We all love the peacemakers in our Enneagram world. These are the easy-going, receptive and accepting people who can easily set the tone in the room to a relaxing one. Nines are said to be the crown of the Enneagram, embracing a little piece of each type.
Cactus. Prickly yet full of life. Eights want to be important in the world and feel like they’re making a positive impact on those around them. They want to inspire courage and accomplishments. We thought a cactus would be a good reminder of eights' ability to overcome hard things and thrive in the midst of difficulty, much like a cactus in the middle of the desert. Just like a cactus that is able to provide nourishment and water to life in the desert, eights love to inspire others to rise in the midst of difficulties while leading by example.
Lively. Because sevens tend to be the life of the party, we thought the word “lively” was very fitting. Sevens light up the room when they walk in and tend to be amazing conversation starters, as well as enthusiastic about making everyone in the room happy. They’ll be the first to bring sunshine into a cloudy day ensuring a good time is had by all.
Lavender. Because sixes naturally prepare for the worst, they can experience a lot of anxiety - even as children. We thought that the lavender flower was fitting, as the oil from it has been shown to help soothe anxiety while providing so many other calming and healing benefits. Also, lavender flowers denote devotion and caution - both of which are attributes that sixes carry in their day to day life.
Valuable. Fives' basic fear is to be useless, helpless, or incapable. We wanted to remind them that even when they lack knowledge on a certain subject or feel less than prepared, fives are still important just by being them. Their value lies not in what they know but in who they are: Valuable.