often challenging, as it feels like sparking conflict when your desires differ from someone else’s.
  • Expectations placed on you are unwelcome. You prefer not to expect too much from others, and you don’t want them to have high expectations of you either. Your intrinsic motivation drives your job performance, not external pressures.
  • An easygoing nature is your hallmark. Simple comforts and needs guide your path.
  • You’re an attentive listener, often prioritizing listening before forming an opinion.
  • Understanding all perspectives comes naturally. You value every vantage point.
  • While you appreciate social connections, true self-connection blossoms when you’re alone. It’s the only time you feel no need to filter your thoughts and desires.

Here is a brief somatic practice for Type 9 – The Adaptive Peacemaker:

Step 1: Sit or lie down in a peaceful space. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax.

Step 2: Place one hand on your heart and the other on your abdomen. Feel the connection between your heart and your body. Allow yourself to feel a sense of inner peace.

Step 3: Practice mindfulness. Inhale deeply, affirming, “I am at peace with myself and the world.” Exhale slowly, letting go of any inner resistance. Repeat this mantra, focusing on inner peace and harmony.