Enneagram Type 9: The Mediator

The Peacemaker

Triad: Gut

Purpose: Acceptance

Quest: To merge with another and/or something greater

Lesson: Assertiveness


Value: Peace

Talents: Patience, mediation

Challenges: Indolence, complacency

Fear: Separation from the other

Childhood parental dynamics: Positive to father and mother


Healthy: Receptive, open, serene, emotionally stable, accepting, trusting, easygoing, patient, gentle, unpretentious, innocent, simplistic, nice, optimistic, reassuring, kind, supportive, calming, peaceful, mediator, comforter, content, pleasant, generous, diplomatic, open-minded, empathic

Average: Accommodating, submissive, conciliatory, living through others, complacent, passive, ignoring/avoiding problems, emotionally indolent, procrastination, oblivious to reality, unfocused, spacey, inattentive, idealized thinking, “peace at any price”, resigned

Unhealthy: Repressed, helpless, dependent on others, apathetic, passive-aggressive, judgmental, stubborn/obstinate, neglectful, irresponsible, forgetful, dissociative, disoriented, immobilized, emotional breakdown, personality fragmentation


Roles: Mediator, support staffer, bureaucrat

Examples: Dwight Eisenhower, Bing Crosby, Rosalynn Carter, Jimmy Stewart, Norman Rockwell, Rose Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Clark Kent, “Hippies”


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