Enneagram 5w4 anime characters (a complete guide)

In this article, we will discuss enneagram 5w4 anime characters. We will do that by giving a brief overview of the enneagram 5w4 personality type. We will then move on to discussing anime characters having 5w4 personalities and describe their traits. 

Enneagram 5w4 anime characters 

Prominent anime characters with type 5w4 personality are as follows:

  • L (D-Note)
  • Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji)
  • Chrollo Luclifer (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Kozume Kenma (Haikyuu)
  • Orochimaro (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Kabuto (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Kiske urahara (Bleach)
  • Uloqiora (bleach)
  • Rio Futaba (Bunny Girl)
  • Shigume Sohma (Fruits Basket)

Overview of enneagram 5w4

Type 5w4 has basic traits of type 5 and secondary traits of type 4 personality.

Basic fear 

Type 5w4 fear being helpless and incompetent. They prevent that from happening through overcompensating and excessively acquire knowledge and skills to feel worthy and useful.

Basic desire 

Type 5w4 desire to be helpful and useful. For that, they pursue knowledge and try to understand the world. They protect themself by withdrawing from others which can create feelings of loneliness. 

Strengths of Type 5w4

  • Creative thinking and self-expression
  • Observant and detail-oriented
  • High focus and attention level
  • Can work independently

Weaknesses of Type 5w4

  • Overly sensitive
  • Over-focus on themself
  • Distance from others
  • Struggle with realistic or practical application

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

Workplace and job 

Type 5w4 are deep thinkers with good imagination and creativity. They like abstract thoughts over real-world issues and are deeply engaged in the philosophical side of things They prefer to work in jobs that allow them independence, personal space, and a chance to grow e.g.author, scholar, novelist, inventor, etc.

Source of Stress for type 5w4

  • Spending time with others
  • Feelings of incompetence
  • Difficulty expressing themselves
  • Criticism

Enneagram 5w4 anime characters 

Following is a list of anime characters with type 5w4 personality:

L (D-Note)

L is one of the lead characters on the show ‘D-note’. He has been depicted as a secretive and mysterious person who only communicates to the world through his assistant.  He is intelligent,  disheveled, and has great powers of deduction.  He possesses analytical skills and has a lot of knowledge.  He is able to learn a lot about people with little interaction.  He is shown to be an innovative person who knows when to abide by rules and when to break them for the sake of getting information.  His character takes great pride in his skills and competency about his knowledge in getting to know people and catching criminals in the process. 

Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji)

Ciel Phantomhive is the protagonist in the show ‘Kuroshitsuji’. He has been depicted as a shrewd,  clever, and intelligent boy.  He possesses great intuition and skills of observation.  He is focused,  attentive, able to visualize and predict other people’s behavior.  He is also a good leader but seldom expresses his emotions.  Yet, he is genuinely concerned about the well-being of people who work under him. He goes all out to protect them.  He takes great care in dressing well and is diligent in fulfilling his missions. 

Ciel does not trust people easily and despite being a child, he is over competitive and over skilled for his age.  His main goal is to take revenge from the people who hurt his family.  So in a way, it can be said that he disliked feeling helpless and weak.  So his revenge is to overcompensate for his weakness at the time when he was unable to do anything. 

Chrollo Luclifer (Hunter x Hunter)

Chrollo Luclifer is one of the villains on the show ‘Hunter X Hunter. His character is intelligent,  calm, and charismatic.  He is a good leader, confident in his abilities of combat, and strives to acquire objects he admires.  His character is interested in antique books and observing human nature.  He is especially fascinated by how the human mind works. This knowledge about the human psyche enables him to manipulate others and get what he wants.  He is shown to be especially protective about his team members.  

Kozume Kenma (Haikyuu)

Kenma Kozume is a side character on the show ‘Haikyuu’. His character is composed,  calm, and hardly gets stressed by pressure.  He remains emotionally monotone and does not get excited or fired up by anything. Most of the time, he keeps quiet and keeps to himself especially as he is scared of what others would think of him. As a result, he does not make many friends. However, he possesses great skills of observation and intuition which make him a good volleyall player and an asset to his team. He is quite competitive when it comes to playing volleyball and making sure his team wins. 

Orochimaro (Naruto Shippuden)

Orochimaro is one of the lead villains on the show ‘Naruto Shippuden’. His personality has been shown to be twisted. His early experiences made him fear loss and helplessness. So, he started to desire immortality.  He was driven to achieve the title of ‘the ultimate being’ who cannot die and can acquire all the Ninja techniques in the world.  He was a prodigy as a child and attracted to other people with great intellect.  His goal and obsession were to develop his experiments. Whereas, his weakness was his arrogance in believing that he was immortal which led him to act restless at times. 

Kiske urahara (Bleach)

Kiske Urahara is one of the characters on the show ‘Bleach’. He was depicted as an easygoing and humble person who can be deceptive and cunning when the situation requires it. He seemed to be a person who goes all out when he is passionate about something. Initially, his character lacked confidence in himself but with time he seemed more at ease with himself. He appears to always be present at the scene of important events and strives to know everything about it but rarely interferes. According to him, in a life and near life loss battle, it is important to acquire all relevant information. 

Ulquiorra Cifer (bleach)

Ulquiorra Cifer is a villain on the show Bleach. He has been depicted as a cold and indifferent person who can finish off anyone who gets in his way. He appears to lack interest in things but is not extremely violent nor does he act on emotions. He specifically disregards human emotions and thinks they are irrational. He is never surprised nor caught off guard. He has a very knowledgeable personality who can easily figure things out and predict the next moves. Usually, he has a melancholic expression and he doesn’t seem to have anyone he socializes with. 

Rio Futaba (Bunny Girl)

Rio Futaba is a character on the show ‘Bunny girl’. She has been depicted as a very quiet and intelligent girl who has a lot of knowledge. Throughout the show, she can be seen at her lab conducting experiments or reading something. This shows that she is driven to gain knowledge and be competent. Her character is quiet and talks in a monotone voice, rarely expressing any emotions. Yet, she cares about her friends deep inside and helps them when they need her. She also wants to be accepted by others and engages in self-doubt about whether she is good enough. This led to a split in her personality as she hated a part of herself. Eventually, she comes to resolve this matter and tries to be more accepting of herself.  

Shigure Sohma (Fruits Basket)

Shigure Sohma is one of the side characters on the show ‘Fruit Basket’. He has been depicted as an easygoing character with a good heart deep down. He appears to have great insight and offers good advice to other characters. However, he can be manipulative and deceptive when the situation requires. He is able to get what he wants by using whatever means he has. Even though his friends get angry at him for this, he thinks it is justified. It can be said that he always wants to have the upper hand and not be perceived as weak or experience helplessness. Throughout the series, he can be seen reading books and writing novels. This explains his intellectual and knowledgeable side. 

FAQs: Enneagram 5w4 anime characters

What is a Type 5 personality?

Type 5 personality is creative, reserved, and introspective. They fear incompetence. So, they try really hard to acquire new knowledge and skills to prevent that from happening. It is one of the types from the nine enneagrams.

What is Type 5w4?

Type 5w4 or Type 5 wing 4 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type five personality and complementary characteristics of type four personality. 

Who are type 5 compatible with?

Type fives are compatible with type ones and twos.

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.


In this article, we discussed enneagram type 5w4 personality and discussed famous anime characters with the same personality types We found that L (D-Note), Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji), Chrollo Luclifer (Hunter x Hunter), Kozume Kenma (Haikyuu), Orochimaro (Naruto Shippuden), Kabuto (Naruto Shippuden), Kiske urahara (Bleach), Uloqiora (bleach), Rio Futaba (Bunny Girl) and Shigume Sohma (Fruits Basket) are anime characters most likely to have type 5w4 personality. All these characters have in common the drive to acquire knowledge and skills to be competent and be perceived as strong and not weak, helpless, and vulnerable.

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