Enneagram type 5 personality traits: Ennea-type V - Seeking Wholeness through Isolation

Enneagram type 5 personality traits

Enneatype V

A psychiatrist named Claudio Naranjo evolved Oscar Ichazo's ego-types into the Enneagram personality types as we use them today. Naranjo largely based the types on Ichazo's passions.

Naranjo outlined the following trait structure for type 5 (Ennea-type V) in his books Ennea-type Structures and Character and Neurosis.

  • Seeking Wholeness through Isolation - Avarice and Pathological Detachment

    • Retentiveness
    • Not Giving
    • Pathological Detachment
    • Fear of Engulfment
    • Autonomy
    • Feelinglessness
    • Postponement of Action
    • Cognitive Orientation
    • Sense of Emptiness
    • Guilt
    • High Superego
    • Negativism
    • Hypersensitivity


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