Enneagram Type Four – The Individualist
Type 4s are the Individualists or the Creatives. They are emotionally honest, sensitive, authentic, creative and expressive.
Type 4’s basic desire is to create a unique and authentic identity that they can express in the world. Their basic fear is that they do not matter or they are not significant in the world.
Type 4s have the ability to connect deeply to their emotions. They are creative and artistic and can find beauty in even simple items. They are also sensitive to others’ feelings and emotions and will encourage others to access their feelings. They desire to create a significant and unique contribution to their community. But, they can sometimes react strongly to the difficult times, withdrawing and fixating on the negative.
If you feel like you don’t fit in anywhere you are because of your unique outlook or you feel like there is something missing within yourself, you may be a Type 4.
Levels of Development for Type 4:
Type 4s can vary greatly in their behavior, depending on their current level of development. You can also move between levels of development based on different circumstances in your life. Read more about development levels here: