How to Love a Type Five. Written by a Type Five.

How to Love a Type Five. Written by a Type Five.

Loving a five is not easy – I’m not going to lie! We understand this and we wish we were a little easier to love. As with most things, we are keenly self-aware. We see and feel the awkwardness just like you do. To be honest, our entire lives have felt like a constant game of “which of these does not match the others?” It’s us! We get it. And to love us well, we need you to get it, too. Don’t try to fix us or imply we need to be fixed. Don’t convince us we can (or should) have more fun. And don’t just put up with us or count us out.

Type Five - The Investigator

Type Five - The Investigator

Type Fives are perceptive, innovative, and cautiously tactical with their time. Whereas most people can easily replenish their energy supply, Fives begin the day much like a cell phone with only 20% battery supply. As such, Fives are much more conscious of how their energy is spent. When they’re growing in alignment with the gospel, Fives show us God’s wisdom and truth. 

Type Four - The Romantic

Type Four - The Romantic

Type Fours are expressive, dramatic and individualistic. If you’re not sold on Enneagram because you think it boxes people in, there’s a chance you might be a Four. Because above all else, Fours fear lacking personal significance and unique identity. In a place of health and spiritual maturity, Type Fours show us God’s creativity and depth.