Enneagram Type 5

The Investigator

The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated


Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation.

  • Visionary pioneers
  • Ahead of their time
  • Able to see the world in an entirely new way