Enneagram Personality Analysis: JJ Jones
I think out of all the Enneagram personality types that JJ Jones fits Type 9 The Peacemaker the most.
Type 9s are known for being reassuring, agreeable, and sometimes resigned to their situation. They tend to go along with more forceful personalities wants and desires in order to keep the peace. JJ throughout Series 3 and Series 4 acts as the peacemaker between Cook and Freddie trying to preserve the stable world together. This commitment to peacemaking even if it means not speaking your own truth is done out of a severe fear of losing people and being without support. Freddie and Cook are essential for JJ and it literally drives him mad that his two best friends seem to be falling apart without thinking about how this would affect him.
Type 9s also desire inner and outer stability. It is not only the external world in which they want to achieve peace they also want to achieve it within themselves. This strikes me as extremely JJ who is searching for himself as much as he is trying to get his friends back together. He is trying to find his own way and to accept himself for who he is. He feels tension within himself due to him feeling abnormal and different to the rest of the world. He is also yearning for a connection with other people. He feels distant with other people and like other people see him as a freak oppose to someone to date or be friends with. He wants to get close and he wants that connection. This is something that he shares with Emily though hers in a different way. It is an important part of JJ’s psyche though this desire to be something more than what he has been told and more than he has been expected to be.
Another aspect of Type 9s that fits JJ fairly well is not following his instinct but instead following the advice and influence of others. Take his date with Lara in his episode in Series 4. He takes advice from Cook on how to win Lara over instead of following his own instinct and allowing himself to be who he is. He does this time and time again various times throughout the show. Allowing himself to be put into situations that he knows are wrong or dangers due to his fear of causing conflict.