Most people have a wing by default, but a few others are a 'pure' type (I think it's rare). For 6s, I think the wing is important because the two types of 6s are so different.Originally Posted by Zarathustra
Enneagram can be divided several ways and all of those ways can influence your results.Originally Posted by Zarathustra
All of the types in a triad can relate to each other in more than a few ways (especially because of wings and lines), so someone who is a 5, for instance, is likely to also score high on 6 and 7 (but less likely with 7, because 5 only goes to 7 when significantly stressed). Someone who is a 2 is likely to score high on 2, 1, 3, 8, and even 4 if very healthy. That's because 1 and 3 are its possible wings, 3 is another heart type, 8 is the disintegration point, and 4 is an integration point.
They are also split up into Positive Outlook (2, 7, 9), Competency (1, 3, 5), and Reactive (4, 6, 8). Someone scoring high in 4 and 6 implies "reactive"! Someone scoring high in 1 and 3 implies "highly concerned with competency". Someone scoring high in 2, 6, 9, 3, and 7 might imply "optimistic approval-seeking extrovert", and that would imply the true type is something like 3 (believes in self and future opportunities, desires a positive image, just goes after what they want). Probably a bad example, but... I think that the connections you can make with test results are nearly endless.
The variants can make you come up high in certain types too, due to the traits associated with average-level types. Self-preservation is stereotypically types like 5 and 6, for instance. Social is stereotypically types like 2 and 3. That doesn't mean it always is, just that the test might make that association because it's only a test.
I think this is a likely answer. Phobic 6s tend to score high on 9 while counter-phobic tend to score high on 8.Originally Posted by Zarathustra