What is an Enneagram type 9 wing 1 (The Negotiator)?
People with an enneagram type nine wing one personality tend to identify more with the type nine, but also share several traits with the one type. They are hardworking, creative, and friendly in their behavior. They are generally more idealistic and serious than other nines.

9w1 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

Nines with a one wing are afraid of being separated from the rest of the world and losing what matters to them.

Basic Desire

They desire peace, both internally and externally. Their type one wing encourages them to make their idealized, peaceful world a reality.

Negotiators defend themselves by participating heavily in routine to distract themselves and avoid negative emotions.


In summary, Enneagram 9w1 personalities tend to...

  • Seek routine and moral action
  • Fear misfortune and isolation
  • Be optimistic and orderly
  • Avoid disturbing peace and balance
  • Try to numb themselves to their problems

Strengths and Blindspots

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.

Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 9w1 personality include...

  • Easily seeing many sides to a situation
  • Desire to help and improve the lives of others
  • Strong work ethic and focus
  • Deeply rooted motivation and purpose
  • Ability to remain open-minded

Blind Spots that are typically associated with the Enneagram 9w1 personality include...

  • Overlooking their own needs
  • Tendency to be overly critical of themselves
  • Being perceived as cold or aloof when stressed
  • Difficulty facing conflict head-on
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How Enneagram 9w1 personalities like to work

Communicating with a 9w1

Help them to feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings; offer encouragements as they do a good job.

Meeting with a 9w1

Be attentive and communicate the purpose of the meeting clearly.

Emailing a 9w1

Create a personal connection while discussing goals and tasks.

Giving feedback to a 9w1

Help highlight their contributions, sharing constructive criticism with care.

Resolving conflict with a 9w1

Express your perspective clearly and support them in sharing their own.

Motivators and Stressors

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.

9w1 tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Consistency and routine in their lives
  • Helping bring positive change to their community
  • Uniting two groups of people
  • Support and acceptance from peers

9w1 tend to be drained by...

  • Making the wrong choice or disappointing others
  • Feeling overlooked and unacknowledged
  • Ignoring their own personal needs
  • Being unable to accomplish a particular goal

Best Jobs For Enneagram 9w1

Nines with a one wing are modest and open-minded. They are great at peacekeeping and have a deep motivation to help others. They thrive in environments that allow them to contribute on a large scale and utilize their mediation skills.

Common jobs for people with 9w1 personality types

  • Counselor
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Diplomat
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Museum Curator
  • Human Resources Director
  • Religious Worker

Visual Summary

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