Enneagram Type 4
Remember when I took a bunch of online quizzes?
Well, one of the tests I took was the enneagram personality test, where I was a 98% match for type 4, sometimes called The Individualist and sometimes called The Romantic.
Since finding out my enneagram type, I have been doing small deep dives into figuring out everything I can about my personality type. I wanted to share all my research, as well as resources so you can read about your enneagram type if you’re also interested in things like this.
Before we begin, I want to note that I share a lot of traits with The Romantic Individualist, but I am not a 100% match. We are all unique individuals. Also, I don’t purposely try to match the stereotypes and statistics of my enneagram type. I am who I am and just find this stuff interesting.
- Basic Fear: To have no identity
- Basic Desire: To be unique, different
- Motivated and Energized by:
- Building connections and relationships
- Taking time to reconnect with themselves
- Expressions emotions through art
- Feeling valued and accepted
- Random bouts of inspiration
- Learn something new about their own feelings
- A playlist of songs for rainy drives
- Making something new and beautiful
- Discovering a new artist
- Feeling understood
- Having honest conversations
- Meaningful traditions
- Being told they are unique
- Making memories with people they love
- Casual or meaningless conversation
- Parties and large groups of unfamiliar people
- Lack of personal creativity
- Feeling misunderstood
- Personal trainer
- Hair stylist
- Dance instructor
- Sensitive to feelings
- Appreciative of beauty
- Prone to melancholy
- Unsatisfied with What Is
Top Three Love Languages (days before I found this out, I was talking about my love language with someone, and it’s literally an exact match for my enneagram. I was shooketh.):
- Quality time
- Physical touch
Wants From Love:
- Partner who is patient with fluctuating emotions
- Necessary guidance as a gentle nudge
- Timely and honest feedback and advice
- Sincere compliments and words of encouragement
- An enduring sense of peace and gratitude
- Creative yet subtle
- Dresses based on their mood
- Firm believer in jean jackets
- “Wears what will make them feel comfortable”
- “Uses artistic abilities to express their style”
- Shoes with attitude
- Jeans, probably cuffed
I decided to create three different outfits based on the style associated with The Romantic Individualist. However, I’m still on the hunt for the perfect oversized jean jacket.
I do enjoy secondhand clothing and the challenge that comes with styling them like they’re not secondhand. The red men’s shirt is from Goodwill, and the overalls are a hand-me-down from a relative. To dress up the super casualness of the outfit, I incorporated navy and neutral wedges from JustFab.
The subtle way I show my creativity is through really cool pants and/or shoes. These pants are high-waisted paper bag pants from New York & Company. To really make the pants stand out, I paired them with a simple black bodysuit from TJ Maxx. The shoes are platform sneakers from JustFab that match this fit perfectly.
For a reserved and super comfortable look, I like these cuffed boyfriend jeans from Old Navy. They work perfect with this sherpa hoodie I got from Seek Discomfort (seriously the softest thing I own). To dress the outfit up a little bit but still keep with the casualness, I chose these white platform sneakers from Joie.
CELEBRITIES WITH THE SAME ENNEAGRAM
- Constance Wu
- Meryl Streep
- Judy Garland
- James Dean
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Bob Dylan
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Frida Kahlo
- Amy Winehouse
This concludes my compiled enneagram four, The Romantic Individualist, research. I will have all the resources linked below, including a link to a Pinterest board where I got some of this information and images used on the featured image.
Be you. Be true.