This is perhaps the most internally conflicted
of the stackings, and potentially the most inconsistent in behavior
. This may occur as a blockage of the sexual instinct which can be redirected as a more generally brooding and troubled
personality. They may isolate themselves for long periods of time before reemerging
. They live according to a strictly personal outlook and are not particularly concerned with the approval of others outside of their immediate concern.
They seem to be searching for something, the missing piece.
If they find a soulmate they will unite without fanfare, forming a secret bond, dealing with formalities as an afterthought
. Powerful sexual impulses facing inner resistance may manifest symbolically in the psyche, giving way to soulful interpretations of the unconscious. Under periods of stress severe sexual tensions may manifest as erratic, impulsively destructive behavior. Can seem restless, torn between the comforts of a stable home life and the urge to wander.
May be prone to self-medicating.
Motivation: to know the heart, reconcile inner conflict, form a secure union.
Familiar roles: the devotee, the seeker
, the wanderer
This type is generally private and reserved
, and especially serious and practical minded in their focus to gain material security and in making useful connections that support their goals. When they do form a connection, loyalty is very important to them and they will not hesitate to end a relationship on grounds of disloyalty. This type may lack a certain degree of interpersonal warmth which can give the impression of coldness or disinterest in others, even a sense of selfishness.
May be drawn to
groups that attract like minded individuals
, as in business clubs or volunteer organizations where a shared professional culture can facilitate social bonds. They tend to live conservatively
and dress in an inconspicuously appropriate fashion befitting their status in life. May have a characteristically blunt and direct style of communication that can take others some getting used to
. They are particularly strong in matters of commitment and sacrifice, and enjoy being the benefactors in assisting society's practical needs.
These people often have an earthy, mysterious quality
to them. They are quietly intense, but to others may seem oblivious to the greater social world around them, instead favoring personal interests.
They are slow to commit
, but once they do it is with an attitude of life commitment, to the establishment of an impermeable bond
. Others can be taken aback by how suddenly and completely this type can lock into them, and by the depth of understanding of the other's condition. They attach to others at an organic, root level,
in contrast to the other subvariant's surface formality. Somewhat hesitant to enter new relationships, they instead preserve the select few enduring bonds they carefully form along the way. The sanctuary of home is of paramount concern
, and this type takes particular delight in decorating their spaces to reflect their cherished sense of taste and depth. Depth and discrimination characterize this stacking.
Motivation: to live in a secure, comfortable environment where they can pursue their private interests in depth.
Familiar Roles: the mate, the mystic, the quiet supporter.
This subtype is the least volatile and fiery of the type Four stackings. They can resemble type One in terms of their efficiency and practicality. Although their focus will be more on the emotional aesthetic, these Fours do have a considerable practical side. Less flashy than some of the subtypes of Four, they nevertheless have a quiet charm and developed sense of style
. They are likely to value their possessions, to perhaps collect items of personal emotional significance.
They may, for instance, have shelves and shelves of books
and have a place for each book. This subtype can also resemble type Six in terms of having a great deal of anxiety. This anxiety often revolves around self-pres concerns such as those surrounding health issues and mortality. Their strong self-pres instinct also lends a degree of independence
to this subtype. As the sexual instinct is least pronounced, this subtype of Four is prone to romanticize intimacy without actually pursuing real relationships. When healthy
, these Fours can be
; when less healthy they might suffer from boughts of melancholy or self pity. The strong self-pres instinct however often helps these individuals to recognize how their state of mind is impacting their health and well being.
This enables them to become action oriented.
This subtype also cares very much about their surroundings
and their possessions. They feel as if these things help to express who they are. There is more of a passionate sense about them
as compared to the self/soc. They have more of a sensual relationship with their environment.
These Fours are much more tortured by their difficulty with respect to maintaining close relationships
. The self-preservational instinct tends to be in conflict with the sexual instinct, causing this subtype to habitually analyze their relationships to the point where they find it difficult to be present to them. When unhealthy, these Fours can become very disdainful of the social environment. They also start to envy the ease with which others seem to form relationships and maintain friendships. When Fours of this subtype are healthy, they find that they can form relationships without feeling as though they are sacrificing authenticity. They no longer feel that they have to automatically define themselves as "different from others," as outside the group. They are able to see the ways in which their emotionality might cloud their better judgment and to use that insight to establish equilibrium.
This is a very volatile type. They are driven to form connections
but have very high demands of their partners. When their powerful fantasies don’t match reality, they become
very restless. They take the fire and passion of the sexual instinct and turn it inward. This can cause both brooding
and fiery outbursts. Dramatic mood swings
are very likely with this type. This subtype of Four could be considered the most classic Four, because of the way they seem to embody the archetype of the tortured artist, although not all Fours of this subtype are artists. Stereotype aside, this subtype does tend to bring their emotions into focus
more readily then the other subtypes of Four. What is under the surface with the self-pres/sexual
is now bubbling to the surface. This subtype can resemble type Seven because of their drama, passion for experience and tendency to suffer from frustration when life seems dull. Like type Seven, they can seem to throw themselves into experience.
When healthy, this subtype learns to balance the need for passion with the less obvious need for groundedness which can come from solid and focused relationships with others and with their creative outlets.