Basic Principle: You gain love and protection through being prepared and vigilant.
Where they focus most of their attention: Security, threats, and problems.
What Six understand about themselves: They value security and belonging and strive to be prepared at all times. They approach everything with a level of skepticism, and they have an alternative way of thinking. They tend to procrastinate, as they fear what’s on the other side and will never finish projects. They are loyal, suspicious, devoted, and responsible.
Type Six – A Brief Overview:
Sixes are strongly motivated by staying safe. They are devoted and responsible individuals who are great at seeing potential problems. When they are less healthy, they tend to worry excessively, increasing their anxiety and suspicion. When Sixes are at their best, they are courageous and connected to their intuition.
Desires: To have security and feel they belong.
Fears: To not have security or direction.
Wings: Five-Wing and Seven-Wing
Type Six Overview:
There is no type more loyal than a six. Sixes are committed to what they value, and hang on to the last thread of hope when it comes to relationships/friendships. This devotion applies to ideas and beliefs too, and they are willing to fight tooth and nail for them. At the heart of their tenacity lies their fear that they will be left alone to fend for themselves. They do not believe they can stand on their own two feet and face the challenges of life without support and guidance. Therefore, they depend on their beliefs, friends, and family to help them with this.
Sixes are firmly planted in the Thinking Center, which means that they have difficulties connecting with their intuition. They tend to overthink, which can manifest as worry and anxiety. As a result, they don’t trust their inner judgment and mind and have difficulties making decisions. However, this doesn’t mean that they will give control to someone else – quite the opposite. They dislike being controlled, but fear the consequences and responsibility that come with making a decision.
Sixes are not oblivious to their anxiety and create structures that allow them to move with ease and confidence through particular situations. This gives them a sense of security they crave. However, if they feel that their structure is crumbling, they become anxious and uncertain of themselves. Developing their intuition is essential to creating the security and solid foundation they need.
One of the challenges that Sixes face is their attempt to build a safety net without dealing with their emotional insecurities first. They must learn to face their anxieties head-on, embracing a changing world in the process. When they are healthy, Sixes are courageous in their ability to weather the uncertainties of life, finding inner peace when doing so.
Learning to grow within Type Six:
Anxiety can feel as if you’re in the middle of the ocean during a storm, and it can be an ungrounding experience if you allow the waves to sweep you away. If you manage to stay present, facing the waves head-on, it can be an energizing experience that also allows you to create a deeper bond with yourself. Remember, anxiety is a common experience, and you are certainly not alone.
When it comes to your anxiety, learn to identify your triggers. Go a step further and write down your fears and anxieties – does it look as bad on paper as they do in your head? If it does, why not write down the worst-case scenario and what you think will happen if you take the risk and jump off the proverbial cliff. So often, magic is waiting for us beyond our comfort zone, and you must realize that your fearful thoughts are holding you back from grabbing that magic. Remember, we cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our thoughts.
Trust is an integral part of your personality, so you must work on your trust muscle. Find someone honest, and open the drawbridge to your heart. Rejection can be a bitter pill to swallow and may ignite feelings of fear, but the risk is worth taking. It’s also essential that you communicate your emotions within your relationships. Not everyone is out to get you, and people probably care more for you than you think. When you set your fears aside, you’ll realize that the irrational fears related to the attitudes of others, are only a reflection of the attitude you have towards them.