5 Enneagram 5w4 Anime Characters(A Complete Guide)

This article will not only highlight what anime characters fall into the category of 5w4 enneagrams but will also help the audience develop an understanding of why they are identified as such personality types. The article will attempt to do this by commenting on their strengths and weaknesses and introduce the enneagram 5w4.

What Anime Characters Are 5w4 Enneagrams?

The following anime characters are identified as 5w4 enneagrams:

  • Shigure Sohma
  • Kabuto
  • Kiske Urahara
  • Rio Futaba
  • Kozume Kenma

Now that we have our top 5 list we will take a look at each character in a while. Before that, we will understand what exactly is an enneagram type 5w4 and determine what traits these personalities have and why an anime will fall into this category.

What Are The Major Personality Traits Of Type 5w4 Enneagrams?

  • Curious
  • Introverted
  • Enthusiastic Learners
  • Guarded
  • Focused


Yes these individuals have that pinching urge that just makes them want to know what is going on. They have the virus of curiosity. They will be dying to learn new things or find out the reason behind a certain phenomena. 

Curiosity is what helps them learn which is one of the things that overcomes their fear of being incompetent. They will be motivated by this innate feeling to discover the reasons behind what is going on in their external environment and what are its implications. Sometimes this virus even pushes them to want to know more about the people around them – at least sometimes.


Most of these types are introverted because they prefer to go over things in their mind rather than discussing them with a group of people in a brainstorming session. This is probably because of their internal strengths; their minds have strong analytical capabilities that allow them to determine the best solution or identify problems others may not see. 

They are more productive when they are working alone and not distracted by others. They can come up with better ideas when they sit alone and reflect on their work or the problems they face. 

Introversion is a trait that enables people the time and focus they need to think deeply over things. The type 5w4 requires that because not only do they like to figure out the rationale in something or the logic behind a certain behavior but they want to twist and turn it over in their mind; they want to study it from every angle and see what creative insights they can get out of it. They do not just want to think in an ordinary way – after all they want to be uniquely useful!

Enthusiastic Learners.

Yes these types make great learners and they will be the brightest student of class although a bit quiet may be. They will not let their other traits stop them from questioning anything they find confusing, interacting with others to gain more knowledge or expressing their views. Yes philosophers don’t have an issue with expressing their views even if they are termed ‘iconoclastic’. They believe the world should be understood through logic and rationale rather than largely held beliefs.


These enneagram types can seem somewhat guarded; they are not scared of sharing what they have with people because of the clashing views but they have developed a habit. They are so used to working independently, taking in knowledge and collecting whatever skills they can that they forget to interact enough with people to develop social skills. This makes them end up lacking in this area and hence out of habit and due to lack of skills they prefer to stay in their own realm.


The enneagram type 5w4 has the ability and strength of being able to focus. They can prevent other elements in their life or environment from distracting them from their main purpose. They will shut out anything that is disturbing them so that their growing process is not disturbed.

5 Anime Characters That Are 5w4 Enneagram Types

Shigure Sohma

He is from the anime series of Fruits Basket where he has grey hair and a thoughtful expression on his face. Although he is seen as someone who is lazy, this character is a quick learner who knows how to manipulate what resources he has! He is crazily in love with Akito and will do anything to marry her.

Shigure is an introvert although he has good people skills; he is insightful as he is focused on what is going on in his mind and is able to provide useful advice to his close friends. He is able to understand things at a deeper level and hence take the best decisions or give the best of advice to others.

However, he is sly and will do what he has to in order to get what he desires. However motivated he may be, he is lazy and this is something that enneagrams of this type struggle with; they are a bit poor when it comes to practical matters!


His full name is Kabuto Yakushi and is from the Naruto series where he plays a character much devoted and focused on his works. Like the typical enneagram 5w4, he has the desire to learn and collect information for others. However, he soon realizes he has not been able to find his true self during all this time.

Although he has good people skills because he can approach them very openly, he is a self declared introvert who really does not want to be near people and just reside in his own self in peace. He is not empathetic much and carries out the minimum formalities of good human interaction; he is polite to those who seem deserving!

Kabuto’s personality matches well with his profession. Enneagrams of this type are able to remain guarded and focused on their objective and this allows Kabuto to maintain his secret identity wherever required as he is afterall a spy! Furthermore, these individuals work well alone and do not require the support of others. This is a great quality to have as a spy because in reality, you can trust no one in this dangerous profession.

Kisuke Urahara

Kisuke Urahara is the former captain of the 12th Division and the founder and 1st President of the S.R.D.I. His lieutenant was Hiyori Sarugaki. He sells Shinigami items at a convenience store in the human world.

This character is from the anime series of Bleach and shows a tall man who has light pale skin and grey eyes and light blonde hair. 

Initially this character had a very much introverted personality and he was nervous, flustered and mostly quiet when he was a captain. However, it seems he has developed good people skills and is now someone who is very clever. 

He is smart and well knowledgeable; he knows more than what he speaks of and is one who likes to stay on the side. This is apparent in enneagram type 5w4s because they prefer working alone. Furthermore, he is smart enough to make others work instead of doing things himself. This trait complements his clever thinking and possible lazy personality trait if there is one present.

Rio Futaba

She is an anime character who is seen in a school girl’s uniform and has a feminine body which she dislikes; possibly because she has developed physically before her other classfellows.

She is a very smart girl who possesses a lot of knowledge especially in the natural sciences like chemistry and quantum physics. She reflects the typical enneagram type under discussion because they too are very knowledgeable and are curious and good learners.

She also tends to spend her time alone that points to the fact that she is most probably an introvert and someone who works better on her own.

Kozume Kenma

He is from the anime series of Haikyuu where he is an avid volleyball player who knows his game. He is quite skilled in this game and it may be because of his habits of observation; he likes to watch the game closely and learn. 

He is generally quiet and does not make many friends. Also, he is not very emotionally expressive.


This article identified which anime characters fall into the enneagram type 5w4 and what traits, strengths and weaknesses do they possess which reflect the enneagram’s personality. In order to help the audience develop a full understanding of the topic, the article also introduced the type 5w4 enneagram.

Frequently Asked Questions: 5 Enneagram 5w4 Anime Characters

What Is An Enneagram Type 5w4?

The enneagram type 5w4 has traits mostly associated with the enneagram type 5 but also traits from the type 4 enneagram.

Are Enneagram 5w4s Manipulative?

Enneagram type 5w4 can be manipulative because of the power of knowledge they possess, their ability to work alone and in an efficient and smart manner to get what they want.

Is An Enneagram 5w4 Type An Introvert?

Enneagram Type 5w4 individuals are usually introverts who are quiet and thoughtful.