5w4 - Seeking Knowledge and Identity
The difference between the 4 wing and the 6 wing in Fives is like the difference between Art
and Science. 4 wing brings an abstract
, intuitive cast of thought, as though the Five were thinking in geometric shapes
instead of words or realistic images
. May be talented artistically and inhabit moods like Fours do. Combine intellectual and emotional imagination. Enjoy the realm of philosophy and beautiful constructs of thought. The marriage of mental perspective and aesthetics is the best of life for them.
When more defensive may seem a little ghostly, have a whisper in their voice. Fluctuate between impersonal withdrawal and bursts of friendly caring.
Can get floaty and abstract. Act like they're inside a bubble, sometimes with an
air of implicit superiority
. Cliché of the "absentminded
professor" applies especially to Fives with this wing. Environmentally sensitive and subject at times to total overwhelm. Touchy about criticism. Can be slow to recover from traumatic events. Melancholy isolation and bleak existential depression are possible pitfalls.
5w6 - Seeking Knowledge and Security
The 6 wing brings an orientation to
detail and technical knowledge
, along with the tendency to think in logical sequence.
, far more analytical than Fives with a 4 wing. Can be loyal friends, offering strong behind-the-scenes support. Kind, patient teachers, skillful experts. May have a sense of mission and work hard. Sometimes project an aura of sensitive nerdiness and have clumsy social skills. When defensive, they can be unnerved by the expectations of others. May like people more but avoid them more.
Especially sensitive to social indebtedness. Could have
trouble saying "thank you."
Fear of taking action, develop "information addiction" instead. Ask lots of questions but don't get around to the decision at hand. When more entranced, they
develop a suspicious scrutiny of other people's motives but can also be blind followers. Misanthropic and Scrooge-like when defensive.
More able to keep their feelings cut off in a constant way. Can be cold, skeptical, ironic, and disassociated. A Five's 6 wing can be phobic or counterphobic. Counterphobic 6 wing brings courage and antiauthoritarian attitudes. When defensive they may
mock authority, or angrily tell others off. Tend to "push the envelope," experiment, find what the limits are