Theoretically, What Was Jesus' Enneagram?
Well, theoretically, like most of us Jesus could be made to ‘fit’ into several of the 9 Enneagram personality types. As he cannot do an enneagram test himself, we will never know for sure what Enneagram number Jesus was. We don’t know what his driving force was, how he took in information, how he saw himself in relation to the outside world, whether he was an introvert or an extrovert, whether he had great dreams or was a devil for detail. We can, however, look at the four Gospels in the New Testament to see how he acted and reacted in various situations for some clue about his personality.
It has been suggested that Jesus' Enneagram was 9
Many reasons are cited for this but the main one seems to be that he consistently demonstrates extraordinary patience and empathy but then snapped and raged at the money lenders outside the temple. This is a textbook example of a type 9 enneagram.
Enneagram type 9 is the Adaptive Peacemaker. All number 9 really wants is a quiet life, peace, harmony, and goodwill among men. Their ‘holy idea’ is love. And how many times have you heard people say that “Jesus is love”? Number 9‘s are accommodating, accepting, non-judgemental, and strive to keep the peace and avoid conflict. Sounds like Jesus to me.
They are also vibrant people who are in-tune with themselves and are not afraid of taking action to show the courage of their convictions or right a wrong. There is a myriad of examples of Jesus doing this throughout the gospel. His life was dedicated to helping the world be a better place.
Here are some more characteristics of Enneagram type 9. How many of them can you identify with Jesus?
- Easy to get along with
- Open, approachable, and calm.
- Good listeners
- Hate conflict
- Have the ability to see and understand things from different perspectives
- Have the ability to find common ground when there are differences
- Make others feel welcome, accepted, and understood.
- See the potential in people.
- Appreciate regular rhythms and routines.
- Like to feel connected to other human beings.
- Very skilled at organizing no matter what the chaos.
- Appreciate structure and order.
- Can be stubborn.
- Rarely express darker inner thoughts to others so as not to be a burden.
- Daydreamers and prone to procrastination.
- Although they feel intensely, they project a calm, easy-going, and even-tempered demeanor.
- Nines can appear very approachable and serene even when their feelings are raging inside them.
- Despite being such brilliant mediators and handling conflict situations well, they aren’t comfortable connecting with their own anger.
- They are able to easily tune in to the feelings of those around them.
Regardless of what enneagram type we may think Jesus was, what we do know for certain is that he lived as a human being and he had his own unique human personality traits. As a man who had such wisdom and insight at such a young age and who did and still does have a major influence on the lives of so many people, he makes an interesting subject for anyone fascinated by personality types and enneagram.