Growth for a Six comes when they become more trusting in themselves and more open to life and others. Empathizing with others; seeing the view of others even though it may be foreign to their own view. Also, learning to relax, be present in the moment and not be so hyper-vigilant. For Sixes, your relationship with fear is also a helpful indicator of health. Is fear controlling you by making you afraid of everything and everyone? Or, are you able to use discernment with these instincts so that you can tell when there is clear danger and when there’s not?

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Growth Areas for the Six:

  • Try to relax and be calm before talking about issues

  • Analyze your thoughts and see which are insight and which are projection

  • Be open to views other than your own

  • Be less defensive, evasive and anxious; especially when stressed

  • Embrace the feelings that typically cause self-doubt and suspicion

  • Rely on yourself for guidance and support

  • Think before questioning or defying authority

  • Take a chance on fighting for yourself before fighting for your beliefs

  • Use your internal resources to handle life’s challenges rather than relying on outside support

  • Be confident in your own mind and judgment

  • Ask yourself when you will have enough security

DEVELOP A NEW MINDSET:

Current Mindset:

You always pride yourself in being cautious because you want to avoid being exploited in any way.

New Mindset:

What if you found more ways to be more self-confident in your own ability to discern the truth in order to limit the times you feel anxious?

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TAKING TIME FOR YOU:

  • Stop using self sabotaging behavior. It limits your happiness. As a Six, your fear that you are not capable enough to provide for yourself tends to influence your behavior. However, don’t forget that the more you doubt yourself, the more you begin to question the abilities and behaviors of others. This limits the strength of your relationships.

  • Creating a Boundary Circle works especially well for Type Twos and Type Sixes. Determine your time and energy, create a “boundary circle,” and then visualize your needs.

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Positive Affirmations for Enneagram Type 6

I choose to trust my own inner guidance.
I am calm, centered and present to myself.
My core is strong.
I am grounded in my being.
I trust myself.
I make independent and clear decisions for myself.
I choose to place more attention on my dreams than my doubts.
I am well-supported by my team members.
I am loyal, lovable and dedicated.
My inner counsel is wise.
I am in control of my life.
The world is a safe place.
The universe supports me in my highest path and purpose.