Storytelling Style 6

Enneatype 6 is called The Loyalist

The personal evolution of the Loyalist is propelled through a tension created by their fixation: the need for security and safety and the fear of uncertainty or insecurity, which reflects the polarity of push versus surrender. By embracing this tension as a tool for storytelling, the Loyalist creates stories that honor both sides of this polarity. Through the act of storytelling, they explore the nuances of their own psyche, taking a step toward spiritual awakening and achieving a level of personal growth that is both empowering and transformative.

When Storyweaving, your work channels the spirit of:

CONTEMPLATION and the Domain of WORK

Your Storytelling Style is the orientation of your Ego Fixation, AKA your enneagram type.

Once upon a time, there was an author whose fixation on security and safety had led them to a constant search for the balance between push and surrender. They were driven by the need to create stories that honored their own unique perspective, yet were plagued by the fear of uncertainty or insecurity.

As a Storytelling Style 6, the Loyalist used this tension as a tool for storytelling. Through their writing, they explored the complexities of their own psyche, embracing both sides of the push-versus-surrender polarity. Their writing reflected their intense desire for security and safety while delving into the deeper meanings behind these desires.

Inspired by other famous thinkers and writers, such as J. Krishnamurti, the Loyalist saw their own fixation as a path to personal growth and transformation. Through their stories, they explored the complexities of the human condition and the hidden depths of the soul.

Through the act of storytelling, the Loyalist achieved a sense of empowerment and understanding. They learned to embrace both the brave and fearful sides of their own nature, finding beauty and significance in even the most uncertain moments.

As the Loyalist continued to write, they found that their own personal evolution was propelled forward by their fixation. They learned to embrace the challenges and uncertainties of life while also acknowledging the importance of security and safety. By sharing their own struggles and triumphs through their writing, they were able to connect more deeply with readers and create stories that were both meaningful and inspiring.

The truth your stories help us remember:

The awareness that the cosmos itself is a self-regulating mechanism, existing in a state of balance, and as long as the objective laws which govern this balance are respected, an individual can exist in a state of harmony with Reality, moving toward his own personal fulfillment. Faith is a Holy Idea, not a belief. It is the certitude that each of us has an Essence and that this Essence coming from God, belongs to God. -Ichazo, 1972

Your storytelling shadow may sound like:

“I do what I’m supposed to do and other people don’t. You can’t trust anybody because they’ll try to deceive you.”

See, your Storytelling Style is what it is, because The Art of Transformational Storytelling is YOUR vehicle for transforming YOURSELF, with a side effect of transforming your audience.

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More details about type 6:

Type 6 Distorted Instincts

Fixation: Cowardice

Passion: Fear

Type 6 Undistorted Instincts

Holy Idea: Holy Faith, Holy Strength

Virtue: Courage

Type 6 Emotional Polarities:

Courage vs Fear

Type 6 Obsessive Polarities:

Support vs Losing Support

What causes me stress:  

The pressure I put on myself in my efforts to deal with uncertainty and insecurity.  Difficulties with authority, either excessive obedience or rebellion.  Trying to maintain the trust and goodwill of others while experiencing mistrust and ambivalence toward them.

The nature of my anger:  

Wit. Sarcasm. Biting remarks. Accusations. Defensive lashing out.

The ultimate goal of my development:

To realize that it is natural to have faith in ourselves and one another, that we can embrace and support life without doubt and mistrust.

How I can further my development:


Be and act as my own authority.  Reclaim faith in myself, others, and the universe.  Accept that some uncertainty and insecurity are a natural part of life.  Check out my fears and concerns with others.  Recognize that staying busy is a way to reduce awareness of anxiety.  Recognize that both flight and fight are a reaction to fear.  Move ahead with positive action even though there is fear.

What hinders my personal development:

Doubt and ambivalence. Wanting too much certainty. Being overly controlling or protective. Disbelief in my own capacities and decisions. Letting worst-case scenarios dominate my thinking.

How others can support my development:


Be consistent and trustworthy with me.  Be self-disclosing and encourage me to be self-disclosing.   Counter my doubts and fears with positive and reassuring alternatives that are realistic.

Wounding Childhood message:

“It’s not ok to trust yourself.” or “You need to check in with others first” or “It’s not ok to rely on your gut.” What type 6’s long to hear is “You are safe and secure.”

Hearing this and understanding this allows the 6 to have a weight lifted off of them.

Type 6 is unique because they are split into two sub-types: phobic (fearful) and counterphobic (rebellious). However, both of these subtypes operate on the same principles but express in opposite ways.


PHOBIC: Actor Jason Alexander, Woody Allen, Kim Basinger, Albert Brooks, Actress Lynda Carter, Stockard Channing, Ellen DeGeneres, Teri Garr, Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, Actor Ed Harris, Philosopher J. Krishnamurti, Jack Lemmon, Comedian Richard Lewis, Actress/director Penny Marshall, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Richard Nixon, Anthony Perkins, Director Sydney Pollack, Paul Reiser, Pat Robertson, Meg Ryan, Carly Simon, Suzanne Somers, Bruce Springsteen, Meg Tilly, Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

COUNTERPHOBIC: Ellen Barkin, Photographer Peter Beard, U.S. Politician Jerry Brown, George Bush, Sr., George Carlin, Actress Judy Davis, Sally Field, Carrie Fisher, Mel Gibson, Gene Hackman, Adolf Hitler, J. Edgar Hoover, Dustin Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Wynona Judd, Director Spike Lee, David Letterman, Gordon Liddy, Charles Manson, Steve McQueen, Filmmaker Michael Moore, Paul Newman, Actress Lena Olin, Actress Rosie Perez, Richard Pryor, Robert Redford, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Julia Roberts, Steven Seagal, Patrick Swayze, Ted Turner, Russian extremist Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

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