Enneagram Type 6: The Realist

The Loyalist

Triad: Head

Purpose: Security, order

Quest: To be secure

Lessons: Independence, self-trust



Values: Safety, grounding

Talents: Responsibility, courage

Challenge: Doubt

Fear: Being abandoned

Childhood parental dynamics: Positive to father


Healthy: Loyal, likeable, caring, practical, helpful, responsible, friendly, committed to “tribe”/family, cooperative, reliable, trustworthy, hardworking, dependable, independent and interdependent

Average: Hypervigilant, worrier, edgy/testy, anxious, distrustful of others, seeks approval/assistance of an authority figure, suspicious, traditionalist, “team player”, dutiful, obedient

Unhealthy: Insecure, cowardly, worthless, incompetent, overreacts to everything, exaggerates problems, anxious, controlling, judgmental, defensive, rigid, feels persecuted and attacked by others, self-defeating, self-punishing, masochistic, belligerent, mean-spirited, rebellious/ aggressive


Roles: Security guard, stunt person, private detective, home inspector

Examples: Woody Allen, Richard Nixon, Adolf Hitler, Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Andy Rooney, Boy Scouts, Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz)