Enneagram Point 6 – The Trooper

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Habits of Heart and Mind of the Trooper

Enneagram Point 6 - The TrooperPoint Six on the Enneagram represents the point of the Trooper, also called the Devil’s Advocate. This point is characterized by the overwhelming concern for safety and avoidance of harm and danger in a world filled with fear, uncertainty, and doubt. The Six becomes an expert at scanning the environment for clues of possible danger, and tends to be over-anxious through his/her active imagination. For me, being a Six, the predominant concern has been the issue of self-doubt, which comes into play in a variety of circumstances. It is difficult to feel safe, and many times I have jumped at the slightest change in the environment to be sure that no harm would come to me.

Six is a very interesting point in that there are basically two variations on how fear affects one’s life. First, there fearare the phobic Sixes, who prefer to avoid fear by running away from it. Then there are the counter-phobic Sixes, who prefer to challenge their fears in order not to appear weak or whimpish. Good examples of counter-phobic Sixes can be found in the race care driving and sky diving arenas.

Sixes are vigilant with their focus on present or future danger, even if it is only imagined. Sixes attention goes to thinking to figure things out and scanning to explain the inner sense of threat, which is based of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. [Read More..]

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