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Type 6
– Certainly when considering a career, a six should think about who they really are, which is friendly, adaptable, cautious, meticulous, loyal and a great team player. By nature, they are not daredevil lawbreakers and, in the long run, would not be happy in occupations with high risk...



Suggested Careers for Sixes: There are plenty of great careers for sixes, providing there are plenty of jobs available.



  • Paralegal
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Child-Care Worker
  • Administrative Assistant/Secretary
  • Credit/Loans Officer or Counselor
  • Escort/Security Guard
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Public Notary
  • Actuarial Scientist
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Banker
  • Technical Support
  • Insurance Underwriter

Career Choices for Enneagram Types – The Great Office Escape
 

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Type 6 – Of all the types, 6′s may have the easiest time finding a job that fits. This is because a 6 needs to feel secure in their field and generally makes a great long-term employee. As a 6, you might rather know where your next paycheck is coming from than find the “perfect” fit. It’s a tough world out there and many people have difficulty making ends meet. You don’t want to be one of the “dreaded” unemployed. You also like working for a company that has a good group of people where you can fit in and attain a sense of belonging. Any job without any sense of camaraderie and security is likely to frustrate you.


Careers for 6′s to Avoid



  • Travel-writer/Journalist
  • Small business owner (too much autonomy for your type)
  • Investment Banker
  • Actor
  • Pilot (Too solitary)
  • Freelance Designer (or anything freelance, really)



Bad Career Choices and the Enneagram – The Great Office Escape
 

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<.< imo the problem with this is that type 6 descriptions are SJ-ish. All of these are sort of ideal SJ careers and seem very boring to me :(.

I studied psychology (BA) and currently work as a sysadmin (amongst other things, more like "the tech guy") :p...o_O am also ISFP and am looking for a career change (mostly IT related).
 
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Wow, this list is practically all the things I would loathe to do.

Careers I'm considering or have considered:
- Computer programming (or is that too solitary for this list?)
- Freelance translator (oh no, freelance is scary)
- Pharmacy technician
- Medical records technician (probably too solitary again)

In other words, I like the "don't bother me" jobs.
 

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In my medical course a vast majority of psychoterapist Ive met was 6. One psychiatrist was 9, 2 other was 6, and another was a 1. Dunno why the paper say it's the sole domain of 4, especially since Ive encountered just zero 4 psy-something in my course.
When younger what I wanted to do was psychologist, was really interested about that (and Im always).

Teacher - okay, many 6 of my family are actually teacher.
Some 6 I know are attracted to have a business, due to their attraction to independance.
Some I know are lawyer or stuff like that.
There is many 1 and 6 in medecine.
 

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hahah what the fuck do they take 6 as idiot ? ????

for 4 they say " As stated in my earlier article about bad careers for the enneagram types, fours often have trouble finding meaningful work."

this is actually one of my biggest problem, option 1 : they don't get a fuck about what 4 or 6 are, option 2 : they..... oh fuck they don't get a fuck at all, option 3 : I'm not a 6, impossible since Ive always RIGHT
 

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T_T my dream job is to be a Straship Mechanic.

....we have no starships ffs....

 
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I think, a perfect job for me would honestly just be one where:

-I sit on my butt or stand still for most of the day. I'm not lazy -- I'm physically active outside of work. But I really like my comfort.

-I have my own office where I'm rarely interrupted lol. I don't like any outside noise. I'd love to be able to work from home, actually.

-I deal with clients preferably over the phone. Face-to-face is too personal for me, but I don't think I could work somewhere I don't mainly deal with people. Also, I'd prefer to do something that seems to actually make a difference in someone's overall well-being. Probably via medical, even if I'm just setting up appointments for them.

-I'm not in charge of anything. I know for a fact I want to work under someone, for a good company.

I'm not someone who gets bored with doing the same thing every day. In fact, that's better for me, because variety = more chances to be confused and fuck up, in my brain
 
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Definitely agree that working conditions are more consistent across 6s than career choice. I'd imagine most 6s go for predictability in amount of work and hours, job schedule, comfort, reasonable and consistent management, and general job security.

Me personally I like a job up on my feet at least a bit, with people interaction, where I can be a little artsy/creative. I'm fine with being in charge though I don't want to be the top leader, and I'd prefer to avoid highly detailed tasks where the accuracy is paramount.

Currently in business management, it's good; have worked in a school and would again; would maybe like to look into ecological restoration? I tried to do freelance art primarily once and it was genuinely terrible. I would like to do some art on the side though.
 
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