Introspective, Expressive, Dramatic, Temperamental, Self-absorbed
Fours are self-aware, emotionally honest and sensitive artists. They are creative, reserved, moody and self-conscious. Fours feel exempt from ordinary ways of living and will withhold themselves from others because they feel vulnerable and defective.
They can be disdainful, self-indulgent, self-pitying melancholics.
At their best: they are inspiring, highly creative types who can renew themselves and transform any experience.
Click through to discover more famous Fours known for their unique style and presentation.
Audrey Justine Tautou is a French actress. She made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut in Venus Beauty Institute, for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress.
Like Paris and all of France, both this actress and the movie are classic examples of the four fixation.
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.
Pocahontas was a Native American woman, belonging to the Powhatan people, notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. She was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribes in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia.
I stood in line with 15 or 20 girls like myself, in the hospital for one reason or another. We received shots, or hydrotherapy baths, or electric shock treatment. This was supposed to relax the tensions and keep us quiet, which it did. I don’t blame the hospital at all—I think that they did everything in their power to take care of the enormous number of people they had, but I really don’t think it helped me much.
Spanish actress and model, Penélope Cruz Sánchez was signed by an agent at 15 and her acting debut at 16 on television, and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón Jamón. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Belle Époque, Open Your Eyes, The Hi-Lo Country, The Girl of Your Dreams, and Woman on Top.
Prince stood up against the exploiters and abusers within the music industry to usher in support for artists and musicians who did not wish top succumb to the evils of this industry.
John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades.
Jon Snow, born Aegon Targaryen, is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, the late Prince of Dragonstone. After successfully capturing a wight and presenting it to the Lannisters as proof that the Army of the Dead are real, Jon pledges himself and his army to Daenerys Targaryen.
Charlie Chaplin lived 88 years, 4 statements:
(1) Nothing is forever not even problems (2) I love walking in the rain because no one can see my tears. (3) The most lost day in life is the day we don't laugh. (4) Six best doctors in the world...Sun, Rest, Exercise, Diet, Self-respect, Friends. Stick to them at all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life..
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, often referred to as Yves Saint-Laurent, was a French fashion designer who, in 1961, founded his eponymous fashion label. He is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers of the twentieth century.
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with popularising a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style, replacing the "corseted silhouette" that was dominant beforehand.
Aiding in the war, Coco Channel supported Nazi Germany and the 4th reich
Hugo Ferdinand Boss was a German fashion designer and businessman. He was the founder of the fashion house Hugo Boss AG. He was an active member of the Nazi Party as early as 1931 and remained loyal to the Nazi German ideology throughout the duration of the party's existence.
Hugo Boss - Nazi Uniform
He was known as the creative director of the French fashion house Chanel, a position held from 1983 until his death, and was also creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi and of his own eponymous fashion label. He collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects.
Lagerfeld was recognized for his signature white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and high, starched, detachable collars.
Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Costante Cardin, was an Italian-born naturalised-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form.
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years.
At the beginning of 2020 right before Covid Pandemic, Ricky Gervais opens the can of worms at the Golden Globes and expose all of Hollywood within fifteen minutes and most particularly Tom Hanks.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays.
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell is an American singer-songwriter. She first gained attention in 2015 when she uploaded the song "Ocean Eyes" to SoundCloud, which was subsequently released by the Interscope Records subsidiary Darkroom.
Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.
David Robert Jones OAL (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/ BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
Robert Downy Jnr
Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and producer. His career has been characterised by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. Known for pursuing disparate roles in a wide range of film genres, she has consistently received acclaim for her versatile performances.
Val Edward Kilmer is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! and Real Genius, as well as the military action film Top Gun and the fantasy film Willow.
Barry Otto (born 1941) is an Australian thespian actor, primarily of cinema, and an amateur artist and received an AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in Strictly Ballroomand was nominated for Bliss, Cosi and The More Things Change.
Mary Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the film Dallas Doll, and continued to act in Australian film and television throughout the 1990s.
Owen Cunningham Wilson is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson with whom he shared writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums, the latter of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.
Graham William Walker, better known by his stage name Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, author, and commentator. Well known for his work in the UK, he is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and an eight-time award winner overall.
Dame Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor. Excelling on stage with the National Youth Theatre, her performance as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra in 1965 saw her invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company before she made her West End stage debut in 1975.
Dame Julia Mary Walters, known professionally as Julie Walters, is an English actress, comedian, and author. She is the recipient of four British Academy Television Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two International Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Fellowship, and a Golden Globe.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. She fanned women's rights work and played Hermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, appearing in the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts.
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith is an English actress. She has had an extensive career on stage, film, and television, which began in the mid-1950s. Smith has appeared in more than 60 films and over 70 plays, and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses.
Jeremy John Irons is an English actor and activist. Classically trained, he began his acting career on stage in 1969 appearing in many West End theatre productions, including Shakespeare. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut and received awards as Best Actor around this time.
Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, writer, and artist.
He is best known for his gothic fantasy and horror films such as Beetlejuice (1988) Edward Scissorhands (1980) Dark Shadows, Batman (1989) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
Winona and Johnny
Winona Laura Horowitz, known professionally as Winona Ryder, is an American actress known for taking on quirky roles in her earlier films and play more prominent roles in the 1990s. John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician, nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades.
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American fantasy romance film directed by Tim Burton. It was produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi, and written by Caroline Thompson from a story by her and Burton. Johnny Depp plays an artificial humanoid named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissor blades instead of hands.
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter
Both Timothy Walter Burton and Helena Bonham Carter typify the type four duo of the unique artist. In his classic style of cinema that he has written, directed and produced and which she has played many central roles in.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress. Known for her roles in independent films and large-scale blockbusters, she is the recipient of such accolades as a British Academy Film Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and nominations for two Academy Awards, nine Golden Globes, four Primetime Emmy Awards and three British Academy Television Awards.
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum is an American actor and musician, starring Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence Day (1996), as well as their respective sequels.
Marianne Deborah Williamson is an American author, spiritual leader, political candidate, and activist. She has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers in the "Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous" category.
Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is best known for her starring role as the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl on The CW. She has also appeared in films such as Killer Movie, Country Strong, The Roommate, Monte Carlo, The Oranges and The Judge.
Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, and activist who has acted in numerous films, television shows, and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the lead in Bent, and The National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae.
The role Cummings makes in "The Good Wife" as a publicity manager, highlights the kind of life a four fixation.
Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, and musician. Over his distinguished career he has earned five Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.
Judy Garland was an American actress, singer, vaudevillian and dancer. With a career spanning 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage.
Gone With the Wind
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The film was produced by David O.
Cabaret: theatrical entertainment of music, song, dance, recitation, drama at a pub, casino, hotel, restaurant or nightclub. Stage performances are introduced by a master of ceremonies or MC. Dining and drinking with entertainment done by an ensemble of actors and according to its European origins, is often oriented towards adult audiences and of a clearly underground nature. Strip tease, burlesque, drag shows or solo vocalists with pianist are often advertised as cabarets.
Władziu Valentino Liberace was an American pianist, singer, and actor. A child prodigy born in Wisconsin to parents of Italian and Polish origin, he enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements.
Pricilla, Queen of the Desert
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian road comedy film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows two drag queens played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce and a transgender woman, played by Terence Stamp, as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various groups and individuals. The film's title references the slang term "queen" for a drag queen or female impersonator.
Freddie Mercury & Ramei Malek
British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist Freddie Mercury of rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music with flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range.
Rami Said Malek portrayed computer hacker Elliot Alderson in Mr Robot (2015–2019) and as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Queen were a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal which gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.
George Alan O'Dowd, known professionally as Boy George, is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, photographer and record producer. He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club.
Geisha are a class of female traditional Japanese performance artists in dance, music and singing and are proficient conversationalists and hosts. Their distinct appearance is characterised by long, trailing kimono, traditional hairstyles and make-up. Geisha entertain at parties known as ozashiki, often for the entertainment of wealthy clientele.
The intricacy of aesthetics and philosophical ideas that Japanese gardens represent are devoid are artificial ornamentation to and highlight the natural landscape. This is classic type four culture where Ancient Japanese art has inspired Japanese garden designers.
The idea was set up by the type 4 mindset as a more dignified thrift shop and coined with the term "opportunity shop". You will always find a type four working in these outlets as well as shopping in them as type fours cannot resist a bargain.
Mood and Style
The Dragonfly symbolises change, transformation, adaptability and self realisation. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life.
The avant-garde is type four culture. Avant-garde are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society. It is frequently characterised by aesthetic innovation and initial unacceptability.
Dita Von Teese
"It's about having a distinctive self. I know I am self made. I create my own look. I don't have anyone telling me what to wear or how to cut my hair and I think that whoever was inspired by me likes that aspect of me."
Moody and Provocative
Type Fours can be moody and provocative to grab the attention they need in order to show what is rising from deep within their emotional system.
The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit is a stylish time keeper which is a trait of the type four. Ironic this role is played by Jonny Depp and Directed by Tim Burton. This character is a type 4 and type fours are excellent time keepers similar to five and a six but for different motivations.
Enchanted - Amy Adams
Enchanted is a 2007 American live action/animated musical fantasy, romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
Princess Giselle played by Amy Adams is banished from her kingdom by her lover's evil stepmother. She is then transported to the real world where she meets a lawyer and finds herself falling for him. Her ability to bring joy in the manner she does is characteristic of type four.
The gloominess of Eeyore is a type four fictional character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. He is generally characterised as a pessimistic, depressed, anhedonic, old grey stuffed donkey who is a friend of the title character, Winnie-the-Pooh and represents the shadow side of type four.
Calimero is an Italian animated television series about a charming, but hapless anthropomorphised chicken; the only black one in a family of yellow chickens. He wears half of his egg shell still on his head. He is often melancholic a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. These are classic type four feelings and expression.
Edna Marie "E" Mode is a fictional character in Pixar's animated superhero film The Incredibles (2004) and its sequel Incredibles 2 (2018). She is an eccentric fashion designer renowned for designing the costumes of several famous superheroes and a classic type four.
Type four - Jasmine is a "special" character from feature film Aladdin. Voiced by American actress Linda Larkin – with a singing voice provided by Filipina singer Lea Salonga – Jasmine is the spirited Princess of Agrabah, who has grown weary of her life of palace confinement.
Rapunzel, a naive and young girl, is locked up by her overly protective mother. Her wish to escape into the world outside finally comes true when she meets the good-hearted thief, Flynn. Despite her struggles she remains bright and joyful and is a wonderful example of the plight of type four.
The Vampire represents the most powerful and prolific influence of Gothic fiction in popular culture. Slavonic origin, the "vampire" theme of a preternatural being of a malignant nature gets nourishment by sucking the blood of the living. The mood around it is how a four feels being in the environment.
The animation of Dracula is the owner of Hotel Transylvania and the father of his 18 (later 25)-year old daughter Mavis, father-in-law of Johnny and maternal grandfather of Dennis. Hotel Transylvania consists of four theatrical films, led by the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez.
Pepe Le Pew
Type fours can be needy lovers ever in hot pursuit of the object of their affection similar to the mood of Pepé Le Pew, a Warner Bros animated French striped skunk character who is constantly on the quest for love.
Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Unique, colourful and stylish and can be croakingly melancholic depending on their mood.
An Emotional Whirlpool
This is the emotional whirlpool of a four constantly feeling the pangs and pulls of union through separation. The essence of joy knows holy union in the separate thought system of an ego feels the pain of separation and attempts to seek out the romantic play of divine union.
A snowflake - how easily joy can dissolve but the beauty of it is so unique. A snowflake is similar to a four in that it is easy to destroy their brightness if one is not aware and conscious of their unique function.
The intricacy of the spider
Like the spider weaving a web - type four is ever creating a unique web of lustrous light of beauty and style for those who are ready to appreciate them.
Waterwalker - a type four must navigate very carefully how they behave and respond in the material role as their feeling systems are sensitive and delicate. They approach life with a care and precision similar to a water walker who has the ability to carefully feeling out how to delicately move forward in such a way as to not get pulled into density.
Just as the liver, essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances, type four experiences the processes of digestion and elimination of toxic emotions due to having the ability to voyage deep into their feelings.
Fish Tank Filter
Similar to the liver function, the four is like a fish filter digesting, processing and eliminating toxic energy in the environment but at the cost of their own emotional system. When they cleanse they bring the shine to those in their environment same like the fish shine comes from the health mechanisms of the filter.
Type four's can be like a song bird who brings a chirpy and can be heard when they speak brightly and eloquently bringing delight into any environment. A songbird expresses an exciting lightness and joy in the right environment.
Due to the finite skills of type four they are often the cash cow of in any given industry being exploited by others. Rather than take advantage of this, type four can serve a higher cause and shift the whole game.
Due to the style of the type 4, they are often trapped by others. If one is able to understand the exploitative tendencies of others, and the nature of each type then the sensitive 4's can find a way out of the golden cage with the right application.
Whenever a biting insect (ant, bee, wasp or tick) is in the environment, be sure to note that it is always the type 4 that gets bitten first.
Marianne Deborah Williamson is a lover of "A Course in Miracles" by Jesus as well as an American author, spiritual leader, political candidate, and activist. She has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers in the "Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous" category.
Spiritual teacher Gangaji married to Eli Jaxon-Bear, holds truth that you are is already free and at peace, realised simply by ending one’s search, invites others to stop and be still. Discover Self without the fragmentation from thought to thought without any space. Cease overlooking spaciousness and directly experience where mind can turn inward to silence. "Who am I?, What am I avoiding in this moment?, Where is silence? Send the mind inward to question reality.
Jahnavi Harrison, also known by her spiritual name, Jahnavi Jivana devi dasi, is a British musician known for her mantra meditation music. She regularly appears as a presenter on BBC Radio 4's Something Understood programme and BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought.
Lord Indra from Little Krishna
Lord Indra envious of the mystical boy Krishna cannot fathom why he is being more adored than he. Convinced by Krishna's views, the villagers decided not to do Lord Indra's Puja which angered Indra Dev. He decided to avenge the insult by causing torrential rains and thunderstorms and destroy the village. Krishna saved the villagers by combatting his attack by lifting the Govardhan Parvat on his little finger.
The most inspiring four I know - Singtoh-Roddajun Dogan began his career as a famous model in New York and the Melbourne nightclub and DJ scene, Club Filter, the entertainment industry in Thailand, and was perfumer for the King of Saudi Arabia and now Amma. Master of the esoteric, he has aided, supported, protected and nourished thousands of personalities ranging from the most famous to the most destitute.
Shraddha - Pure Joy
My daughter Shraddha, a pure light and joy to be before she was mercilessly taken from me at the young age of five. After six years we have been reunited but the devastation took a heavy toll on the both of us and her fixation type has pushed her to find her own unique expression to rise through such an upheaval and rise she will.
Prisca Jaya Du Ressac
Prisca Jaya Du Ressac is an inspiration for her service and dedication to humanity and similar to is Mary Magdalene with her ability to bring the love, light and joy to those who seek her shelter and nourishment and need guidance from her incredible wisdom. Watch this space for "Star Nature".
Divine Feminine Christ Embodiment, She of a thousand Angels, Mary Magdalene, shines the greatest angelic light in the darkest of places, endowed with the gifts of channeling and healing, embodiment of fierce Divine Love offering direct teachings alongside Jesus who created the opportunity and physical protection for her to freely walk as a sovereign woman during his public Ministry. She lay witness to the crucifixion and the resurrection, heralding the way of Christ Consciousness.
The Holy Grail is Holy Union itself - a treasure that serves with miraculous power providing happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance. It is often in the custody of the Fisher King.
My Holy Grail of Holy Union itself - a treasure that serves with miraculous power providing happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance. It is often in the custody of the Fisher King.
Sri Sri Anandamayi Ma
Anandamayi Ma was an Indian saint, described by Sivananda Saraswati as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." Precognition, faith healing and miracles were attributed to her by her followers. Paramahansa Yogananda translates the Sanskrit epithet Anandamayi as "Joy-permeated" in English. This name was given to her by her devotees in the 1920s to describe her perpetual state of divine joy.
Saraswati resides with the elegant swan. A swan is the symbol of style, uniqueness, elegance and prestige.
Goddess of Knowledge, music and art, speech and learning - Saraswati is a part of the tridevi of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three equal forms unite with the trimurti of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain, and regenerate the Universe respectively.
When push comes to shove type four can really handle themselves which is why Goddess Durga has been placed here. Durgā is worshipped as a principal aspect of the mother goddess Devi and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. She is associated with protection, strength, motherhood, destruction and wars.
Four - Click into the Unique Artist
The essence of the 4 is Joy which born into a body runs a basic fear of being without an identity or personal significance.
The essence of joy has been constricted and so the desire to be oneself when depleted turns to self indulgence.
It thus runs on the passion of envy. Envy is based on the lack propensity of something missing. The identified Self sees others as possessing qualities they lack and then long for it. In longing we miss all the blessings in our lives. The chief feature therefore becomes melancholy. The way back to Self through this suffering is through the holy idea of origin via the holy path of equanimity.
Holy Idea: Origin
Holy Path: Equanimity
Chief feature: Melancholy
Idealisation: I am elite
Talking Style: Lamentation
Defence Mechanism: Introjection
Avoidance: Feeling lost
Subtypes: Self Preservation – Dauntless
Romeo and Juliet – Somewhere My True Soul Mate Is Waiting.
Romantic, intense, self-aware, moody, passionate, placing huge emphasis on their relationship, longing for a lover who gets them. Someone they can be deeply and authentically intimate with. An emotional roller coaster when less integrated.
Fours Retreat: using fantasies, imagination, and the emotions attached to them in an attempt to heighten sexual intensity, needing to feel the deep juice of connection, a buzz more important than sex itself. Feeling like outsiders, they live through their idolised fantasy as an eccentric artist.
Wing Three and Five and stretch/release points One and Two can all relate.
Love Type: Maternal Counter type – counter type seeking a partner who will take care of them while they too care for you.
Relationship Belief: "I am unique" - "You won't find anyone like me."
Sexual frustration: "Everyone seems so happy in love, why can't I find the relationship of my dreams?"
By Ann Gadd
Dichotomy is analytical/disorientated.
Divine Path is Holy Union
Otherwise the hopeless romantic.
In childhood the soul was forced to shut down and believe that to be too functional or too happy was not okay. To compensate this, the idealisation then became I am elite.
A reactive type who seeks a rescuer, someone to understand them and support their life dreams. They want to be seen.
They fear being abandoned and that no one will care for them enough to support them in becoming themselves.
They keep others interested by limiting access to them, being hard to get and holding onto supporters.
Lesson 100 of "A Course in Miracles"
"My Part is essential to God's plan for salvation."
Just as God’s Son completes his Father, so your part in it completes your Father’s plan. Salvation must reverse the mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies, which lead separate lives and go their separate ways. One function shared by separate minds unites them in one purpose, for each one of them is equally essential to them all.
God’s Will for you is perfect happiness. Why should you choose to go against His Will? The part that He has saved for you to take in working out His plan is given you that you might be restored to what He wills. This part is as essential to His plan as to your happiness. Your joy must be complete to let His plan be understood by those to whom He sends you. They will see their function in your shining face, and hear God calling to them in your happy laugh.
You are indeed essential to God’s plan. Without your joy, His joy is incomplete. Without your smile, the world cannot be saved. While you are sad, the light that God Himself appointed as the means to save the world is dim and lustreless, and no one laughs because all laughter can but echo yours.
You are indeed essential to God’s plan. Just as your light increases every light that shines in Heaven, so your joy on earth calls to all minds to let their sorrows go, and take their place beside you in God’s plan. God’s messengers are joyous, and their joy heals sorrow and despair. They are the proof that God wills perfect happiness for all who will accept their Father’s gifts as theirs.
We will not let ourselves be sad today. For if we do, we fail to take the part that is essential to God’s plan, as well as to our vision. Sadness is the sign that you would play another part, instead of what has been assigned to you by God. Thus do you fail to show the world how great the happiness He wills for you. And so you do not recognise that it is yours.
Today we will attempt to understand joy is our function here. ²If you are sad, your part is unfulfilled, and all the world is thus deprived of joy, along with you. God asks you to be happy, so the world can see how much He loves His Son, and wills no sorrow rises to abate his joy; no fear besets him to disturb his peace. You are God’s messenger today. You bring His happiness to all you look upon; His peace to everyone who looks on you and sees His message in your happy face.
We will prepare ourselves for this today, in our five-minute practice periods, by feeling happiness arise in us according to our Father’s Will and ours. Begin the exercises with the thought today’s idea contains. Then realise your part is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God’s messengers. Think what this means. You have indeed been wrong in your belief that sacrifice is asked. You but receive according to God’s plan, and never lose or sacrifice or die.
Now let us try to find that joy that proves to us and all the world God’s Will for us. It is your function that you find it here, and that you find it now. For this you came. Let this one be the day that you succeed! Look deep within you, undismayed by all the little thoughts and foolish goals you pass as you ascend to meet the Christ in you.
He will be there. And you can reach Him now. What could you rather look upon in place of Him Who waits that you may look on Him? What little thought has power to hold you back? What foolish goal can keep you from success when He Who calls to you is God Himself?
He will be there. You are essential to His plan. You are His messenger today. And you must find what He would have you give. Do not forget the idea for today between your hourly practice periods. It is your Self Who calls to you today. And it is Him you answer, every time you tell yourself you are essential to God’s plan for the salvation of the world.
Lesson 101 of A Course in Miracles
"God's Will for me is perfect happiness."
Today we will continue with the theme of happiness. This is a key idea in understanding what salvation means. You still believe it asks for suffering as penance for your "sins." This is not so. Yet you must think it so while you believe that sin is real, and that God's Son can sin.
If sin is real, then punishment is just and cannot be escaped. Salvation thus cannot be purchased but through suffering. If sin is real, then happiness must be illusion, for they cannot both be true. The sinful warrant only death and pain, and it is this they ask for. For they know it waits for them, and it will seek them out and find them somewhere, sometime, in some form that evens the account they owe to God. They would escape Him in their fear. And yet He will pursue, and they can not escape.
If sin is real, salvation must be pain. Pain is the cost of sin, and suffering can never be escaped, if sin is real. Salvation must be feared, for it will kill, but slowly, taking everything away before it grants the welcome boon of death to victims who are little more than bones before salvation is appeased. Its wrath is boundless, merciless, but wholly just.
Who would seek out such savage punishment? Who would not flee salvation, and attempt in every way he can to drown the Voice which offers it to him? Why would he try to listen and accept Its offering? If sin is real, its offering is death, and meted out in cruel form to match the vicious wishes in which sin is born. If sin is real, salvation has become your bitter enemy, the curse of God upon you who have crucified His Son.
You need the practice periods today. The exercises teach sin is not real, and all that you believe must come from sin will never happen, for it has no cause. Accept Atonement with an open mind, which cherishes no lingering belief that you have made a devil of God's Son. There is no sin. We practice with this thought as often as we can today, because it is the basis for today's idea.
God's Will for you is perfect happiness because there is no sin, and suffering is causeless. Joy is just, and pain is but the sign you have misunderstood yourself. Fear not the Will of God. But turn to it in confidence that it will set you free from all the consequences sin has wrought in feverish imagination. Say:
God's Will for me is perfect happiness.
There is no sin; it has no consequence.
So should you start your practice periods, and then attempt again to find the joy these thoughts will introduce into your mind.
Give these five minutes gladly, to remove the heavy load you lay upon yourself with the insane belief that sin is real. Today escape from madness. You are set on freedom's road, and now today's idea brings wings to speed you on, and hope to go still faster to the waiting goal of peace. There is no sin. Remember this today, and tell yourself as often as you can:
God's Will for me is perfect happiness.
This is the truth, because there is no sin.
Lesson 198 of A Course in Miracles
"Only my condemnation injures me."
Injury is impossible. And yet illusion makes illusion. If you can condemn, you can be injured. For you have believed that you can injure, and the right you have established for yourself can be now used against you, till you lay it down as valueless, unwanted and unreal. Then does illusion cease to have effects, and those it seemed to have will be undone. Then are you free, for freedom is your gift, and you can now receive the gift you gave.
Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are freed. Such is the law that rules perception. It is not a law that knowledge understands, for freedom is a part of knowledge. To condemn is thus impossible in truth. What seems to be its influence and its effects have not occurred at all. Yet must we deal with them a while as if they had. Illusion makes illusion. Except one. Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest.
Forgiveness sweeps all other dreams away, and though it is itself a dream, it breeds no others. All illusions save this one must multiply a thousandfold. But this is where illusions end. Forgiveness is the end of dreams, because it is a dream of waking. It is not itself the truth. Yet does it point to where the truth must be, and gives direction with the certainty of God Himself. It is a dream in which the Son of God awakens to his Self and to his Father, knowing They are One.
Forgiveness is the only road that leads out of disaster, past all suffering, and finally away from death. How could there be another way, when this one is the plan of God Himself? And why would you oppose it, quarrel with it, seek to find a thousand ways in which it must be wrong; a thousand other possibilities?
Is it not wiser to be glad you hold the answer to your problems in your hand? Is it not more intelligent to thank the One Who gives salvation, and accept His gift with gratitude? And is it not a kindness to yourself to hear His Voice and learn the simple lessons He would teach, instead of trying to dismiss His words, and substitute your own in place of His?
His words will work. His words will save. His words contain all hope, all blessing and all joy that ever can be found upon this earth. His words are born in God, and come to you with Heaven's love upon them. Those who hear His words have heard the song of Heaven. For these are the words in which all merge as one at last. And as this one will fade away, the Word of God will come to take its place, for it will be remembered then and loved.
This world has many seeming separate haunts where mercy has no meaning, and attack appears as justified. Yet all are one; a place where death is offered to God's Son and to his Father. You may think They have accepted. But if you will look again upon the place where you beheld Their blood, you will perceive a miracle instead. How foolish to believe that They could die! How foolish to believe you can attack! How mad to think that you could be condemned, and that the holy Son of God can die!
The stillness of your Self remains unmoved, untouched by thoughts like these, and unaware of any condemnation which could need forgiveness. Dreams of any kind are strange and alien to the truth. And what but truth could have a Thought which builds a bridge to it that brings illusions to the other side?
Today we practice letting freedom come to make its home with you. The truth bestows these words upon your mind, that you may find the key to light and let the darkness end:
Only my condemnation injures me.
Only my own forgiveness sets me free.
Do not forget today that there can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought. Nor can there be a form of pain forgiveness cannot heal.
Accept the one illusion which proclaims there is no condemnation in God's Son, and Heaven is remembered instantly; the world forgotten, all its weird beliefs forgotten with it, as the face of Christ appears unveiled at last in this one dream. This is the gift the Holy Spirit holds for you from God your Father. Let today be celebrated both on earth and in your holy home as well. Be kind to Both, as you forgive the trespasses you thought Them guilty of, and see your innocence shining upon you from the face of Christ.
Now is there silence all around the world. Now is there stillness where before there was a frantic rush of thoughts that made no sense. Now is there tranquil light across the face of earth, made quiet in a dreamless sleep. And now the Word of God alone remains upon it. Only that can be perceived an instant longer. Then are symbols done, and everything you ever thought you made completely vanished from the mind that God forever knows to be His only Son.
There is no condemnation in him. He is perfect in his holiness. He needs no thoughts of mercy. Who could give him gifts when everything is his? And who could dream of offering forgiveness to the Son of Sinlessness Itself, so like to Him Whose Son he is, that to behold the Son is to perceive no more, and only know the Father? In this vision of the Son, so brief that not an instant stands between this single sight and timelessness itself, you see the vision of yourself, and then you disappear forever into God.
Today we come still nearer to the end of everything that yet would stand between this vision and our sight. And we are glad that we have come this far, and recognise that He Who brought us here will not forsake us now. For He would give to us the gift that God has given us through Him today. Now is the time for your deliverance. The time has come. The time has come today.
Four - A Deeper Look into the Unique Artist
Type Fours tend to have an attractive quality and style to them. There is a mood about them as they are deeply in touch with their feelings. They are also good at gauging the moods and feelings of others more than any of the other enneagram types.
The intrinsic nature of the Four is Joy. At the Heart lies the fundamental blueprint of Holy and Sacred Divine Union. The form thus experiences a deep sense of something missing in a world that is fraught with hurts, pains and disappointment.
Like Fives, type Fours sit at the bottom of the enneagram and are acutely aware of a black hole within. Being an emotional/image point, the lower emotions of despair brings the feeling that they are fundamentally flawed, which carries a sense of disorientation, vulnerability and shame. A sense of feeling out of place or at odds with the environment harbors a constant belief that they are different from others. They always feeling that no one is able to understand or love them adequately and that they will never be loved as much as they love others. Nonetheless, the hope and yearning to be loved deeply always prevails.
The fine-tuned psyche of Type Fours is geared towards protecting themselves from a myriad of intense feelings, which are experienced through envy. In fact, every point of interaction with the world is felt consciously or unconsciously through envy. What was, wasn't, what has or could have been and any chance possibility for holy union which when unmet brings about a disorientation of melodrama of melancholy that pushes them into deep insular seclusion. It is in this space that a unique creative expression is birthed and a reorientation then shifts the envy over to being enviable. Another feeling that continues to fuel their sense of uniqueness and specialness.
Ever in touch with such deep feelings and emotions, they are constantly churning, digesting and processing pain, loss and grief which can then extend from the emotional system into a physical pain or sickness. Hospital beds and medical wards are populated by Fours. One may notice that whenever a group adventure or outing occurs, it will always be the Four who feels sick, falls and hurts their ankle or gets stung by an ant, bee or wasp.
The type Four identification in a body or separate self, the ego mind, is not able know itself. The source of the Self wants to be recognised and so the desire to bring joy to a world can only be seen and felt in the other by bringing brightness and shine to another. When those they love are down, they are swift to serve with loving gestures to ensure that they feel cared for and that life will not stay down for long. When type Fours feel called to serve their loved ones with this level of care and attention, they are able to gain a stronger sense of themselves and their subtle disorientation.
If they are not able to express themselves in this manner, the disorientation rises and a dark mood festers within. On the other hand, as they reorientate themselves and their unique care and beauty is seen, felt and embraced, a warm luminous glow and synergy emits a certain sparkle into the environment and a sense of deep fulfilment washes over them as they are able to recognise what their purpose is and why they were put on this earth.
This brightness is felt by an envious soul somewhere in the collective to poke at these gorgeous souls as is the nature of the human condition to bring about a wash, rinse, and repeat cycle. And if the envy isn't coming from the outside it will most certainly be felt within all over again, similar to the function of the liver/lung process, as they filter the denser human emotions to brightness once again.
Dynamics of the Relationship with Type Four:
Those who are not aware of their function and have little interest in investing in the cultivation of conscious relationships will consciously or unconsciously take advantage of their tenancy. How this dynamic plays out becomes one of . For instance, the nature of, being a mental point and compelled to set limits with each movement within the world. It is with this movement where the Four tends to be taken advantage of, which can plummet the Four into the darker depths of their emotional systems.
The only way the Four can maneuver themselves is through their unique genius creations of art, beauty and designs to be seen again, rather than stay at the bottom to filter out the negative darker emotions out of their system which sadly, can often come at the cost of the health of type Four similar to a fish filter in an aquarium whose function is to bring sparkle and glow to the fish inside. Type Fours have been the cash cows of society, which is a deeper understanding as to why they are referred to as the "Tortured Artist" by Enneagram specialists. They have also been named “The Individualist” and “The Romantic”.
Being highly talented with a rare gift to share, while simultaneously having to navigate the consistency of feeling uniquely flawed or disadvantaged, ignites a focus upon personal differences and deficiencies. They harbor a need to redefine themselves from the harsh experiences of life. The painful history of the Four is often the loss of a strong parent, which they internalise to mean that there is something wrong with them. Marked by this loss as unique abandonment, they tend to develop a sense of elitism where normal rules do not apply and that they can never quite overcome this running feeling.
Healthy Fours are honest, self-reflective types. They own all of their feelings with sincerity by assessing their motives, contradictions, and emotional conflicts without denying or whitewashing them. While they may not necessarily like what they discover, they will not rationalise these states nor try to hide them from themselves or others. A healthy Four is not afraid to see all parts of themselves, “warts and all”, and are therefore willing to reveal highly personal and potentially shameful things about themselves.
Fours tend to be driven to understand the truth of their experience to discover who they are and to come to terms with their emotional history. It is this ability that enables Fours to endure suffering with a quiet strength. It is the familiarity with their own darker nature that makes it easier for them to process painful experiences that might overwhelm other types.
Fours always possess a sense that something is missing in themselves, whether it is will-power, social ease, self-confidence, emotional tranquility or financial security, all of which they see abundantly in others, a sense which is fueled by the underlying passion of Envy. With sufficient perspective, Fours are able to recognise that they feel unsure about aspects of their self-image or feel uncomfortable about their clear, stable identity. It is this feeling that gives rise to a deep wish to connect with people who understand them. They hold a deep sense of longing for someone who will appreciate the self that they have privately nurtured and hidden from the world. They are therefore considered to be the love addicts or “romantics” of the Enneagram.
They carry a sense of never being able to be filled up due to having suffered so much in life that no one can ever make it up to them. If, over time, this validation remains out of reach, Fours will build an identity around how they are unlike everyone else. They will then find comfort in becoming an insistent individualist where everything must be done on her own, in her own way, on her own terms.
Fours’ mantra becomes “I am myself. Nobody understands me. I am different and special,” while they secretly wish they could enjoy the easiness and confidence that others seem to enjoy.
Fours typically have problems with a negative self-image and chronic low self-esteem. One strategy used to compensate for this is cultivating a fantasy self, an idealised self-image built primarily upon their imagination: Elton John, Prince, Freddie Mercury all exhibit this compensation.
Over the course of a Four's life, they will have had several different identities based on their preferences around quality, attractiveness, style and charisma. Underneath, however, they still feel uncertain about who they really are.
The problem for Fours is, being an internal emotional point, they base their identities primarily upon their feelings and emotions. As these are ever-shifting and changing, their desire to create a stable and reliable identity becomes troublesome. They therefore get caught in cultivating certain feelings while rejecting others by seeing some feelings as “me” and others as “not me”. While Fours accurately perceive dynamics about human nature, they attempt to hold onto specific moods for themselves in an attempt to create a reliable identity and believe that they are being true to themselves.
One of the biggest challenges Fours face is learning to let go of feelings from the past; they tend to nurse wounds and hold onto negative feelings about those who have hurt them. Indeed, Fours can become so attached to longing and disappointment that they are unable to recognise the many treasures in their lives.
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