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Enneagram Type 5: Knowledge and Mental Objectivity

Enneagram type 5

Enneagram type 5 has a core focus on gaining knowledge and understanding the world by piecing together objective observations and facts.

Self-Concern: “I am not knowledgeable as I am.”

Compensation: "I must gather information about the world in order to understand and navigate it."

Core Assumption: Knowledge comes from objectively observing the world and mentally organizing facts. This often requires that I detach from experiences as they happen to see things clearly and not feel overwhelmed. I need time and space to later process those experiences.

Focus of Attention is on cutting through to the objective facts of a situation and fitting them together logically.


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