In the average range, social fours most seethemselves as unlike others, unique. Their uniqueness is both the gift they bring to others and the burden they must bear.
The most socially active and engaged fours, they long to be involved with others and part of the social world, but often feel they don't know how. Like threes, they constantly compare themselves to others, always feeling they come up short. They desire to be among the elite, but doubt they are up to it.
Feelings of shame in social settings eventually lead social fours to believe they don't know how to function like normal people. They envy the happiness of others, while rejecting them as crude and insensitive. They frequently adopt a glamorous, exotic image to cover over their social insecurities. Many social fours become attracted to alternative lifestyle groups to compensate.
Some social fours may aggressively pursue success as a compensation for their nagging feelings of inadequacy. They react strongly to any statements about themselves, often sifting through past conversations for any hint of a slight. Ironically, they may both defend their defects and feel disadvantaged by them.
In the unhealthy range, fear of rejection can lead social fours to withdraw almost completely from involvement with others. Shame and expectations of humiliation become so pervasive that they don't want to risk being seen. At the same time, their insecurities render them unable to work in any consistent way. As a result, social fours often become extremely dependent on family, friends, or a significant other. Isolation along with fantasies of achievement may cause unhealthy social fours to waste their lives.