AboutI'm a personality 4.
Type 4 is called The Individualist, The Artist, The Romantic, The Mystic. I want to be gifted, intuitive, original and unique. More importantly, I want to be passionate, true to my feelings and uniquely authentic. I see myself as sensitive, expressive and spiritual. I would like others to see me as idealistic, emotionally deep and compassionate. My idealized image is that I am accomplished and special. Motivated by the need to understand and to be understood, I desire experiences that are rich with feeling and meaning. I may find it easier to deal with painful emotions than to deal with the tedium of daily routine. I have the temperament of an artist and long to freely express myself. I feel my emotions deeply and am not afraid to go emotionally where others fear to tread. This includes having an exquisite, intuitive ability to distinguish between subtle emotions that others often miss. Painfully self-conscious, I am often overly focused on how different I am from others. A true humanitarian, I have a natural passion for protest. At times intense and contrary, I am not afraid to think for myself and voice my point of view. Nostalgic by nature, I often focus on past experiences. This can lead me to deeper insights or to downward spirals of melancholy and/or painful unresolved feelings. Craving ideal circumstances or love, I often ruminate on what is missing and perceived to be important. My tendency towards self-absorption is both an asset and liability. It can lead me to deep personal insights that can benefit everyone while feeding my self-deprecating sense of humor; but it can also make me appear to be self centered and disinterested in others. Feeling my own inner world so powerfully, it is good to remember that others’ experiences are just as real for them as mine are for me. When I step out of the river of my emotions, I can bring forth my many talents into the world and express them in a way that is extraordinary and original. I am like the lotus flower growing in the mud that is able to transform emotionally painful experiences into fertilizer for personal growth. Attuned to feelings, I have an uncommon sensitivity when it comes to dealing with suffering. I am not afraid to hear about someone else’s troubles, and I can be a great friend to anyone in emotional pain. I need be seen as artistic, gifted and accomplished. I focus on my individuality and on carving my own distinct image. I need to express my deep feelings and want others to validate my emotions. Whether I are organizing my living space to reflect my refined tastes or engaging in an artistic pursuit, it is essential for my sense of well being that I express my creativity. I avoid feeling lost, disoriented and without personal significance, meaning or direction. I also avoid appearing inadequate, defective or flawed. Most importantly, I have a hidden fear of being emotionally cut off or abandoned. I avoid affectation and anything dull, ordinary, ugly, vulgar, inauthentic or distasteful. I also avoid anything which seems forced or artificial. My greatest strengths are my deep intuition, creativity and ability to transform painful life experiences into opportunities for profound growth and healing. This enables me to identify what is missing, and like a knight on a quest, I search until I find it or create it. Astute about human nature, I believe that everyone is an individual and that all emotions have value. Profound and insightful, I have an uncanny knack for transforming the dull and the ordinary into the exciting and extraordinary. I are able to see and appreciate what is truly unique, special and rare. My vice is envy. I’m always worrying that others may have gotten a better deal than me or are being recognized while my talents are being overlooked. Hyper-sensitive, I can be moody, haughty and overly emotional, always seeing the grass as greener and the glass half empty. I can be self-absorbed and temperamental, and tend to over-personalize all life experiences and interactions with others. Capable of being emotionally manipulating or overly critical, I are often unaware of the impact my emotional nature has on others. Remember, that I are like a mystic who sees ‘the river beneath the river’ and are not just the swamp of my emotions. My attention goes to searching for meaning, noticing what is missing, feelings of melancholy and nostalgia, and longing for the unavailable. I appreciate the special, the humane and the beautiful. I like to put my personal signature on everything that I do. My refined tastes make me a great critic and someone who appreciates the truly exceptional. My spiritual journey is to connect to original source and create true meaning. Spiritual growth will come to me when I are able to balance my emotional nature with temperance and equanimity. Keep my powerful emotions in check, and I can create the kind of life that I want. Don’t dwell on the past, and remember to enjoy the pleasure that can be found in each moment. When I have gratitude and the courage to move through my fear of rejection and share my talents, others will honor my original and creative contributions.