I recently had to go to the counseling center on campus due to anxiety. Since I was a little girl, I've had trouble with anxiety. People don't usually recognize it when I spiral into this mental maddness because I have a calm look plastered on. Anyway, during my appointment with my counselor I told her about my past with my Dad and all the nastiness therein. She explained that I have Adult Child syndrome- due to the fact my father was an alcoholic. I looked it up afterwards and was struck by how some people typed under enneagram number 6 may have had the same upbringing. The knowledge has been a great help in understanding why I feel odd periods of abandonment and shame, or why I have an almost innate distrust of people. So, for anyone else out there who can relate, you're not alone.