Enneagram Test


Enneatype 6 - the Loyalist

Introduction

Everybody perceive reality through a system of lens:
- The instinct (conservation): visceral / physical
- The feeling (relationship): emotional
- The thought (adaptation): mental


Dimensions are important

The contact with the environment gives rise to the 3 adaptive reaction, which correspond to 3 of the basic emotions:
- Anger, which has its roots in the instinctive sphere
- Pain and Addiction, which has its roots in the emotional sphere
- Fear that has its roots in the mental sphere

Individuals in childhood, acting for their own welfare, they try to make up for the deficiencies of the environment.
The adaptive reaction, elicit responses in the individual and they structure the character.

The type 6 belongs to the types of mental dimension

Characteristics of mental dimension
- Problems with anxiety and fear, lack of support and guidance.
- She has lost touch with his true nature, the quiet mind: what will happen to me? How to survive? As I will go on ?
- Chatting mind, doubt, anticipation.
- She is oriented to the future.
- She has a mode that puts emotional distance between himself and others, to defend their autonomy and privacy.
- "If I am detached, independent, if I withdraw, nothing can hurt me."
- Intellectual intelligence, rationality prevails over all other faculties as tools for understanding and guidance.
- Fear is the most intellectual of emotional reactions, is mediated by the head, not the things that are scary, but the view that we have of them.

Directions: Extraversion, Introversion and Avoidance


Within each psychological dimension (ISTINCTIVE, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL), there is a special way to cope with the emotion of their area of origin, using the extroversion or introversion emotional response.
Jung argues that there is an ability, an attitude that characterizes the orientation of the psyche.
Introversion and extraversion, are both present in everyone, but one of the two trends is dominant.
Introversion:
Is the tendency to look inward, organize reality starting from the inner self. The introvert depicts the world with personal schemas.
Extraversion:
is the orientation towards the external reality, because the input is coming from there.
is the opening to what is outside the self. Their thinking, feeling and acting are in relation to external factors.
Avoidance:
Then there is a third intermediate mode, the avoidant. A way of being that tends to deny. In this way, the visceral, emotional or mental area is hidden, removed.

The type 6 belongs to the mental dimension in the avoidant direction.


Characteristics of Six
- She has a strong sense of loyalty and responsibility with respect to the values ​​of the group in which it is located.
- She tries security and engages in what we can offer it: family, community. She tries people with whom you feel safe.
- She needs know the expectations of others and needs to have clear.
- She loves to defend the positions acquired and this tends to be conservative.
- She can impress a sudden reaction counterphobic.
- Greater propensity for cooperation, ability to work methodically, strong sense of belonging.
- Skills of planning, preparation and risk prediction.
- Watch the hierarchy.
- Persistence, great capacity for work.
- She project unacceptable emotions on others.
- Her insecurity leads her to react badly, she can get to blame others for his problems.

Type 6 in order to grow and develop her talents must develop the qualities of Love and Wisdom.
She must integrate her strategy of behavior, which leads her to do everything in order to feel secure, through openness to others and through the deepening of social relations.
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