Self-actualized Nines are the true mediators of the world. Because they can truly see and understand all the variances of opinions, attitudes, or behavior, Nines are natural politicians — capable of making others feel seen, heard, understood, and valued. Nines have an implicit understanding that polar opposites are only two very divergent attitudes and that a lot of middle ground exists. More than any other enneatype, Nines are comfortable with the juxtaposition of opposing viewpoints. They understand paradox and appreciate diversity. Nines hold a higher vision for the world and foresee compromises that leave everyone intact and fulfilled.
According to The Nine Ways of Working, Psychologist Carl Rogers embodied Nine energy when he created a system of psychotherapy based on “unconditional positive regard.” Rogers encouraged psychotherapists to acknowledge their patients' sense of their own worth without evaluating or judging them. He believed complete emotional acceptance freed the patient to uncover his own neurosis and find his own answers to his psychological dilemma.
A fully integrated Nine has recognized, claimed, and taken action to fulfill her own desires and is able to offer her loved ones her true self, not a self encumbered by a needy undertow. These self-actualized Nines do truly love everyone unconditionally, and at last they are able to express that love fully and spontaneously. Nines who have transcended to their highest self take an active stance in every aspect of their lives and have plenty of energy left to facilitate community development.