Nine: The Preservationist
|Illusion of Reality:
||Peace at any price
||"I preserve my satisfaction."
||Preserve the past
|Approach to Problem Solving:
||Withdrawing: "I am satisfied."
|Relationship to Life:
||Way of Mediation: "I negotiate with life."
- Are you known as an easygoing, affable, common-sense kind of person
even when inside you may be feeling very different?
- Is there a place in your home that you find comfortable and relaxing
and to which you generally gravitate to think, read, or relax?
- Do arguments make you so uncomfortable that you avoid them, even to
the point of walking out of the room when they begin?
- Are you greatly attracted to outdoor activities, and do you find being
in nature an almost sacred experience of freedom?
- Do you feel that the best way to prevent trouble is to keep your thoughts
to yourself and let the other person do the talking, even if you don't
- Do you see yourself as an independent person who can do what you need
or want to do and not be swayed by group pressure?
- Would you agree that in general people create most of their own
because they take life too seriously and get all worked up over very minor
- Do you enjoy thinking your way through puzzling questions, and do you
often find practical answers to intricate problems?
- When given the option, would you avoid sophisticated political or social
gatherings, choosing instead the quieter, simpler pleasures of life?
Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E. Dobson
What's My Type?
Use the Enneagram System of Nine Personality Types to Discover Your Best
HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, 186 pages