What Makes A 5w6 Enneagram Angry (+3 Point Guide)

This article will take a look at the 5w6 enneagram type and introduce it by describing its main traits, fears and desires. Furthermore, the article will take a look at what makes this enneagram type angry. It will do this by looking at what factors from their personal and work life contribute to their anger. It will also shine light on their personality and what upsets or stresses them.

What Makes A 5w6 Enneagram Angry?

Here are the 3 areas that we will focus on to determine what makes a 5w6 enneagram angry:

  • Workplace Issues
  • Problems At Home
  • Stressors & The 5w6 Enneagram

Before we look at these areas in detail, we will introduce the 5w6 enneagram in detail to the audience so they can develop a better understanding of the topic.

The 5w6 Enneagram – The Troubleshooter

The troubleshooter is an enneagram type that is mostly made up of the type 5 enneagram but shares some traits with the type 6 one too. This enneagram is quite logical in their approach to how they understand themselves, others and the world. Hence they do not like to go on what they are told – in a sentimental manner – but how it is told and whether or not it appeals to one’s logic. They like to discuss things in  a systematic and structured manner so they can actually analyze whether everything makes sense or not!

As a result of being logical in their dealings, these enneagram types are quite practical and independent. They know how things work and prefer to keep things simple thus they take up practical steps. They are more of the doers rather than the ones who just keep talking about something and never appear to go forward with actually doing something! It is easier to deal with such individuals because they do what they say and they are action oriented – they actually work by showing and not just telling.

Although independent, these enneagram types are way more cooperative than the typical 5’s are! They like to take others’ opinions into view but this does not mean they won’t do as they wish. They respect how other people think or function but they only feel satisfied and comfortable going ahead with what they believe is right for their own self.

These enneagrams have a strong passion for learning and growing in terms of their skills and strengths. They will read, enroll in courses and attend training programs to boost their skills and knowledge. This helps them make better decisions because they have the right resources which include experience, knowledge and first hand exposure to the real world. They do not like to discuss or engage in things they do not know much about.

The Basic Fear – Trouble For Troubleshooters

The thing these enneagrams fear the most is being useless or unworthy. They are afraid they won’t develop any skills or traits that are actually useful and will help them stand out. They function on the belief that a person is only worthy if they are beneficial.

One of the ways they think someone can be worthy is by seeking to make the world a better place! They want to do this by employing the skills they have learnt of the knowledge they acquire. They love gathering knowledge and one of the reasons they do this is to become worthy and be able to take practical steps so that they can actually impact the world they live in. They want to be part of the efforts that are being made to improve the situation of others in the world otherwise they will feel useless. These are the people who take the initiative and do stuff rather than just keep talking.

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.

Basic Desire

The basic desire of the 5w6 enneagram is to feel competent and useful of course! They want to feel needed and hence known for a certain skill or trait that people need or think is useful. This is why they set out to gain knowledge and don’t let any opportunity go when it comes to learning new things, gaining experience through courses or programs! 

The troubleshooter firmly believes that people are only worthy if they can bring some benefit into society; this benefit needs to be concrete and tangible! This is why they are so practical when it comes to taking steps and making decisions – they want to be seen as someone who is making a solid impact with their actions and not just talking about doing things!

What Makes A 5w6 Enneagram Angry?

In this section we will take a look at the 3 major areas where the type 5w6 enneagram may face issues and become angry!

Workplace Issues

Here are a few workplace practices that make the type 5w6 enneagram angry!

No Alone Time 

The 5w6 enneagram dislikes it when they are always surrounded by their coworkers! These personality types need some space of their own especially when they want to get work done. Being surrounded by others disturbs their peace of mind and prevents them from being productive. 

Feeling Unwanted

There are many times when your colleagues make you feel unwanted at work! This is something that the type 5w6 enneagram does not like at all. They want to feel needed and not just because they are part of the team but because they can actually benefit the project or work discussion going on. Facing such an attitude will make this enneagram not only feel unwanted but angry too because they have much to contribute.

Problems At Home

Defensive & Private

Sometimes these individuals may become defensive when their partner or spouse approaches them to discuss an ongoing issue. Even at home they need their space and if they do not get it they will become withdrawn. Also, these enneagrams do not do well when they are stressed out or are not getting the space they need hence they will even become defensive and refuse to admit where they are wrong. Their partner needs to take these things into consideration when addressing an issue with their significant other.

No Motivation

If their spouse does not give them the motivation they need then it is difficult for these enneagrams to take action! 5w6 enneagrams want to be in an environment and with people who give them a reason. If they get the appreciation or recognition they desire from their partner then they will indeed engage in behaviours that are integral for the relationship. For example, if they sit down and have a difficult talk with their partner after which they are appreciated for doing so then it will motivate them to do it again when needed.

Stressors & The 5w6 Enneagram

Self Doubt

Regardless of why this arises, self doubt can put the enneagram that is also known as the ‘Problem Solver’ into a lot of stress and confusion. It will make them unsure about what they can achieve and whether or not they are capable of completing a certain task. It could be their friends, coworkers, family or even their own thinking that makes them fall into such a trap that has long reaching effects.

This is an undesirable condition especially for this enneagram type because of how they view themselves and their own worth. If they are not capable of getting things done then they blame their self worth and not other factors at play. This can also push them towards depression.


This enneagram puts in a lot of effort because they judge themselves by the achievements and skills they have! However, if they feel insecure as to whether or not their efforts will be recognized or if the hard work they put in will be communicated to others or allowed to have an impact then they will not only feel helpless but insecure. This will demotivate them and stress them out. And eventually make them angry! Why? Of course this enneagram type wants to be recognized for all the hard work they put in and make sure it actually serves the purpose it means to serve.

Hence, it is important that this enneagram is assured that whatever they do will be apparent to not only their own self but others and it will prove beneficial to the society.


This article provided an overview as to why the enneagram 5w6 may become angry! The article highlighted reasons that are associated with not only the work life of the enneagram but also their personal life and general stressors. Furthermore, the article introduced the type 5w6 enneagram to the audience!




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