8w9 Characters (+3 List)

This article will take a look at a number of famous characters from movies that are often associated with the type 8w9 enneagram. The article will also introduce this enneagram type in detail and highlight its major traits.

8w9 Characters – The List

Here is a list of those movie characters that are often associated with the 8w9 enneagram:

  • Diego – The Ice Age
  • Regan Abbott – A Quiet Place
  • Holda – Hansel & Gretel
  • Frank – Robot and Frank
  • Paul Serone – Anaconda

Before we take a look at these characters in detail, let us introduce the type 8w9 enneagram in detail!

Enneagram 8w9: The Diplomat

This enneagram type is confident and patient but at the same time protective and will strike if required. However, compared to type 8 enneagrams, they are more gentle and easy going. They prefer to remain calm and stress free when it comes to tasks that are due or responsibilities that they have – it is better to remain calm rather than fret about what one needs to do!

At the same time, these enneagrams enjoy the independence they have and dislike taking orders from other people, especially authority figures. They want to do things their own way in a manner that is easy and comfortable for them. It’s my way or the highway for them! Whether its work, school or any program they are enrolled in, they want to be able to have the liberty of engaging in self paced courses that allow them a great deal of flexibility; they appreciate programs or systems where they are given the end goal and given the freedom to pursue it in a manner that is acceptable to them.

However, this type of enneagram also has issues related to their emotions – especially the regulation of emotions. They do not feel very comfortable expressing their emotions to others possibly because of the fear they have – they do not want to be controlled or manipulated by others. Hence, they will not always express how they feel about someone or something and keep this to themself.

Major Traits Of The 8w9

Here are some major traits of this enneagram type!


As we mentioned, these individuals are calm and they can hence keep themselves composed in situations that make them upset, afraid or panicky. This is because they have somewhat control over their own emotions and they prefer to adopt a neutral attitude in situations where problems are present so as to reach a solution rather than engage in a blame game.

Even if there is something bothering the 8w9, they are able to keep themselves composed. This is a very strong trait to possess because it helps you remain strong in front of others and does not give away how you are feeling inside – something that can be used against you or could give the other party confidence!


Patience is another trait or virtue these personality types have. Apart from being calm, they are patient and can remain so even in the most difficult of situations that test their limits. This is because they want to do everything in their control to keep the matter calm and figure out things in a sensible manner!

Endure Pain

The 8w9 will remain patient even if they are experiencing pain whether its emotional, mental or even physical they will endure it! This is another great trait the personality type has because it not only benefits them but also others. Firstly, the personality type under discussion is in a better position to take more risk because of the pain they can undergo. Also, they put others in a more comfortable situation and give them space because they are ready to endure the ups and downs that are naturally concomitant to relationships.

Aware of Power Dynamics

This personality type is not only smart but aware of how things work in the real world. They are very well aware of their surroundings and the power dynamics that exist in it. This awareness allows them to determine who has the most power and hence how everyone should be dealt with. Having such awareness allows them to come up with better strategies and hence achieve their goals!

Stand Up For Others

Although the 8w9 personality type does not go looking for trouble, they strongly believe in standing up for and upholding other’s rights especially if those others are their loved ones. These individuals want everyone to have the peace and calm that they want or have. Hence they make efforts to go the extra mile for people who are being oppressed or having their rights taken away!

Aggressive – Sometimes

No matter how calm or patient someone is, they can have a breaking point and the 8w9 definitely has one! They can lose their temper and get mad even at the people they are closest to. This could either be because of the issues they are facing together or because the personality type under discussion is hurt because of them or has been putting up with their unacceptable behaviour for too long.

Protective of Loved Ones

Yes, the 8w9 is extremely protective of their loved ones. They do not want them to be near harm at all. They will do everything in their might to ensure that their close ones are safe and prospering. This means they might keep an extra eye on the people who mean a lot to them but in a manner that is composed and calm of course!

8w9 Characters – The List

Let us take a look at each character and why they are considered a type 8w9 enneagram!

Diego – The Ice Age

Diego is definitely a type 8w9 enneagram and this is because he is quite independent and has a calm and composed feeling around him. He does not like to admit he is scared even though in some scenes of the movie is quite scared and it is obvious. Furthermore, even though he is traveling with the pack, he likes to show and act independent.

This saber tooth can become aggressive when prompted and won’t hesitate to show his anger or power – this is the case when Sid would tease him or push him to his limits. At the same time, he becomes fond of the pack and also expresses the protective trait of the 8w9 enneagram where he even risks his own life to save Manny and the others from danger.

Diego is one of the main characters from the famous movie ‘The Ice Age’ who becomes a part of the pack which is trying to catch up with the rest of the migrating animals. He is rough around the edges and likes to keep his composure and appear strong and powerful.

Regan Abbott – A Quiet Place

The young yet fierce character from the famous movie ‘A Quiet Place’ is also an 8w9 type who is quite independent and adventurous. Regan is quite often in conflict with her father because she wants more responsibility and power; she ventures out into the open to assist her family and takes risks even when there is a chance of being harmed by the monsters. 

She is unable to speak but that does not hold her back. She is quite protective of her brother as well as the rest of the family and this reflects a major trait of the 8w9 enneagram. She is not satisfied until she gets her way and will push on despite others telling her not to.

Holda – Hansel & Gretel

Holda at all times is aware of her power over other people, and wants to subtly prove it to them, including intimidating and testing Gretel by eating a sausage and pulling a girl’s long braid out of her mouth and laying it on the table, to see if it provokes a reaction. She calmly asserts herself over Gretel by always managing to maintain the upper hand, and considers emotional attachments a “weakness” that must be overcome if one is to find their true potential.

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

Frank – Robot and Frank

Frank was a cat burglar and he has not yet forgotten his old life – engaging in activities that remind him of it bring him a sense of peace and joy however he has a hard time convincing his robot friend of following a similar path.

Frank is pushy and will get what he wants in one way or the other and hence tries clever tactics with the robot. He is not at all happy with the fact that a robot is around to police him and how unhappy he is appears quite obviously in the movie.

He will lash out at people and then feel apologetic. Eventually, he calmly allows the Robot to be in his life, and accepts that he needs to live in an assisted living center.

Paul Serone – Anaconda

He is another main character in the famous movie Anaconda where a group of people are watched by a dangerous predator in the open – this predator is no ordinary one because of it’s abnormal size.

Nonetheless, the character Paul is definitely an 8w9 enneagram because he does not let his inner state of fear show despite the situation. He is the first to check out any signs of danger and though he has a rough personality and will express his dominance, he at the same time will move ahead to protect others.


This article took a look at characters that are often associated with the 8w9 enneagram type. The article also shed light on this enneagram and highlighted its traits.



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