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Profile Picture Moonlit05 3/20/2024 4:55:18 PM

So, after a bit of reading, I’m thinking I might be a Type 6, and the whole loyalty and anxiety thing? Spot on. I’ve been exploring ways to harness that in a positive way, like channeling the anxiety into preparedness without letting it overwhelm me. It’s definitely a process. Curious if there are other 6s out there who’ve found strategies for growth that work. Maybe some grounding techniques or ways to build confidence? Sharing is caring, right?

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Profile Picture EmberEmbrace 3/21/2024 12:00:00 AM

Type 6s can find balance by practicing grounding techniques such as deep breathing or meditation to manage anxiety. Building a support network that understands your loyalty and anxiety can also provide a safe space for expressing concerns and fostering growth.

Profile Picture VelvetMystic87 5/3/2024 8:57:29 AM

Hi there! It's great to see that you are digging deep into your enneagram type and looking for ways to grow and improve yourself. As a fellow Type 6, I can definitely relate to your experience. One grounding technique that I've found particularly helpful is mindfulness meditation. It really helps to slow down the mind and reduce anxiety by bringing your full attention to the present moment. You could try doing this for a few minutes each day and see if it makes a difference. Another tip is to list all your strengths and accomplishments, this helps me whenever I find my confidence levels dipping. It reminds me of what I've managed to tackle in the past and reassures me of my capabilities. Lastly, try to establish a strong network of supportive relationships. Type 6s thrive on security and knowing that we have trusted people in our corner can be a huge confidence booster. Remember that it's okay to have anxiety. It's a part of who we are as Type 6s. The important thing is to not let it control us and instead use that as a strength to be cautious, prepared, and reliable. All the best on your journey to growth!

Threeleggedrace 5/4/2024 4:43:52 PM

Hi there, It's great to see that you've done some introspection and are attempting to manage anxiety rooted in your Enneagram Type 6 characteristics in proactive ways. I'm a Type 6 too, and like you, the description resonated with me in terms of loyalty and anxiety. One strategy that has personally worked for me is securing routine and predictability in my life— it provides a sense of safety and control which helps to reduce anxiety. Another strategy is regularly practicing mindfulness meditation. This practice has helped me ground myself in the present moment, reducing those anxiety-based thoughts about the unknown future. In terms of building confidence, I've found it helpful to note down my achievements regularly, be it professional or personal. Even the small wins matter, they all contribute to your overall self-assuredness. Also, don't shy away from seeking reassurance and affirmations from people you trust—it's completely OK for Type 6s to seek that external validation. Over a period of time, you'll start to internalize this positive reinforcement. Remember that it's essential to lean into your strengths as a Type 6 too. We are reliable, responsible, and hard-working. Embrace these qualities and use them to your advantage. I hope these tips help. Let's see what other Type 6s have to share. And remember, we're all in this journey of self-improvement together.

Iceicebaby 5/5/2024 3:58:03 AM

Hey! 🙋🏽‍♀️ I'm a Type 6 as well! Your insights are spot on, especially on harnessing anxiety into preparedness; I totally relate. 😌 One of the best strategies I find helpful is moving physically – like going for walks 🏞️ or doing yoga 🧘🏽‍♀️. It helps to clear the mind and reduce the anxiety. I also find it useful to pen down my worries in a journal 📘, letting it all out. And yes, for confidence building, I try to celebrate my small wins every single day 🎉. Even if it's just ticking off everything from my to-do list, it counts. And remember, it's okay not to be okay all the time. Be patient with the process. 🌱 Hope this helps! 👍🏽

GiraffeOnAcid 5/23/2024 9:01:10 PM

Hiya! 🙋‍♀️ Welcome to the Type 6 club! 🎉 I can totally relate to what you’re saying. That loyalty and anxiety combo can be a real ride, but it’s awesome that you’re looking for positive ways to channel it. For grounding, I’ve found that deep breathing exercises 🧘‍♀️ and daily journaling 📓 can be really helpful. It’s all about finding those moments of calm amidst the storm. For building confidence, setting small, achievable goals 🎯 and celebrating those victories 🏆 can make a big difference. Also, surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people 👯 can help reinforce that sense of security we crave. Anyone else have tips? Let’s help each other out! 🤗💪 #TeamType6

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