Sixes, also called Loyalists, are committed, practical, and witty, motivated by fear and the need for security. Forever imagining worst-case scenarios and questioning their own ability to handle life, Sixes yearn for support and security above all else. They will often turn to authority figures and belief systems to find that security, which is why they function so well as the glue that holds our social systems together. Residing in the Head Triad, Sixes relate to the world through the mind and internalize their fear.
At their best, Sixes are steadfast and loyal, holding communities together with their concern for the common good. At their worst, Sixes struggle to trust both themselves and others, often causing anxiety that is problematic in relationships.
Your wing is one of the two numbers on either side of your main type. You may lean in the direction of one of these types and pick up some of its characteristics.
Content adapted from The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. Type names also appear at The Enneagram Institute®.