Enneagram Sixes are driven by the need to feel safe and secure in their everyday lives, while Sevens are motivated by a deep need to be satisfied and fulfilled. Sixes should be positive and direct when addressing Sevens. Sevens should communicate with Sixes in a logical, encouraging way.
Sixes should be patient and communicative with Sevens; they should share their viewpoint honestly. Sevens should listen attentively to Sixes and offer their own perspective on the issue. Sixes and Sevens should come up with multiple solutions before settling on one.
Sixes are likely to trust Sevens who are loyal and encouraging. Sevens should intentionally set aside time to spend with Sixes.
Sevens tend to trust sixes who can be open-minded and optimistic. Sixes should participate in a new, exciting activity with Sevens, like attending a concert or trying a new restaurant.
Sixes tend to be responsible, reliable, and pragmatic, while Sevens are generally outgoing, enthusiastic, and adventurous.
Sixes bring attention to detail and loyalty to a workplace. Sixes can help Sevens commit to long-term goals and plans.
Sevens offer creative solutions and optimism to a work environment; they can help Sixes stay positive and calm in stressful situations.
Because they prefer consistency and predictability, Sixes are likely to be disrupted by unexpected change. However, they are likely to adjust after taking time to assess and process the situation.
Sevens tend to process change well, as they usually focus on the positive aspects of a new situation.
Sixes and Sevens need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Sixes should avoid being overly negative around Sevens, while Sevens should make sure to honor their commitments with Sixes.
Sixes and Sevens can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Sixes can motivate Sevens by affirming their creative ideas and solutions.
Sevens can encourage Sixes by spending quality time with them.