Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Enneagram Misidentifications - Type 5


In this article, I will try to clear up some of the differences between Enneagram Type Five and the rest of the Enneagram types respectively. The comparison tables will be subject to modifications and additions as more information reveals itself.

I hope it will be a useful tool for people who have trouble mistyping or aren't sure of their type - I'm one of them too.

5 and 1

Mistyping frequency: sometimes (5w6 and 1s can resemble each other).

Five
Thought
Uncertain
Disturbs people
Impractical
Playful
Ingenious
Non-judgmental
Confuse
Withdrawn
Detached
Imaginative
Inductive logic
Questions rules
Discovery
Iconoclast
One
Action
Certain
Convinces people
Practical
Rigid
Correct
Judgmental
Discerning
Controlling
Involved
Realistic
Deductive logic
Follows rules
Perfection
Moralist



5 and 2


Mistyping frequency: very rarely (sexual 5s can be mistyped as 2s by others)

Five
Detached
Cold
Loners
Individualists
Analytical
Cerebral
Intellectualizes
Withdraw
Afraid of others
Cynical
Unsocial
Two
Emotional
Warm
People-oriented
Team-players
Compassionate
Sentimental
Empathizes
Help
Seek others
Passionate
Social


5 and 3


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (almost always 3s mistype as 5s).

Five
Seek knowledge
Process-oriented
Withdrawn
Secretive
Impractical
Curiously wandering
Socially awkward
Image-unaware
Ignore people’s opinions
Eccentric
Social isolation
Three
Seek recognition
Goal-oriented
Competitive
Self-promoting
Pragmatic
Highly efficient
Socially competent
Well-groomed
Care what others think
Admirable
Social standards


5 and 4


Mistyping frequency: often (usually between 5w4 and 4w5).

Five
Scientific
Emotionally restrained
Objective
Aloof
Inner emptiness
Detach from feelings
Bothered by feelings
Cerebral
Self-protective
Nihilistic
Four
Artistic
Emotionally expressive
Subjective
Reactive
Inner pain
Identify with feelings
Welcome feelings
Romantic
Self-revealing
Melancholic


5 and 6


Mistyping frequency: sometimes (6w5 and sp 5s tend to resemble each other)

Five
Eccentric
Ignore rules
Non-linear thinking
Contest methods
Impractical
Trust their minds
Aloof
Independent
Seek knowledge
Schizoid
Detached
Individualist
Six
Relate to tradition
Consider rules
Linear thinking
Establish methods
Practical
Doubt their minds
Reactive
Affiliative
Seek security
Paranoid
Engaged
Group-oriented


5 and 7


Mistyping frequency: rarely (stressed out 5s can act like 7s)

Five
Introverted
Withdrawn
Focused
Analytical
Dark vision
Obsessive
Seeks knowledge
Shy
Need quiet
Stingy
Reserved
Seven
Extroverted
Outgoing
Scattered
Syntetical
Optimistic vision
Superficial
Seeks pleasure
Gregarious
Need stimulation
Generous
Expansive


5 and 8


Mistyping frequency: rarely (between self-confident 5s and intellectual 8s)

Five
Withdrawn
Cerebral
Prepare
Impractical
Retreat from life
Feel powerless
Abstract
Restrained
Somewhat absent
Sensitive
Overwhelmed
Reserved
Eight
Confrontational
Instinctual
Act
Pragmatic
Demand of life
Feel powerful
Grounded
Expansive
Poweful presence
Insensitive
Overwhelming
Aggressive


5 and 9


Mistyping frequency: very often (many 9s mistype as 5s)

Five
Intense
Strong-minded
Argumentative
Resistant
Suspicious
Focused
Penetrating
Theory
Particularities
Pessimistic
High-strung
Disconnect from others
Defensive
Complexify things
Discriminating
Detach
Nine
Soft
Easy-going
Comforting
Receptive
Trusting
Diffuse
Unfocused
Fantasy
Generalities
Optimistic
Peaceful
Merge with others
Accomodating
Simplify things
Accepting
Space-out




1 comments:

minh le said...

Between 5 and 9 - probably also correlating to mystypes between INTP and INFP