Enneagram 6 in Love- Here’s what to Expect

Enneagram 6 is known as the loyalist or the loyal skeptic in the enneagram of personality. Their basic desire is to be secure in all aspects of their life. To achieve this, they often align themselves with people who have more authority than themselves. So what happens when type 6s fall in love? Here’s what you should expect from an enneagram 6 in love.

How Does Enneagram 6 Show That They Love You?

Are you wondering if an enneagram 6 in your life is in love with you? Here are some signs that are telling.

1.      Fiercely Loyal

As their name suggests, type 6s are very loyal people. This is even more amplified when they are in a relationship. They want to protect and love their partner in any way that they can.

This also means that they will do everything in their power to make sure that their loved ones are safe and secure. To type 6s, that is really the most important thing.

2.      They Are Very Supportive

Type 6s will also be very supportive. This includes career progression, your tough moments, and other difficult times you may face.

If there is one thing you can count on, it’s the continuous support from type 6s. They will care deeply when you fall ill or if you are injured. To them, keeping you safe is the most important thing.

3.      An Enneagram 6 in Love Will Be Very Reliable

An enneagram 6 in love will be very reliable. They want to be there for their partners. They also want to ensure that their partners have everything they want.

Type 6s are most likely going to be ready to help you at any time of the day. That is simply how they operate.

4.      They Are Usually Faithful

If an enneagram 6 is healthy and mature, they are usually faithful. Enneagram 6 likes to be secure in any relationship they find themselves in. Cheating and infidelity make that relationship less secure.

However, when an enneagram 6 is unhealthy or immature, they might do things that are very unlike type 6s. In the end, the particular age and development of the person will be a factor in how they handle their relationships.

5.      They Are Made For Emergencies

Type 6s are constantly looking out for signs of insecurity in their lives or environment. So, telling them that you are in a difficult situation or in an emergency is going to make them react.

Simply put, enneagram 6 is made for emergencies. This quality is going to come to light if you are in a relationship with a type 6. It is one of the clearest signs that an enneagram 6 values you.

6.      They Will Be Vulnerable With You

Type 6s belong to the fear triad. This means that they have a lot of fears and anxieties. To cope with these anxieties, type 6s use either counter-phobic or phobic defense mechanisms.

However, when an enneagram 6  is in love with you, they will be vulnerable with you. They will let down their walls and allow you to see their fears. It’s just beautiful.

Struggles to Expect when Dating an Enneagram 6

While enneagram 6 has some beautiful qualities, there are still some struggles you can expect to see in a relationship with them.

1.      Distrust

Because of their anxiety and paranoia, type 6s might find it difficult to trust their partners. This can be heightened if they find out their partner has hidden anything from them.

If you are dating an enneagram 6, it might be difficult to understand why your partner does not fully trust you. Type 6s are wired to always prepare for the worst.

This also applies to their relationships.

2.      Less Emotional

For a type that is often considered to be extremely loyal and reliable, they are not very emotional. Instead, type 6s are going to focus more on making decisions that are best for themselves and the people they love.

They are also very likely to approach life from a logical point of view. If you are a feeler type, this might be extremely hard to deal with as you will crave more emotional warmth from your partner.

3.      Paranoia

Type 6s face a lot of issues with anxiety and paranoia. It’s even more complicated because most type 6s refuse to admit that they have this problem.

This can take a toll on the relationship. Type 6s want to be sure that the same loyalty they show in their relationship is also shown back. If they have any doubt, this can lead them to anxious thoughts and even paranoia.

If you are in a relationship with them, this can be really stressful.

4.      The Need to Be Secure

Type 6s want to be secure and be sure of everything in their lives. While this is generally a good thing, it can also lead to some problems. Type 6s might be very resistant to change. This might be moving to a new and better place or something else.

It can be a herculean task to get them to leave their comfort zone and try something new. If you are dating an enneagram 6, then be prepared to deal with this problem.

Who Are The Natural Partners Of Enneagram 6?

Enneagram 6’s natural partner is type 9. However, they are also compatible with types 3 and 7. However, any two mature people can make a relationship regardless of their enneagram type.

How to Love an Enneagram 6

So, are you dating an enneagram 6? Here are some of the best ways to show them you love them.

·         Show them Loyalty

Just like type 6s give you loyalty, they expect the same in return. So, show them just how loyal you are to them.

This might mean also being just as supportive and reliable as they are to you. Make sure they know that they can count on you for anything they want.

·         Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service Mean a Lot to an Enneagram 6 in Love

If you want your type 6 partner to fall even deeper for you, then you should focus on their love languages. While everyone is different, type 6s are usually inclined towards words of affirmation and acts of service.

So, do not hold back in telling them how wonderful you think they are. Make sure they know you absolutely love them and will be there for them.

Doing things for them will also show just how reliable and supportive you can be.

·         Show That You Trust Them

When you show that you trust an enneagram 6, chances are that they are going to reciprocate the feeling.                 Nothing matters more type 6s than being trusted completely by their partner.

While they are often distrustful, this one quality can significantly increase their trust in you.

·         Listen To Them

Type 6s especially 6w7s will look really confident and in control of their lives. However, they are ridden with fears about pretty much everything.

So, if you are dating an enneagram 6, please listen to them. Make sure you affirm their strength and understand their fears.

You can be sure that they are going to take notice. An enneagram 6 in love wants to be able to tell you everything about themselves. Don’t let them down.

How an Enneagram 6 in Love Can Become Better In Relationship

Planning on taking your relationship to the next level? Here are something that will definitely help you achieve this.

·         Trust your Partner More

Learn how to trust your partner. They honestly want the best for you. Shutting them out or distrusting them because of some minor flaws will lead to more problems.

You just have to trust them.

·         Stop Denying Your Fears

Stop denying your fears or anxious thoughts. Instead, learn to be more vulnerable with your partners. That is what a relationship is for anyway.

·         Embrace Change

While change can be hard for type 6s, it’s often what you need to reach your potential. So, make sure you don’t walk out of a good thing just because of your fears.

It might be the opportunity of a lifetime for you and your partner.

If you love a type 6, then you have a really loyal and committed partner. In the grand scheme of things, that is all that really matters.

Umesi
Umesi
Ejike Umesi is the owner of Personality Hunt. He is an ENTP, lawyer and is very enthusiastic about psychology. In his spare time, he can be seen watching football or reading more about the enneagrams!

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