Spirit of the Enneagram: Type Four Forum

A place for questions and reflections around the type four enneastyle.

These are the best practices offered during the webinar:

What a Four Can Do:

  • A prayer of gratitude is helpful. You cannot be simultaneously critical and grateful.
  • Take one day and make a point to record each time you are conscious of a feeling of longing, dissatisfaction, or depression. Examine this list at the end of the day. What can it teach you?
  • Take something you have created and meditate on its beauty and originality. Reflect on how it is the product of beauty within you.

Hi! I’m Dana Gregg, and I’ll be your Type Four mentor on this forum page. Here’s a little about me. I’ve lived and worked near Bend, Oregon, for my adult life. I have three children who are married and have amazing children, which means life is complicated! My engagement with the Enneagram for the past 15 years has served me well as a means of spiritual transformation and in navigating relationships. As an Enneagram 4, I find it to be a trusted teacher. Please post any questions about your enneatype journey and I’ll respond with my feedback and perspective. 

5 Comments on “Spirit of the Enneagram: Type Four Forum

  1. The challenge for yesterday was to select a song that reflects our Enneatype. I have chosen “The Supine” by Andrew Bird. I think it beautifully translates melancholy through music.

  2. Katheryne, thanks for bringing that song. I haven’t heard it before listening this morning. Beautiful!
    The song that comes to mind for me is “Gabriel’s Oboe”, by Ennio Marricone, as played by YoYo Ma. Also, without lyrics.
    I’ve been thinking about our ‘4’ conversation on Zoom, yesterday… the question about the constant replay of stories in our minds. It’s an example of the tendency of 4’s to exist in the past, marinating in the emotion of something in the past when nothing juicy is happening in THIS moment! I cannot effect the past. What immediate, if ‘un-juicey’ thing, is possible in THIS moment?

  3. Thank you for the music suggestions. I listened to The Supine. Very beautiful!

    • Hi Anita! Is there a song that you think reflects the four experience?

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