There is intelligence to the core emotion of the Head Center Types (#Enneagram Types 5, 6 and 7) and some fear is useful in life.

The only question (for Head Types and everyone else) is how we strike a balance between being cautious enough but not becoming paralyzed.

Similarly, when leading people (providing feedback, etc.) we need to aim for the sweet spot between being




in equal measure, to help people realize the magnitude of the challenge in front of them on time, without making them sh*t their pants. (Too much fear is counterproductive).

I’m not a Head Type and have been in many situations in the past where a bit more fear would have been useful to better guide me. 

I almost failed / dropped out of some really expensive high-stakes courses because I wasn’t ‘worried enough soon enough’ about the requirements.

And as a leader I have failed to draw some of my (underperforming) reports’ attention to the seriousness of the situation, which ended up not serving either one of us.

Fear is useful.

Some fear is useful.

The issue, as always (with all Centers and all Types), is when things (e.g. our Center Emotions) go on autopilot and become rampant, as this way they tend not to serve us anymore.

When was the last time you were afraid of something? How did fear help in the situation? (Did it?)

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