Not Sure If You are a Type 1 or Type 6? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to find their Enneagram type is that they over-identify with a single specific trait. For example, someone who over-identifies with anger might assume they are an Enneagram type 8, another with anxiety assumes they are a Type 6, while someone who identifies with helpfulness assumes they are a Type 2.


It is worth remembering that to be an Enneagram type you are “most of the things, most of the time,” and as human beings, we are complex individuals. It isn’t a single trait that makes you an Enneagram type but rather a full personality profile. And at the center of the profile is your habit of attention.


One place this overidentification is apparent is around the issue of anxiety, seen both in the Enneagram Type 1, Perfectionist and the Type 6, Skeptic, as well as several other types. Let’s take a closer look at how these two types can be confused. Read the full post as published by


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