Five: The Investigator
Core Fear: being useless, helpless, or incapable
Core Desire: To be capable and competent
Core Weakness: Avarice- withholding presence in order to reserve energy and resources
Core Longing: “Your needs are not a problem”
Biblical Character: Thomas
Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their Best: visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.
Movement of Arrows:
When moving in their Direction of Disintegration (stress), detached Fives suddenly become hyperactive and scattered at Seven. However, when moving in their Direction of Integration (growth), avaricious, detached Fives become more self-confident and decisive, like healthy Eights.