So I've always thought I was a 3w4, but now I wonder if I'm a 6. I'm new to enneagram, so IDK if these are even valid indicators.
Type 6 is supposed to be all about security and safety. I can relate to that - for example, I tend to instinctively be wary in bad neighborhoods when I'm alone at night walking. Also, I'm pretty health-conscious - very body aware, and while I love indulging heartily, I make healthy choices that will keep me looking and operating at my best.
However, I read that 6's have a push/pull type of relationship with authority. I honestly never really gave authority that much thought - to me, it's just something that happens to exist alongside me. Not one to appease or to purposely rebel against - just something that happens to be present.
Type 3 is supposed to be all about success and achievement. Those are probably my top priorities in life - along with always being independent, in-control and truly EXPERIENCING life. I'm very good at working with people diplomatically, due to its necessity for advancing professionally. Looking at it from the other side, I absolutely hate to be embarrassed or to be caught off-guard. If possible, I like to go into things well-prepared and ready for action, and I certainly don't want to present myself unfavorably to people that can influence my progress. I'm the type that won't leave the house until I look absolutely presentable, not even to do laundry or walk to the corner store. Never know who might see me! And I don't like being "exposed" in a less-than-ideal state. I don't understand people who run around looking like crusty bums. yuck. lol
However, I'm not a pure 3, because I always ALWAYS strive to speak the truth - albeit diplomatically. If someone asks if they're fat, I will find a polite way to say "yes" if applicable. Also, I'm a creative sort - I play the guitar in my spare time, write my own music and write really ridiculous satire. Contrary to the "robotic number crunching politician-lawyer 3" stereotype - but I think I just have a decent wing-4.
If I'm not my optimal self, I get really lazy and unproductive. And it makes me depressed. Which makes me lazier. Which makes me even more miserable. And so on, so forth, until I completely waste that whole day. I become like an Eeyore, "why bother". Fortunately, I don't usually get like that. I'm a fighter, so I bounce back in life stronger than ever, even when challenges come my way. I tend to get moody and lazy when I'm physically ill.