Are you the type that struggled with the COVID-19 lockdowns because you need to spend time at different places other than your home? Or, are you the one that welcomed them because you love being at home regardless of what situation is happening? If you answer the latter without hesitation, then you are a true homebody. And that can be determined by your Enneagram type.
The Enneagram And Being A Homebody
What does the Enneagram have to do with being a homebody? It is all in your type. The Enneagram is a nine-pointed model as each point represents nine different personality types that can help others make sense of who they are. The Enneagram has helped so many people understand why they behave the way they do, have specific likes, dislikes, and it can help them achieve great things based on giving them an understanding of themselves better. Therefore, the Enneagram can indicate whether someone loves to be at home instead of traveling. Let’s take a look at the types that are mainly like this!
Enneagram Type 5 – The Observer
The Observer is the type that likes to sit back and observe, and investigate, and do research. Therefore, those with this type are most likely to stay at home and read a book, study educational websites online, or take virtual courses than travel anywhere. According to Molly Owens of Truity, The Observer prefers to be at home to conserve their energy because being elsewhere can drain them energetically.
Enneagram Type 4 – The Individualist
The Individualist is one of the most sensitive types of the Enneagram. Therefore, they prefer to be at home to recharge. They may travel for the sake of fulfilling their curiosity occasionally, but they prefer to be at home. This type struggles to desire to go anywhere else because they have too many thoughts and emotions. This type is highly independent and does not want to comfort societal norms, but at the same time, can envy those who do. This type has a lot of inner turmoil.
According to Sarah Regan of Mind Body Green, Individualist is highly creative, which could be why they also love to stay home. They indulge in their creative side there because they have the least amount of distraction to do so.
Enneagram Type 9 – The Peacemaker
The Peacemaker is the one that needs to always be in a peaceful environment, which is their home. They do not like conflicts or chaos, and if their home life has been that way as children, they will hide in their rooms. So it is not a surprise that this type does not like to venture out for this reason.
According to Integrative 9, The Peacemaker is more headstrong than one would think, so they also prefer to stay home. They do not want others controlling them, and they don’t want the conflict that comes from being stubborn. So in their minds, it is better to stay home for that reason.
You can see that the Enneagram types 5, 4, and 9 are the ones who prefer to be homebodies and not the ones to travel the world or venture anywhere else. That does not mean they will never accept an opportunity to travel. If it fits their needs, they will do it. But they would prefer to stay home because that is their sanctuary.
Do you know your Enneagram type? You can take the Enneagram test!