Learn about Enneagram types and relationships
People with an Enneagram type Four personality tend to be creative, sensitive, and expressive in their behavior. They like to be unique and seek to find their own identity. Though they desire relationships, they may seem distant and reserved, especially in group settings.
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 Fours and Sixes communicate effectively with each other?
Enneagram Fours are driven by their need for uniqueness and individuality, while Sixes are motivated by a desire to be safe. Fours should be supportive and encouraging around Sixes, allowing them to feel secure. Sixes should try to connect emotionally with Fours, avoiding casual conversation.
How can Fours and Sixes resolve conflict?
Fours should communicate their feelings calmly with Sixes while remaining open-minded and empathetic.
Sixes should be sensitive to Fours’ feelings by sharing in a gentle, even-tempered way. Fours and Sixes should each acknowledge their role in the situation.
How can Fours and Sixes build trust?
Fours generally trust Sixes who communicate openly and connect on a deeper, emotional level. Sixes should be supportive and affirming of Fours’ creative abilities.
Sixes are likely to trust Fours who are reassuring and reliable. Fours should honor their commitments and avoid being inconsistent or unpredictable around Sixes.
How can Fours and Sixes work together?
Fours tend to be creative and self-aware, while Sixes are usually responsible and practical.
Fours bring imaginative ideas and insight into a work environment; they can help Sixes find new ways to solve problems.
Sixes offer hard work and loyalty to a workplace. Sixes can help Fours set more realistic expectations.
How can Fours and Sixes deal with change?
Fours don’t tend to be very personally affected by change, as they are usually more concerned with their internal state. Sixes, however, may be disrupted by change, as they seek security and consistency in their lives. They are likely to adjust after developing a better understanding of the situation and taking time to reframe their mindset.
How can Fours and Sixes manage stress?
Fours and Sixes need to seek to understand what brings stress to one another and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Fours are easily stressed by…
Sixes are easily stressed by…
Fours should avoid being overly negative around Sixes, while Sixes should avoid pushing Fours to be more practical.
How can Fours and Sixes encourage and motivate each other?
Fours and Sixes can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Fours are motivated by…
Sixes are motivated by…
Fours can encourage Sixes by spending quality time with them.
Sixes can motivate Fours by giving them space to reflect.