The Intense, Cerebral Type:
Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated
Basic Fear: Of being helpless, useless, incapable (overwhelmed)
Basic Desire: To be capable and competent
Superego Message: "You are good or okay if you have mastered something."
Direction of Disintegration: Enneagram Type 7
Detached Fives suddenly become hyperactive and scattered at Seven.
Direction of Integration: Enneagram Type 8
Avaricious, detached Fives become more self-confident and decisive, like healthy Eights.
Source: The Wisdom of the Enneagram