A few weeks ago, I got great feedback on my article Enneagram Type 5 vs Enneagram Type 4. Everyone enjoyed it, and everyone complained that it was too long. So, this week I am breaking up the normally almost 2500 word blog posts into several 300-500 word posts. If you liked the long version, don’t worry I will release it at the end of the week. Since I am breaking up the posts into bite-size bits, you might want to check this one to get a better introduction into the series. Now here is the intro into a Type 6.
Enneagram Type 6: The Loyalist
Enneagram Type 6’s are known as the loyalists. As a fellow member of the fear triad, our fear is what unites and divides us. Whereas Enneagram Type 5’s seek freedom from fear through knowledge, Type 6’s will often do it through loyalty to another person or idea. While you might think this makes them very sheep-like loyal to the master, they will show you quite differently. They are more loyal to the idea of the person they are following or seeking relief from fear. If you turn out not to be that idea (a fake or phoney), then they will challenge you until you reach their ideal or they become the ideal themselves.Whereas Enneagram Type 5’s seek freedom from fear through knowledge, Type 6’s will often do it through loyalty to another person or idea. Click To Tweet
Type 6’s spend the most time in fear of all the Enneagram Types. They work the hardest to be prepared and your average doomsday prepper is most likely an Enneagram Type 6. The Type 6 is often in such a state of fear they can imagine, see, or even feel through the emotions of things that haven’t even happened yet. This happens especially with the people they love the most. Because of this fear, you will find they keep their circles small. Count yourself lucky if you end up inside a Type 6’s circle. They tend to love most fiercely and devotedly of the Enneagram Types.
With a Type 5
Enneagram Type 6’s are some of my favorite people, especially when they wing 5. Though when they wing 7, they are pretty great too. They Type 6’s I know have some of the best conversations because unlike Type 5’s where things remain at the surface, Type 6’s know how to get into their emotions. They are capable of asking and answering more probing questions. The questions that get to the heart of who someone is. The 5 wing keeps them curious and the 7 wing keeps them fun.
Who are the Enneagram Type 6’s in your life? While this is only an intro, you should check out this article written by an Enneagram Type 6. Tune in tomorrow to learn more about Enneagram Type 6’s.