Type 4 (“The Individualist”)
The romantic/individualist is the fourth personality type (Type 4) of the Enneagram theory. Typically, type fours are sensitive, self-aware, creative and personal.
They are referred to as “romantics” or “individualists” because they are emotionally honest and seek to create individuality and beauty. However, they also withdraw to protect their self-image, meaning they can sometimes be moody and self-conscious.
Type 4 with a 3 wing (4w3)
People with a Enneagram with a type four wing three (4w3) personality tend to identify more with the type four, but also share several traits with type three’s. These type fours tend to be creative, energetic and productive. They are generally more sociable than other type fours.
Type 4 with a 5 wing (4w5)
Similarly, people with Enneagram with a type four wing five (4w5) personality tend to identify more with the type four, but also share several traits with type five’s. These type fours tend to be introspective, creative and aim to have a deep understanding of the world around them. Due to this, they tend to be less concerned with what others thing of them in comparison to other type fours.
Type 4 careers
As type fours seek individuality, they tend to seek work in places that care about authenticity and creativity. Due to this, they are often found thriving as artists, marketers (assistants, managers or directors), writers, content managers and editors or as designers.
They are likely to not thrive in careers that do not enhance uniqueness and creativity, such as financial analysts, actuaries, admin assistants or lab technicians.