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Enneagaram Personality Type Descriptions

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Type 9 (The Stoic)


Motivation: To be calm, relaxed, at peace with others
Potential problem: Not developing an individual identity
Historic antecedent: Utopian
Historic example: Abraham Lincoln
Film/TV example: Older Siddhartha (Little Buddha)
Characteristics: calm, hard to upset, relaxed, not prone to anxiety, not hypersensitive, happy, content, can weather rejection, very patient, can handle people being mad at them, more tolerant than restless, good at suppressing unpleasant thoughts, does not find approval particulary important, modest and peaceful, can easily take mind off problems, comfort seeking/loving, indolent

Healthy Type 9: The Stoic
quietly strong, puts others at ease, wise, skilled mediator, unpretentious
Average Type 9: The Monk
nice, easy-going, placid, peaceful, agreeable, grounded
Unhealthy Type 9: The Slacker
lazy, passive, irresponsible, undeveloped, lost, spacey, overly compliant

*for a low score assume the opposite of the above. the descriptions listed here are made up of personality items. people who scored high on this type scored higher on the above items compared to the average. (more info)
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