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Enneagram Type 5 Celebrities and Famous People

Famous people who are Type 5 Enneagram

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A Type 5 are normally reserved and will often be quietly gathering knowledge and information, so there are many famous Type 5 celebrities and characters to draw from. See if you can recognize the common traits in these Enneagram Type 5 celebrities.

Enneagram Type 5 Famous Actors and Directors

It will be more common to see famous directors with the Enneagram Type 5 personality than famous actors. Type 5s are high in self-efficacy and complexity which will lend them to be visionary directors.

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Stanley Kubrick

American film director, Stanley Kubrick is one of the best film directors in history. Creating such work as 'The Shining', 'A Clockwork Orange' and '2001: A Space Odyssey'.

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David Lynch

American film director and artist. First receiving recognition for writing, directing and editing 'Eraserhead', he went on to make many iconic movies such as 'Blue Velvet' and 'Mulholland Drive'.

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Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor who has put on many amazing performances in big cinema and also independent movies. Most recently he has gained a mass following after his role as Tommy Shelby in 'Peaky Blinders'.

Other mentions: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), Christopher Nolan (Batman Trilogy), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network).

Enneagram Type 5 Famous Musicians

Type 5s are high in self-efficacy and so many Type 5 musicians will be those who can create music by themselves and produce highly technical and complex compositions. As a famous celebrity, they will likely be more reserved when it comes to media attention.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach was a German composer and musician. He is generally known as one of the best composers in history. In 2019, a number of composers voted him the best of all time, showing how beloved he is, even today.

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Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor is a musician and composer. He is most famous for his work as the lead of the band 'Nine Inch Nails'. Interestingly, he also performed most of the accompanying instruments himself, for the albums, as he had a specific vision that he felt he was best placed to produce. He is held in very high regard in the music industry.

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Lou Reed

Lou Reed was the singer, songwriter and guitarist for the famous 'The Velvet Underground' band. He was inducted into the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' and his songs are held in the highest regard.

Other mentions: Miles Davis, Earl Sweatshirt, Daniel Caesar, Jae Park, Vince Staples.

Enneagram Type 5 Famous Philosophers

Type 5s enjoy quiet reflection on their own, which can lead them to having deep thoughts about the nature of being and pondering life's big questions. This is why there are many famous Type 5 philosophers.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Maybe one of the most famous names in Philosophy. Nietzsche was a German philosopher who was a key figure in the existentialism movement and has wrote many key pieces of literature such as 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' and 'Beyond Good and Evil'.

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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist. He is one of the most important figures in western philosophy.

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Seneca was a Roman philosopher. He is best known for his great contribution to the philosophy of Stoicism. His work is still a staple part of Stoicism and all modern developments that have taken place.

Other mentions: Simone de Beauvoir, Jordan Peterson, Bertrand Russell, John Locke, Hegel, Karl Marx, Jean-Paul Sartre, Arthur Schopenhauer.

Enneagram Type 5 Famous Sportspeople

A Type 5's independence can be key in helping them in their pursuit of sporting perfection. Type 5s have a strong desire to be able which motivates their pursuit of knowledge. You will mainly find Type 5 sportspeople in sports where you perform on your own. A Type 5's self-reflection helps them obsess over their ability and mistakes they make.

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Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is a Chess Grandmaster. He famously drew with Garry Kasparov at the age of 13. He is now generally considered the best chess player of all time.

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Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi is a F1 driver who won the World Championship in 2007 when racing with Ferrari. In typical Type 5 fashion, he is reserved and dislikes media attention.

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Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev is a Russian tennis player. He has won numerous singles titles, including the 2021 US Open vs. Djokovic, denying the Serb the famous calendar Grand Slam.

Other mentions: Bobby Fischer (Chess), Bill Belichick (American Football), Marcelo Bielsa (Soccer), Andy Murray (Tennis), Alex Honnald (Climbing)

Enneagram Type 5 Fictional Characters

Type 5s can be quiet people who don't let people in. It may be hard to know much about the Type 5 character other than their skills. These skills are often their strong deductive ability, an obsession with knowledge and discovering truths.

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L (Deathnote)

L Lawliet is the enigmatic, genius investigator in Death Note, an anime and manga series. L is the best private investigator there is, and expertly using his deductive skills throughout the Kira case.

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Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter is a psychiatrist that works with the police in aiding detectives in their personality profiling. However, unbeknownst to them, Hannibal is actually a serial killer and cannibal.

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a typical 'Investigator' Type 5. His unbreakable pursuit for the truth through his impeccable observational skills, knowledge and information gathering ability, helps him solve many seemingly impossible cases.

Other mentions: V (V for Vendetta), Neo (The Matrix), Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot), Abed Nadir (Community), Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko), Alice (Alice in Wonderland)


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Chloe Yarwood, MSc

University of Chichester, Advanced Applied Psychology

Chloe Yarwood, MSc in Advanced Applied Psychology from University of Chichester. Specialist in personality type theory and developing valid personality questionnaires.