Nines, also known as Peacemakers, are motivated by a need to keep the peace, merge with others, and avoid conflict. Pleasant, laid back, and accommodating, they live by a code of “ignorance is bliss” when it comes to avoiding negative feelings which might lead to confrontation with others (or acknowledging hard truths about themselves). Nines reside in the Gut Triad, yet their tendency is to forget or ignore their anger completely. This spiritual-emotional laziness manifests in falling asleep to their own priorities, opinions, and personal development.
At their best, Nines are natural mediators, seeing two sides to every story and acting out of a true desire to restore peace and harmony without controlling others. At their worst, Nines can have a hard time being sure of themselves and making tough decisions, tending to merge their agenda with others in an attempt to avoid even healthy conflict.
Your wing is one of the two numbers on either side of your main type. You may lean in the direction of one of these types and pick up some of its characteristics.
Content adapted from The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. Type names also appear at The Enneagram Institute®.