Enneagram 6w7 -The Buddy-

Enneagram type 6 wing 7: The Buddy is a subtype that results from the encounter of the type 6 and 7, which means that Six’s common seriousness and commitment to values blends with Seven’s enthusiasm and social skills.


The enneagram 6 wing 7 overview

This blend brings a unique kind of Enneagram type. Those who identify with this type are very outgoing people that love to be surrounded by friends, and have a good time. The time they spend relaxing gets balanced with hard working time, which is sacred to 6w7. They can be cheerful and serious. In this amplitude of moods, they get insights from their environment and people around them as to anticipate them and eventually protect themselves.

The combination of Six’s honorable manners with Seven’s optimism makes this Enneagram type a very engaging one. They know the best way to talk to people to satisfy their needs and to get what they want. They are also very observant. Since both types are members of the Head triad, they deal with reality by using their rationality and looking for answers everywhere. When things get out of control, they can fall into anxiety and distrust, perceiving threats wherever they go. Their defensive mechanism gives them an aggressive style that makes them seem quite intimidating. That’s one of their strategies to keep danger away and reach their main goal: feeling safe.

Enneagram Type 6 The Loyalist
Enneagram Type 7 The Enthusiast

Enneagram 6w7 Personality Traits

Basic Fear

As we’ve said, Enneagram type 6 wing 7’s most basic fear is to feel lost, insecure, in danger or alone. They reject the feeling of being adrift with no guidance. But as it happens a lot, they tend to create their own road or plan, and stick to it. They seek stability as deep inside they doubt their natural ability to deal with things. Working on their self-confidence will help them be calmer and prepared for whatever life throws their way. To achieve that it’s important that they feel supported and accepted by their loved ones.

Basic Desire

Enneagram type 6 wing 7‘s most basic desire is to feel safe and clear-minded. They want to feel comfortable, and hope to spend their days in a good and productive environment. If that doesn’t happen, they push their army to the edge. No one is smarter than 6w7s when it comes to defending their territory and protecting themselves. When they trust people, they are deeply loyal and honest. Exactly as they want to be treated. Life is amazing for them. They are into all kinds of entertainment, but they can only have fun if everyone around them promises them a  spring that’s yet to come. 

Enneagram 6w7 Strenghts

Enneagram 6w7 strengths are directly related to their loyalty. Like good vassals, they always honor their laws and principles. They love to show their potential when it comes to a major cause. As they don’t like to go unnoticed, they’ll shine no matter what they do. Even more so considering they know exactly how to design strategies of constant improvement. They are self-assertive and sociable, which makes them charming and engaging. This leadership material leads them to taking on important roles they will always take to the next level. Their dedication, sobriety and charism outline their attitude with a special brightness that’s hard to ignore.

Enneagram 6w7 Weaknesses

Enneagram 6w7 weaknesses are related to their anxiety and distrust. As they need to feel safe from potential dangers, they may overreact in specific situations to set some boundaries. Their loyalty makes them less flexible sometimes leading them to contradiction and confusion. As a result, they start to doubt and feel they have no guidance, falling into their own abyss. In those times, they need trustful relationships, people with a fine sense of understanding of 6w7’s limits and sensitivity. On top of being contently worried about their safety, they are also very concerned about material stuff, which keeps them awake at night.

How Enneagram 6w7 personalities like to work

Learning how each personality works gives us powerful insights. It helps us overcome different situations and improve our relationship potential. Let’s check some vital points to learn about Enneagram type 6 wing 7.

Communicating with an Enneagram 6w7

Be accurate and direct. Leave no doubt on whatever topic you discuss and encourage them to share their thoughts.

Meeting with an Enneagram 6w7

Keep meetings short and concise. Foster interaction and encourage them to show their brightness giving them important tasks.

Emailing an Enneagram 6w7

Email just when strictly necessary. Address the main topics and once in a while check how’s everything going and how to improve work. 

Giving feedback to an Enneagram 6w7

When giving feedback to a 6w7 type it’s important to be clear and constructive. Let them know that mistakes can become insights into how to improve the environment.

Resolving conflicts with an Enneagram 6w7

Solving problems will be a piece of cake if you can address the values you respond to. Share your points of view and feelings about it. 

Enneagram 6w7 Motivations

Enneagram type 6 wing 7 motivations lie in the freedom they enjoy at work. They need to feel free and confident to propose new and better ways, which will keep them committed and energetic. If people around them celebrate their success, they will breathe calmly and make an even greater effort to complete their tasks. 

Enneagram 6w7 Stress

Enneagram 6w7 stresses out when people judge them, and betray mutual values. Feeling alone in a toxic environment will make them really upset and frustrated. They can’t stand feeling their hands are tied and they have no power to decide, so they absorb themselves into a negative thought hole. Besides, if there is no chance for them to grow, they start to wither. 

Enneagram 6w7 Jobs

The most common jobs for Enneagram type 6 wing 7 are: Real Estate Agent, News Anchor, Professor, Administrative Assistant, Author, Nurse, Actor, Sales Representative, and Designer. Everything that involves making decision based on facts and statistics, developing strategies to achieve new goals and creating engaging content will work great for them. They’re charming, determined and hungry for a new world.

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Enneagram 2 The Helper

Enneagram type 2 wing 1 main weakness is their silence. As they are unconditionally supportive, they may postpone their own things sometimes. Type One’s influence brings some objectivity and self-awareness, but they’re still very selfless. 2w1 types will constantly show affection and pay attention to others, but that loving style might not always be aligned with other people’s loving styles. If not acknowledged, they feel undervalued and not worthy enough. It’s important to learn how others show affection to reciprocate it and show appreciation back.