Enneagram 1w9

The Optimist

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Enneagram 1w9
What is an Enneagram type 1 wing 9 (The Optimist)?
An Enneagram type one with a nine wing primarily shows the characteristics of a type one, but shares a few with the type nine, as well. People with a type one wing nine personality tend to be judicial and rational in their behavior, but are generally more calm and balanced than other type ones. They usually have a desire for justice and equality and can see both sides of an issue easily. They are motivated by a strong sense of right and wrong.

Enneagram 1w9 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

One-wing-nine personality types have a basic fear of being unethical and corrupt. They avoid making morally wrong choices and can be objective and emotionally reserved.

Basic Desire

They have a basic desire to be morally good. They advocate for rights of others through teaching and discussion.

Optimists tend to respond to negativity by either redirecting their emotions or by avoiding them entirely. They may push themselves deeper into their work, their type one defense mechanism, or they may withdraw from it altogether, their type nine defense mechanism.

Enneagram 1w9

In summary, Enneagram 1w9 personalities tend to...

  • Advocate for change and justice through teaching
  • Pursue what they believe is right
  • Make rational and objective choices
  • Desire love and admiration from others
  • Seek awareness and understanding of the world

Enneagram 1w9 Strengths

Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.

Enneagram 1w9 Strengths

Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 1w9 personality include...

  • Highly focused attention to details
  • Calmly defending the rights of others
  • Caring for the community around them
  • Consistently abiding by personal values
  • Imaginative yet logical world-view

Enneagram 1w9 Weaknessess

Enneagram 1w9 Weaknessess

Weaknessess that are typically associated with the Enneagram 1w9 personality include...

  • Tendency to seem detached or impersonal
  • Difficulty tolerating negativity in the world
  • Criticizing themselves and others
  • Becoming stubborn when challenged

How Enneagram 1w9 personalities like to work

Enneagram 1w9 Communicating

Communicating with an Enneagram 1w9

Understanding their motivation to do what is right, listen to what they have to say and engage in peaceful discussion.
Enneagram 1w9 Meeting

Meeting with an Enneagram 1w9

Create and abide by a schedule; focus on being clear and concise.
Enneagram 1w9 Emailing

Emailing an Enneagram 1w9

Avoid excessive emailing; when necessary, allow them to share their ideas while addressing specific matters.
Enneagram 1w9 Feedback

Giving feedback to an Enneagram 1w9

Be specific and constructive with feedback; frame it in a direct, but encouraging way.
Enneagram 1w9 Conflict

Resolving conflict with an Enneagram 1w9

Encourage them to clarify their perspective; share your own, as well, but be sure to acknowledge your mistakes.

Enneagram 1w9 Motivations

When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction at work, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.

Enneagram 1w9 Motivations

Enneagram 1w9s tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Peacefully advocating for social justice issues
  • Helping those less fortunate by volunteering locally
  • Creatively solving complex problems
  • Finding personal peace and growth

Enneagram 1w9 Stress

Enneagram 1w9 Stress

Enneagram 1w9s tend to be stressed and drained by...

  • Being overlooked, interrupted, or ignored
  • Receiving criticism from the people around them
  • Others perceiving them as inflexible or weak
  • Feeling like they aren’t making a difference
  • Being reminded of corruption or evil in the world

Enneagram 1w9 Jobs

Enneagram type ones with nine wings are diplomatic and conscientious. They follow their ideas and interests endlessly and work well in environments that encourage them to create positive change in the world.

Enneagram 1w9 Common Jobs

Common jobs for people with Enneagram 1w9 personality types

  • Judge
  • Social Worker
  • Environmentalist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Ambassador

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