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    Senior Member DJAchtundvierzig's Avatar
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    Unhappy Type 9 and Identity

    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.




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    Ironically, therefore, the only type the Nine is not like is the Nine itself. Being a separate self, an individual who must assert herself against others, is terrifying to Nines. They would rather melt into someone else or quietly follow their idyllic daydreams.

    Is this true for you?

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    I feel always awkward telling anyone who i am or what defines me. Making a CV is hell. Does this make me nine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    I feel always awkward telling anyone who i am or what defines me. Making a CV is hell. Does this make me nine?
    Maybe, maybe not. I hate the whole idea of self-promoting oneself through a CV or resume. I'm a type 5 with a strong 9 component.
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    This makes a lot of sense for me. I never thought about it like this but now that I have I'm taken back by it.

    Thank you for posting this

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    Yes this is absolutely true for me.

    I don't know who I really am nor what I do stand for nor what I really want.

    I'm like a social chameleon. I join a club or a particular niche with it's specific vocabulary, knowledge and behavior and become part of it. I blend in perfectly but as soon as I quit these kind of groups I let everything drop off. It was not the "real" me that was in there. This was me fitting in, adapting the groups goals and wants.

    Lately I've been thinking a lot about this. It seems that I'm totally defined through my environment. I lack a real identity and therefore also the wants and goals that truly belong to me and are the results of an inner need. I've never experienced anything like that.

    It is really hard to describe however.
    When I get sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAchtundvierzig View Post
    Is this true for you?
    Yes. I definitely recommend reading up on the Type 9 Enneagram. It was hugely insightful for me.

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    DJAch..choo..I can definately relate. I score highest in 4 but 9 is second and I can see a lot of myself in 9. They both seem to have identity issues. I wonder if you score or can relate strongly to type 4 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayChild View Post
    DJAch..choo..I can definately relate. I score highest in 4 but 9 is second and I can see a lot of myself in 9. They both seem to have identity issues. I wonder if you score or can relate strongly to type 4 as well?
    Haha, I like that. When I get to 500 posts thats going to be my title, thank you. And surprisingly... 4 was my 2nd to lowest scoring result. Maybe it's because I have a tendency to deny my true feelings and all that wonderful stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluxkom View Post
    I'm like a social chameleon. I join a club or a particular niche with it's specific vocabulary, knowledge and behavior and become part of it. I blend in perfectly but as soon as I quit these kind of groups I let everything drop off. It was not the "real" me that was in there. This was me fitting in, adapting the groups goals and wants.
    Just wondering how you think this plays out on an internet forum like TypoC? Does it still apply?

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    I definitely see 9s playing peacemakers on this board, sometimes at the expense of their own viewpoint. It just frustrates me when I see they are RIGHT and they should stand up for themselves....
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