Enneagram Fives are motivated by a need to feel useful and competent, while Nines are driven by a desire for peace. Fives should be sensitive but clear when communicating with Nines. Nines should focus on being direct with Fives while allowing them plenty of space to recharge.
Nines tend to avoid confrontation, which may make it difficult for them to share their true feelings. Fives should help start the discussion by calmly addressing the situation, sharing their point of view, and encouraging Nines to be honest. Nines should communicate their own experience, thoughts, and feelings without fear of reproach. Fives should be patient with Nines as they work together to solve the problem.
Fives tend to trust Nines who are intellectual, independent, and relaxed. Nines should try to be aware of the difference between when Fives want to discuss ideas and when they need plenty of space to be alone.
Nines are likely to trust Fives who are complimentary and nonjudgmental. Fives should avoid criticizing Nines, focusing, instead, on creating an environment in which Nines can share their ideas, thoughts, and feelings without fear of conflict.
Fives tend to be logical and curious, while Nines are generally peaceful and easygoing.
Fives bring practical solutions and an array of knowledge to a work environment; they can help Nines be more objective and rational when making decisions.
Nines offer patience and stability to their workplace. Nines can help Fives feel more comfortable and at ease around others.
Fives don’t tend to be negatively affected by change unless it harms or impacts their personal space or independence.
Nines tend to seem adaptable but may experience discomfort with change if it disrupts their internal peace. Nines who are negatively affected are likely to adjust well after finding an appropriate solution.
Fives and Nines need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Fives should avoid criticizing Nines, while Nines should avoid over stimulating or crowding Fives.
Fives and Nines can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Fives can motivate Nines by encouraging them to express themselves more openly.
Nines can excite Fives by listening to and affirming them when they share extensively about a topic of interest.