Ennea Type 9 – Flaws in us ALL

type 9

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Type 9 COWARDICE because of CDs (#6)
— Re. self-assertion: believe it’s not OK to assert yourself in most situations. Instead, assume it’s best to not “make waves” or create controversy
— Re. stating opinions: believe that either they don’t matter or that it is not worth the effort to express them
— Re. conflict: think that it creates disharmony in relationships, & worry when someone is upset with you or when you’re upset with others

Type 9 FLATTERY (#2)
— Get into conversations with people you don’t like or are not interesting to you, or stay far longer than you’d like, while thinking how to continue it so you won’t be considered rude
— Think of a way to draw out the opinions from others, even when they’re boring, not knowledgeable or not very bright
— Think about how to offer time, energy & resources to someone you don’t think highly of or care about, just to be “nice” & avoid conflict

Type 9 LAZINESS (of mind or action) (#9)
— see only the positive side of your beliefs about people, situations, world events – as a way of maintaining harmony
— forget what matters to you, or what you truly think – as a way of not making waves or calling attention to yourself
— ignore or forget what you’re supposed to be doing (priorities) as a way to de-stress & not generate conflict – although this often generates more conflict later

Type 9 MOODINESS / melancholy (#4)
— believe that you don’t really matter
— see yourself as not being able to stand up for yourself the way others can
— think you’re going to lose everything & everyone if you express your anger

Type 9 PLANNING – as compulsion (#7)
— about how not to plan
— about how to not allow others to make demands or put pressure on you because of their plans

Type 9 RESENTMENT (#1)
— thoughts that create a slow-burning anger when your opinions have not been taken seriously, which has been building for a while
— thinking that others should be more open-minded & less judgmental when you’re in the middle of highly unbalanced thinking & actions
— ‘ugly’ thoughts that come up after you feel taken advantage of for being so nice & accommodating

Type 9 STINGINESS (#5)ambition
— with expressing your ideas, believing what you have to say doesn’t matter as much as what others express
— with acknowledging your ambitions, seeing yourself as someone who’s humble & not competitive (even tho’ this is not always the case)
— with expressing anger: Thinking that expressing your anger will damage or sever all relationships

Type 9 VANITY (#3)
— believe you’re above being ambitious
— see yourself as above mere mortals who get reactive & angry, but you don’t!
— think that when you muster the energy to state an honest opinion, it’s absolutely correct

Type 9 VENGEANCE (#8)
What sets you off is thinking someone has –
— chronically disrupted your peace & harmony
— been rude to you or others, particularly more than once
— ignored you, especially in a disrespectful way
— pressured, demanded or tried to control you

REACTIONS: think about how to keep others at a distance & from trying to control you, because of their plans
GROWTH: Ask “Am I taking a clear stand on issues, by expressing my thoughts and feelings directly, especially my anger?”

Too loose lenses (Type 9). Some of us may look at things so openly & loosely that we miss the granulated nature of things, or think that everything in our lens is equally important without enough differentiation
Lesson: 9s remind us that when we observe in too diffused a manner, we may see everything that’s there, but completely miss what is most important.

Hang on to: — being in positive resonance with others around you, at any cost
— not asserting or expressing yourself directly, and believing you don’t really matter as much as others
Why: to keep a sense of ‘self as someone who’ can bring reconciliation to disruption, rapport to discord, & agreement where there’s disrespect &/or misunderstanding
Let go of: the belief that the way you matter is to not matter

Thrown by: — feeling angry but not being willing to express it
— pressure or a demand to do something, particularly something you don’t want to dohelping?
— being put in the middle of an unresolvable conflict between others for an extended period

Type 9 MAYA (illusion) – Thin that  you’re so consistently kind & nice, without recognizing that your under-experienced & unexpressed anger has painful consequences for self & others

Type 9 WORRY
“What do I really think? Why was I ignored? How can I get rid of the external tension? Where is my passion? Why didn’t I say what I really thought?”

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