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Type 5: The Wise Person - The Enneagram Spectrum

The Wise Person

Adaptive Cognitive Schema - Understanding/Transparency:

  • Your wisdom and understanding come from experience, participation, and involvement. You know with your body-feelings-mind.
  • You share your inner life to enrich the world. You freely give what you have freely received. You are generous with your self, feelings, ideas, and time.

Maladaptive Cognitive Schema - Intellectualization/Anonymity:

  • Your knowledge comes too exclusively through your perceptions and watching and intellect. You know through your head or vicarious experience.
  • You desire anonymity, to hide and observe. You want to see but not be seen.

Adaptive Emotional Schema - Detachment:

  • You possess the spirit of non-attachment. You take what you need and let the rest go.

Maladaptive Emotional Schema - Avarice:

  • You are greedy. To avoid an inner sense of emptiness or feel externally dependent on others, you fill yourself and store up in yourself information and materials.


Source: The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles