Style 5 is the Investigator. Style 5’s are deep, deep thinkers. They are a lot like crime scene investigators in that they walk into a situation and are constantly noticing the details. Their external attributes are usually:
When they are walking with the Lord they are a beautiful picture of God’s wisdom. They are motivated by a need for knowledge. They collect knowledge as if they were an informational packrat. They want to be able to perceive or see through things. They also desire to be competent before they speak.
They fear being overwhelmed or invaded upon. They also fear being ignorant or dependent. The main problem that they encounter due to the fact that they have so many thoughts going through their heads is that they often have an energy management issue.
Just like when you use your smartphone to run a lot of apps at the same time and the battery runs down quickly as a result, fives generally burn a lot of calories in their minds. Therefore they do have to be careful with their energy because they do have a tendency to get depleted quickly.
It is good for five’s to think the following, “I become depleted when I’m living for my wisdom, but when I deny myself and live from His wisdom I become a wise force for God and others.
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