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Type 5: The Observer - The Narrative Enneagram

The Observer

Focus of Attention
Intellectual understanding, accumulating knowledge, and potential intrusions from others’ agendas, needs and feelings

Basic Proposition
You can assure survival and gain protection from intrusion and insufficient resources through privacy, self-sufficiency, limiting desires and acquiring knowledge. 

Strengths
Scholarly, perceptive, thoughtful, self-reliant, dependable, respectful, calm in crisis

Challenges
Detached, isolated, overly intellectual, withholding, hoarding

Stress PointEnneagram Type 7
The stress point is where we go when feeling stressed and pressured, or when mobilizing for action.
Security PointEnneagram Type 8
The security point is where we go when feeling relaxed or secure, or paradoxically, when feeling overwhelmed or exhausted.

Source: The Narrative Enneagram