• Key words: Loyal, steadfast, responsible and dependable. Determined to perform their duty, to do what is best for the group, and provide for the needs of others
  • Blind spot: Complaining, indecision, lack of trust
Loyalists are preoccupied with worst-case scenarios. They stew over who can be trusted, whether the boss is on the level, and what could possibly go wrong. Their style is likely to be relational with a primary focus on the team. Sixes are gifted planners, preparers, engineers and researchers.

They excel at risk analysis and will analyse a situation from all angles before making a decision. Because of their focus on problem prevention, they can get lost in analysis paralysis, and their insecurities can prevent them from taking bold action.

Loyalists have a need to know. They are great at drilling down to make sure they fully comprehend people’s ideas and plans. Team members and colleagues can feel as if they are being scrutinised, but hang in there—you will have a much better plan if you can respond to the numerous queries of the Six. They will help clarify and add rigor to your thinking.

Loyalists can feel pressured to shoulder the responsibility of people’s expectations. However, they are known to be loyal and reliable once they make a commitment and can be your biggest champion.

Under continued stress, Sixes can become suspicious and mistrustful of others’ motivations, always reading between the lines. They can use fear to mobilise people by focusing on the dangers on the road ahead; start showing off to impress people, belying their own insecurities; or cut themselves off from others.

At their best, Sixes can be original thinkers, imaginative, faithful, sensitive, intuitive, committed and ultimately courageous partisans, especially in defense of the underdog; they are terrific at ferreting out hidden motives and pitfalls along the way.