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This is a discussion on Type Fives and Emotional Processing within the Type 5 Forum - The Investigator forums, part of the Head Triad - Types 5,6,7 category; Hello, I was just wondering how other Fives process their emotions. Do you use music? Poetry? Books? Do you think ...

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    Type 5

    Type Fives and Emotional Processing

    Hello,

    I was just wondering how other Fives process their emotions. Do you use music? Poetry? Books? Do you think yourself into a feeling on your own?

    Does anyone who is a Type Five (or knows a Five) observe these patterns where when a Five is upset they listen to the song they're feeling and objectively analyze their emotions via a situation or through a poem?

    Although Fives aren't emotionless, I'm wondering if this is how Fives detach themselves from what they're feeling.

    What do you think?
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    emotions baffle me
    I don't experience them the same way as non NT's
    when I am upset I don't have the mental energy [focus] to read/listen to music
    I just analyze/process on what I am going through at the moment

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    Type 5w4

    Quote Originally Posted by jnr View Post
    Hello,

    I was just wondering how other Fives process their emotions. Do you use music? Poetry? Books? Do you think yourself into a feeling on your own?

    Does anyone who is a Type Five (or knows a Five) observe these patterns where when a Five is upset they listen to the song they're feeling and objectively analyze their emotions via a situation or through a poem?

    Although Fives aren't emotionless, I'm wondering if this is how Fives detach themselves from what they're feeling.

    What do you think?
    I have done what you're saying... now I can just bring up the emotions based on emotionally charged things... but at a younger age I did a ton of emotional processing through music and even sometimes poetry or movies... but I've heard it is a typical 4 thing do use music and or different artistic mediums to process or evoke emotion... so it may just be that we're both 5w4's if this is what you're doing too.
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    I've never really understood what "processing" emotions even means. There's awareness of the specific emotion one is feeling, thinking about why one feels that way, judging the emotion's acceptability, and thinking about what to do about that emotion, if anything. Anything else? I wouldn't call any of those "processing." Emotions seem too simple to require a process; either one has knowledge pertaining to them or one doesn't.

    I don't do anything with pre-existing emotions vis-a-vis any type of media, but the media might make me feel something that I then start thinking about.
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    Type 5w4

    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Clitty View Post
    I've never really understood what "processing" emotions even means. There's awareness of the specific emotion one is feeling, thinking about why one feels that way, judging the emotion's acceptability, and thinking about what to do about that emotion, if anything. Anything else? I wouldn't call any of those "processing." Emotions seem too simple to require a process; either one has knowledge pertaining to them or one doesn't.
    Me neither. It sounds like an expression used in TV shows that doesn't really mean anything, but I see people say it a lot.
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    Type 5w4

    @Hello Clitty

    Well in my youth, I had many emotions that were mostly ignored. having done some work I'm much more open and aware of my emotions, and it's not always obvious why I'm feeling some way. IE I could be "grumpy", but it's usually not just a "grumpy" attitude, it's in fact anger at something obvious or sometimes not. Processing requires going through what I'm annoyed at, talking about it, and coming to a resolution or action, but you're right to think "processing" could mean any number of things. Personally I don't think emotions are that simple at all, but that's coming from an Fe user with Fi in shadow, meaning I ignored my own emotions to a large extent for a long time. bringing them out of shadow definitely was a process.

    Maybe emotions are "simple" for some because they are an Fi user.
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    Type 5w4

    I think that what you @jnr say is more related to 5w4s, yeah. I guess also 5w6s have a tendency to analyze their emotions but they may do it differently, not really through artistic pursuits/something that deals directly with their emotional side - even if they may do it, of course -.

    I have done what you're saying... now I can just bring up the emotions based on emotionally charged things... but at a younger age I did a ton of emotional processing through music and even sometimes poetry or movies... but I've heard it is a typical 4 thing do use music and or different artistic mediums to process or evoke emotion... so it may just be that we're both 5w4's if this is what you're doing too.
    Honestly, I think that 4s and 5w4s do this very differently, though. 5w4s, as all 5s, need to analyze and study/observe anything in order to feel like they are prepared enough to face it. In order to do this, they detach. They detach even from themselves and their own emotions so that they can be (or feel like they are being?) more objective. This means that all 5s may want to understand how their emotions work, if only to feel more in control of them - contrast this with 4s who just embrace and delve in the irrationality of their own emotions: the more irrational, weird, dramatic and unique, the better. They literally surrender to their emotions' force, maybe 4w5s also like to analyze them but that's secondary. As you said in your post, "process or evoke". I think that's where lies the fundamental difference. 4s are more prone to want to evoke strong emotions (maybe through artistic pursuits) in order to "find their true selves". 5s may want to "process them" as in analyzing them and understanding them from a detached perspective, never allowing their emotions to intrude upon their intellectualism, never wanting to live them fully, but only observe them from afar.
    Now, 5w4s and 5w6s may do this very differently. 5w4s also want to find their true identity, so they are more prone to use artistic pursuits in order to both understand their own emotions and living, rejoining, rediscovering their "true selves". They may even alternate between wanting to control their emotions intellectually and let themselves drown in them, if only for a short time and in the safest way possible - that is to say, by themselves. Although actually, this can change through time and depending on the individual, I guess. The thing is, 5w4s are more prone to let go of some rationality under certain instances in order to face the irrationality that Makes All Of Us Human And Different From Each OtherTM.
    I can't really speak for 5w6s though, maybe they want to feel even more in control of their emotions because they would bring instability and that's not cool to their 6 wing. They don't have the same need to find their own individuality, but they may want to explore their inner worlds if only to feel more competent and prepared.
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    Type 5w6

    I agree with Vinniebob. If there is anything that scares me, it's emotions. They also baffle and confuse me to no end and I hate how they almost never make sense.

    So, I am not sure in how far I do detach, but when I am troubled internally, I usually withdraw for a while to think about it by trying to rationalize it or simply dismiss it as 'oh, another one of these moments' and let it pass by ignoring it and distracting myself.
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    I’ve always used writing to process.
    It is the only thing that helps.
    I feel emotions intensely when I experience them and it almost always registers as “pain” even when positive
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    Type 5w6

    I usually adopt one of these unhealthy defense mechanisms like repression. It's not voluntary obviously. If repression doesn't work, I try to distract my mind such as working on something. I feel like I don't even try to process my emotions lol, I just avoid feeling them.

    But sometimes, emotions are too strong and I have no choice but to express them somehow, usually through art. I don't like sharing them, it's too risky. So I make sure I'm alone.
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