"The constant assertion of belief is
an indication of fear."
"I do believe in spooks. I do believe
The Cowardly Lion
Sixes are based in the Head
Center. Their issues revolve around trust and safety. They
view the world as a threatening place and are always alert to
potential dangers. Although they are skeptical and reluctant to
trust others, they are sweet, loyal, funny and organized. Sixes
often agonize over decisions. Feeling safe and secure is important
|Best Examples of Famous
"SIXES": WOODY ALLEN & JULIA ROBERTS
||Fox Mulder (X Files)
||The Cowardly Lion -- Wizard of OZ
||George Costanza (Sienfeld)
||Sarah Conner in the Terminator roles
Sixes can often
appear to be contradictory. Sixes come in two "flavors"
(phobic and counter-phobic). Because of this Sixes can present
themselves in diverse ways, from the Casper Milquetoasts to the
Bravehearts. Sixes are the "salts of the earth," the
everyday heroes, the God-fearing plodders, the stalwart troopers,
and then again, the Jeckels and Hydes. From the Julia Robertses
and Meg Ryans to the Don Rickels and Richard Nixons, Sixes try
to gain security by creating alliances.
Devoted and loyal to their own, they are concerned about who and
what can be trusted. They may even question those in whom they
have the most faith, at times appearing defensive, hostile or
evasive. They can respond to their fears phobically, "dying
a thousand deaths" through cowardice and anxiety, or counterphobically
by courageously (or recklessly) facing danger and pushing through
fears. Counter-phobic Sixes can force themselves into doing what
they are afraid of, often as members of professional teams like
the military, police or fire departments or emergency medical
They are team players—or rebels. They are committed and responsible
yet anxious and suspicious; loyal and more endearing than any
other type yet full of contradictions that often create self-doubt
People are often attracted to sixes because there is something
irresistibly sweet and endearing about them and because of their
loyalty, perseverance, fascinating imaginations, and good senses
of humor. In relationships they are warm, supportive, reliable
and committed to making it work. At their best they are truly
courageous, independent yet cooperatively interdependent and protective
- I am a very diligent, perseverant, hard working
- I pretty much live with a constant feeling
like the axe is about to fall or the other shoe is going to
- I think of myself as a loyal, supportive
and compassionate friend and partner.
- I have a difficult time making decisions
and I vacillate back and forth before making them. And then
I second-guess myself. Then again, sometimes I just charge
- People often tell me I have a good sense
- When someone flatters me, I wonder what they
really want from me.
- In an emergency when the chips are really
down, I can usually just somehow get past my insecurities
and anxiety and do what needs to be done.
- I have to know what the rules are, whether
I'm obediently following them or testing and breaking them.
- I want to trust my friends, but it seems
I'm always questioning their motives and testing their loyalty.
- I tend to curry the favor of authority figures
and try to stay on their good side. I like them, but you have
to always be careful around them.
- I like to champion the cause of the underdog
and argue in favor of the unpopular position.
- I have good radar for detecting bad intentions.
- I have been known to sabotage my own success.
- I know how rebellious and devious I can be,
at least on the inside sometimes, and I know people are all
alike, so I know to watch out for others' hidden agendas.
- Before I decide anything, I have to check
in with the committee in my head (comprised of important voices
in my life like my parents, bosses, friends, clergy and mentors)
to make sure I'm doing the right thing.
- I can see both sides of any issue.
|The Loyalist, The Trooper, The Skeptical Analyst
|The main character (a 6 of course) sees himself
as loyal, stalwart, and perseverant, and the stage is
set in a dangerous world where everything is suspicious
and the hero needs trusty allies.
|The need to feel taken care of and supported
by others, to get reassurance, to have certainty in an
unsafe world, and avoid being seen as rebellious.
|Of not having support and guidance.
|To have security and support.
|"What's the worst that can happen here?"
Attention goes to what poses a threat or danger in the
world and imagining the worst case scenario in order to
be prepared, scanning for hidden motives or agendas.
|Doubt / Fear
|Projection -- that's attributing to others
what is really going on inside of you. Sixes don't trust
themselves, so they project untrustworthiyness onto others
and the world.