Recently I have been challenged to rethink my Enneagram number. You may remember that I have been spending some time thinking that I was a 4 with a 5 wing. Well this may not seem like a big change to you, but I am just now starting to chew over the fact that I may actually be a 5 with a 4 wing.
Identity crisis. But should I really be shocked if my top four strengths are learner, futuristic, input, and intellection?
I still need to spend some time thinking about this (obvs I spent quite a while thinking about being a 4 as well).
Here are some things that I read on the Enneagram website:
On Fives mistaking themselves for Fours (makes me feel comforted to know that it is common):
Fives are more likely to mistype as Fours than vice versa, primarily because of simplistic definitions of the types. Some Fives have learned that Fours are more feeling-oriented, and Fives are more intellectual, and seeing that they have deep feelings presume that they must be Fours. (This is especially true with female Fives.) Also, Fives are often portrayed as scientists or engineers while Fours are creative artists. In fact, it is true that Fours are less likely to be scientists than some other types, but there are as many Fives who are artists as Fours, although their styles are somewhat different."