If your enneagram test shows that you’re a 9w8, it means that your dominant personality is a 9 with a few personality traits from the eight wing.
A nine personality is a peacemaker. They like to help others, create unity, and are deeply rooted in the spiritual world.
An eight wing is a challenger. They are charismatic and enjoy challenging themselves and others.
When you combine the nine personality types with an eight wing, you get someone who is social and independent. The enneagram 9w8 is the most aggressive and adventurous of the 9 types.
When placed in a setting of various backgrounds- whether it be a diversity of beliefs or upbringings, a personality types’ weaknesses and strengths will be intensified.
Each Enneagram will have different motivators, since they are all driven by different value systems. Enneagram 9w8 personality is motivated by peace and solving challenges.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
An Enneagram 9w8 will be stressed by:
This enneagram type does best in a work environment that gives them the option to be independent or work closely along others.
A 9w8 is adaptable to new concepts or environments which means they can work in vastly different backgrounds. They’re able to understand multiple points of view.
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A 9w8 is grounded in both the physical world and spiritual world. They desire peace and unity for themselves and others and fear being separated from the world.
Key motivations for a 9w8 are routines, problem solving, and helping others. If their own feelings are negative, they will tune them out to avoid the stressor. 9s have an extremely hard time dealing with negative feelings because it breaches the barrier of peace that they worked so hard to build.
Every personality archetype is different in the work place. To work best with a 9w8, you should always hear out what they have to say. They like feeling accepted and valued. Be cautious giving this enneagram type feedback. Even if the feedback is negative, try to spin it in a positive light so that they are more receptive of it.
A 9w8 is extremely adaptable and capable of working with a diverse group of peers. They’re exceptionally well at understanding multiple view points and enjoy helping their coworkers problem solve. If you want a 9w8 to excel at their job, allow them the flexibility to choose between independent work and group work.