The Enneagram Type 5 is often called “The Investigator” or “The Observer.” They are often introverted, enjoy alone time and are deep thinkers. They drink in knowledge and can never get their fill. They are experts in their field and often know a lot about many subjects. Calm and level-headed also describe the Five. It is important that Type 5’s have time to “recharge their batteries” by spending time alone. Some of the most thought-provoking conversations I’ve had have been with my 5 loved ones, and I have three Type 5’s in my family!
Gift Idea #1: A New Bookshelf (or Kindle Subscription if they prefer paperless)
Books, books and more books! This is the cry of the Five who loves to get lost in fiction and non-fiction alike. The V Bookcase Room Divider by CB2 is a stunning bookcase that functions as book storage and a room divider making the space feel smaller and more quaint. $799. Another great choice for the book collector is the Beckett 6-High Shelf from Crate and Barrel for $1,499.
Gift Idea #2: An Egg Chair
Oh yes, a place to hide away and get lost in their thoughts or a great book. This type of chair is a winner on so many levels. The Versailles Chair from Restoration Hardware ($3,000) gives a room a vintage look while the Orren Ellis Taneyville Swivel Balloon Chair ($1,900) is reminiscent of the original Eero Aarino Ball Chair.
Gift Idea #3: Acoustic Panels that Look Like Art
Nothing absorbs sound better than soft materials. Give your Type 5 a quieter room by purchasing art inspired acoustic panels. You can even upload your own photos and have them printed on the panels. Acoustimac.com is a great resource.
Room Remodeling Project for a Type 5: A Place to Read (Reading Nook, Library, or Getaway Room)
My son is a Type 5 and he thinks that the Black Villa Home in New York, designed by Reza Mohtashami is the coolest home ever. It is tucked away in nature and is the perfect retreat.
What type of Christmas tree would a Type 5 enjoy the most? How about a tree made of books set in a library? This tree can be found in the Harewood Library. Photo Credit: @yorkshire_brew
I hope you have enjoyed looking through the lens of the Type 5 and that you’ve been inspired by the gift ideas. Our next number is the 6!