Type 4 and Type 4 Relationship

Learn about Enneagram types and relationships

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What is an Enneagram Type 4
(The Creative)?
People with an Enneagram type Four personality tend to be creative, sensitive, and expressive in their behavior. They like to be unique and seek to find their own identity. Though they desire relationships, they may seem distant and reserved, especially in group settings.

Communication

How can Fours communicate effectively with each other?

Enneagram Fours are driven by a desire for their own distinctive identity. Fours should focus on building personal connections with one another. They should remain sensitive and empathetic to other Fours by listening attentively as they share. Fours need to allow each other to have plenty of personal space and can do this by communicating less important details through email.


Resolving Conflict

How can Fours resolve conflict?

Fours should focus on addressing the emotional impact of an issue. They should listen closely to other Fours and remain open to other perspectives. Healthy Fours are likely to have a strong grasp of their emotions, meaning they have the ability to understand and communicate their feelings accurately. Once Fours hear and accept how the other is feeling, they are likely to reach a positive resolution.


Building Trust

How can Fours build trust?

Fours generally trust other Fours who share their emotions or ideas openly and allow others to do the same. Fours should encourage one another to express themselves creatively in some capacity.

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Working Together

How can Fours work together?

Fours tend to be artistic, insightful, and independent. Fours bring deep, creative thinking and sensitivity to a work environment . Fours can help one another work through negative emotions and express themselves in an imaginative way.


Dealing with Change

How can Fours deal with change?

Fours aren’t generally concerned with routine and don’t tend to be very affected by change. They are usually more focused on internal factors than the outside world.


Managing Stress

Fours need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

Fours are easily stressed by...

  • Casual or meaningless conversation
  • Parties and large groups of unfamiliar people
  • Lack of personal creativity
  • Being interrupted or facing an argument

Fours should give one another plenty of space to think and reflect.


Encouraging and Motivating

Fours can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Fours are motivated by...

  • Building connections and relationships with others
  • Taking personal time to reconnect with themselves
  • Expressing their emotions through a form of art
  • Feeling valued and accepted for who they are

Fours can encourage other Fours by recognizing and affirming individual, one-of-a-kind personality traits.


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