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Type 4: The Individualist - The Enneagram Institute

The Individualist

The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type:
Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Tempermental

Basic Fear: Of having no identity, no personal significance
Basic Desire: To find themselves and their significance, to create an identity out of their inner experience
Superego Message: "You are good or okay if you are true to yourself."

Direction of DisintegrationEnneagram Type 2
Aloof Fours suddenly become overinvolved and clinging at Two.
Direction of IntegrationEnneagram Type 1
Envious, emotionally turbulent Fours become more objective and principled, like healthy Ones.

Source: The Wisdom of the Enneagram