Enneagram Eights are driven by a desire to be in control of their own lives, while Nines are motivated by a need for peace.
Eights should be patient and sensitive when communicating with Nines.
Nines should be transparent and straightforward when addressing Eights.
Nines tend to have a difficult time addressing personal issues. Eights should, therefore, be patient and calm while working through tense situations with Nines. Nines should try to express their concerns directly while remaining level-headed. The two parties need to work together to find a mutually beneficial solution.
Eights tend to trust Nines who can openly address concerns and share in constructive dialogue. Nines should avoid being too agreeable around Eights.
Nines tend to trust Eights who are supportive and encouraging. Eights should try to be more peaceful and easy-going around Nines.
Eights tend to be assertive, confident, and outgoing. They bring fair, logical decision-making to a work environment. Eights can help Nines feel more confident expressing their own opinions.
Nines are usually more laid-back, patient, and idealistic. They offer mindfulness and mediation skills to a workplace. Nines can help Eights understand different perspectives.
Eights tend to adapt well to most situations, given that their personal freedom is not impacted. They are likely to express any issues they have with a change.
Nines may have a slightly more difficult time, as they tend to find comfort in their routines. However, they are likely to adjust easily after a short amount of time.
Eights and Nines need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Eights should avoid pushing Nines into uncomfortable arguments, while Nines should avoid shutting down in times of conflict.
Eights and Nines can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Eights can encourage Nines by providing a safe space for them to share their personal opinions without fear of conflict.
Nines can motivate Eights by sharing appreciation for their helpful advice.