Instinct and Intuition Types

Enneatype 8 and 9 have much in common. They both have the same instinct centers associated with our belly which mean our inner intelligence comes from our instinct and intuition. When we are open to our instinct we are shutting out our ego personality and acting on the instinctive center qualities.

When we are open to our center of intelligence we experience being more grounded, solidarity, aliveness, peacefulness, balance, harmonious, and connectedness. This is why it’s important to take time outs, quiet time, and meditate to allow positive qualities to emerge.

When we are not conscious because we are caught up in life, we are acting on our ego personality which leads to disconnecting from our center intelligence. When we feel off balance, ungrounded, need to control, rage, anger, numbness, fatigue, and resistance, these are all signs that we are not connected to our center of intelligence.

Have you noticed when you are at the beach, hiking in the mountains, fishing in the lake, or swinging in a hammock in the backyard that you feel more centered and at peace? That’s because you’re more connected to your inner intelligence, your center, the belly, the instinct, and intuition.

It happens to me when I take baths. It’s amazing what comes up when I’m in the water. I often describe it as God speaking to me but it’s my center of intelligence giving me peace, where I feel grounded and balanced.

If you resonate with this, you may be a belly-center instinct type. Find out by exploring the Enneagram. Feel free to reach out to me via social media or

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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