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Type 5: The Investigator - The Enneagram Institute

The Investigator

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 DisintegrationEnneagram Type 7
Detached Fives suddenly become hyperactive and scattered at Seven.
Direction of IntegrationEnneagram Type 8
Avaricious, detached Fives become more self-confident and decisive, like healthy Eights.

Source: The Wisdom of the Enneagram