If your enneagram test shows that you’re a 5w6, it means that your dominant personality type is a five and you have a few traits from the six wing personality types.
A 5w6 is the most cooperative out of all of the 5s, because they enjoy working together to fix difficult or complex problems.
While 5s usually prefer alone time to reflect and follow their intellectual pursuits, a 6 enjoys building relationships. A six wing is extremely loyal.
But while they do share some traits with a 6, they still prefer to limit interpersonal relationships and spend time alone like their dominant wing.
When placed in a setting of various backgrounds- whether it be a diversity of beliefs or upbringings, a personality types’ weaknesses and strengths will be intensified.
Each Enneagram will have different motivators, since they are all driven by different value systems. Enneagram 5w6 is driven by problem solving.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
An Enneagram 5w6 will be stressed by:
This enneagram wing is focused, smart, and organized. Unlike their adjacent personality type, their focus isn’t on their inner world. The 5w6 has a basic desire to make a difference in their real world, and they’ll thrive in an environment that allows them to do just that.
The 5w6 will do best in a role that encourages them to pursue knowledge and self growth.
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A 5w6 can be loyal to a cause like a 6 and dedicated to discovery like a 5. These two traits combined give us the Troubleshooter.
The troubleshooter desires to solve problems, as gaining knowledge and helping others is how they define their self worth. Their greatest fear is to be unworthy and unhelpful.
They are motivated by feeling that their knowledge is valuable and appreciated. A 5w6 will become overwhelmed, however, if they are in a group for too long.
A five wing six will do best in a work environment that gives them space to think as well as encouragement to solve problems and obtain knowledge. If you’re working with a 5w6, it is best to communicate with purpose. Keep discussions logical, not emotional.
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