Enneagram Type Four—Explain It to Me in Three Minutes
People that identify as Type Four on the Enneagram intensely seek experiences filled with substance and depth. The same qualities that make them highly empathetic, creative, and attuned to what’s happening deep under the surface of things is also what traps them in cycles of comparison.
- Fours are often quite aware of a sense of connection or disconnection in the space between themselves and other people—emotional intelligence comes easy through the Heart Center, as explained by the Enneagram.
- Though, they can get caught up in a sense of suffering. The three subtypes of Four will approach suffering in wildly different ways, but they all share the limiting belief that they’re missing something in life—that what others have is unattainable for themselves.
- Fours can access new strategies for personal and professional growth by experimenting with wisdom from the archetypes of Three, Five, One, and Two, which can all help to loosen the grip of their unconscious personality patterns.
Why it Matters:
To put it frankly, Fours make the world a more beautiful and compassionate place to be. But that gift comes with a heavy weight attached. When Fours can begin to loosen the load that holds them down, they start to experience a sense of emotional composure that could move mountains.
- I recommend The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge to everyone, but especially to Fours. No one alive today explains Fours better than Bea Chestnut.
- Watch Uranio Paes explain the personality patterns of Enneagram Four.
- Listen to Milton Stewart explain the Type Four defense mechanism of introjection.
- Want to identify or confirm your Enneagram type? Book a typing session with Shay.
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