Thursday, November 1, 2007


Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
4 3 3 8 5 3 4 0 6

Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type.
Type 2: The Helper. The caring, nurturing type.
Type 3: The Motivator. The adaptable, success-oriented type.
Type 4: The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type.
Type 5: The Thinker. The perceptive, cerebral type.
Type 6: The Skeptic. The committed, security-oriented type.
Type 7: The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type.
Type 8: The Leader. The powerful, aggressive type.
Type 9: The Peacemaker. The easygoing, accommodating type.

Fours are the masters of the emotional realm. Fours seem to be old souls. They have been around the block with heartache and even if they still get caught up in it they know there way around.

Some books say that fours are the jealous type. That’s bullshit. Fours don’t want what you have, they want something of their own… but it might be the same thing that you have.

You see fours are always out looking for how to make life better. That’s the thing- the aperture on the vision is so large that fours are trying to find ways to make LIFE better.

Fours can seem sort of down to others. Fours can seem sort of sad, but they really aren’t that sad at all. Once you get to know them, fours know a depth of feeling that none of the other types can TOUCH.

Fours are dag smat on the part of the enneagram that coincides with emotions. Yup, the thinking types see no logic in the four’s moves and the body types think fours are airy-fairy.

Fours are often lethally embarrassed. Or self-concious. Or both.

But that’s OK because despite what anyone might think, the four knows exactly what’s going on.

The desire to create and seek meaning is emphasized in the Individualist. They are emotionally driven, passionate people, who want to be recognized as special and distinguished from others. They are, at their best, compassionate, empathetic, and refined. This often leads them to artistic endeavors of various sorts, or alternatively, to relationships that would bring them intense feelings whether sublime or despairing. On the flipside, their emotional turbulances and excess fantasizing can cause difficulties with living in the moment, rather than in the past or in the future, chronic dissatisfaction and depression, and conflicts with others.


1 comment:

Flame said...

hey, interesting link.

took the sorter and was amused to find myself a split between type 4 and type 7. i guess that makes sense. i've always thought of myself as a cynical optimist.

i agree, artistic types are usually misunderstood and often scorned for their emotional range and introspective moods. Many people mistake this as emotional instability or detachment. which are just convenient stereotypes for people to apply when their experience of life doesn't match yours.

Personally i feel that to live is to experience life in all its richness and vitality. to be alive is to open yourself to the myriad possibilities of sensory stimuli.

the individualist/artist perceives a forever streaming rainbow of experiences, whether conceptual or internal or sensual, physical experiences, that are far grander in scope and intensity than anything that the rest of the vanilla/chocolate world could ever dream of.

well now. not be sound elitist or anything (altho i may be succeeding wildly.)

anyways, good topic.

btw- the MBTI is a pretty accurate personality assessment. a bit long and detailed. i use it in class. Have you taken it?