In people of this subtype, the idealism of the One is reinforced by the Nine-wing. Both types tend to be removed from the environment: the One because it relates to ideals and the Nine because it tends to relate to idealizations of people rather than to people themselves. The result is that Ones with a Nine-wing are somewhat disconnected from others, and more cerebral, remote, and impersonal than Ones with a Two-wing. The main type and wing are also somewhat in conflict in that Nines want to avoid stirring things up while Ones definitely want to provoke change. In this wing subtype there is a distancing, a sense of being an outsider evaluator of culture. Because of their apparent detachment, Ones with a Nine-wing are often mistyped as Fives.
"They are restrained in showing their emotions, but they are often generous and loyal friends."
When they are healthy, people in this subtype are unusually objective and fair in their judgments and dealings with others, since they have a special interest in remaining dispassionately involved. They are civilized in the best sense of the word, and often display a “scholarly” quality. There is a spiritual, mystical side to people of this subtype, and an attraction more to nature, art, and animals than to humans. They are restrained in showing their emotions, but they are often generous and loyal friends. As Ones, they strive to be good examples, teaching by embodying what they believe in, yet the Nine-wing gives them a more gentle approach to life than Ones with a Two-wing. They can be gifted, articulate speakers and writers and frequently use their talents to raise awareness of society’s ills.
Average persons of this subtype actively campaign for their beliefs, although they can be pessimistic about whether people will take their advice and improve. Their idealism moves them to want to improve and reform, but because of the withdrawn qualities of the Nine-wing, they are less likely to engage in the politics and sweat necessary to bring about the reforms they believe in. Their emotions are subdued, and they have a tendency to be unconcerned and even obtuse about human motivations and human nature in general. The anger of the One is also harder to detect in this subtype, tending to be expressed in impatience, and sometimes biting sarcasm. They increasingly prefer being alone and look for situations where they can work by themselves-again, like Fives-in order to avoid dealing with the messiness of interpersonal relationships.
Unhealthy people of this subtype are almost completely dissociated from their emotions and unaware of their contradictions. They resist seeing what does not fit into their worldview. They tend to be disconnected emotionally and intellectually, barricading themselves behind stubbornly held opinions. They may also literally distance themselves from others, “heading for the hills,” and leading a hermit like existence. They can be bitter because their severe judgments are not checked by any real compassion for or identification with other human beings. Unhealthy Ones with a Nine-wing readily become obsessed with what they see as the evildoing of others and compulsive about taking measures to rectify it, while disassociating themselves from contradictions in their own behavior. They can cause others a great deal of harm because they do not understand the nature or extent of the suffering they inflict upon others in the name of their ideals.