Enneagram Sixes are driven by the need to feel safe and secure in their everyday lives, while Nines are motivated by a desire for internal peace.
Sixes should be positive and clear when communicating with Nines.
Nines should be direct and open when addressing Sixes.
Nines tend to have a difficult time discussing personal issues. Sixes should avoid being passive-aggressive in arguments, while Nines should avoid being overly passive or withdrawn.
Sixes should be patient with Nines and gentle when sharing their perspective. Nines should recognize the importance of working through problems by communicating their thoughts and feelings honestly with Sixes.
Sixes are likely to trust Nines who are authentic and loyal. Because Sixes tend to be a bit skeptical of new people, Nines should spend time getting to know Sixes.
Nines tend to trust Sixes who are patient, warm, and understanding. Sixes should try to connect emotionally with Nines.
Sixes tend to be loyal, responsible, and practical, while Nines are generally optimistic, supportive, and accepting.
Sixes bring hard-work and commitment to a workplace. Sixes can help Nines feel more comfortable sharing their opinions or ideas.
Nines bring peace and patience to a work environment; they can help Sixes feel safe and calm.
Because they prefer consistency and predictability, Sixes and Nines are likely to be disrupted by a new situation. However, they are likely to adjust after taking time to assess and process the change.
Sixes and Nines 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 Nines, while Nines should honor their commitments with Sixes.
Sixes and Nines can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Sixes can motivate Nines by sharing appreciation for their peaceful nature.
Nines can encourage Sixes by being consistently supportive and encouraging.