Enneagram 8w9 anime characters (a complete guide)

In this article, we will discuss enneagram 8w9 anime characters. We will do that by giving a brief overview of the enneagram 8w9 personality type. We will then move on to discussing anime characters having 8w9 personalities and describe their traits. 

Enneagram 8w9 anime characters 

Prominent anime characters with type 8w9 personality are as follows:

  • Meruem (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Rorona Zoro (One piece)
  • Endeavor (My Hero Academy)
  • Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
  • Feitan Portor (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Seshoumaru (Inuyasha)
  • Zabuza Momochi (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
  • Jotaro Kuji (Jojo no Kimyau na Bouken)

Overview of enneagram 8w9

Type 8w9 has basic traits of type 8 and secondary traits of type 9.

Basic fear 

Type 8w9 fear of getting hurt. So, they avoid situations where they can be controlled or hurt and prefer being over others in position i.e. leaders.

Basic desire 

Type 8w9 desire to defend themselves from being hurt, threatened or controlled by others. Thus, they try to be independent and establish guards against emotions & vulnerability. They act strong since they see emotions as signs of being weak.

Strengths of Type 8w9

  • Good leaders
  • Energetic and confident
  • Protective of people they care about
  • Accepting of multiple perspectives
  • Attentive of needs of others 

Weaknesses of Type 8w9

  • Anger management issues
  • Stubborn/ Rigid
  • Overly confident and emotionally detached
  • Dislike rules/orders or being controlled by authority figures

Workplace and job 

Type 8w9 are courageous and support others by being attentive to their needs. They are accepting of multiple perspectives and make good leaders. They prefer to work in jobs that give them authority but also allows them to support others e.g. judge, activists, counselor, professor etc.

Source of Stress for type 8w9

  • Conflict/Disagreement
  • Being rejected by others
  • Emotional vulnerability
  • Lacking control over feelings

Enneagram 8w9 anime characters 

Following is a list of anime characters with type 8w9 personality:

Meruem (Hunter X Hunter)

Mureum is one of the villains on the show ‘Hunter X Hunter’. He had a very cruel and violent personality who killed others ruthlessly. He had a superiority complex that made him think that he was superior to all living beings. Often he would kill others to maintain a dominant role. He disrespected people who were weak and recognized only those who were strong. He disliked repeating himself and lacked empathy. 

In the later part of the series, Mureum starts to care for a human girl and questions his previous notions. He starts to see the potential in humans, their abilities, and the capacity to surpass their potential. He had great pride and was confident in himself. This explains why he maintained his honor even after he lost to komugi. He would rarely get fearful or emotional. He respected that in Komugi as well who was neither afraid nor greedy in her approach. Towards the end, he wanted to create a new world that was fair and use his power to protect the weak. He was a great learner, had a good memory, and understood loyalty. On the verge of death, he experienced fear for the first time and accepted defeat. 

Rorona Zoro (One piece)

Rorona Zoro is one of the main characters on the show ‘One Piece’. He has been shown as a serious and detached character who often loses his temper. Usually, he is confident in his abilities and is able to defeat enemies stronger than him using his excellent sword fighting skills. 

Often, he can be seen fooling around with his team members. He keeps his emotions to himself and cares a lot for his team members. He has high loyalty and is willing to go to any lengths to protect them. With them, he can be tough, blunt, and cold but when he realizes his mistakes, he apologizes and accepts responsibility for his actions. He has good skills of perception, can analyze situations logically, and make rational decisions. However, he can also be sensitive and respond violently when someone provokes his weak points. 

Zoro does not discriminate against people and focuses more on their strength and character. He has a great sense of loyalty, strong leadership skills, and honor. He exercises kindness and morality even during battles with his enemies. He has great pride and self-respect but can lower himself when the situation calls for it. He is quite determined and ambitious to reach his goals. 

Endeavor (My Hero Academy)

Endeavor is a side character on the show ‘My Hero Academy’. He is a very strong hero who takes pride in his strength, skills, and fame. He is driven to prove himself as one of the most powerful heroes for which he works hard and takes care of cases of enemies. He rarely depends on others and does not open up about his feelings. In short, he has a hard exterior and dislikes being vulnerable in front of others. 

Despite being a hero, he can be self-centered and use others to fulfill his objectives. He was abusive to both his wife and son and did not acknowledge them because they lacked strength. With time, he starts to realize his mistakes and decides to change himself. He becomes more caring towards his family.

Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)

Taiga Aisaka is one of the protagonists of the show ‘Toradora’. She has been depicted as a small but quite fierce character who is short-tempered and impulsive. She dislikes being in a vulnerable position and rarely accepts her mistakes. She can be quite sarcastic and snaps at anyone who makes fun of her.

Despite her aggressive nature, she has a kind side and is loyal to her friends. She speaks her mind without being afraid of others and is willing to stand up to anyone to defend her loved ones. She is often misunderstood by others due to her limited social skills that make her seem rude to others. Despite that, she can step back and apologize if she thinks she is at fault. 

Feitan Portor (Hunter X Hunter)

Feitan Portor is one of the villains on Hunter X Hunter. He is quite skilled in torturing others. Often, he is made fun of by others due to his incorrect manner of speaking which angers him greatly. He is quite loyal to his leader and his team members. Furthermore, he dislikes being looked down upon by others and can resort to killing them if required. He can be cold and was quite sadistic as he enjoys putting others through pain. 

Sesshomaru (Inuyasha)

Sesshomaru is one of the characters on ‘Inuyasha’. He has been depicted as a powerful, calm, and self-assured person who is confident in his abilities. He had clear thoughts and rarely let emotions cloud his judgment. His personality had a degree of indifference and detachment from others. He did not care about humans and judged enemies based on their attack power. 

He had a very calculating and analytical side to him and often engaged in logical thinking before making decisions. Additionally, he had an inquiring mind and did things only if he had a sense of purpose. He also had a temper and would get easily annoyed by little things. He even resorted to killing others in a merciless manner if he was displeased.

He took great pride in his father and cared a lot for his loved ones but rarely expressed it. He also had pride and never admitted that he was doing things out of concern for others. With time, he grows to be more compassionate.

Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)

Yoruichi Shihoin is one of the side characters on Bleach. She has been depicted as an intelligent and knowledgeable character who comes from a noble family but rarely acts like one. She is often witty and teases others to amuse herself. Her nature has a more tomboyish feel to it who does not act weak or is emotional. She does not express her emotions to others and usually has a tough exterior. She possesses good leadership skills and is kind to people who work under her. She can be calm and mature when the situation requires her to be. 

Apart from this, Jotaro Kuji (Jojo no Kimyau na Bouken) and Zabuza Momochi (Naruto Shippuden) also have 8w9 personality.

FAQs: Enneagram 8w9 anime characters

What is the Type 8 personality?

Type 8 personality is aggressive, assertive, and powerful. They fear being controlled by others and strive to be self-sufficient. It is one of the types from the nine enneagrams.

What is Type 8w9?

Type 8w9 or Type8 wing9 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type eight personality and complementary characteristics of type nine personality. 

What enneagram is the most indecisive?

Type six enneagram i.e. ‘The loyalists’  are considered to be the most indecisive and cautious among the nine types.

Which enneagram has the most anxiety?

Type six enneagram i.e. ‘The loyalists’  are considered to have the most anxiety among the nine types. 

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed enneagram type 8w9 personality and discussed famous anime characters with the same personality types We found that Meruem (Hunter X Hunter), Rorona Zoro (One piece), Endeavor (My Hero Academy), Taiga Aisaka (Toradora), Feitan Portor (Hunter X Hunter), Seshoumaru (Inuyasha), Zabuza Momochi (Naruto Shippuden), Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach) and Jotaro Kuji (Jojo no Kimyau na Bouken) are anime characters most likely to have 8w9 personality.

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Citations

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Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.

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