The enneagram 4 is sensitive, creative, and enjoy expressing their emotions. Compared to other enneagram types, a 4 is one of the most authentic and creative.
Type fours enjoy the journey of self discovery. Their identity means a lot to them, and they find it exciting to discover who they are. A 4 covets having a deep sense of who they are, and being able to share that authentically with the world.
Fours come off as introverted in group settings, however they deeply value their one on one relationships.
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 4 personality is motivated by creativity and identity.
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Every Enneagram responds to stress differently and will have different triggers.
A fours awareness of their own darker nature can make it easier at times for them to processor stressors and negativity.
Enneagram type fours thrive in work environments that encourage them to be their true, individualized selves. Type fours are happy when they are able to express themselves creatively and bond with their coworkers.
The enneagram type 4 is emotionally expressive and very creative. They’re authentic and intelligent, and will encourage those around them to connect with their own inner world.
As long as an Idealist is allowed to follow their moral passions and feel respected, they will thrive in their workplace.
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An enneagram type four feel most inspired when working along side people who are even tempered. Fours inspire those around them to come up with creative ideas and solutions.
If an enneagram 4 has to work along side other type fours, they can focus on bonding over their unique and creative passions.
An Enneagram 4 Will Work Best With People Who:
An enneagram type 4 can be an emotionally in tune and romantic when their partner connects with them deeply.
Fours need to be careful that they are not setting unrealistic expectations for their partners.
An enneagram 4’s core motivations are to be expressive, unique, and have their own identity. Healthy fours will use their creativity for self expression.
Fours fear being forgotten or unable to leave their mark on the world. 4s fear that their unique abilities might be the only thing of value that they have to offer.
Unhealthy fours tend to be self destructive in their attempts to further differentiate themselves from others. In doing this, they can further damage their self esteem and alienate themselves from the community.
If you want to work well with a four, respect and acknowledge their uniqueness. Fours are proud of their authenticity, and like when others appear to accept them for it. With fours, the keys to a good work relationship are the following: establish a bond, ask about them, and be sensitive when discussing criticisms.
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