Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse

Harry Haller: INFJ 4w5 5w4 1w2 sp/so Hermine: ENTP 7w8 3w4 8w7 sx/sp


Goethe – Faust I

Faust: INTP 5w6 3w4 9w1 sx/sp Gretchen: ISFJ 6w7 2w3 9w1 so/sp Mephistopheles: ENTP 7w8 8w7 3w4 sx/so Wagner: ISTJ 1w9 3w4 5w6 sp/so

The Differences between 4w3 and 4w5

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Most wing descriptions emphasize too much the aspects that are actually related to the instincts; making 4w3 typically sound like Social first, and 4w5 typically sound like Sp/Sx.

This leads to most people mistyping Social 4w5 individuals as 4w3, for instance.

The stereotypes for those wing types don’t come from nowhere; it’s true that a lot of 4w5 individuals are Sp/Sx (e.g Edgar Allan Poe), and an iconic 4w3 So/Sx individual was Michael Jackson. But there needs to be a distinction made between wing type and stacking.

For there are 4s of all stackings out there (with perhaps the exception of Sp/So), so it is paramount to distill the true essences of the two wing configurations.

  • 4w5 in a Nutshell

The 4w5 tends to work or develop their ideas rather behind the scenes, walks in the shadows, is more mentally detached, and concerns themselves more with spending their free time…

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