Growth for a Five comes when they begin to feel useful and competent. They have a strong sense of paranoia that they are less than and unable to do things that others can do. A Five also withdraws from others emotionally and physically. This may make them feel safer, but typically leads to loneliness.
Growth Areas for the Five:
Fives are thinkers and often guard themselves by withdrawing from others
Taking more time to listen and hear others share
Fives tend to come across as unappreciative of others
Working through and connecting to their emotions
Learning to recognize when they are withdrawing
Choosing to engage with others rather than withdrawing
Fives need to connect with their own feelings
Fives often feel very incompetent
Fives tend to remain quiet when something bothers them.
DEVELOP A NEW MINDSET:
You pride yourself in being analytical because you wouldn’t want others to think of you as impulsive or acting before you understood something.
What would happen in your life if you found more ways to be impulsive enough to embrace the part of you that doesn’t know in order to understand yourself more?
TAKING TIME FOR YOU:
Stop using self sabotaging behavior. It limits your happiness. As a One, your fear of being seen as flawed or imperfect by others influences your behavior. However, donâ€™t forget that all humans are flawed, and some people can appreciate and value all of you. Imperfections included.
Take time for you by having scheduled breathing:
Create a reminder in your phone or calendar to stop to breathe
Visualize your stress
See the air you breathe in as calming and peaceful
See the air you breathe out as stress leaving your body
Type One: Release your inner critic
Type Three: Release the drive to be the best
Type Five: Release the need to know everything
Type Eight: Release the need for control