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Description of Type Four: The Romantic Fours are motivated by the need to understand and express their deepest feelings and to discover what is authentic in themselves. They want to feel special and unique, and avoid being seen as ordinary. Their attention is focused on whatever is missing, distant, and idealized. Healthy Fours Are: Imaginative, sensitive, intuitive, creative, and compassionate. They are introspective, self-aware, and in touch with the hidden depths of human nature.
© By Walter J. Geldart, M.Eng., M. Div. - Nov, 1998 This article shows how to use a person's RHETI scores with the Enneagram of Consciousness 1 Process Model to: 1) confirm enneagram personality type, 2) explore preference scores for several Jungian/enneagram information triads associated with specific traits, 3) calculate the preference scores for eight Jungian psychological processes and a ninth moving function, and 4) compare these preference scores with MBTI Form M scores for eight MBTI Scale Preferences (E-I, S-N, T-F, and J-P). The RHETI and MBTI data used in the article was reported by a professional artist.
Home > Explore the Enneagram > Tour the Nine Types > Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Definitions used in describing each type “Lost” essential quality: An experience of the original deep and complete connection to everything.
Type Four in Brief Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious. Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They typically have problems with melancholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity.
Type 4, The Individualist Triad (Corner): Heart (image, feeling) Core Issue: Shame Personality runs on: Frustration Values: Emotional Reactivity Style: Withdrawn Passion: Envy Virtue: Equanimity Description: Creatures of emotional extremes, fours are awash in a stormy sea of emotions. They are all about relationships and seem to be always beginning, ending, or analyzing relationships. They feel frustrated in their search for connection to others. As children, they didn’t feel like the parents really understood them or were there for them emotionally.
In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Five and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself. I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too. 5 and 1 Mistyping frequency: sometimes (5w6 and 1s can resemble each other). Five Thought Uncertain Disturbs people Impractical Playful Ingenious Non-judgmental Confuse Withdrawn Detached Imaginative Inductive logic Questions rules Discovery Iconoclast