Type nine

Peacemaker

No waves maker

Enneagram type 9

My perfect day would consist of me being in my comfy clothes, wrapped in a cozy blanket watching a show while having pizza made for me just the way I like it or have it delivered to my house so I didn’t have to go anywhere. I’m a creature of comfort. I won’t buy adorable looking shoes if they hurt my feet and if an article of clothing is super soft and comfy I will usually buy it. I’m pretty sure that all items from Barefoot Dreams are made for a type 9. You might be wondering why the heck I’m telling you all this. Nines are also really good at not getting to the point right away and will ramble on in story form so… yeah.

Anyway…… a lot of times 9’s are underestimated. Yep, there I said it. Our easy going disposition can make us come across as wishy-washy, uneducated or just plain don’t care. And while a lot of the time we don’t care, a good portion of the time we do, we just don’t want to rock the boat in any way for us internally or externally so sometimes staying quiet is just easier (or so it seems to us) UNLESS, it’s something we care very deeply about or believe in completely. Then, we have no problem saying how we feel or standing up for ourselves or others. Are you confused yet? Ok good, me too.

Nines as business owners can be pretty big powerhouses. You just might not see it up front and center. A lot of the nines in my life that are successful business owners are like this for a lot of different reasons but one that I’ve observed is that they can be bolder in their businesses because they use their 8 wing more, they’re more organized and structured because of their 1 wing and really, really driven because of their “growth” number of 3. That was a lot of numbers thrown at you but just trust me when I say that nines can be extreme powerhouses that should not be underestimated.

Why am I telling you this?

If you’re a nine, especially in business, and you don’t feel like you can be taken seriously OR you know someone that is a nine, here are some ways that you can help communicate yourself better or communicate with a nine better.

 

 

 

  1. Christin

    January 22nd, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    This is so interesting! I love how you showed your number working to support you as a business woman! I’m a one 🙂 I hope you’ll be doing a post on each of the types!!

  2. Melissa Koehler

    January 25th, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you! I hope to do this for all my fellow numbers soon 🙂

  3. Lindsey Nicks

    February 1st, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Such good stuff! I’m a 9 so you’re speaking to my soul sister!!!

  4. Melissa Koehler

    February 1st, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Yes!!!!! 9’s unite 🙂

  5. Radina Izzo

    July 26th, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    This is wonderful. I relate to this 100%. Especially “I simply do not know my desires.” This has been my biggest internal struggle for as long as I can remember. Thanks for the wonderful post.

  6. Dawn

    September 10th, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    This made me cry! This is me to a Tee!

  7. Melissa Koehler

    September 10th, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    I’m sorry it made you cry, but hopefully you found some comfort in it 🙂

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