Expressers believe they must obtain the ideal relationship or situation to be loved. Fours are idealistic, deeply feeling, empathetic and authentic. They can also be dramatic, moody and sometimes self-absorbed.
Think: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, Prince, Lady Gaga, Kate Winslet, Nicholas Cage
Expressers are introspective, intuitive, sensitive, compassionate, artistic, self-motivated, ambitious, true to self, and emotionally vulnerable. Beautiful surroundings are important. Fours feel their feelings intensely, use their vivid imagination to create romantic fantasies, stir passions, or simply amplify emotions.They yearn for what is missing.
Fours can feel very different from others even their family of origin. They are artistically creative as well as in their ability to think symbolically. Their emotional richness helps us to really experience life.
Socially Expressers are about authenticity. As individualists they have a unique presentation from the way they dress to how they decorate their house and art. Fours prefer not being part of the crowd and believe they are unique and special.
Professional Expressers lead through values-based vision, creativity, inspiration, compassion, and interpersonal connectedness. They make good therapists as they can handle other’s pain or might be in the creative fields.
Unhealthy Expressers are often called overly sensitive or dramatic and can be temperamental. They can harbor deeply felt emotions, referring to depression as sweet melancholy. Fours can be self-conscious and overly focused on how different they are from others. When unhappy they lament their uniqueness because of the suffering they feel. They sometimes have an attitude of entitlement to compensate for a feeling that somehow they are defective.
Healthy Expressers focuses on being authentic, dramatic, high value in art, music, clothes, good manners, unique sense of presentation, original and creative, shares melancholy and talks about feelings, has deep intense emotions, experiences pain intensely, sees beauty where others might not, refined tastes. Is sensitive, kind, and deeply caring. Open up to you easily and can empathize with your pain.
There is more to the dynamics that make up your personality: how much growth you have had, wings (personalities on either side of your home type), your stress patterns.
Understanding all of these will give you a deep understanding of yourself…but most importantly how to grow and Get Loved The Way You Need.