All my life, the number 9 has followed me around. I realize that humans are programmed to look for patterns (even where there are none), but it really seems like every time I turn around I’m #9 again. Well, once again, the number pops up. According to an enneagram test, this is the core of who I am:
The way it sums up my basic motivation in life is thus: “I must be peaceful and easy to get along with to be happy.”
Is this true? Perhaps. I often find myself doing my level best to avoid conflict, make peace, and understand all sides of a situation. I think this works well with my emotional side and well as my practical inclinations. I don’t think I can be very happy if there is strife (and I certainly can’t be happy if it involves me directly!).
What are you?