Type 9 and Type 9 Relationship

Learn about Enneagram types and relationships


What is an Enneagram Type 9
(The Peacekeeper)?
People with an Enneagram type Nine personality tend to be accepting, optimistic, and adaptive in their behavior. They like peace and tend to avoid conflict. They tend to enjoy time alone or with smaller groups of people.


How can Nines communicate effectively with each other?

Enneagram Nines are motivated by a deep, personal need for peace. They should remain patient and open-minded when communicating with other Nines.

Resolving Conflict

How can Nines resolve conflict?

Nines tend to have a difficult time addressing personal issues. However, they should work to express their own opinions and frustrations; it is important for them to recognize the importance of working through conflict. Nines should be patient, calm, and supportive while working through tense situations with other Nines. They should share their concerns directly while remaining level-headed.

Building Trust

How can Nines build trust?

Nines tend to trust other Nines who are encouraging, supportive, and optimistic. Nines should be a safe, comforting presence for one another.

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Working Together

How can Nines work together?

Nines tend to be easy-going, empathetic, and idealistic. They offer patience and mediation skills to a work environment. Nines can help each other feel at peace, even in uncomfortable or tense situations.

Dealing with Change

How can Nines deal with change?

Nines tend to find a great deal of comfort in their day-to-day routines and may be initially disrupted by unexpected change. However, they are likely to adapt well after a short amount of time.

Managing Stress

Nines need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

Nines are easily stressed by...

  • Disappointing those they love
  • Needing to make difficult decisions
  • Being interrupted or ignored
  • Pent-up and unexpressed emotion

Nines should avoid shutting down or ignoring conflict with one another, as it will cause more stress and tension in the long run.

Encouraging and Motivating

Nines can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Nines are motivated by...

  • Stability and consistency in their personal life
  • Helping to bring two groups together
  • Resolving others’ personal tensions
  • Feeling safe, accepted, and heard

Nines can encourage other Nines by listening to and supporting them as they share their ideas, opinions, and feelings.

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