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Enneagram Type 6 Celebrities and Famous People

Who are some famous Type 6 Enneagram?

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Type 6s are loyal and dependable friends who often have a complicated relationship with authority. Whether they are scrupulous about following the rules or defiant rebels, they always know who is in charge and what the rules are. Type 6s can by cynical and fearful, but in the right place at the right time they act with decisive courage.

Enneagram Type 6 Famous Actors and Directors

As actors, Type Sixes take their work seriously and put a lot of time and effort into developing their skills. Early in their careers they often work closely with mentors to whom they become quite devoted. Their attentiveness to others gives them an intuitive ability to understand and project a broad range of personas.

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston followed in her parents’ footsteps and began acting in films at a young age. In televised interviews, she has been open about her fears and her active and questioning mind.

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen uses humor in his films to bring attention to serious issues and intellectual discussions of class and power. A creature of comfortable habits and traditions, he is often spotted at his favorite New York City hangouts.

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Tom Hanks

Type Sixes come across as genuinely interested in getting to know the people around them and are naturals at creating a family atmosphere. True to his type, Tom Hanks is known as one of the nicest people in Hollywood. From limo drivers to directors, people who have worked with him and for him describe him as respectful, open, and sincere.

Other mentions: Marilyn Monroe, Ben Affleck (Argo), George Carlin, Mel Gibson (Braveheart)

Enneagram Type 6 Famous Musicians

Type Sixes are serious-minded musicians who bring their values and personal truths into their work and sing with candour and humility about their struggles they have with their inner demons. Common themes in their music are returning to traditional roots and bringing people together. Here are some musicians that are Enneagram Type 6:

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen's autobiography describes the classic Type Six's view of the world as filled with instability and danger. His music, threaded with defiance against authority, unites people by articulating collective struggles and triumphs.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani demonstrates a commitment to personal honesty as well as objective truths in her music and in candid interviews. Her most popular punk-rock hits contained themes about bringing people together. Type Sixes are often traditionalists, so it's not surprising that Gwen Stefani returned to her conservative roots later in her career.

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Jill Phillips

American folk-rock singer songwriter Jill Phillips is also a therapist and student of the Enneagram. As a self-identified Type Six, she has given in-depth interviews on her fears, defences, and the complex workings of her active mind.

Other mentions: Eminem, James Hetfield, Dmitri Shostakovich, Nas, Britney Spears, Dan Reynolds.

Enneagram Type 6 Famous Philosophers

As philosophers, Type Sixes are drawn to complex questions about who holds authority and why, how resources are allocated, and how power is wielded.

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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes was an early founder of modern political philosophy. His influential book Leviathan, published in 1651, outlined the social contract theory which is still widely referenced regarding questions about the authority of the state over personal behavior.

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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The father of modern anarchism and founder of the mutualist philosophy, Proudhon evolved in his thinking throughout his life and eventually became a member of the French Parliament following the democratic revolutions that swept through Europe in 1848.

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René Girard

This French philosopher and historian articulated the complex and controversial idea that religion and mythology were necessary elements of human cultures because they provided imaginary scapegoats for unequal distribution of resources and other social problems. Without these scapegoats, he argued, people would engage in unwinnable battles and wars.

Other mentions: Carl Schmitt, Francis Fukuyama, Adnan Ibrahim, Montesquieu, Zeno of Elea

Enneagram Type 6 Famous Sportspeople

When Type Sixes embark on athletic careers, it's rarely for personal fame and glory. They are devoted teammates who treat their fans, coaches, opponents, and everyone else around them with respect. Type Six athletes show a serious dedication to improving their skills throughout their careers.

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Kylian Mbappé

This world-renowned footballer's life of astonishing accomplishments is shadowed by a somewhat bizarre superstition. He believes that he will not be free of a witch's curse until he finds a magic amulet. He doesn't claim to take any joy from his expensive journeys across the globe in search of liberation, or from the sport he plays to fund them, although his skills approach legendary status. He is said to be humble and polite in person, characteristic of most Type Sixes. He has been awarded the Best Young Player and French Player of the Year awards.

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Kevin Durant

This American basketball player lives his values of hard work, honesty, humility, and devotion to his family. He is known for being very coachable and always working to improve his skills. He has also honed his skills as a public speaker, taking his platform seriously as an opportunity to inspire his fans to accomplish their dreams.

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Wayne Rooney

Newly retired English footballer Wayne Rooney remains devoted to his high school sweetheart and wife of 13 years despite scandals that have challenged their relationship. As Derby County's new manager, he has made it clear that his primary expectation of the players is that they show respect for themselves, each other, the staff, the grounds, and every other aspect of the game.

Other mentions: Mike Tyson, Luis Suarez, Rey Mysterio, Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez, Mason Mount.

Enneagram Type 6 Fictional Characters

Type Six characters hold a lot of dramatic tension as they are alternately mesmerised by their own fear and galvanized to protect those to whom they are deeply loyal. Audiences and readers cheer them on as they discover what matters and develop from cowards into heroes.

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Severus Snape

Severus Snape is an English half-blood wizard. He is quite reserved, so much so that it is difficult to say with certainty what he is feeling or thinking. As a teacher of Potions at Hogwarts, he has a teaching ability, rivalled only by Professor McGonagall, to command an air of silence during lessons. He is an incredibly powerful wizard able to summon a Petronas in the form of a doe.

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Zuko is a very powerful firebender and an exiled Prince of the Fire Nation. He is a strong-willed character set on achieving his goals of finding the Avatar to help restore his lost honor to his family. He is headstrong to a fault, launching himself with vigor in to each and every step he takes. He expects total obedience from his subjects on the path he chooses to set himself to find the Avatar. Zuko is accompanied by his Uncle, Iroh, whilst in his exile.

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Finn (Star Wars)

Finn's inner conflict revolves around loyalty, his higher principles, and fear for his personal safety. Viewers see him oscillate between the Empire and the Resistance until he finally confronts his past and risks his life for his friends as well as for a worthy cause.

Other mentions: Luca Paguro, Riley Anderson, Gretchen Wieners, Tyler Durden, Woody (Toy Story), Ramona Flowers, Alfredo Linguini.


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Chloe Yarwood, MSc

University of Chichester, Advanced Applied Psychology

Chloe Yarwood, MSc in Advanced Applied Psychology from University of Chichester. Specialist in personality type theory and developing valid personality questionnaires.