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Enneagram Type 5 Traits: Claudio Naranjo's Enneatype V


Today's Enneagram personality types originated with Claudio Naranjo's enneatypes. Most, if not all, Enneagram type teachers learned of the personality types directly or indirectly from Naranjo.

What follows is the trait structure for type 5 as outlined in Naranjo's books Ennea-type Structures and Character and Neurosis.

Enneatype V
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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