Understanding the Enneagram type 4 personality

Enneagram Type 4 the Individualist

Enneagram Type 4

“I feel unique and different from others, I am creative and battle with my negative emotions and thoughts.”

The Enneagram type 4 personality are in the Feelings Group and are intuitive, expressive, self-absorbed, and depressive, they are concerned with self-awareness and artistic creativity. Positively, the potential for intuition, sensitivity, individualism, self-expression, and self-revelation.  Negatively, the potential for self-consciousness, self-absorption, self-doubt, self-indulgence, and depression.


Enneagram Type four typical therapy needs

Helping them to stop living in their minds and being fearful of not being accepted. Helping them to realise that they are lovable and not socially excluded. Teaching them what depression is and how to stop falling into that emotional trap. Allowing them to release anger that they have about themselves that they sometimes project onto others. Helping them to feel less inhibited and allowing their immense creativity to be released. Helping them to stop thinking and start doing.

Addictions: Over-indulgence in rich foods, sweets, alcohol to alter mood, to socialize, and for emotional consolation. Lack of physical activity. Bulimia. Depressants. Tobacco, prescription drugs, or heroin for social anxiety. Cosmetic surgery to erase rejected features.

Enneagram type 4 wing personalities:

Enneagram type 4 with a 3 wing is called the Aristocrat or Specialist – individualistic, distinctive, in style, high-powered

Enneagram type 4 with a 5 wing is called the Bohemian or Artist – deep, intense, moody, disciplined, focused


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