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Type 5Quiet Specialist

Fives prefer to keep to themselves. Their quiet outward expression is often complemented by an intensely active mental life.

They love to observe and explore the world through their thoughts and information, with a drive to become subject matter experts and to ‘know it all’.

This intellectual and internalised way of life means that they may struggle to share thoughts or feelings with others, as they can appear to be socially awkward or disinterested. At lower levels of integration, Fives tend to withdraw and may become oppositional or strongly defend their isolation.

At their best, they are intellectual explorers, perceptive and wise, bringing the gift of understanding to others.