If your enneagram test shows that you’re a 4w5, it means that your dominant type is a five and you have a few traits from the four wing personality types.
The dominant wing, 5s, are investigators. They’re always trying to better understand the world around them. They enjoy looking into unusual concepts in order to have unique findings. A 5 wing clings to knowledge and useful information the way a six wing hangs onto strong relationships.
The four wing is an individualist, they understand that they have unique skills or traits that separate them from others. A weak four wing will feel alone and think they’re unworthy. A stronger four wing will see their strong points and know how to use them in the intellectual world.
When you combine these to get an enneagram 5w4, you get someone who is curious, emotional, and somewhat reserved. They’re the most self expressive of the 5 types.
When placed in a setting of various backgrounds- whether it be a diversity of beliefs or upbringings, a personality types’ weaknesses and strengths will be intensified.
Each Enneagram will have different motivators, since they are all driven by different value systems. Enneagram 5w4 personality is driven by knowledge and information.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
An Enneagram 5w4 will be stressed by:
This enneagram personality type looks for a work environment that is quiet and fosters their deep thinking. 5w4 enneagram types prefer creative and abstract thoughts over real world problem solving.
This core type will thrive in a work environment that encourages them to think and gives space for reflection.
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This enneagram type is the most self expressive and emotional out of other 5 types.
They desire knowledge and use it as a way of justifying their self worth. The greatest fear of a 5w4 is feeling like they’re incompetent or unworthy.
The 5w4’s strong points are working independently, accumulating knowledge, reflection, and concentration. Their weaknesses are the opposite: they become withdrawn in group settings, they can come off as self centered, and can struggle to think practically.
To work well with a 5w4, you’ll want to keep the chit-chat to a minimum. They thrive when they have time to reflect, so if you’re constantly emailing them or pulling them aside for meetings they’ll get overwhelmed.
A 5w4 will work best in a space that encourages them to think creatively and uncover knew knowledge.
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