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Enneagram Type 6 Ego: Oscar Ichazo's Ego-Cow


Enneagram type 6 originated from Oscar Ichazo's ego-cow which consisted of the fixation of cowardice, trap of security, holy idea of holy faith, passion of fear, and virtue of courage.

Type 6 Ego: Ego-Cow

Below are descriptions of Oscar Ichazo's ego type 6 fixation, trap, holy idea, passion, and virtue reinterpreted for today's personality types.

Type 6 Fixation and Trap

Fixation: Cowardice comes from waiting for something or someone to alleviate doubt before taking action.

Trap: Security requires constant scanning for potential dangers and problems in order to be prepared.

The fixation points to the mental preoccupation of the ego and the trap seems like the way out but keeps the individual stuck in the fixation. 

Type 6 Holy Idea

Holy Idea: Holy faith is trusting in yourself and others that you can navigate life in spite of the doubts and questions you may have.

The holy idea is the actual way out of the ego fixation.

Type 6 Passion

Passion: Fear arises from a sense of uncertainty and doubt within. I scan others and the world around me to locate dangers and find something to reassure me.

The passion is the emotional energy that serves the fixation and trap.

Type 6 Virtue

Virtue: Courage appears when you step into action as circumstances dictate in spite of any lingering doubts or fears that you may have about doing so.

The virtue is what appears when the passion subsides.

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