Loyal Skeptics believe you must gain certainty and security in a
hazardous world that you just can’t trust. Consequently, Loyal Skeptics
are intuitive, inquisitive, trustworthy, good friends and
problem-solvers, but also can be doubtful, accusatory and fearful.
Focus of attention - What could go wrong, worst-case scenarios and how to deal with them
Life lesson - To reclaim trust in yourself, others and the world, and live comfortably with uncertainty
Speaking style - Thoughtful, questioning, engaging and information-oriented. Others
may perceive Sixes as pessimistic, contrary, challenging, doubting or
What Type Sixes tell us about themselves
I am preoccupied with safety and security concerns.
I greet everything with a doubting mind and contrary thinking.
My vigilance, active imagination and intuition help me anticipate and avoid problems.
I question authority and people until they gain my trust.
I procrastinate because I fear making the wrong decision.
Relating to Sixes
Be consistent and trustworthy.
Disclose your own personal feelings and thoughts.
Appreciate their attention to problems; agree on rules and procedures.
Join them in acknowledging what can go wrong before moving ahead.
Put your cards on the table as much as possible – don’t be ambiguous.
Psychology Sixes use their perception and intellect to understand the
world and figure out whether other people are friendly or hostile. They
focus on guarding the safety of the group, project or community. Sixes
are good at anticipating problems and coming up with solutions. They can
oscillate between skepticism and certainty, rebel or true believer.
When phobic, Sixes are cautious, tending to hesitate, worry and procrastinate. Counter-phobic Sixes
rush into action and brace themselves to overcome their fears. As Sixes
learn to trust themselves and others, they become more flexible and
develop the courage to act, even in the presence of doubt or
Basic proposition - You can assure life and certainty by avoiding harm (the
phobic stance) or facing it (the counter-phobic stance) through
vigilance, questioning, and either battling or escaping perceived
Defense mechanism Projection – attributing inner concerns and fears to others and external situations
Sixes use projection to avoid personal rejection and maintain a
self-image of being loyal. To assure safety and justify loyalty, they
project positive feelings onto a relationship or an external authority
figure. To explain internal feelings of fear and distrust, Sixes project
negative feelings onto others, and then look for evidence to support
Observe your habit of mind or focus of attention with as
little judgment as possible. Ask yourself the following questions, while
noticing your feelings and how your body responds:
How do I get fearful, alarmed or anxious?
How do I question and doubt in my internal dialogue?
How do I magnify situations in my mind?
How do I project my positive or negative feelings onto others?
When has fear of making a wrong decision held me back?
Spirituality Type Six’s journey is more obvious and straightforward than for
any other type. The child who experienced the world as threatening and
unpredictable, and fell into fear and doubt, needs to regain faith and
trust in self, others and the world. Faith is a big stretch for the
Loyal Skeptic because faith comes before proof.
Path of Integration
Mental: Doubt > Faith Emotional: Fear > Courage
The aspect of awareness called the Inner Observer allows us to
witness the internal patterns that drive outer behavior. The practice
consists of focusing inwardly and becoming aware of the thoughts,
sensations and other objects of attention that arise within us. This
allows us to be fully present, thus relaxing type patterns and
For Sixes, take a moment to reflect on the following principles:
Insecurity is part of life.
Flight, fight and freezing are all reactions to fear.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is moving ahead in spite of it.
When we relax our vigilance and stay in the present moment, we notice that everything is ok.
When we cultivate faith rather seeking certainty, we begin to trust in the process of life.
Somatics As mental types, Sixes use their keen perception to anticipate
problems, find solutions, and establish rules and procedures that create
safety and security. Some Sixes are cautious while others jump into
action. But all Sixes have a very sensitive neurological alarm system
that puts them on high alert when there are signals of danger, even when
the danger is imagined or magnified. Cautious or phobic Sixes tend to
withdraw, either by physically leaving situations or going into their
heads. Counter-phobic Sixes tend to accumulate more muscular tension and
rigidity. The diaphragm and throat are control centers, which can
result in a halting or stuttering style of breathing and speaking.
If you are a Six…
Your task is to develop a sense of safety within yourself.
Start by becoming centered and grounded in your body. Take slow, deep
breaths and stretch the actual muscle of your diaphragm, then release
the exhalation as much as possible. It’s important to notice when your
alarm system is activated for the fight, flight or freeze response. To
help restore calm and reduce anxiety, breathe slowly and deeply into
your belly, allowing pleasurable sensations to build. If you need more
energy to deal with challenges, practice breathing into your chest. And
when you find yourself worrying and holding your breath, return to the
practice of slow, steady breathing.
Logic, I know you probably feel mostly fine, and may think that this is an overreaction, but it really isn't. I ignored a minor concussion once and regretted, and seen the same thing happen to others (sword-fighting, it's a hazardous sport). So it may suck being this careful, but trust the potential consequences of not doing so suck more. Anyway, feel better!
Okay anon don’t worry morality is watching over me and he will make sure I’m okay
I thought I was all alone of feeling conflicted about Caraval.
oh my dear friend u have no idea
okay so because i am one of Those People who consistently judges books by their cover, I had been looking forward to this book for a year. I mean, look at it. It’s beautiful~
Gorgeous. And the premise? A magical game where you can’t trust anyone, where consequences are both imaginary and all too real? SAY NO MORE. I was pumped. I was like, first in line waiting for it at our library (i like to read books before i buy them i know i’m a weird bookworm) and I brought it home and devoured it.
While I don’t feel like the characters were particularly strong, I was willing to overlook that. THE DRESS DESCRIPTIONS. the setting. the M O O D. And then, all of a sudden, things just got weird. Like, weird weird.
I think part of my problem is that I went into this book thinking it was a stand-alone. However, I think that even if a book is part of a series, the ending should still be satisfying. Like, you should get a sense of conclusion, soaked as it is in the Suspense of What Is To Come. I didn’t get… anything like that in Caraval. It felt like seven different characters dropped plot bombs and then were like, “Hahaha, I’ve been planning this the ENTIRE TIME.” But then that kept happening, and you start to wonder if the AUTHOR had been planning it the entire time too, or had just kind of cobbled it together at the end.
I realize that motivations were supposed to be hazy because it’s all a game or whatever, but Scarlett’s sister had such a foggy sense of what was okay that I was kind of confused when I realized we were supposed to like her. (First of all, you don’t put your family through that kind of emotional hell and then say “Oh it’s fine i knew you would fix everything.”) Like, what? What was Tella even DOING? I’m so confused by the ending of this book that I don’t even know how to write a cohesive review of it.
Side note: as much as it pains me to say it, I think there is a point in a book where the author reaches the Maximum Hot Character Limit. Like, I too like to imagine myself in a world where every boy I look at is beautiful and dreamy and devoted to me, *side eyes the Ouran Host Club* but you reach a POINT, you know what I mean?
Shouto was confused. Typically when one exchanges phone number with another, it meant trust and, consequently, friendship. Has it not always been this way? Shouto was positive that was exactly what it meant.
The feeling of confusion must have shown on his face as Midoriya began to flush and stammer.
“I — I didn’t mean to offend you, or anything,” Midoriya choked, hiding his face behind an arm. “I just… I think I just wanted to make sure.”
Shouto understood. Midoriya seemed to be the type of person that was very careful of his interactions with other people, so gauging the interests of the other person involved was a reasonable excuse to ask. It wasn’t offensive by any means, though, and Shouto knew he himself wasn’t the friendly type in the first place.
“No offense taken,” Shouto spoke up before Midoriya had the wrong idea. “And… don’t hide your face.”
Midoriya quickly dropped his arms against his sides.
“It’s convenient to have everyone’s number,” Shouto explained, his eyes focused on his phone screen as he composed a message. “You never know when you might need to contact someone.”
“That’s true.” There was a sigh.
“It’s also a good idea to get the teachers’ numbers too,” Shouto continued as he pressed the send button. He looked back up to see Midoriya staring at the ground.
“I do have at least All Might’s number, and Aizawa-sensei’s too…” Midoriya mumbled before his attention was caught by his phone notification.
“You better start getting everybody’s number then,” Shouto suggested before turning around to leave and just as Midoriya was about to unlock his phone screen. After all, Shouto already knew what the notification was about, and for some reason he didn’t want to stay there to see Midoriya’s reaction.
Shouto’s fingers were still shaking from typing — yes, we’re friends now.