Enneagram 9w8 anime characters (a complete guide)

In this article, we will discuss enneagram 9w8 anime characters. We will do that by giving a brief overview of the enneagram 9w8 personality type. We will then move on to discussing anime characters having 9w8 personalities and describe their traits. 

Enneagram 9w8 anime characters 

Prominent anime characters with type 9w8 personality are as follows:

  • Shota Aizawa (My Hero Academy)
  • Saitama (One punch man)
  • Sakuta Azusagawa (Bunny girl)
  • Gabi (My Hero Academy)
  • Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
  • Kyouka Jirou (My Hero Academy)
  • Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword art online)
  • Illumi Zoldyk (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Kaoru Hitachin (Ouran highschool host club)
  • Ukai Keishin (Haikyuu)
  • Soul Evans (Soul Eater)
  • Okazaki Tomoya (Clannad)
  • Hatsuharu Sohma (Fruits Basket)

Overview of enneagram 9w8

Type 9w8 has basic traits of type 9 and secondary traits of type 8.

Basic fear 

Type 9w8 fear being cut off from the world. So, they try to avoid it by preventing conflict. Yet, wing 8 pushes them to be assertive which creates an internal conflict in them.

Basic desire 

Type 9w8 desire to have balance and peace in themself. They distract themself with their routine and avoid negative emotions, to defend themself against internal struggles.

Strengths of Type 9w8

  • Accepting of multiple perspectives
  • Assertive
  • Easily adapt to changing situations
  • Can connect with others
  • Easily connect with others and supports them

Weaknesses of Type 9w8

  • Avoids difficult situations
  • Minimize personal issues or emotions
  • Avoids difficult situations
  • May shift from assertiveness to passiveness 

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Workplace and job 

Type 9w8 are assertive, adaptable, encouraging people who are able to see things from other people’s perspective. They prefer to work in jobs that allow them to closely interact with others and be independent e.g. counselor, judge, salesperson, social worker, etc.

Source of Stress for type 9w8

  • Major decision making
  • Being controlled by others
  • Being disregarded or ignored
  • Ignoring tension and conflict

Enneagram 9w8 anime characters 

Following is a list of anime characters with type 9w8 personality:

Shota Aizawa (My Hero Academy)

Shota Aizawa is an important character on the show ‘My Hero Academy’. He has been depicted as a reserved and stern person who is rarely moved by anything. He is straightforward, cold, impatient, and apathetic in most situations. He can be seen preferring to sleep instead of interacting with others. 

He has high expectations from his students and challenges them to push higher. He often uses lying as a technique to get his students to perform well. Despite everything, he cares a lot for his students and believes in them. He has a nurturing side and guides others to be their best self. 

Saitama (One punch man)

Saitama is the protagonist of the show ‘One punch man’. He has a very indifferent attitude towards life and rarely gets emotional or worried. He can win almost every fight without much effort. The absence of worthy opponents, make him feel dull and uninspired. He dislikes people who give long explanations but is quite humble in nature. He uses tact and insight to work through situations, is merciful towards his enemy, and ignores people who insult him. He strives for balance and peace in his life as well as the world.

Sakuta Azusagawa (Bunny girl)

Sakuta Azusaqawa is the protagonist of the show Bunny girl. He usually remains emotionally blank, calm, and expresses his point of view quite clearly. He does not care what people think of him nor does he make an effort to modify himself for others. He is, however, quite caring and compassionate towards his sister, his friends, and his family. He can be blunt and straightforward but that is in order to help others not to hurt them. He is quite nice, honest but can be snarky at times. 

Kyouka Jirou (My Hero Academy)

Kyouka Jiro is a side character on ‘My hero Academy’. She has an unenthusiastic and indifferent personality who easily gets irritated by others. She is usually nice and friendly but can be aggressive to keep people in line. She is organized, a good planner, and expresses her ideas quite clearly to others. 

People find her cold and apathetic but she has a sensitive and empathetic side reserved for people close to her. She can surprise others with her skills and talents. 

Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword art online)

Kazuto Kirigaya is the protagonist of the show ‘Sword Art Online’. He has a kind self-sacrificing personality that go out of his way to help others. He acts as a source of support for others and encourages them in their time of pain. He remains calm and collected in most situations but can get emotional at times. As a result, he distances himself from others. Kazuto has a goal-oriented nature and gives his all to accomplish what he wants. He works hard to find balance and peace in his life as well as in the life of others. 

Illumi Zoldyk (Hunter X Hunter)

Illumi Zoldyk is a side character on Hunter X hunter. He usually remains expressionless and has a stone-cold attitude. However, at times, he can be joyful. He has a distorted sense of love for his brother and even controls him as a way to ensure he can survive and obey him. His love also extends to his family members and he is quite loyal to them. 

Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

Kurosaki ichigo is the protagonist of the show ‘Bleach’. He can be stubborn, impulsive and short tempered at times. He remains indifferent to what people think of him and maintains a cool image. He is usually outspoken and fights back with anyone who picks a fight with him. Other than these characteristics,, he is compassionate and loyal towards his friends. Ichigo is also empathetic and can detect the pain of other people. He is a a good student and fulfills his responsibilities at his school and as a Shingami in an efficient manner. 

He exercises a strange sense of honor when gighting with others. Whenever he loses a battle, he goes into a low state and starts to hate himself. He is especially protective of his friends and goes out of his way to help and protect them even if it means putting his life on the line. 

Kaoru Hitachin (Ouran highschool host club)

Kaoru Hitachin is one of the lead characters on the show ‘Ouran highschool host club’.  He is younger than his twin and has a devilish nature. He is a mysterious character who enjoys doing different activities for entertainment. Kaoru wants to be seen as distinct from his brother. He is more insightful, calm and mature than his brother. He can be serious as well and acts in a selfless manner in certain situations. Overall, he is enthusiastic and easily adapts to different situations.

Soul Evans (Soul Eater)

Soul Evans is an important character on the show ‘Soul Eater’. His personality is quite easygoing and laidback. He tries to act cool, is aloof, and is reserved most of the time. He can be immature and stubborn at times. However, usually, he is apathetic to most things. He is loyal to his friends, is brave and dedicated to helping them. He also posseses skills of quick thinking that help him come up with strategies and plans during battles. With time, he matures and becomes more serious, calm, and composed. He starts to notice little things and become more aware of people and their feelings. He struggles with low self-esteem and lacks confidence which makes his worlview pessimistic but he starts to overcome this side of him in the latter part is the series. 

Okazaki Tomoya (Clannad)

Okazaki Tomoya is the protagonist of the show Clannad. He has a sarcastic and cynical side to his personality and rarely fulfills his obligations. He is quite social and loves to play pranks on people. He cares a lot for his friends and helps them in their time of need. In addition to that, he thinks deeply about life and expresses his thoughts and opinions as well. He dislikes fights, remains quiet most of the time. 

Apart from the above, Hatsuharu Sohma (Fruits Basket), Ukai Keishin (Haikyuu) Gabi (My Hero Academy) and Gintoki Sakata (Gintama) also have type 9w8 personality.

FAQs: Enneagram 9w8 anime characters

What is Type 9 personality?

Type 9 personality is peaceful, creative, and hardworking. They fear wreaking havoc on others so they numb their needs to prevent that from happening. It is one of the types from the nine enneagrams.

What is Type 9w8?

Type 9w8 or Type9 wing 8 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type nine personality and complementary characteristics of type eight personality. 

Is Enneagram valid?

Yes. Studies conducted on The Enneagram Institute’s Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) is 72 percent accurate, reliable and valid,

Can your Enneagram number change?

No. Enneagram type or number remains the same as we have the same personality patterns ingrained in us. However, a person’s traits may change over time.


In this article, we discussed enneagram type 9w8 personality and discussed famous anime characters with the same personality types We found that Shota Aizawa (My Hero Academy), Saitama (One punch man), Sakuta Azusagawa (Bunny girl), Gabi (My Hero Academy), Gintoki Sakata (Gintama), Kyouka Jirou (My Hero Academy), Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword art online), Illumi Zoldyk (Hunter X Hunter), Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Kaoru Hitachin (Ouran highschool host club), Ukai Keishin (Haikyuu), Soul Evans (Soul Eater), Okazaki Tomoya (Clannad) and Hatsuharu Sohma (Fruits Basket) are a few anime characters most likely to have 9w8 personality.

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