People with an Enneagram Type Five Wing Four personality tend to identify primarily with Type Five, but also share Type Four traits. They are curious, creative and reserved in their behavior. They prefer to be alone to reflect and recharge their batteries.
5w4. Imaginative and perceptive, these fives are more emotionally sensitive than their 5w6 counterparts. As they experience more intense emotions, they may try to hide more from the world to avoid being overwhelmed.
How rare are Enneagram 5? A Truity study of more than 54,000 respondents found that Type 5s make up approximately 10% of the population.
Enneagram 5w4 is a mixture of Type 4 and Type 5 traits, with Type 5 being the core type. People of both types can appear very withdrawn and individualistic, but those with core Type 4s are typically more emotional and self-revealing. 5w4s can seem very unconventional, even odd.
What is an Enneagram Type 5 (The Thinker)? People with an Enneagram Type 5 personality tend to be curious, independent, and observant in their behavior. They love to seek knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them.
People with a Type Five, Wing Four Enneagram personality tend to identify primarily with Type Five, but also share traits with Type Four. They are curious, creative and reserved in their behavior. You prefer to be alone to reflect and recharge your batteries. They tend to be more emotional and self-expressive than other fives.
Nevertheless, an ENTP 5w4 would alternate between this and a further sense of alienation / being “weird” and a social outcast, making them anxious to associate with other people with Aux-Fe. They will withdraw far more than they will engage and be more reclusive than other ENTPs.
If you are a 5w6, you value performance and guaranteed safety. The 5w4 is called “the iconoclast”. This is the extraverted wing and they take on the appearance of the individualist in some aspects. They come across as quirky, creative, philosophical and offbeat.
Type Fives and Type Threes both have the innovation and precision to achieve their short- and long-term goals. 3 brings passion to the relationship and 5 is enamored with 3’s ability to achieve goals.
Under stress, you degenerate into Type 5 (The Investigator) and spend more time alone with your (usually pessimistic) thoughts. You can abandon projects and focus on absorbing more knowledge; think more, do less. As a result, you may develop tunnel vision and be unable to see the bigger picture.
Discover Type 5’s Wings
Each Enneagram personality type can have one of the two types next to it as wings. For fives, this means they can have a wing four (aka Enneagram 5w4) or a wing six (Enneagram 5w6). Below are descriptions for each wing.
According to an enneagram population distribution study, the rarest enneagram is Type 8: The Challenger. Next comes the investigator (type 5), followed by the helper (type 2). The most common is the Peacemaker (Type 9).
An overwhelming majority of INTPs chose 5 as their Enneagram type. Since this type correlates with the INTP’s dominant introverted thinking function, this is not surprising.
In relationships, Fives value independence and intentionality. Fives approach relationships slowly but with great curiosity. Having space without demands is important to Fives, so they take the time to learn to trust others, especially in intimate situations.
Type Fives usually go well with Ones, Twos.
In a Five-One partnership, Fives find value in the independence, curiosity, and similar mutual interests of Ones. Likewise, Ones appreciate the lack of judgment and consistency of Fives, which gives them comfort.
Signs of an unhealthy five:
Provocative and antagonistic. Reclusive and greedy for time and energy. Physically neglecting yourself. Hostile to help or intrusion into their space.