Type Four


The introspective, romantic type.  Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved.  They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious.  Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also be disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living.  They typically have problems with melancholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity. At Their Best: inspired and highly creative, they are able to renew themselves and transform their experiences.

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