Enneagram 6 (A Comprehensive Guide)

Enneagram 6

  Individuals with an Enneagram Type six personality will be engaging, hard-working, and responsible for their behavior. They need to have a sense of safety and will, in general, be worried about outside threats. They need to build close relationships with others. Enneagram 6. Loyal guardian. Type Sixes are individuals who anticipate life’s dangers. They have faith, are courageous, effective, and loyal. When struggling, they are cowardly, hyper-vigilant, and paranoid. In this article, we discuss Enneagram 6 personality types in detail.

Enneagram 6 (A Comprehensive Guide)

Enneagram 6 Personality Traits:

Basic Desire

The most essential desire of the Enneagram 6 type is to have a sense of safety, which they are probably going to look for through loyalty to other people. They work hard to build stable and strong relationships. Sixes need to feel that they can truly trust in others to help them. In spite of the fact that individuals who distinguish as a Type 6 value such as \strong loyalty, they may experience issues confiding in others and shield themselves by anticipating their own feelings, positive or negative. 

Basic Fear 

The basic fear of the enneagram 6 type is losing their own help and stability. They for the most part pine for unsurprising, safe conditions. Sixes will, in general, have an “anticipate the most noticeably awful, trust in the best,” mentally. They can express fear by over-thinking decision making.

  • Enneagram Type 6 – Loyal Sceptic:

Enneagram 6 is worth security and having a place, as this style comes from the motivational should be prepared and safe. Subsequently, trust and loyalty are imperative to Sixes, who endeavor to be capable and prepared consistently. At their best, Sixes are valiant and associated with a sense of inner knowing, offering the endowment of dedication and trust to themselves and their general surroundings. Less-healthy Sixes tend to worry unreasonably, fear letting down their barriers, and might be experienced as anxious, doubting, or suspicious.

The gifts of the Enneagram 6 include:

Devotion: Sixes are focused on what they value, expressing duty and care in service of individual, responsibilities, and causes.

Courage: Sixes frequently courageously take a stand on behalf of more prominent goods, regardless of concerns and risks.

Preparedness: Being risk-aware and alert, Sixes pay attention to what is going on in their world and act to minimize risks and threats.

Trustworthiness: Once Sixes settle on a decision and commitment, they stick to it. They also respect rules and authority, as long as they feel like they can   they can confide in the source or intention.

Team-Oriented: Sixes enjoy the co-operation and joint effort of groups and thrive in a healthy team environment.

Typical Action Patterns:

There are two manners by which the Enneagram 6 pattern shows. On the off chance that it shows as the phobic pattern, the Six is probably going to be reluctant and careful as they attempt to maintain a strategic distance from on edge circumstances and guard against the danger of things turning out badly. On the off chance that it manifests as the counter-phobic pattern, the Six attempts to work through anxiety by meeting dreadful situations head-on. Most Sixes fall between these two boundaries and will move between these propensities relying upon the circumstances and their life setting. 

Most Sixes give some type of risk-taking behavior as a method for demonstrating to the world and to themselves that they are not afraid. These practices may differ from verbal acts of courage to amazingly high risk activities. Enneagram 6 with a strong counter-phobic pattern are probably going to show these activities more often than the individuals who have an increasingly phobic pattern. Sixes are known for their capacity to work with consistency and with dedication over time commitment after some time.

Typical Thinking Patterns:

In their desire to avoid issues, Sixes will in general put forth a concentrated effort to potential dangers and dangers in a profoundly explanatory manner. This additionally makes them very receptive to their environment, scanning for possible challenges and problems. Sixes are able to solve and prevent issues, yet may likewise be extremely skeptical of solutions that appear to be excessively simple or basic. 

This “indeed, yet” pattern can prompt frequently and overtly challenging the two solutions and authority. Sixes are much aware of authority in their reasoning. While they would like to have the help and protection of individuals in authority, they are likewise careful about being let down, disillusioned or deceived by those exact same individuals. The Six’s internal dialogue is probably going to follow a procedure of asking lots of questions of themselves or consulting an ‘internal committee’.

Enneagram 6 (A Comprehensive Guide)
  • Type Six-Levels of Development:

Now we discuss enneagram 6 levels of development

  • Healthy Levels

Level 1 (At Their Best): Become self-certifying, trusting of self as well as other people, independent yet symbiotically cooperative and interdependent and as an equal. Belief in self-prompts genuine mental fortitude, rich self-expression, positive thinking, and leadership.

Level 2: Able to inspire strong emotional responses from others: endearing, lovable, very appealing, Trust significant: holding with others, shaping permanent relationships and alliances

Level 3: Dedicated to people and developments in which they deeply accept. Community developers: reliable, trustworthy, and relationships. Persevering and hardworking yielding for other people, they make security and stability in their reality, bringing a cooperative spirit.

  • Average Levels

Level 4: Start putting their time and energy into whatever they accept will be stable and safe. Organizing and structuring, they seek alliances and authorities for continuity and security. Continually vigilant, anticipating issues. 

Level 5: To oppose having more demands made on them, they respond against others detached forcefully. Become shifty, cautious, indecisive ambivalent, and procrastinating. Are exceptionally receptive, anxious, and negative, giving opposing, “mixed signals.” Internal confusion causes them to respond unusually. 

Level 6: To make up for weaknesses, they become wry and antagonistic, censuring others for their issues, taking an extreme position toward “untouchables.” Highly receptive and defensive, isolating individuals into friends and enemies, while searching for the threat to their own security. Authoritarian while frightful of authority, highly suspicious, yet, conspiratorial, and fear-instilling to quietness their own feelings of trepidation.

  • Undesirable Levels 

Level 7: Fearing that they have demolished their security, they become panicky, unstable, and self-disparaging with severe inferiority feelings. Considering themselves to be helpless, they search out a stronger authority or to determine all issues. 

Level 8: Feeling mistreated, that others are “out to get them,” they lash-out and act unreasonably, realizing what they dread. Devotion, violence.

Level 9: Hysterical, and trying to get away from punishment, they become suicidal and self-destructive. Drug overdoses, alcoholism self-humbling behavior. For the most part, relates to Passive-Aggressive and Paranoid personality disorders.

  • Enneagram 6 compatibility with other types:

What does Each Type bring to the Relationship?

Similarly as with all double-types relationships, two Enneagram 6 by and large carry similar qualities to one another.  Therefore, the level of health of every individual is particularly significant for these kinds of relationships just like their prevailing senses. Strong enneagram 6 couples see each other deeply and try attempting to understand what they don’t understand. Two Sixes typically bond with one another rapidly sensing a kindred spirit, and they can quickly build up a playful, bantering, pals-in-arms type of energized relief and collusion, similar to two children who have discovered each other in the forested areas and can help each other to wellbeing. A twofold six couple will have a feeling of shared secrets, insights and qualities, of intellectual stimulation and scrutinizing that they find both helpful and stimulating.

Enneagram 6 (A Comprehensive Guide)

Potential Trouble Spots or Issues:

Double Six couples (regardless of whether in intimate or professional situations) will, in general, be emotionally reactive, and once a feeling of negativity or shortage enters the image, their fear can start to feed off one another. Double Six pair can get into most pessimistic scenario situations and different types of catastrophizing, each magnifying issues until the two of them feel like emergencies are all over the place and that they are damned. Some of the time extraordinary reactions will make them act indiscreetly, without thoroughly considering their situations or finding a satisfactory solution for their problems. They may subjectively make an action-Any activity-that vow to calm their anxiety.

In the lower levels, there can be a transparently stressed, semi-hysterical air that keeps everybody tense with nervous cynicism. But then, it is hard to break the pattern in light of the fact that such huge numbers of the double Sixes’ fears are irrational and speculations about the future. It is extremely unlikely to settle them logically until the future occurs. Double Six couples along these lines will, in general, destroy each other with negativity, suspicion, and eventually mistrust of one another.

Enneagram 6 (A Comprehensive Guide)

FAQs about Enneagram 6

How do you deal with Enneagram 6?

Tips for Relating to Sixes

To create rapport: Appreciate their attention regarding problems; agree on techniques and rules.

Try to avoid: Changing the principles abruptly, retaining information or discounting their interest.

Join them: Acknowledging what can proceed.

What Enneagram 6 goes to in stress? 

Enneagram Type 9 (The Peacemaker) 
Under pressure, you break down into Type 6 (The Loyalist) and blindly presume under stress or destructive goals in others. You start to read between the lines in regular discussions and become hyper-aware of ulterior intentions or potential threats.

What does a healthy Enneagram 6 look like

Type Six in Brief

The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are hard-working, responsible, reliable, and trustworthy. Amazing “troubleshooters,” they foresee issues and foster cooperation, however, can also become defensive, shifty, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it

Which Enneagram is the rarest?

They often are introverts. The rarest Enneagram type is type four the Individualist. Part of the reason you don’t meet a lot of Types four’s is that they tend to keep to themselves.

Who Should Have an Enneagram 6 date?

Type Compatibility: The Most Common Couples
Most Common Match If The:

A woman is Type 3 (Achiever) Man is Type 1 (Perfectionist)

The woman is Type 4 (Artist) Man is Type 9 (Peacemaker)

The woman is Type 5 (Thinker) Man is Type 1 (Perfectionist)

The woman is Type 6 (Loyalist) Man is Type 8 (Leader) or Type 9 (Peacemaker)

References:

https://www.crystalknows.com/enneagram/type-6

https://www.integrative9.com/enneagram/introduction/type-6/

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-6

Enneagram 6 (A Comprehensive Guide)

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behaviour, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.