If You're An Enneagram Type 9, You Should Watch These TV Shows

Enneagram Type Nine is The Peacemaker — they are known for their kindness as well as for their keen avoidance tactics, per Truity. Disliking conflict, Nine tends to be the easy-going member of a group, the person who doesn't like their wants or needs to cause a stir, even if this often comes at a disservice to their own happiness. Nine's self-neglecting behavior aligns with their core fear of abandonment should their needs prove to be too much for those around them to handle — Nines therefore tend to push down their inner voice in order to meet their core motivation: having calm and pleasant surface interactions, despite what they may feel inside.

In terms of literary models, Book Riot casts Remus Lupin from "Harry Potter" as a Type Nine, which checks out. His chill personality and deep loyalty match Nine's description, and we rarely see Lupin rocking the boat, serving instead as a peace broker in tense discussions. An even more classic literary Nine, and perhaps an unhealthy one, is Jane Bennet from "Pride and Prejudice." Sweet Jane is known for her calm exterior and congeniality — even when her heart is in the process of being broken, she finds it impossible to stand up for her own desires.

The Peacemaker can relate to indecisive characters

The Every Girl sees Type Nine as an adaptable person skilled at matching others' energy. The outlet casts Pam Beesly from "The Office" as a classic Nine, since she appears quiet to some but can become a warm and funny presence in the room if she feels comfortable enough. Pam can be considered a great example of Nine who experiences growth throughout the TV series. Despite her early reluctance to make serious choices, she is eventually able to tell Jim what she wants from their marriage and family life and decides to chase her artistic dreams, even though it creates temporary tension for the couple.

Another Nine who slowly learns to advocate for himself throughout a series' run is Chidi Anagonye from "The Good Place." Chidi is a super funny caricature of an incredibly repressed Type Nine, per Truity's description — he is deeply indecisive, struggles to tell others how he is feeling, and ultimately creates more conflict while trying to avoid contentious situations. The moral philosophy professor may appear to be a super kind, caring person who would have plenty of good karma behind him. However, his avoidance of difficult decisions often results in catastrophe, or personal crises as others run out of patience for him to make up his mind. "The Good Place" provides Type Nines with a lovable cast of characters who are allowed to give in to their desires and needs, experiencing consequences for undue selfishness but rewards for standing up for themselves and others when the time is right. 

Shows based in joy are most appealing

Crystal Knows suggests the uncontroversial and light-hearted cultural fascination "The Great British Bake Off" for Type Nines looking for easy to swallow entertainment. The super low-stakes energy of the competition will put Nines at ease and the bakers' banter and silly mistakes may help Nine take things in their own life less seriously. As the The Every Girl says of Nine, they prefer collaborative situations that have win-win results. There are also plenty of spin-offs to keep viewers occupied, including "The Professionals,"  and "The Great British Bakeoff: The Musical."

Crystal Knows also shouts out "Golden Girls," another show that puts viewers at ease and, for the most part, resolves each episode's tensions by the time the credits roll. With friendship at the show's core, the four central women have their fair share of philosophical and practical differences. But the longer they put off the inevitable tough conversations, the more things tend to blow up in their faces. Maybe Nines will take notes from the friends' tendency toward avoidance and dramatic, yet forgivable, outbursts to help them retool friendships in their own lives.