Abstract: The title “When a Five wants to grow” documents the author’s path of inner work, resulting in an awareness of his inner motivations and his effect on others. Changes of mental and emotional perception, cerebral processing, thirst for information, and self-withdrawal are analyzed to see whether and how they are in agreement with Enneagram theory. How these are related to the reality in the author’s social context is clearly revealed. This article emphasizes the dynamism of life experience which mirrors the subjectivity in each individual, and the author’s own struggles for the sake of spiritual growth.


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