Enneagram Type 6: Do You Really Know Yourself?

Enneagram Type 6

Enneagram Type 6 – The Loyalist

What makes them act the way they do? From their basic desires to their deepest fears, this article covers everything you need to know about Loyalists.

Short Description: Key Personality Traits

Driven by their beliefs, Loyalists thrive to build strong and stable relationships. With their responsible and security-oriented nature, they rely on structures to make them feel safe. Although they desperately long for the support of others, Loyalists have a hard time trusting new people. However, once someone has demonstrated their trust, Loyalist will hang on to that relationship for as long as they can.

Center of Intelligence

Brain IconIntellectual Center – leading with ration

Focus of Attention

Focus IconWorst-case scenarios

At Their Best

Thumbs Up IconStable

At Their Worst

Thumbs Down IconPessimistic

Basic Desire

Sun IconBeing secure
Having guidance

Basic Fear

Cloud IconBeing abandoned
Being without support

Key Motivation

Motivation IconFind support and security
Fight against their insecurities
Steady and trustworthy relationships
Encouraging personal values

In-Depth Description: Do You Really Know Yourself?

Loyalists are not only loyal to their friends but also to their values and beliefs. Moreover, they have no issue with courageously defending their loved ones and beliefs and are experts in making relationships last. However, once they are loyal to someone, they have difficulties questioning the motives of that person in the future. Depending on the situation, this can be both a positive and a negative thing. This also applies to their beliefs.

It can be hard for Loyalists to truly trust their inner guidance. They often rely on outer structures and allies to make them feel safe in life. To clarify, this does not mean that they don’t think at all – in the contrary: they tend to think too much. Their fear of abandonment constantly lingers in the back of their head, making them feel anxious and self-conscious most of the time.

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They usually have trouble dealing with their persistent fear which makes them expect the worst outcome in every situation. Their high levels of self-doubt make taking important decisions challenging for them. This even though they are great strategic thinkers who can use both logic and emotion to come up with practical solutions.

However, once Loyalists finds their inner voice, they make great leaders who always stand up for their followers and for what they believe in. They take great honor in their commitments and what they give their word for. One can always count on Loyalists to keep their promises!

Common Addictions Enneagram Type 6 ‘s Might Face

Loyalists might struggle more than other types with the following:

  1. Alcohol and Antidepressants:
    To deal with their anxiety and insecurities Loyalists have a high susceptibility to reaching out to alcohol and antidepressants.
  2. Rigid diets:
    Excessive control over their diet might causes nutritional imbalances.
  3. Amphetamines and caffeine:
    Loyalists tend to reach out for amphetamines and caffeine to keep their stamina high.

Please, do not be afraid to reach out for help if you are experiencing any of these issues.

5 Common Enneagram Type 6 Careers

Loyalists are often found in the following jobs:


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  1. Paralegal
  2. Caregiver
  3. Police Officer
  4. Professor
  5. Nurse

Don’t see your job here? Share with the community in the comments how you are shaping the world in your career!

Enneagram Type 6 Growth Suggestions

There is always room for growth – Here are 5 recommendations for Loyalists to help them become a better version of themselves:

  1. Learn to trust:
    It can definitely be tough to open yourself up to new people. However, you will not find any new connections if you don’t even try. Give people the chance to be a part of your life. To clarify, this does not mean that you need to have a lot of friends but be sure you have some people you fully trust, and your life will be much brighter.
  2. Don’t amplify all your problems:
    You have a tendency to make a mountain out of a molehill and causing yourself unnecessary personal distress. Try staying calm once a seemingly overwhelming situation arises and analyze if your reaction is adequate.
  3. Focus on the good:
    Rather than thinking about what could go wrong next, try appreciating the good moments in life without fearing what might come next.
  1. The world is not out to get you:
    Your fear that the next disappointment lies just around the corner is probably just in your head. Your fear of people being ill-intentioned and fundamentally bad probably says more about your attitude towards them then the other way around.
  2. Find out who you are:
    Everyone has trouble at some point figuring out who they really are. Give yourself time to reflect on your motives and passions and question why you agree with certain things and why you don’t.

10 Famous Enneagram Type 6 Celebrities

You are not the only Loyalist! Here are our top 10 Loyalist celebrity picks:

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1. Mark Twain – Writer

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2. Tom Hanks – Actor

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3. Sigmund Freud – Neurologist

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4. Jennifer Aniston – Actress

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5. Prince Harry – Prince

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6. Eminem – Rapper

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7. Robert De Niro – Actor

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8. J. R. R. Tolkien – Writer

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9. Marilyn Monroe – Actress

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10. David Letterman – Television Host

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Let us know which celebrity surprised you the most!

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