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Enneagram Type 9: The Mediator
Definitions used in describing each type
“Lost” essential quality:
Unconditional love, with everyone of equal importance, belonging and regard.
belief: The world makes you unimportant, requires that you blend in.
Forgetting yourself and seeking belonging. Getting pulled away from personal priorities by external claims.
Trap: Seeking outside of yourself for comfort and harmony.
Driving energy: An inertia (sloth) toward yourself. Energy going into other people and many substitutes for your own priorities.
Avoidance: Conflict and discomfort, by “going along to get along” to avoid being dismissed.
Strengths: Excellent mediator, understanding, caring and supportive of others, adaptive.
Neglecting yourself in pursuit of comfort produces discomfort.
Path of development:
Ultimate task: Everyone belongs equally in a state of unconditional love and union.
- Make self important
- Set own boundaries, limits, priorities
- Love self as well as others
- Accept discomfort and change as part of life
More on Enneagram Type 9:
Enneagram Type Nine Practices
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