Blueprint | October 4, 2023
Are Enneagram type Sixes more likely to be introverts or extraverts?

6s tend to be one of the more balanced social types in the Enneagram, with a nearly equal percentage of introverts and extraverts.

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Introverted 6s

More Common: 52%

  • Spend a lot of time thinking and planning for social interactions

  • Highly observant; little escapes their notice

  • Tend to be on the periphery, taking in information and foreseeing social dynamics

  • There’s often a tension between wanting to be included and have their space

  • Tend to worry and feel drained by uncertain or undefined situations

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Extraverted 6s

Less Common: 48%

  • Tend to have a dominant Relational instinct and may resemble Sevens or Eights

  • Usually outspoken, “larger than life” personalities who identify with their sense of humor

  • More likely to rebel and speak out against authority

  • Often the glue of their social spheres, checking in & bringing people together

  • Playful and teasing, yet reassuring 

For reference, here’s how 6s stack up to all the other types:

Chart comparing introversion/extraversion ratios for different Enneagram types. Type 8: 22% introverts, 78% extraverts. Type 9: 71% introverts, 29% extraverts. Type 1: 73% introverts, 26% extraverts. Type 2: 44% introverts, 56% extraverts. Type 3: 24% introverts, 76% extraverts. Type 4: 78% introverts, 22% extraverts. Type 5: 90% introverts, 10% extraverts. Type 6: 52% introverts, 48% extraverts. Type 7: 12% introverts, 88% extraverts.