Three Strategies to Help Enneagram Nines to Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 09, 2022

If you’re an Enneagram Nine like me, you know that the terms “unfamiliar” or “conflict” or even “effort” have negative connotations. As Nines, we like to be comfortable, and stability is one of our biggest strengths.

Enneagram Relationship Compatibility: Type Seven and Type Nine

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 23, 2022

Type Seven and Nine is a common relationship combination on the Enneagram. While their energy often draws them in different directions, they can complement each other's blind spots well. The Nine helps to ground the Seven’s exuberant energy and demonstrates how to focus on a single area and see it through.

How to Love an Enneagram Body Type (Types Eight, Nine and One)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 06, 2022

Our Enneagram Relationship content was co-developed with marital therapist-turned relationship coach Christa Hardin (MA)*. 


Enneagram body types are motivated by a desire to be independent and self-sufficient. They are often very moral people who have a strong sense of right and wrong. There are three Enneagram body types: Eight, Nine and One

What is the Most Common Enneagram Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 01, 2022

No Enneagram type is good or bad – all types are equal and bring their unique perspectives to the world. But have you ever wondered whether all Enneagram types are equally represented in the population? Like in other personality type theories, some types are more common than others. 

So what is the most common Enneagram type, then? 

Which is the Most Difficult Enneagram Type to Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 11, 2022

Understanding your Enneagram type isn’t always straightforward. You may take the Enneagram test and feel confused about your results because you share similarities with more than one personality type, which isn’t uncommon. That’s because some Enneagram types are more challenging to type than others. But what is the most difficult Enneagram type to type? The answer might surprise you.

Categories: Enneagram, Type Nine

What Does the Enneagram 9 Look Like in Stress?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 25, 2022

It’s quite ironic that I, a type 9, continued to put this article on the bottom of my list. 

It’s almost as if I feel a natural, unbidden resistance to the idea of conflict and stress. I want to minimize anything remotely upsetting and continue on with my peaceful existence. Anything negative can be reframed and kept in a safe, positive light. 

Why on earth are we like this? 

A Deeper Dive Into Enneagram Subtypes: Body Types 8, 9 and 1

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 14, 2022

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here, then read Subtypes and Instincts of the Enneagram: What are They, and How Do They Affect Human Behavior?

Enneagram Type 4 and Type 9 Relationship Compatibility

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 16, 2022

What do you get when you put a creative, individualistic Enneagram Type 4 together with “The Peacemaker” Type 9? The pairing of these two Enneagram types can go one of two ways—it can seem a bit too dramatic or like a match made in heaven. Whether these types hit it off or find themselves grappling for understanding, like any compatibility question, it may come down to the individuals and how much work they’re willing to invest in their relationship.


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