Three Self-Sabotaging Things Enneagram Type 6s Do (and How to Stop Doing Them!)

The Enneagram Type 6 is called the Loyalist and the Skeptic and if you have this habit of attention, your mind is gifted at spotting danger and identifying problems before they materialize. You see the fissures before they become cracks, and with your eye for potential pitfalls, you can help make the world a safer place. When you function in a balanced way, you are loyal, committed, hard-working, generous, cooperative, and idealistic in your pursuit of creating a safer and more secure world.  

Are You an Enneagram Type 2 Ticking Time Bomb?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 11, 2021

If you’re a Type 2, the Helper/Giver of the Enneagram,  you don’t need a personality system to know that your attention gravitates towards the needs of others. Relationship-based with high emotional intelligence, you have a gift for connecting with others, and difficult or emotionally distant people are your speciality. You truly care about other people, and this genuine concern helps you win the hearts and minds of friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members. 

INFP? How to Get People to Actually Listen to You

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 26, 2021

If you're having a conversation with several friends or co-workers, and you’re the only INFP in the room, then you probably do more listening than talking. INFPs are really good at listening, and prefer to keep a low profile in a group setting. 

But then you find yourself one-on-one with someone, talking about a subject that’s important to you, with an important person in your life. Now, you really need to have your voice heard. So why is that not happening for you?

Can You Be 50/50 Sensing and Intuitive?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 22, 2021

Do you remember when Ambiverts became “a thing” on social media? People latched onto this “new” descriptor (which has actually been around since 1927), grateful to know that they didn’t have to decide whether they were introverted or extraverted. They felt like both, so they could be both.

Three Things That Drive Us Crazy About the Enneagram Type 3s in Our Lives

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 21, 2021

Type 3 is the motivating super-achiever of the Enneagram. With a habit of attention that points towards success, these are the folks who get things done. But if this type is so successful, how come they are often frustrating and irritating to those closest to them?

The Four Things Enneagram Type 7s Absolutely Need to Be Happy

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 15, 2021

Type 7 is the enthusiastic, adventure-seeker of the Enneagram with a habit of attention that tilts to the bright side. While friends and family might describe Type 7s as happy-go-lucky and relentlessly positive, they don’t often see the anxiety that’s running just below the surface. But the dark cloud of anxiety is there, and if Type 7s seem to have an almost supernatural amount of energy, it is because this drive to be on-the-go is a subconscious strategy to keep them out of anxiety’s reach.

Five Ways that INFJs Defy Their Stereotype

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 14, 2021

In the world of typology, there are myths associated with each of the Myers and Briggs personalities. But one type in particular seems to get the most attention: the INFJ. Known as the rarest of all 16 types, INFJs are described as unique and mysterious. Some online sources go a step further and create a whole idealized narrative around the INFJ—making them sound far from human, which can lead to endless misconceptions. 

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