E9 - ADAPTIVE PEACEMAKER | WING DESCRIPTIONS

Wing 9
Nine (Core Type)

Nines are receptive and tend to easily understand and accept the perspectives and ideas of others. They are often facilitators or mediators and are diplomatic group members. They may struggle to connect to their own position or point of view and take firm, decisive action, and often say “yes” when they mean “no”. Nines enjoy the rhythm of their lives and find comfort in simple living. They often struggle with procrastination but once they begin, they persevere. A Nine under pressure may react in passive-aggressive ways to avoid being controlled.

At low levels of integration, Nines risk neglecting themselves and their responsibilities as they struggle with low self-esteem and repress anger to the point of living in illusion.

At high levels of integration, they can express independence and the paradoxical energies of serenity and vitality. They display self-respect, acting with awareness and autonomy.

Wing 1
One Wing
Gifts:
  • This wing offers a structured, principled and focused perspective to the easy-going, ‘lazy’ Nine
  • The influence of the One may help motivate the Nine to do what they need to
  • They may be more willing to work on righting what is wrong rather than living with problems or dysfunctions
  • This wing supports the Nine as they move into action with purpose and certainty
Challenges:
  • May lead Nine to be even less expressive of their needs and anger for fear of alienating others
  • The morality of the One may get them caught up in what they ‘should’ do instead of what they want to do
  • Trying to perfect the world and themselves may lead to even more procrastination and distraction out of fear it won’t be right

USING THE WINGS TO DEVELOP YOURSELF AS AN ENNEAGRAM TYPE 9 WING 1

As an Enneagram Type 9 with a Wing 1, you have the potential to access resources from both your core type and your adjacent types. Your Wing 1 flavour offers a structured, principled and focused perspective to your typically easy-going and 'lazy' nature. It may help motivate you to take action and do what you need to do, and be more willing to work on righting what is wrong rather than living with problems or dysfunctions.

However, one challenge for Type 9 with Wing 1 is the potential to become even less expressive of their needs and anger for fear of alienating others. The morality of the Wing 1 may also lead to a tendency to get caught up in what they 'should' do instead of what they truly want to do, leading to procrastination and distraction out of fear that it won't be done perfectly.

By incorporating the resources and characteristics of your Wing 1 flavour, you can expand your perspective and increase your emotional and behavioral repertoire. This can help you better understand the subtleties of your core Type 9, and offer opportunities for personal growth and development.

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