Enneagram Type 6 Explained
Enneagram Type 6 is sometimes called “The Devil’s Advocate” or “The Loyalist.”
This is a head-based type in the Fear Triad.
Each of the three types in the fear or head-based triad is going to be structured or shaped by their relationship to childhood fear in some way.
Type 6 is at the core of the Head Types.
Enneagram 6 Types are vigilant. They’re watchful. They are looking out for what might go wrong and preparing for it ahead of time.
There are many ways to deal with fear. Because sixes are oriented toward dealing with fear, and fear is the passion of the type, each Enneagram 6 Subtype is going to look really different.
Most people are familiar with the idea of fight or flight. It’s interesting, that each of the Enneagram 6 Subtypes, adopts a different strategy to deal with fear. One subtype will fight, another subtype will will flee, and the final subtype will find a protective authority to adhere to.
Basic Strategy of Type 6
The basic strategy of an Enneagram Type 6 is to feel safe and secure in what feels to sixes like a dangerous world.
To do this, sixes prepare for threats and things that could go wrong. Enneagram 6 Types avoid being caught unaware or being caught by surprise. They fear not being prepared to deal for threats and dangers.
And because of this fear, they are very analytical. Type 6’s are very good at taking things apart and thinking about all the different contextual situational things that could happen ahead of time, so they can be ready.
Enneagram 6 Types are also very intuitive that flows from their habit of thinking about what could go wrong in advance.Sometimes they just have an inner knowing of what might happen next.
Key Challenges of The Type
A key challenge for Enneagram 6 Types is developing strength, and in some sense, owning their strength.
Enneagram 6 Types need to develop a sense of faith to move out of their head where all the fearful scenarios live. They can learn to “take the leap” and trust things will be okay.
Having courage, meeting fear with courage, feeling fear and moving ahead anyway is the key grow strategy for Ennegram Type 6.
Grow Deeper With The Enneagram 6 Starter Kit
What Is In The Starter Kit?
Introduction To Enneagram
— Meet Your Teachers: Dr. Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes
— How To Navigate And Use This Enneagram 6 Personality Starter Kit
— Resource: Your Enneagram 6 Personality Starter Kit Growth Companion Guide
Module 1: Introduction To Enneagram
— Lesson 1: Introduction to the Model
— Lesson 2: Enneagram as a Typology
— Lesson 3: Integrate the Shadows
— Lesson 4: Avenue of Growth
Module 2: Overview of Enneagram Type 6
— Lesson 1: The Concept of Personality – Overview of Enneagram Type 6
— Lesson 2: Center of Intelligence – Center of Intelligence for Enneagram Type 6
— Lesson 3: Passion – The Passion and Virtue for Enneagram Type 6
— Lesson 4: Fixation- The Fixation & Holy Idea for Enneagram Type 6
— Lesson 5: Focus of Attention
— Lesson 6: The Subtypes (Subtypes explained – Subtypes for Enneagram Type 6)
Module 3: Self-Observation & Action Steps
— Lesson 1: Key Tendencies
— Lesson 2: Blind Spots
— Lesson 3: Growth Path
— Lesson 4: From Passion to Virtue
— Lesson 5: Overcoming Patterns/Tendencies
Module 4: Continued Learning & Deepening Growth
— Lesson 1: Wings & Arrows
— Lesson 2: Growth With Wings
— Lesson 3: Growth With Arrows
— Lesson 4: Subtype Growth
— Lesson 5: Vision Casting Module 5: Toolbox & Bonuses
— 1 Hour Q&A Session Around Type