Learn about Enneagram types and relationships
People with an Enneagram type Two personality tend to be generous, altruistic, and empathetic in their behavior. They are hardworking and motivated people with a drive to connect with the world. They love attending to other people and feeling helpful.
People with an Enneagram type Six personality tend to be engaging, hard-working, and responsible in their behavior. They want to feel safe and tend to be concerned with outside threats. They are very loyal and want to build close relationships with others.
How can Twos and Sixes communicate effectively with each other?
Twos and Sixes are both innately caring, responsible personalities who prioritize the needs of others. Twos, however, tend to be more extroverted, warm, and driven by a desire for acceptance from others. Sixes tend to be more meticulous and hardworking, driven by the need to feel secure and safe. Twos should openly, but gently, address concerns with Sixes. Sixes should be encouraging and sensitive around Twos.
How can Twos and Sixes resolve conflict?
Twos and Sixes should be calm and empathetic when sorting through tense issues. Twos should express their perspective logically around sixes. Sixes should patiently listen to Twos before communicating their point of view openly while helping Twos feel supported.
How can Twos and Sixes build trust?
Twos tend to trust Sixes who are understanding and patient. Sixes should try to open up emotionally around Twos.
Sixes usually trust Twos who are consistent and loyal. Twos can help Sixes feel secure enough to express themselves.
How can Twos and Sixes work together?
Twos are generous, kind, and welcoming, while Sixes are reserved, playful, and caring. Twos are skilled at connecting to others in a work environment, while Sixes tend to find creative, practical solutions to potential problems. Twos can help Sixes stay positive and calm, while Sixes can help Twos express their concerns more openly.
How can Twos and Sixes deal with change?
Twos and Sixes both tend to prefer consistent, stable environments and relationships; they struggle with adapting to a new or unexpected situation. Twos are likely to adjust after time, while Sixes will tend to feel safe after evaluating the new circumstances.
How can Twos and Sixes manage stress?
Twos and Sixes need to seek to understand what brings stress to one another and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Twos are easily stressed by…
Sixes are easily stressed by…
Twos should avoid criticizing Sixes’ decisions, while Sixes should avoid overwhelming Twos with personal concerns or expressions of anxiety.
How can Twos and Sixes encourage and motivate each other?
Twos and Sixes can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Twos are motivated by…
Sixes are motivated by…
Twos can motivate Sixes by helping them to feel safe and secure through proven loyalty.
Sixes can encourage Twos by allowing them to help and sharing appreciation for their contributions.