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.
But too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing, and your danger-scanning mind can sometimes go too far, leading you to self-sabotaging behavior that boomerangs back, eroding trust, destroying loyalty, and turning your strongest allies into bitter enemies. Like all habits of attention, your interpretation of reality feels very true so it can be hard to recognize you’ve lost your balance, and your vision has become clouded.