ENFJs are simply brilliant. They are great motivators and seem to have everything figured out. When compared with the enneagram of personality, some identify as ENFJ 3w4.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the ENFJ 3w4 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ENFJ 3w4?
ENFJ 3w4s are ambitious people. They don’t just want to be ambitious or successful. They also want to look the part. This need translates to how they look, talk, or behave. They are truly the definition of aristocracy.
Type 3 is a common enneagram type for ENFJs. ENFJ 3w4s are less common than ENFJ 3w2s. The presence of type 4 as their wing changes some of the traits of the ENFJ as we shall soon see. You also get to see an enhanced extroverted feeling (Fe) function take center stage.
ENFJ 3w4s are more likely to be ENFJ-As. However, they might also be turbulent if their wing is strong.
What is the Core Desire of the ENFJ 3w4?
The core desire of the ENFJ 3w4 is to be successful and to be seen as successful. They want the good things that come with success. Because of their wing, they also want to be different from the rest.
What is the Core Fear of the ENFJ 3w4?
The core fear of the ENFJ 3w4 is to be ordinary and be seen as ordinary. For this reason, this personality type might live fake lives just to appear successful.
To combat this fear, ENFJ 3w4s can and will put in the work needed.
How the 3w4 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ENFJ
1. More Sensitive/Emotional
ENFJs are feelers. Type 3, though, usually does the job of making them seem detached. However, with the reintroduction of type 4 as their wing, things are heightened.
They become more emotional. This might be obvious when things are not going their way, or with heated arguments.
The extent to which this applies will depend on the strength of their wing.
2. More Independent
ENFJs are independent. This personality type takes it even further. While type 3 wants the admiring glances of people, they want to do it their own way. This is probably because of their wing.
Thus, ENFJ 3w4 will be more independent than their counterparts ENFJ 3w2. They want to be different and this will show in their actions.
3. Stronger Values
Type 4 is idealistic and has strong values. This will show in ENFJ 3w4s. While type 3 and ENFJs are more likely to go with the flow and be whatever they want, their wing will make them stubborn.
They will have clear red lines that should not be crossed. This is true even when they are trying to woo or charm the person in question. The extent to which this will be visible depends on the strength of their wing.
4. Stronger Drive
ENFJs are highly driven. They are charismatic and ambitious. ENFJ 3w4s are every one of these things and more.
They have an even stronger drive. This allows them to accomplish anything they want. When doing so, they prefer to approach things their way.
Their drive is unmistakable.
Type 3 is known for not facing their own emotions. Type 4 is known for embracing those emotions and thoroughly understanding them.
Thus, ENFJ 3w4s face an intense struggle with their emotions. This might make them highly unstable if unhealthy.
When healthy, it can make them very balanced. They will know when emotions should be used and when being detached is the best policy.
New Weaknesses of the ENFJ 3w4
1. More Self-Absorbed
The weaknesses of type 4 rear their ugly head here. Being self-absorbed is a type 4 problem. If their wing is strong, this personality type might experience bouts of this flaw.
Backed up by their drive to succeed, it’s not hard to see how this type can become in love with themselves.
However, this issue won’t be as evident as in a core type 4.
2. Less Energy
Type 3 has one of the biggest drives to succeed in the enneagram (rivaled only by type 8). However, the presence of type 4 will weaken this drive.
ENFJ 3w4 will be more introverted. Because of this, they will typically want to spend more time alone. They will also be more vulnerable to complacency or low social batteries.
This might make them focus on just a few important projects at a time.
3. Less Willing to Take Criticism
Type 4 is more sensitive to criticisms. This will show in the ENFJ 3w4s. They can become defensive when criticized. Remember that their natural desire is to be seen as successful.
Being criticized goes against this principle. So, don’t expect them to react well. However, their sensitivity will not be as bad as a core type 4.
4. Obsessed with their Self-Image
Type 3 and type 4 are in the shame triad. Thus, they are very particular about how they look and are perceived. So, they are always thinking of how to promote their self-image. If you need a PR officer, they are the perfect candidate.
Buoyed by their ability to read people’s feelings, they can build up their self-image quickly. The problem lies in the obsession that comes with it.
ENFJ 3w4s should understand that self-image depends on the opinion of other people. That can be extremely volatile. It’s not a strong foundation to place your self-confidence on.
ENFJ 3w4 in the Workplace
ENFJs value managerial and leadership positions. They want a career that allows them to inspire others and be happy. ENFJ 3w4s, on the other hand, value career progression. They want their jobs to challenge them and involve creativity.
Just like ENFJs, they value structure and a clear line of authority. This allows them to work efficiently.
To get the best out of this personality type, make sure their career paths offer career progression and creativity.
Best Careers for the ENFJ 3w4
- HR manager
- Financial Manager
- Graphic Designer
Worst Careers for the ENFJ 3w4
- Compliance officer
- Taxi Driver
Fictional/Famous Characters that are ENFJ 3w4
- Rachel Berry (Glee)
- General Kirigan (Shadow and Bone)
- Demi Lovato
- Mia Dolan (La La Land)
- Big Smoke (Grand Theft Auto Games)
- Carlton Drake (Venom)
- Abbey Howe (Psychology Enthusiast)