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The answer to this question depends upon what is meant by 'dominance'. There is more than one way (and therefore more than one type) to dominate a room.
I was thinking about more of the stereotypical Alpha dominance. You know, trying to be either the most noticed, or feared person in a room. Although I think those would be just 3 or 8. What about the other enneatypes because I feel like 2s could be alpha too.
 

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Female 8 sx/sp I find authority defers to me just from the hard look in my eyes, when I'm not even trying.
 

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As has been said, I think it depends on what the situation calls for, but also if the type is healthy or not. A healthy 8 will probably be a stereotypical alpha...but if they are unhealthy it will be in such a way that they get no respect nor followers.

But if you look for just dominance in general, even a 9 can be an alpha like in a board room full of confusion and differing opinions, a healthy 9's natural ability to see different views and negotiate can make them the center of the room and the one dominating conversation to a conclusion.
 

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I was thinking about more of the stereotypical Alpha dominance. You know, trying to be either the most noticed, or feared person in a room.
Those can be two very different things. I (a 5w6 sx/sp) am not noticed a lot. Apparently I intimidate a lot of people though (go go Gadget Death Stare®!)

Also, if you were to listen to conversations between me and most of the bosses I have ever had without knowing either of our positions, you would probably guess I was the one in charge.
 

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I'm a female 3, and I am often in charge. However, I don't take charge for the sake of power. I do it when I believe that I would do the best job.

I believe that each type has the ability to be dominant. It can really depend on the circumstances of the situation, and why someone felt the need to take charge. Where an 8 would lead for the sake of leading, a 1 might lead to better fulfill their ideas of perfection.

If the circumstances are just calling for a plain leader, I'd definitely expect an 8.

Could a healthy five be a good leader? I believe that they integrate into 8's.
 

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It depends a lot on the context for me, how competent I perceive myself to be, how I see others around me. I so don't want to make a fool out of myself. Usually, I'm in the others-are-better-than-me mode, with some superiority moments here and there. It's like a burst extroverted/assertive energy, and definitely not something constant.

My enthusiasm in the matter also plays a huge part. If I'm excited and interested, I generally seem like I'm taking over even though I'm not ^^
 

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In general fours, fives and nines are the most action-oriented, community-minded people in the enneagram. If anything I expect them do be alpha more than any other type(s). Subtype included most alpha ppl irl seem to be: 4w5, 5w4, and 9w1.
 
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