Reading type 9's enneagram institute description is like looking into a mirror, especially:
I think that I could be an En3 that is 'disintegrating,' though. Definitely doing more reading now.Level 5: Active, but disengaged, unreflective, and inattentive. Do not want to be affected, so become unresponsive and complacent, walking away from problems, and "sweeping them under the rug." Thinking becomes hazy and ruminative, mostly comforting fantasies, as they begin to "tune out" reality, becoming oblivious. Emotionally indolent, unwillingness to exert self or to focus on problems: indifference.
EDIT: TOTALLY a nine. I read the levels and can see how my mood changes and how I view the world changes with that. When I am in a good mood I am at level 2 or 3, but in a crappy mood I am at 5 or even 6. My life is just rising and lowering tides like that. I just hope what I am believing right now is the truth, and not a current fantasy I have tricked myself with.
EDIT: Yes yes YES! I relate so well to what is said about instincts and how 9s react to it. I am definitely 'lost in the clouds' a lot, too. And the last part answered a question nagging at me:
Now I am starting to think that INFJs can easily be 9s because of that. It makes it hard for some of us to type ourselves because of these facets and turn into red herrings because of our instincts: 'I am a hard worker so I should be a SJ or something.' The instincts, Ni?, cause us to jump to conclusions, but our 9-ness holds us back from acting on it too strongly.We have sometimes called the Nine the crown of the Enneagram because it is at the top of the symbol and because it seems to include the whole of it. Nines can have the strength of Eights, the sense of fun and adventure of Sevens, the dutifulness of Sixes, the intellectualism of Fives, the creativity of Fours, the attractiveness of Threes, the generosity of Twos, and the idealism of Ones. However, what they generally do not have is a sense of really inhabiting themselves—a strong sense of their own identity.
A bad day has just turned into something better