The Free Spirit
People with an enneagram type four wing five personality tend to identify most with type fours, but may also relate to type fives. They are introspective, creative, and perceptive in their behavior. They want to form a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. They tend to be much less concerned with public image than other fours.
Four wing fives fear having no impact on the world. They may be reserved, but they seek recognition and admiration.
They desire their own personal identity, and may retreat within themselves to discover who they really are.
Free Spirits tend to defend themselves either by withdrawing from others or adapting characteristics of loved ones.
In summary, Enneagram 4w5 personality types tend to…
Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.
Strengths that are typically associated with the Enneagram 4w5 personality type include...
Blind spots that are typically associated with the Enneagram 4w5 personality type include…
Communicating with a type four wing five
Find a balance between logical and emotional expression; be honest and direct, while remaining sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of a four wing five.
Meeting with a type four wing five
Keep meetings to a minimum; be concise and honest, allowing them personal time to think and reflect, if necessary.
Emailing a type four wing five
Avoid small-talk and casual conversation; address the purpose clearly and succinctly.
Giving feedback to a type four wing five
Share feedback in an honest, encouraging way; allow them to reflect and share ideas for personal improvement.
Resolving conflict with a type four wing five
Address the issue directly, encouraging them to share their own thoughts on the matter; work together toward a solution.
When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction at work, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.
Free Spirits tend to be motivated and energized by…
Free Spirits tend to be drained by…
Fours with a five wing are deep-thinkers with a desire for personal autonomy and self-expression. They are inquisitive and insightful, preferring to spend their time around books rather than people. They thrive in an environment that gives them space to think while encouraging them to share and express their creativity.
Common jobs for people with the Enneagram 4w5 personality type are: