Type 9

The peacemaker, the mediator

Amy Dorrit (Little Dorrit)
Jane Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Frodo Baggins (LOTR)

Overview

9s are pleasant, peaceful, natural, modest and unpretentious beings who can sometimes seem almost without ego. They are open-minded, serene and patient. They are motivated by the need to preserve their peace of mind and they hate conflict. They desire union, harmony, unconditional love and get along with most people they meet. In their relationships, they tend to have an attitude that tends to let things happen because they are very tolerant and accept others as they are. They do not like to promote themselves, and prefer to be discovered rather than to promote themselves. Empathetic, very good at recognizing different points of view, and paying more attention to similarities than differences, they often have the ability to make very good mediators.

Avoidance compulsion

9s seek at all costs, and often unconsciously, to avoid conflict. They do everything they can to avoid confrontation, expressing too many requests and losing their peace of mind. They avoid all forms of discrimination, judging others and may have difficulty setting priorities.

Center of attention and motivation

9s are mainly focused on maintaining their peace of mind, and how to adapt with others while preserving it. To avoid feeling tensions and conflicts, they sometimes lose themselves in unimportant tasks.
They need simplicity, harmony, peace and to feel appreciated. Anything that can contribute to this is likely to motivate them. 9s are often very empathetic and need to know that the people around them are relaxed so that they can be relaxed too.

Vice and defense mechanism

When they are under the influence of their compulsion (avoiding conflict), 9s become lazy and inactive. This can lead to the forgetfulness of themselves, the neglect of their needs and those of others. They dim their energy, spread their attention, settle into a comfortable routine, procrastinate and can adopt a passive-aggressive attitude.
Their defense mechanism is dissociation: They dissociate themselves from pain and discomfort by attenuating their consciousness by getting lost in substitutes (TV, distraction, food, etc.) to escape reality. They distract themselves to avoid their feelings, needs and desires.

In harmony

When they are in harmony with themselves and manage their compulsion, 9s are warm, patient, receptive, open-minded, humble, caring, kind, inspire peace, have the ease to see the different points of view, better manage priority issues and can make very good mediators.
They are comfortable when their physical comfort is full (food, rest, sexuality, etc.) and when their surroundings are in harmony. Then they tend towards their type of integration (type 3) and its positive traits are added to their behavior. Thus they become more active, energetic, productive and efficient.

In imbalance

Under the influence of their compulsion, 9 can become passive, ineffective, resigned, stubborn (especially if you try to pressure them), too conciliatory, undecided and have low self-esteem.
If the situation does not get better, they tend towards their type of disintegration (type 6) and the negative traits of the are added to their behavior. Thus they can become more suspicious, questionable, suspicious, anxious, tense and reactionary. They become more passive-aggressive and obstinate.

Wings

The neighbor types of 9 are types 1 and 8. We call the type wing, the neighbor type which seems to have the most influence on the basic type.
9w8s are more adventurous, confident and sociable, but can also be more stubborn and colder.
9w1s are more idealistic, reserved and conciliatory, but can also be shier and more critical of themselves.