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Type 4. Romantic

Click books below. (The description here was salvaged from Dave's Enneagram Site, when it was about to be deleted in 5/98. Check his new site for updates. )
Naranjo
E-Type Structures
Palmer
-E-gram
E  in Love & Work
Pocket E-gram
Riso and Hudson
Understanding E-gram
Discovering Your Type
E-gram Transform.
Baron & Wagele
E-gram Made Easy
Are You My Type?
Keyes
Emotions and E-gram
Hurley & Dobson
What’s My Type?
Callahan
E-gram for Youth
Excerpts from Enneagram Books
   Riso - Enneagram Transformations
 

Personality Type Four: The Artist
The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type

I now release...

  • turning my anger and aggressions against myself.
  • all self-hatred and self-contempt.
  • all feelings of hopelessness and despair.
  • all self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.
  • feeling that I am inadequate and defective.
  • the fear that I am unimportant and undesirable.
  • feeling shameful and misunderstood by others.
  • being distraught, fatigued, and inhibited.
  • feeling that people always let me down.
  • all unrealistic expectations of myself and others.
  • all claims of needing to be treated differently.
  • all self-indulgence in my emotions and behavior.
  • all self-doubt and emotional vulnerability.
  • wanting to protect myself by withdrawing from others.
  • all wasteful fantasies and romantic longings.
  • dwelling on the past to prolong my feelings.

I now affirm...

  • that I am not defined by my feelings.
  • that only the feelings I act on express who I am.
  • that I open myself up to people and the world.
  • that I use all of my experiences to grow.
  • the goodness of my life, my friends, and myself.
  • that I love myself and treat myself gently.
  • that I am free of the damage of my past.
  • that I am transforming my life into something higher.
  • that I am bringing something good and beautiful into the world.

Don Richard Riso

Enneagram Transformations
Release and Affirmations for Healing Your Personality Types
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993, 129 pages