Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic
Enneagram type 4 is called the romantic. Type fours differentiate themselves from the crowd, seeing themselves as uniquely different and special. This is a blessing and a curse because they are often uniquely talented and specialized, but can also feel misunderstood or misrepresented to the common public because of their uniqueness.
At their best, they can be honest and empathetic towards others. They can sit with anyone in good times and hard times, truly grieving in a healthy way without becoming codependent or trying to quickly fix the situation. In times of disintegration, they can become self absorbed, only focusing on what is happening inside themselves, isolating themselves from the outer world. In this setting they get moody, depressed and not fun to be around.
At work, their style is expressing themselves through their creativity at work. Whether that is through art, or by creatively problem solving a difficult situation, they can bring an alternative approach to the work setting that is fresh, new and creative that otherwise would not have been represented.
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