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Claudio Naranjo's types

Anger | Fear

  • E1 is more assertive than E6.[1]
  • E1 makes decisions easier than E6.[1]
  • E1 is more active than E6.[1]
  • E1 is more oriented towards the world and the practical, E6 is more idealistic.[2]
  • E1 respects authority but is very critical at the same time; this ambivalence does not manifest itself as doubt as in E6, but with a simultaneity between respect and criticism.[2]
  • In both E1 and E6 there is a lack of spontaneity - a rigidity that is the result of being too much driven by rational control and fixed schemes.
    However, The problem of E1 is not a generalized inhibition or timidity (as E6), and E1 is more behavioral than intellectual.[3] (Gut & Head contrast)
  • E6 lacks that spontaneity of the mind that we may call intuition, a "feeling" for what to do for which an appropriate prescription is a "way of heart," an E1 needs to let go of an axcessive control overt action--putting aside the compulsion to do everything in a premeditated way and developing permissiveness in regard to impulse itself.[3]
  • While E6's are so afraid of thinking certain things that would make them guilty that they may develop disturbance in thinking to eschew that danger, E1 is emplicitly intent on avoiding behavior that as not been previously intended and passed censorship in view of a code of goodness. The most avoided behavior is, of course, the expression of anger (..)[3]

Beatrice Chestnut

Sixes are motivated by fear and doubt as opposed to resentment. Self-Preservation Ones continually ask the question: “Why am I always the one working to improve reality, when it benefits all of us to try to make things right or better?” Sixes, by contrast, are preoccupied with coping with anxiety. Ones also have more confidence in the standards of perfection they apply, whereas Sixes continually doubt whether or not what they do is “right.”[4]

Ones are guided in a confident way by a sense of their own internal standards, Sixes’ fear of making a mistake has more to do with getting in trouble with an external authority.[4]


[1] Naranjo C. (1990), Character and Neurosis: An Integrative View

[2] Naranjo C. (2017), Ensayo sobre la psicología de los Eneatipos, Aristotle

[3] Naranjo C. (1995), Enneatypes in Psychotherapy

[4] Chestnut, B. (2021). "The Complete Enneagram"

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