Type 6 (“The Loyalist”)

The Loyal Skeptic is the sixth personality type of the Enneagram theory, commonly called “Type 6”. Typically, type sixes are committed, reliable, hard-working and trustworthy.

They are referred to as “loyal skeptics” or “loyalists” because they foster cooperation and support. However, if they fear a loss of support of guidance, they can become anxious, defensive, self-doubting and rebellious.

Type 6 with a 5 wing (6w5)

People with a Enneagram with a type six wing five (6w5) personality tend to identify more with the type six, but also share several traits with type five’s. These type sixes tend to intellectual and hard-working. Often, they are more serious, loyal and focused than other sixes.

Type 6 with a 7 wing (6w7)

Similarly, people with Enneagram with a type six wing seven (6w7) personality tend to identify more with the type six, but also share several traits with type sevens. These type sixes tend to be hard-working and very engaging; meaning that they are often more sociable than other type sixes.

Type 6 careers

Type six’s favour careers that offer support, security and stability. They are likely to thrive in roles such as a lawyer, banker, paralegal, dentist, actuary or accountant.

As type six’s favour loyalty and cohesion, they are unlikely to thrive in competitive and cut throat careers, such as ones in sales or recruitment.

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