We’re all human aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same and worth saving.
— J.K. Rowling, Type 9

Type Nines tend to thrive in environments that allow them to have stability and cheers them on. They also enjoy a slower pace.

Nines work professionally best with driven and rational peers. They also need to be held accountable when working with another type Nine. They bring peace to a job and those around them. They do not like feeling overlooked or ignored and can often miss deadlines.


Romantically, Nines are supportive and understanding partners, They like to share the load of making decisions and leading in a relationship. They adapt well to changes, take pride in understanding other perspectives and are very encouraging. They do not fare well with emotionally charged issues or lengthy discussions.



  • Inquire about their frustrations in a kind and receptive manner

  • Remain open and do not pressure

  • Listen fully to them. They can tell when you are not present

  • Validate their perspective; especially when you have a different opinion to share

  • Demonstrate verbally and nonverbally that their thoughts and opinions matter

  • When they are an unhealthy Nine, they tend to meander in a talk-style because they are unsure of what to say or feel

  • They will sometimes just go along with a plan to get along with you

  • Nines are very nonjudgemental, optimistic and engage fully with others

  • Peace and harmony being disrupted make me upset

  • Being told what to do instead of being asked

  • Feeling overlooked or dismissed

  • Rude, insensitive and inconsiderate people turn me off

  • Do not confront a Nine directly and expect thoughts immediately

  • Encourage a Nine to name their own desires and wishes

  • Try to focus on what they do as opposed to what they forget to do

  • Need alone time and independence

  • Don’t interrupt them while they are talking. They meander to get to the point.

  • Give clear and direct instructions

  • Ask questions of a distracted Nine to redirect them