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Each enneagram type seems to have a tangible path when it comes to growth, they all have a sense of what exactly it is they want from life. 3s want success, 2s want to be charitable, 7s want to have fun, 4s want to be unique, etc., and their respective paths of growth all seem to help them reach these goals in a productive manner.

However with healthy 6s, I don't feel like there is an actual goal. There isn't a specific career path or type of person that really comes to mind, and that brings me even more anxiety. A healthy 4 naturally becomes an artist, a 3 naturally becomes a lawyer, a healthy 5 naturally becomes a scientist or archeologist, but what's a 6 supposed to become?

I'm aware of what I've wanted to become, but now I've come to question it after realizing that it's a reaction to uncertainty and fear, and now I don't know what I truly want out of life, or what I'm supposed to be doing.
 

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You can be whatever you want to be. Honestly Im sure every type has a mixed bag of careers and paths. As for me I want a farm/land, to be a health care provider, I want to learn to landscape/garden. Id like to raise my own wheat, beef, chicken, veggies, etc. Id like to do some humanitarian and environmental work. Id also like to start my own business. To get there I work hard, dream, trouble shoot, found a significant other with similar goals, and just get there. I also want my own kayak, to continue hiking and seeing natural wonders, and getting better at motorcycles. Anyways, I just enjoy myself. I have tons of peace and fun.
 

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However with healthy 6s, I don't feel like there is an actual goal. There isn't a specific career path or type of person that really comes to mind, and that brings me even more anxiety. A healthy 4 naturally becomes an artist, a 3 naturally becomes a lawyer, a healthy 5 naturally becomes a scientist or archeologist, but what's a 6 supposed to become?
I think the real question is, why do you think there's something you should become based on some arbitrary man-made personality system?

I, for one, hate "career suggestions" based on the Enneagram. Don't let some number tell you what career to take. Figure out what will make you happy. If it's being an accountant, cool; if it's being a freelance journalist, cool. Your career should be dependent on your own strengths, not the strengths of your type.
 

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I'll reinterpret and pretend you were asking what specifically I want in my future. No way I'm speaking for all 6's.

I'm working towards a Mechanical Engineering degree, which I hope to use to develop and improve technology. Energy technology like solar and wind seem really interesting, but there are tons of other possibilities. I'm really interested in actually developing technology, not so much managing an engineering firm. I'd rather be either the person to actually do the gritty work of putting everything together or someone working just a little bit higher up on the design process. A project manager wouldn't be bad either. I just know I actually want to make things. As for my personal life, I want to learn at least two more instruments (probably string instruments) to add to my piano proficiency and produce music of some kind. Other than that, I mostly just care about stability. Maybe children could come down the line but I'd want to make sure I'm financially secure and am in a place during my life that would allow me to actually be a good parent.
 

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http://personalitycafe.com/type-6-forum-loyalist/152275-career-choices.html

It's probably an internet thing. I'd be surprised if credible authors suggested careers like this, though some have probably said which careers are "commonly 6ish."
For a minute I thought I remembered that thread, but it turns out I remembered another similar one:

http://personalitycafe.com/type-6-forum-loyalist/140027-lets-talk-about-careers.html

And my response was

Um NO

Yeah, pretty much that.

:)

Edited to add: Apparently I had a follow up comment as well in which I did suggest a possible career for 6s:

I do, however, wonder if we would do well in something like international espionage
 
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