Blueprint | November 6, 2023
Are Enneagram type Nines more likely to be introverts or extraverts?

9s tend to be one of the more introverted social types in the Enneagram, with more than 70% of them introverts.

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Introverted 9s

More Common: 71%

  • Naturally fairly low in energy; depleted by demanding situations and draining people

  • Have rich, active imaginations that are often more interesting than social interaction 

  • Tend to recharge when relaxing in their routines, habits, and hobbies

  • Prefer being around their inner circle of trusted and well-known people

  • Prioritize and focus on obtaining inner peace

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Extraverted 9s

Less Common: 29%

  • Tend to have a dominant social instinct and may resemble Sevens and Twos

  • High-energy, optimistic, generous, and easygoing

  • Focused on keeping busy and making sure that others feel comfortable

  • Will push themselves to exhaustion

  • Often put others’ needs before their own and may neglect their own boundaries

For reference, here’s how 9s stack up to all the other types:

Chart comparing introversion/extraversion ratios for different Enneagram types. Type 8: 22% introverts, 78% extraverts. Type 9: 71% introverts, 29% extraverts. Type 1: 73% introverts, 26% extraverts. Type 2: 44% introverts, 56% extraverts. Type 3: 24% introverts, 76% extraverts. Type 4: 78% introverts, 22% extraverts. Type 5: 90% introverts, 10% extraverts. Type 6: 52% introverts, 48% extraverts. Type 7: 12% introverts, 88% extraverts.