Sixes are defined by their desire for safety and security. They seek to anticipate and avoid risk, and to ally themselves with trustworthy authority figures and institutions.

Sixes are alert and vigilant, always thinking several steps ahead to anticipate and prepare for what could go wrong.

They are also known as the loyalist or the skeptic. Enneagram Type 6 make up approximately 10% of the population. 

Core Motivation

The Enneagram Type 6 is motivated by the desire to provide a stable environment for their loved ones. They strive for security in everything they do and will work tirelessly to achieve this because they don’t want anything bad to happen in their lives ever again. 

Desires & Needs

They have a strong desire to be safe and secure in all of their relationships. They will do whatever it takes to protect themselves from getting hurt again. 


Their biggest fear is that they will fail to protect themselves and end up alone. They try so hard to make sure everything is safe, secure, and perfect in their lives but this can sometimes be detrimental since it makes them push people away before they get hurt.

Communication Style

The Enneagram Type 6 has a sincere and thoughtful speaking style. They enjoy talking about their feelings and viewpoints which makes them very insightful when they are in conversation with others.

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