Enneagram Fives are motivated by the desire to feel useful and competent. When addressing other Fives, they should be direct and concise; if necessary, they can communicate through written forms, like text or email.
Fives need to work through conflict logically with one another. They should express their perspectives clearly, keep an open mind when listening to the other’s perspective, and work together to find a reasonable compromise or solution.
Fives tend to trust other Fives who are attentive and curious; Fives should listen to other Fives, support their interests, and encourage a passionate pursuit of knowledge.
Fives tend to be quiet, calm, and knowledgeable. They bring insight, thoughtful solutions, and independent thinking to a workplace. Fives can help one another think inventively and build a larger breadth of knowledge.
Fives tend to only be impacted by change if it harms or disturbs their personal space or independence.
Fives need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.
Fives should avoid overcrowding or overwhelming other Fives by recognizing when to give them space.
Fives can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.
Fives can motivate other Fives by engaging in deep discussion about a shared interest.