Enneagram Fives are motivated by the desire to feel useful and competent, while Sixes are driven by the need to feel safe and secure.
Fives should be calm and logical when addressing Sixes.
Sixes should communicate clearly and concisely with Fives.
Fives need to express their perspective gently to Sixes while providing them with the safety and support they need to feel comfortable. Sixes should share their point of view calmly, allowing Fives to have personal space to process if needed. Fives and Sixes should work together to find an appropriate, mutually beneficial solution.
Fives tend to trust Sixes who are curious and intellectual. Sixes should allow Fives to have plenty of time to themselves.
Sixes are likely to trust Fives who can are reassuring, supportive, and loyal. Fives should spend intentional, quality time getting to know Sixes.
Fives tend to be quiet and calm, while Sixes are usually responsible and loyal.
Fives bring insight and knowledge to a workplace; they can help Sixes feel more confident in themselves.
Sixes offer hard work and practical solutions to a work environment. Sixes can help Fives connect more deeply with others.
Fives tend to only be impacted by change if it harms or disturbs their personal space or independence.
Sixes, however, are likely to be disrupted by unexpected change, as they tend to seek consistency. They are likely to adjust after taking time to process and understand the benefits of the situation.
Fives and Sixes need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Fives should avoid being critical of Sixes, while Sixes should give Fives space to reflect and recharge.
Fives and Sixes can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Fives can motivate Sixes by spending quality time with them.
Sixes can encourage Fives by asking them for input or advice.