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Harry Potter and the Ancient Enneagram

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What's the number one rule of the Enneagram?

Everybody say it with me now: "I will not type other people."

Learning the Enneagram is a journey of self-discovery. No one can tell you your number. Only you can know your own motivations, fears, and desires. It's not some party trick, Oooh, let me guess everyone's number and tell me if I'm right! You can make assumptions, but you're better off keeping them to yourself. If you tell someone what you think their number is, you are robbing them of a valuable part of the experience.

But while I won't sit here and tell others what I think their type is, it can be a lot of fun to discuss the types of fictional characters. You can't really be "wrong," and even if you are you aren't hurting anyone in the process. When it comes to literary figures, we are often given a glimpse into their inner thoughts, motivations, fears, and desires. We can make certain conclusions about them that we can't f…

Biblical Enneagram Types: SIXES

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According to some Enneagram teachers, there are probably more Sixes than any other Type. The world needs Sixes, also called Loyalists, to ensure that the community is preserved and that we're prepared when disaster strikes.

Trust is a big issue for Sixes. If you have earned their trust - as a leader, friend, or spouse - then they will be with you through thick and thin. They won't jump ship. But Sixes can also be some of the more skeptical people in your life. Often Sixes find themselves playing "Devil's Advocate" - asking probing or even accusatory questions. They aren't purposefully trying to be obnoxious or derail the whole system. They just want to know that those in charge have everything under control and have planned for anything that can and will go wrong.
Sixes are worst-case-scenario thinkers. They live in the world of "mights", "coulds", and hypotheticals. If there ever is a real disaster or problem, you want a Six around becau…