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Enneagram Type 6: Assurance and Mental Questioning

Enneagram type 6

Enneagram type 6 has a core focus on finding assurance in decision making and taking action by asking questions and reconciling doubts.

Self-Concern: “I am uncertain as I am.”

Compensation: "I must search for someone or something that I can depend on that gives me the assurance to move forward."

Core Assumption: Assurance comes from determining what can be trusted so that internal doubts can be resolved. This requires that I find something outside myself that provides support and can be relied upon by questioning the intentions and thoughts of authorities, systems, and other people.

Focus of Attention is on scanning the environment and other people for what can be trusted.


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