Dynamics of Type 9: Peacemaker
World View: My efforts won't matter to the world. It's best to keep the peace.
Basic Desire: to find union and peace
Basic Fear: of separation
Healthy loop controlled by Basic Desire:
Need to find union ->
accept others ->
do the right thing ->
Need to find union
Unhealthy loop controlled by Basic Fear:
In the healthy state, the need to find union induces Type Nines to genuinely
open up to others and accept them as they are. Others often find their
acceptance welcoming and build up a strong bond or union.
This way, Nines' need are satisfied and a balance is reached.
In the average state, when Nines' are less accepting of others or the
world, which means the union begins to weaken. This causes the
the need to find union to increase, which helps Nines to again
become more accepting of others. Thus the balancing loop can help Nines
Fear of separation ->
illusions of union ->
Fear of separation
In the unhealthy state, the basic fear of separation can cause Type
Nines to delude themselves with illusions of union, which they sustain
by ignoring reality and blindly accommodating others or the world.
Unfortunately, this means they won't achieve true union, which
further increases Nines' basic fear. The cycle continues to build
We can see from the diagram that a way to help break the control of the
basic fear is to weaken the unhealthy loop. Nines can stop indulging
in illusions of union, and start to really accept others. This will
build real union, and reduce the fear of separation.
[Diagrams for 1-Reformer, 2-Helper,
3-Motivator, 4-Romantic, 5-Thinker,
6-Skeptic, 7-Enthusiast, 8-Leader,