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Personality Type 9 - The Preservationist

Emotional addiction = Indolence

People who have adopted Type 9 are emotionally or mentally centred, have a mediating attitude, giving priority to the common good. The emotional addiction is Indolence, which, being unconscious, is justified with a calm attitude and a reconciling self-image, "If each one gives up a little, all will be well." The name Preservationist comes from the search to preserve the status, avoiding conflict for peace and tranquility.

The main negative consequence , this way of organizing resides in the difficulty in recognizing their real needs. Such detachment reveals apathetic people, who have developed a state of anesthesia so as not to suffer friction with reality. An attitude of hyper-flexibility leaves them amorphous, easily adapting them to the environment. They are people who express serenity and calm, even though these are not their real feelings. Emotional apathy leaves them indecisive, to the point of being known as "whatever.".

In companies, we find Type 9 in the most varied areas. Their ease in adapting allows them to remain active for long periods, initially resisting changes, but adapting over time. Administrative, secretarial, attendance and auxiliary are some of the common areas. Their mediating ability is very useful in situations where it is necessary to develop long-term tasks. But in their compulsion, they give in to avoid conflict. They become insecure and procrastinators, preferring to perform tasks rather than to actively involve in the search for solutions - "Vou me fingir de morto para sobreviver".

For greater balance:

When Types 9 recognize their pattern of behaviour as a way of organizing themselves and not what they really are, they are open to developing the neutralization of emotional addiction (Indolence) and contact with themselves through the virtue of Right Action. This tool helps them to recognize what they want from themselves, no longer in the adaptive attitude to the environment in which they are inserted, allowing a greater integration of their feelings, thoughts and actions.

Examples of Type 9: Serginho Groisman, Marília Mendonça, Anderson Silva, Simone Mendes, Tony Ramos.


  • Calm

  • Flexible

  • Mediators


  • Apathetic

  • Insecure

  • Little sense of direction

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