Type 4. The Individualist
and often artistically gifted, Fours have the natural ability to appreciate the beauty. They are very creative and inventive, they value authenticity and aesthetic quality. Fours try to be aesthetically attractive, exceptional, and sometimes go to extremes and may seem extravagant and eccentric in their attempts to be noticed. They hate and avoid mediocrity, ordinary, normalcy. They subconsciously avoid being like everyone else. Fours respect outstanding personalities in the field of their interests: important poets, musicians, gurus, consultants, and often compare themselves to others causing feelings of deficiency and inferiority. This leads to low self-esteem and suffering.
Their sensitivity allows them to immediately and accurately perceive the moods and feelings of other people, the atmosphere of places. Fours draw their energy from others. Fours love deep and intimate relationships.
They like to bring a personal touch to everything they do. They give special importance to everything personal and sincere. They prefer to work in such an environment where they are the only specialist in their field and where there is no direct competition. They are very creative and inventive, they value authenticity and aesthetic quality.
They tend to stand out either through their looks or through their lifestyle. Many of them adhere to a special diet, e.g. vegan, or they may try to practice Buddhism, many advocate for the rights of animals, women, sexual or any other minorities. Absorbed by themselves, their suffering, Fours constantly focus on their “uniqueness” and continue to trigger situations where it is emphasized. Scandalous behavior develops a special charm in them. Something dark and forbidden is particularly attractive to Fours.
Emotional and sensitive, their mood can change many times a day like a roller coaster ride. They know the feeling of unyielding happiness and deep sadness. Melancholy is not a negative state for them.