Nines are positioned at the top of the Enneagram symbol for a reason – this type is able to understand and see reality through the eyes of all types of the system. Because of this innate ability, they are the best mediators in any kind of situation. But this comes at a dear price, as nines lose themselves in others’ wants and desires, not knowing what they themselves really want.
A Nine’s stress is triggered when they are pushed into a corner by someone asking to make a decision or take an action. Nines can alleviate the stress by asking the requester to limit their decision selection to a small number of choices and working on strategies to alleviate their indecisiveness.
Stress is a normal part of life that can be managed as long as we are adequately skilled to deal with it. Understanding your type will help with building resilience and overcoming your personality’s challenges.