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468 - The Truth-Teller Archetype

According to Katherine Fauvre

Community descriptions

Karkino (Personality Cafe)[1]

4+6: The Quester

  • Double reactive.
  • Pairing that is the most doubtful and sensitive to experiences in general.
  • Emotionally volatile but feelings run deep.
  • Take a great deal of time analyzing and sorting out their feelings and thoughts.
  • See their identity as shifting and molding itself through their experiences.
  • Doubt themselves and others a lot.
  • Conflict between external security and maintaining personal integrity.
  • Question life and the meaning behind everything to the point of being emotionally and mentally exhausted at times.
  • Emotionally volatile and verbally aggressive if threatened.
  • Always see new information in their quest to find the truth, so it’s a never-ending search.
  • Creative, but need reassurance in their abilities and support from others.
  • It’s hard for them to hide their emotional reactions to something.
  • Feel their vulnerable side and may reveal it more than other pairings.
  • Often need to vent and talk about what’s troubling them to someone they trust.
  • Often very empathetic of other’s suffering when healthy.
  • Often have a very good capacity for psychological help because of the emotional intuition of the FOUR and the generosity of the SIX.
  • Kids with this pairing often possess emotional maturity because they pause and question the situation they are in instead of simply interacting with it.
  • They have the ability of be in other people’s shoe and help them in a deep way.
  • The 6 fix helps the core 4 seek meaning outside their emotional realm and validate their findings with trustworthy sources.
  • The 4 fix helps the core 6 turn inward toward their authentic self to seek meaning without reaching external assistance.

4+8: The Maskless

  • Double reactive.
  • Pairing that has the most difficulty with superficiality and lying in general.
  • Most intuitive pairing; see possibilities long before most people.
  • Intense reactivity to perceived dishonesty, falsehood and conventional thinking.
  • Most creative and unconventional pairing.
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and problem-solving.
  • Like to dig deep into emotional traumas, not afraid of defying taboos.
  • Protect the vulnerable, the rejected, the abandoned, the different.
  • Wants to live life according to their own musing, rejecting external expectations.
  • Are their own authority and can easily delve into insubordination.
  • Don’t have any problem going against the grain and be oppositional.
  • If it doesn’t ring true to them, it’s no gonna be validated.
  • They don’t sugarcoat anything, and they mean every word of it.
  • They trust their gut and their heart, so they are very instinctive in everything they do.
  • Often see right through others and intuitively know what makes people tick and how they manage everyday problems.
  • They often have piercing, intense look in their face.
  • This EIGHT is more conscious of its emotional needs and less fearful of its vulnerable side.
  • This pairing brings out intensity and emotional truthfulness.
  • People with this combination are extremely sensitive to insincerity and deceit.
  • Feel things strongly and express them in a powerful and/or eccentric way.
  • Can say deep or unconventional truths that few people might have reflected on before.
  • The 8 fix helps the core 4 assert their creative side and make something out of it.
  • The 4 fix helps the core 8 get in touch with their emotions and vulnerable side as well as their intuition.

6+8: The Confronter

  • Double reactive.
  • Pairing that wants to make people state their intentions openly the most.
  • Most confrontational and argumentative pairing (most aggressive tritype is 368).
  • Are usually good readers of situations and people but can be prone to projecting their fears and coming off too strongly.
  • May see problems where they aren't, a bit paranoiac.
  • Wants to get to the bottom of sketchy businesses.
  • Very loyal and protective to those under their wings.
  • Very sensitive to power dynamics (personal and social).
  • Each tritype with this pairing want to be protective and shield others from being misled or taken advantage of.
  • Often know that they are vulnerable but almost always protect themselves from being hurt by others.
  • Often deny that they are overreacting and think that they are passionate or are trying to prove their point.
  • The SIX fix is almost always counterphobic when paired with EIGHT.
  • This pairing denies their fear and may not identify with the most of the SIX traits at first.
  • Fearsome pairing that knows how to argue and speak their minds, appearing confident.
  • Can be reactive and emotional even when the subject isn’t meant to be.
  • Can sense imminent danger and usually have quick reflexes.
  • Want to see the truth in all situations, but often end up imposing theirs (especially with 368).
  • May don’t know how to stop being in attacking mode and may make a fool of themselves.
  • The 8 fix helps the core 6 garner self-confidence and the drive to act on their suspicions and challenge what they see as unfair.
  • The 6 fix helps the core 8 to trust people and bond with like-minded folk.

Some Intellectualizing C**t blog[2]

More of an introverted tritype than extroverted. Somewhat fearful, so in turn confrontational, justice seeker, somewhat turbulent. Also very blunt as is 458, though likely to be more aggressive and prompting. Inquisitive and very reactive. Sensitive, possibly belligerent. Calls things out as they see them, though outspoken still an introverted type. Sees the risk of situations and warns others, though sometimes misses the fact that they can come off a little bit too opinionated and reactive in proportion to the actual situation. Challenging. Very intense blend. Somewhat impulsive. Assertive. May feel that “everyone is out to get them” although it may not be true, when more developed, gain trust of others as they know this tritype will look out for them and protect them from what they perceive as something potentially harmful though. Emotionally reactive, rebellious, quite an interesting blend.


[1] Karkino (2021), Enneagram Pairings Revised & Expanded Edition
[2] enlightenedsilhouette (2016), Enneagram 4 Tritypes

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