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Enneagram Type 6 Traits: Claudio Naranjo's Enneatype VI


Today's Enneagram personality types originated with Claudio Naranjo's enneatypes. Most, if not all, Enneagram type teachers learned of the personality types directly or indirectly from Naranjo.

What follows is the trait structure for type 6 as outlined in Naranjo's books Ennea-type Structures and Character and Neurosis.

Enneatype VI
The Persecuted Persecutor - Fear and Suspiciousness

  • Fear, Cowardice and Anxiety
  • Over-Alert Hyperintentionality
  • Theoretical Orientation
  • Ingratiating Friendliness
  • Rigidity
  • Pugnacity
  • Orientation to Authority and Ideals
  • Accusation of Self and Others
  • Doubt and Ambivalence

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