Enneagram SIX

Read the following statements and see how many apply to you in a significant way. The more statements you agree with, the more likely you are a SIX – the LOYALIST






  1. I am basically a middle-of-the-road person.

  2. Loyalty to a group is very important for me.

  3. I find it very difficult to go against what authority says.

  4. Before making a decision, I get additional information to make sure I’m prepared.

  5. I take a long time to make up my mind because I need to explore the options fully.

  6. I often wonder if I’m brave enough to do what must be done.

  7. I’m often plagued by doubt.

  8. I like to be very sure before acting.

  9. Without strict laws it’s hard to tell what people might do.

  10. I often tend to operate out of a sense of duty and responsibility.

  11. I like having limits in which to work.

  12. I seem to sense danger and threat more than others do.

  13. I tend to take sides and be concerned about whose side people are on.

  14. I tend to be aware of and sensitive to contradictions.

  15. I prefer to have things scheduled rather than open ended.

  16. Frequently I find myself evaluating others in terms whether they are a threat to me or not.

  17. ”Prudence” is a very important virtue for me.

  18. I constantly seem to be working against or challenging my fears.

  19. I seem to be concerned about defending myself or my position more than other people are.

  20. I often fantasize myself in some kind of “hero’ role or position. (Beesing et al, The Enneagram, p. 39-40)

If you found yourself agreeing with many or most of these statements, then you might consider that the SIX

type is your preferred position, especially if you identified with the descriptor on the previous page. If this is so, then click here to proceed. Otherwise, click here to visit the next type. Or click here to return to the summary page.