Enneagram 4w5 anime characters (A complete guide)

In this article, we will discuss enneagram 4w5 anime characters. We will do that by giving a brief overview of the enneagram 4w5 personality type. We will then move on to discussing anime characters having 4w5 personalities and describe their traits. 

Enneagram 4w5 anime characters 

Prominent anime characters with type 4w5 personality are as follows:

  • Koe Mabuchi (Ao Haru Ride)
  • Sasori (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Saki Hanajima (Fruits Basket)
  • John Liebert (Monster)
  • Misaki Mei (Another)
  • Eto (Tokyo ghoul)
  • Edgar Allan Poe (Bungoe Stray Dogs)
  • Kaname Kuran (Vampire Knight)

Overview of enneagram 4w5

Type 4w5 has basic traits of type 4 and secondary traits of type 5 personality.

Basic fear 

Type 4w5 fear not being able to have an impact or influence. Although they are private but they need admiration and want to be recognized by others.

Basic desire 

Type 4w5 desire to be unique in terms of identity. They try to do that by being creative and figuring out who they are At times, they withdraw from others and adapt to their loved one’s qualities/traits. 

Strengths of Type 4w5

  • Curious, inquisitive and have a high drive for knowledge
  • Want to stay authentic
  • Can connect with their ‘Self’ at a deeper level
  • Creative
  • Good problem solvers

Weaknesses of Type 4w5

  • Often withdraw from others
  • Can lose grip on real-world problems
  • Engage in overthinking
  • Struggle to follow rules and orders

Workplace and job 

Type 4w5 are deep thinkers who strive for insightful self-expression. They like spending time with books than people which explains their inquisitive and insightful nature. They prefer to work in jobs that allow them to think and express their creativity e.g. artists, writers, actors, librarians, etc.

Source of Stress for type 4w5

  • Spending time with others
  • Casual conversations
  • Lack of understanding
  • Rejection and isolation

Enneagram 4w5 anime characters 

Following is a list of anime characters with type 4w5 personality:

Kou Mabuchi (Ao Haru Ride)

Kou Mabuchi is the male lead in the show ‘Ao Haru Ride’. His personality has been shown to go through a transformation from an outgoing and kind person to someone more serious and mature. This change occurred after his mother’s death and going through a period of isolation and feeling rejected by others. He also got more sarcastic, masculine, and rude. His harsh demeanor made it difficult for people to talk to him. Furthermore, his worldview became more pessimistic but with time he has been shown to become calmer, open, and happier in the series. In short, he has been shown to go through an identity confusion period. Eventually, he learned to be more authentic after making friends. 

Sasori (Naruto Shippuden)

Sasori is one the villains in Naruto Shippuden. His past history showed that the early murder of his parents impacted him deeply. He learned the art of puppet making as a way to express himself and to feel less lonely. He became happier but eventually realized the puppets could not fulfill the void of lack of parental love. He grew more cold, aloof, and disregarded human life. He brought his puppets to life and spent more time with them so much so that he started adopting their qualities especially in terms of his body and his overall lack of emotions. His character was ambitious about puppetry but withdrawn from humans and could not connect with them. 

Zeref (Fairy Tail)

Zeref Dragneel on the show fairy tale has been depicted as an evil magician. He is calm and sincere in his approach but wishes to die alone for committing his sins. He is shown to be emotionally fragile but this realization came after he killed innocent people as his dream was to build a new world. He loathed humanity and was full of evil. With time, he became a man of the people and tried to do good.

Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)

Kiki is the female lead in the movie ‘Kiki delivery service’. She has been depicted as a strong-willed witch who is sweet and upbeat. At times she can be stubborn but gradually she learns to be more flexible. She was shown to be very upset as she felt lonely and rejected by the people in the new town she went to. It seemed like she wanted to be recognized and acknowledged by them as a witch with wonderful magic. But when she was unable to do that, she felt down and upset. Towards the end of the movie, she starts to figure herself out and makes many new friends. 

Saki Hanajima (Fruits Basket)

Saki Hanajima is one of the side characters on the show ‘Fruit Basket’. She has been depicted as a girl with psychic powers who is able to sense people using waves. She was confused as a child and often bullied but Tohru helped her gain control and accepted her for who she is. She is a loner character who kept herself isolated and hated herself. Most of the time, she is found to be thinking and analyzing people.  She appears to be aloof, mysterious, and a person of few words. She is rarely emotional and smiles only with her loved ones. Yet, she is protective of her friends and likes being acknowledged. With regard to reality, she rarely cares about what’s going on around her even regarding school activities, tests, and physical activity. She appears to spend more time in books rather than with other people. 

John Liebert (Monster)

John Liebert is a character on the show monster. He has been depicted as a person who engages his time in thinking. He believes that life is insignificant and holds no meaning so he doesn’t care about himself or other people. This explains why he puts himself in situations where he can be killed. His early childhood was disturbing as it involved experiments on her mother. This impacted him greatly and led him to be more calculative and manipulative himself. He is persuasive, intelligent, and charming yet has a very deep side to him. He possesses good abilities of thinking and analyzing the human psyche and figuring out other people and their weaknesses. This helps him in guiding his actions. He expresses himself through the massacre and destruction of people as this is a means for him to express his creativity. 

Misaki Mei (Another)

Misaki Mei is the protagonist on the show ‘Another’. She has been depicted as a person who is quiet and withdrawn. She rarely socializes with other people and keeps to herself. With time, she becomes accepting of others. Her hobby is to express herself through art. She dislikes phones as it is nuisance that acts as a means to connect to other people. She appeared to go through an identity transformation after the death of her twin sister. After this, she started emphasizing that people are really all alone in the world and preferred to be without connections. 

Eto (Tokyo ghoul)

Eto Yoshimora is a character in the show ‘Tokyo Ghoul’. She has been depicted as a sadistic person who gets happy at the pain of others. She slaughters people mercilessly and manipulates them to do what she wants. Her personality became the way it did due to her disturbed childhood. She holds a deep hatred for the world and dislikes people. It could be said that she is more withdrawn and would rather spend time alone than in forming connections with other people. 

Edgar Allan Poe (Bungoe Stray Dogs)

Edgar Allan Poe has been shown to be a determined and shy individual on the show ‘Bungoe stray dogs’. He talks quietly and is always in a cold and confident mood. He was withdrawn from other people and spent most of the early time in seclusion which depressed him greatly. He is obsessed with revenge and the hope of solving the murder mystery which is the only thing that seems to drive him. 

Kaname Kuran (Vampire Knight)

Kaname Kuran is one of the lead characters on the show ‘Vampire Knight’. He has been depicted as a calm, stoic, and elegant character who has an authoritative vibe. He can be assertive with others and get what he wants. He is strict, disciplined, and can resort to extreme measures to protect people important to him. He shows a different warm and gentle side to Yuki. 

Kaname doesn’t spend a lot of time with other people. Most of the time, he is engaged in deep thoughts. The only person he interacts with or is open to is Yuki. He appears to not have memories of his past which conflicted him about his identity as a person but he tries to bridge the gap by figuring out different ways to bring back the memories through his interaction with Yuki. 

FAQs: Enneagram 4w5 anime characters

What is the Type 4 personality?

Type 4 personality is social, creative, and expressive. They fear being unwanted by loved ones and experience identity confusion. So, they try really hard to figure out who they are to prevent that from happening. It is one of the types from the nine enneagrams.

What is Type 4w5?

Type 4w5 or Type 4 wing 5 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type four personality and complementary characteristics of type five personality. 

Who are type 4 compatible with?

Type fours are compatible with type fives and nines.

Can your Enneagram number change?

No. Enneagram type or number remains the same as we have the same personality patterns ingrained in us. However, a person’s traits may change over time.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed enneagram type 4w5 personality and discussed famous anime characters with the same personality types We found that Koe Mabuchi (Ao Haru Ride), Sasori (Naruto Shippuden), Zeref (Fairy Tail), Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service), Saki Hanajima (Fruits Basket), John Liebert (Monster), Misaki Mei (Another), Eto (Tokyo ghoul), Edgar Allan Poe (Bungoe Stray Dogs) and Kaname Kuran (Vampire Knight) are characters most likely to have type 4w5 personality.

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Citations

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Armah is a mental health professional in training. She has done her Bachelors and Masters in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Her goal is to make a difference in the field of mental health be it by spreading awareness through writing or through clinical practice. In her free time, she likes to read, keep up to date about new trends in Psychology, bake and watch Netflix 😊

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