INFP Type 9 Careers (The Best Guide)

This article will introduce both the INFP personality as well as the type 9 enneagram to the audience and highlight the jobs that are best suited for this combination. The article will also highlight the traits that this personality combination has.

INFP Type 9 Careers – The Most Suited Jobs

Here are the jobs that are best suited for the type 9 INFP enneagram:

  • Web Designer
  • Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Diplomat
  • Artist

Before we take a look at why these careers are well suited for the INFP type 9 enneagram, let us explore the personalities that make up this unique combination and some traits that they have.

Who Is An INFP? Dominant Functions.

INFPs are introverted which means they tend to be very much into their thoughts and like to spend time reflecting over the many ideas they have going on in their minds. 

Well firstly, they are smart to think over things and then talk about them. When in a fight, they are more likely to avoid friction not only because they have the habit of staying quiet but also because they are people who think before they speak. This way they can actually prevent themselves from hurting the other person and making the situation worse. 

Sometimes expecting too much and saying what you feel may be a bad thing. People who are introverts hence operate on the same frequency at which they understand that some things must be said while others not. This can prevent them from raising the bar of expectations too high and being wise enough to see when a certain topic should be discussed or not.

INFPs realize the power and beauty of imagination and dreams and this allows them to be creative and more interesting not to themselves only but to each other. How they think can become a good source of conversation for them compared to a person who senses and reacts or processes information. They would be more based on facts and not understand the fun in being so creative.

Although it is usually emotions that blur what is truly going on in relationships, they can also help solve problems that may be difficult to rationalize or understand. Yes it is not always possible to make sense of a situation and hence love and mercy are the only weapons two people have to keep themselves bound to each other. 

Perceiving – this is a dominant function that may result in more daily hassles than any of the dominant functions because of the frequency of its use. People have to get things everyday whether it’s paying bills, cleaning up the house, buying groceries or getting the children to school on time; it can be a lot to handle. Here is where being organized matters. If one lives alone and just goes with the flow it might be possible but managing   things with someone else demands a routine or schedule so things do not clash with each other including people too!

Enneagram Type 9 – The Peacekeeper

These personalities just want everything to be okay! They desire peace and justice and will do absolutely anything to obtain this. They avoid conflict at any cost and will prefer to stay far away from it due to the suffering and pain it causes as well as the unproductive outcomes that accompany it.

The type 9 enneagram is one that fears loss and separation and they do not want to be in the bad books of anyone. This is why they are generally quite accepting and agreeable because they do not want to clash much with others even if it means not getting their point across or effectively expressing their views and why they support a certain stance!

This enneagram type that is also known as the ‘Peacekeeper’ has a number of strengths. First of all, they can remain calm in most situations and not panic or get frustrated because they recognize conflict and know – or at least choose – how to deal with it! Hence, unlike others, they will prevent the situation from worsening. They are great mediators when it comes to helping two people calm down and end a fight between them; they will help them express their views and encourage them to let go of things wherever they can – they will not add spice to the conflict. Also, this enneagram type can see multiple perspectives because their aim is not to win the conflict but to end it and hence they will do just that even if it means listening to others and their own self.

However, with strengths there are weaknesses too! They have the tendency to minimize problems because they just want to get rid of conflict rather than truly face and solve it. Also, because they do not fully express their true feelings, they may become passive aggressive!

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.

INFP Type 9 Careers – The Most Suited Jobs

In this section, we will take a look at why these jobs are well suited for the INFP Type 9 personality!

Web Designer

This is an example of a quiet job that allows the personality type under discussion to quietly go about their day and work with clients to give them what they need. This job allows the type 9 enneagram to work in a stress free zone where they do not have to interact too much with others; furthermore, the INFP type can also use its perceiving function to add some creativity to their work.


Becoming a therapist is a great idea for the INFP Type 9 personality because both personality types involved can work in a manner that not only complements their traits but also keeps them stress free. Type 9 enneagrams like to avoid conflict; being a therapist they will mostly have to listen to their clients but may have to confront their beliefs from time to time. Similarly, the INFP personality loves to help people and hence this profession is perfect for them.


Once again, INFPs can fulfill their desire of helping others by becoming a nurse. Also, when it comes to the type 9 enneagram they can work in this profession comfortably because this role does not involve much conflict although patients can be a bit difficult; doctors on the other hand have to deal with much more resistance from patients or their families.


Bringing peace to nations and helping strengthen ties to benefit people on both sides of the border is a job that will definitely suit the INFP Type 9 enneagram!


Being an artist can allow peace lovers like the type 9 enneagram to express their desire of a conflict free world whereas the INFP can express their creative bit in this profession.

INFP Type 9s – How Are They Like?

In this section, we will look at the following traits in detail:

  • Polite
  • Aware of Surroundings
  • Maintains Peace
  • Socially Intelligent

Let us take a look at them one by one!


Yes, this personality type is indeed polite because of the influence of the 9 type enneagram. They want to be on the good side of people and maintain the calmness and peacefulness in the environment they live in.

They are generally respectful of others beliefs and tend to be accepting rather than challenging what other people believe in.

Aware of Surroundings

They are naturally aware of what is going on in their surroundings because their focus is on that. They want to create an environment or society where they can live peacefully with other people. They dislike conflict and will keep an eye out on what is going around them. Hence, they currently scan the environment to make sure everyone is doing okay.

Maintains Peace

At any cost, this personality will maintain peace and they do this at the cost of desiring to be reckless at times or too expressive of their own opinions and strong beliefs – mostly because of the influence of the type 8 wing.

Socially Intelligent

This personality type is indeed aware of the power dynamics because of both the type 9 and type 8 enneagrams influence. Both keep a keen eye on others for different reasons but they are aware – in their own capacities – of what is going on.


This article looked at what jobs suit the INFP Type 9 personality as well as why. The article introduced both personality types that make up this combination and also highlighted traits that it possesses.


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