Enneagram 5w6 anime characters (a complete guide)

In this article, we will discuss enneagram 5w6 anime characters. We will do that by giving a brief overview of the enneagram 5w6 personality type. We will then move on to discussing anime characters having 5w6 personalities and describe their traits. 

Enneagram 5w6 anime characters 

Prominent anime characters with type 5w6 personality are as follows:

  • Oreki Houtarou (Hyouka)
  • Hitoshi Shinsou (My hero Academy)
  • Sir Nighteye (My hero Academy)
  • Kei Tsukishima (Haikyuu)
  • Kurisu Makise (Steins Gate)
  • Ging Freecs (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan)
  • Kyoya Otori (Ouran highschool host club)
  • Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)
  • Franken Stein (Soul eater)

Overview of enneagram 5w6

Type 5w6 has basic traits of type 5 and secondary traits of type 6.

Basic fear 

Type 5w6 fear being incapable and of no use. They prevent that from happening by trying to contribute and improve the world around them.

Basic desire 

Type 5w6 desire to be useful and capable. For that, they pursue knowledge and get new skills. To cope with stress, they withdraw which can create feelings of loneliness. 

Strengths of Type 5w6

  • Good problem solvers
  • Skilled at crisis management
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Focused and well-organized in their work

Weaknesses of Type 5w6

  • Struggle to understand others and relate with them
  • Reserved and Defensive
  • Others perceive them as aloof, detached, and cold
  • Struggle to take action when feeling uninspired

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

Workplace and job 

Type 5w6 are good problem-solvers who are organized and intelligent. They prefer to work in jobs that allow them to gain knowledge, be logical, analytical, and give them a chance to grow e.g.professor, biologist, engineer, physicist, etc.

Source of Stress for type 5w6

  • Spending time with others
  • Feelings of rejection
  • Emotional vulnerability
  • Self-doubt and insecurity

Enneagram 5w6 anime characters 

Following is a list of anime characters with type 5w6 personality:

Hitoshi Shinsou (My hero Academy)

Hitoshi Shinsou is one of the side characters on the show ‘My hero academy’.He has been shown as a stoic and straight forward person. He had the ability to start a conversation with other people quite easily. He had a reserved and quiet attitude but deep inside he was clever and could manipulate others. He also possessed skills of observations and intuition. Other people feared him and discriminated against him because of his power and intellect. This led him to present other people who were driven to be heroes. He was not interested in making friends and was more withdrawn.

Sir Night eye (My hero Academy)

Sir Nighteye is one of the side characters on the show ‘My hero academy’. He had a quiet, cold, and intimidating presence. Despite that, he appreciated people with a sense of humor and who were energetic about what they did. He possessed great insight, wisdom, intellect, and intuition. Furthermore, he had great skills of observation and the ability to make accurate analyses. This led him to be able to predict the future behavior of people. Additionally,  he was quick and open to the mistakes of others as well as himself.  It appeared that he was passionate about All Might and had acquired every information about him.

Kei Tsukishima (Haikyuu)

Kei Tsukishima is an important character on ‘Haikyuu’. His character is blunt and straight forward.  Many people find him to be proud and arrogant since he mostly has an easygoing and smug attitude. He makes fun of people who make stupid mistakes and does not get intimidated by his seniors. However, underneath he has low self-esteem and considers himself to be inferior to others.  Despite his persona of indifference, he truly enjoys volleyball. The reason for him not being passionate is due to fear of getting emotionally invested and getting hurt later on. People who underestimate him or try to control him annoy him greatly. Because of this, he tries his best to prove them wrong. 

Kurisu Makise (Steins Gate)

Kurisu Makise is one of the characters on Steins Gate. She has been depicted as a calm, serious and mature person who is able to maintain her composure in most situations. She is a practical and realistic person who processes things in a logical and rational manner. She is passionate about research. She can be sarcastic and insensitive with people who make arguments that are illogical. Kurisu possesses great intelligence and is quite accomplished compared to people her age. Many people who are senior to her including her father are jealous of her abilities and blame her for overshadowing them. She appears to have a curious and inquisitive mind who is driven to achieve and make a difference in the field of science.

Ging Freecs (Hunter X Hunter)

Ging Freecs is the father of the protagonist on the show ‘Hunter X Hunter.’ He has been depicted as a shy and stubborn person. His personality appears to be volatile yet extremely intelligent. Ging has the ability to make comprehensive and flawless plans that go way into the future and he tries to execute them. His character gets passionate about something he is interested in and goes all out to get full information about it. He also admires people who rely on their own ability to achieve their dreams. He is always in the quest of doing something he is interested in and enjoys .it fully in the process. 

Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan)

Conan Edogawa is the protagonist of the show ‘Detective Conan’. He has been presented as an intelligent and knowledgeable person. He has the ability to make accurate deductions and comprehensive analysis of people and situations. Furthermore, he possesses great skills of observation. His broad knowledge of multiple subjects and multiple skills help him in solving complex mystery cases and escape difficult situations. It appears that through his work he wants to create a difference in the world which is why he is always in search of killers to put them to justice. His curious and inquisitive personality is always in search of some new mystery to solve. 

Kyoya Otori (Ouran highschool host club)

Kyoya Otori is an important character on the show ‘Ouran highschool Host club’.  his character is very calm logical and intellectual. He appears to be emotionally detached from other people and mostly preoccupied with making money off of people. He is charming and polite in his manner in dealing with people. 

Kyoya has great skills of observation and intuition which helps him read between the lines and foresee how situations would play out especially from a business point of view. It appears that he was overshadowed by his competitive older brothers. However, he worked hard and developed confidence in his abilities over time.  He mostly sees things as a game since it makes things interesting for him. He is especially nice to people who can benefit him or who possess some power. Yet, deep inside he has a good heart but he maintains a facade of indifference.

Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)

Gray Fullbuster is one of the main characters on the show ‘Fairy Tail’. He has an easygoing and laid back personality. During childhood, he was reckless and stubborn. With time, he learned to be more cautious and dealt with problems in a careful manner. Even though he was rash in his behavior, he was quite concerned and protective of his friends. Since childhood, he wanted to learn to improve his skills and abilities. He worked hard to become one of the strongest and greatest mages. He appears to dislike being perceived as weak and vulnerable which explains his frequent verbal and physical fights with people who are stronger than him.

Franken Stein (Soul eater)

Frankenstein is a talented character on the show ‘Soul Eater’.  Since childhood, he was interested in dissecting anything around him. This made people around him fearful of him. He had a sadistic and intimidating personality as he would turn to physically confront people due to his obsession with doing experiments. He was unable to experience deep emotions and had the vulnerability of going insane. However, he survived through it. Despite everything, he had a kind and compassionate side to his personality. He was often worried and concerned about his students and wanted to protect them.

FAQs: Enneagram 5w6 anime characters

What is a Type 5 personality?

Type 5 personality is creative, reserved, and introspective. They fear incompetence. So, they try really hard to acquire new knowledge and skills to prevent that from happening. It is one of the types from the nine enneagrams.

What is Type 5w6?

Type 5w6 or Type 5 wing 5 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type five personality and complementary characteristics of type six personality. 

Who are type 5 compatible with?

Type fives are compatible with type ones and twos.

Can your Enneagram number change?

No. Enneagram type or number remains the same as we have the same personality patterns ingrained in us. However, a person’s traits may change over time.


In this article, we discussed enneagram type 5w6 personality and discussed famous anime characters with the same personality types We found that Oreki Houtarou (Hyouka), Hitoshi Shinsou (My hero Academy), Sir Nighteye (My hero Academy)Kei Tsukishima (Haikyuu), Kurisu Makise (Steins Gate), Ging Freecs (Hunter X Hunter), Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan), Kyoya Otori (Ouran highschool host club), Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail) and Franken Stein (Soul eater) are anime characters most likely to have type 5w6 personality.

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