Enneagram Type Six personalities are hard-working, responsible and trustworthy. They love to feel secure and stable. Type Six people value loyalty but they can have difficulty trusting themselves as well as others, and they may overthink things.
What is an Enneagram Type Six?
Enneagram Type Six people are great trouble-shooters, because they can foresee potential problems and they work cooperatively with others to find solutions. Type Sixes like to have a predictable, safe environment both at work and home. They may at times be plagued with self doubt and suspicion, so they have a need to feel valued, reassured and supported. Type Six individuals can be cautious and indecisive.
Type Six Strengths
Enneagram Type Six personalities are responsible and hard-working. They make good, practical choices and honour their commitments to themselves and others. Type Sixes are also protective and caring, and have the ability to see things from other perspectives. They will often defend their loved ones more fiercely than they will defend themselves. Sixes generally have a tendency to expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
Type Six Weaknesses
A tendency to overthink situations and decisions may cause Sixes to have “analysis paralysis.” They can fear making important choices due to high levels of self-doubt and insecurity. Enneagram Type Six folk can also be pessimistic and fear the worst in any given situation. They may struggle to manage their anxiety levels.
An Overview Of Enneagram Type Six
Sixes are loyal to other people, as well as to beliefs, ideas and systems. They like to have routines and structures to guide them. If these structures do not exist, they will work hard to create and maintain them. At their best, Sixes are trusting of themselves and others, and are both independent and cooperative. They can be positive thinkers, strong leaders and clear in their self-expression.
Sixes dislike unreliable people and relationships and they can feel drained by them. They absorb any negativity surrounding them, which can drag them down and make them stressed. They worry about failure or making the wrong decision, and may be suspicious or paranoid, thinking others are “out to get them.”
In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle balance, Sixes need to come to terms with and understand the limits of their control. Sixes will benefit from keeping perspective instead of magnifying or over-dramatising situations. It’s important for them to back themselves, have confidence in their decisions and abilities, and to focus on the positives rather than worrying about making a mistake or failing.
Famous Type Sixes
According to the The Enneagram Institute, famous Type Six people include Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, Robert F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, George H.W. Bush, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Grisham, Bruce Springsteen, U2’s Bono, Melissa Etheridge, Eminem, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, Spike Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock and Woody Allen.