Personality Type 6: The Loyalist. You want to be safe and secure, to fit in and belong.
More importantly, you want to have certainty and security, putting your faith in a trusted authority, belief system or tradition. You see yourself as faithful, friendly, conservative and/or cautious. You would like others to see you as loyal, dedicated and reliable. Your idealized image is that you are supportive and do your duty.
Depending on the situation, you can be friendly and outgoing or reserved and skeptical. A ‘good soldier’, you prefer the role of buddy, loyal family member or trusted employee. You are attracted to people who are strong, protective and/or have prestige. You seek trusted, reliable authorities and allies.
You are curious, skeptical and doubting by nature. Because you are afraid of being unprepared or caught off guard, you often rehearse in your mind what you might say or do. Imaginative and visual, you can often see what might go wrong.
As a personality type 6, your greatest strengths are your abilities to test for the truth and to recognize and challenge a bad authority. Loyal and dedicated, you understand the value of making sacrifices for the group and are willing to enforce society’s rules to ensure safety and security for all. You believe that if everyone followed the rules and cooperated with one another, the world would be a safer place. A hero at heart, you are capable of great acts of loyalty and courage.
As you learn to relax and trust yourself, fear will often turn to excitement and courage. Remember, people are far more alike than they are different. Embrace what is new and unfamiliar as an opportunity to remember what you already know and trust. Instead of idealizing those who rescue or protect others, overcome your tendency to hesitate or doubt and take action.
Source: The Ennagram Institute.