I Am a 5 On the Enneagram

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    Pain

    My experience of being a 5 is painful. Isolation, disconnection, separation, overwhelm, loneliness...these are the recurring themes of my life. We're on this site to share our experience, right, so that's mine. It's great having this rich inner world, but the unfortunate fact is...
    5Alive 5Alive
    31-35
    8 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    I Took 3 Quick Tests, And Scored Highest As A Type 5 On The Long One.

    Well, here are my scores for the long test at similarminds.com: 55% Type 1 Perfectionist 30% Type 2 Helpfulness 25% Type 3 Image Focus 35% Type 4 Hypersensitivity 71% Type 5 Detachment 28% Type 6 Anxiety 54% Type 7 Adventurous 60% Type 8 Aggressiveness 68% Type 9 Calmness  ...
    gsee60606 gsee60606
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2010

    Reality Takes a Lot of Effort

    I am a classic five. Though I care about people, I find my greatest interests to be intellectual and internal. When I was a child, stories offered a welcome escape from family problems. I both read and wrote stories, generally fantasy, adventure, paranormal or scifi. I got...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    Being A 5 Is Exciting, Difficult, Rewarding, And Consequential All At The Same Time

     I am a 5. specifically with a 4 wing---sexual...at level 4.  My life is anything but ordinary and i am not your average person. I don't live by stereotypes, and have always been one to march to the beat of his own drum. I am a musician, love to read...
    niterider1640 niterider1640
    26-30, M
    Nov 16, 2009

    Type 5- Detachment.

    The word 'detached' is parallel to who I am at the moment. My results for an online quiz are as follows: 22% Perfectionist (Type 1) 30% Helpfulness (Type 2) 70% Image Focus (Type 3-- Because I am insecure with my appearance no less...) 66% Hypersensitivity (Type 4) 86...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Feb 5, 2010

    From Helper To Philosopher

    When I first studied the Enneagram I - just seeing if I resonated with any of the Types by reading biographically - I typed myself wrong. But this was a learning exercise in itself. Because I had adopted a belief in service to others, I shoe-horned myself into the 'Type 2...
    bornexplorer bornexplorer
    36-40, M
    Oct 3, 2012

    A 5w4 with a sexual instinct.

    Also an ISTP/Crafter. Also with social anxiety. I feel the sexual instinct is my life force. I can't dial back my feelings for someone I'm interested in. If I sense rejection I'll do something stupid to try and get them back or withdraw for a long time. It's a challenge being a...
    cryptick cryptick
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2013

    Being A 5 Is Exciting, Difficult, Rewarding, And Consequential All At The Same Time

     I am a 5. specifically with a 4 wing---sexual...at level 4.  My life is anything but ordinary and i am not your average person. I don't live by stereotypes, and have always been one to march to the beat of his own drum. I am a musician, love to read...
    niterider1640 niterider1640
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2009
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