ENFJs are charming yet stable people. When compared with the Enneagram of Personality, a good number identify as the ENFJ 9w1.
This article discusses the ENFJ 9w1 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ENFJ 9w1?
ENFJ 9w1 are laid-back people who strive to be perfectionists. Contradictory right? I know. Yet, this is who they are. They seek out peaceful environments and tend to go with the flow. Because of their wing, ENFJ 9w1s will also have well-formed values they believe in and trust.
What is the Core Desire of the ENFJ 9w1?
The core desire of the ENFJ 9w1 is to be at peace. They desire perfect harmony and strive to achieve this by avoiding conflict. However, this is easier said than done.
What is the Core Fear of the ENFJ 9w1?
The core fear of the ENFJ 9w1 is to have their peace constantly disrupted. This disruption often leaves them edgy and confused.
How the 9w1 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ENFJ
1. More Laid-Back
ENFJs are pretty chill people. ENFJ 9w1 takes this to another level. They almost always seem unruffled. With a disarming smile, they seem to epitomize relaxation.
Their laid-back nature has its perks. This type is often well-liked and accepted by lots of people. They might also be described as a gentle or peaceful soul. This is exactly what the ENFJ 9w1 desires- peace.
2. Less Extroverted
ENFJs are extroverts. ENFJ 9w1s are introverted extroverts. They tend to enjoy human interactions but also want some alone time for themselves. They might spend this time simply relaxing or pursuing their hobbies.
Because they are type 9s, their hobbies will involve some form of relaxation, such as reading a book or watching a movie.
3. More Principled
ENFJs are not exactly known for being principled. This might change with the ENFJ 9w1, thanks to their wing. This personality type will have a strong sense of right or wrong.
It might be even stronger if they come from a religious background. Because their wing also wants to pursue higher standards, ENFJ 9w1s will pursue their ethical standards.
While this is true, they will never hit their potential because type 1 is not dominant.
4. More Detail-Oriented
Their wing also improves their attention to detail. This is different from typical ENFJs, who are more focused on the big picture.
This comes with some advantages. ENFJ 9w1s will do better in implementing their ideas. Their ability to focus on the smaller details also means they excel at career paths such as accounting. The extent to which this applies depends on the strength of their wing.
5. Less Organized
ENFJs use the judging function. Thus, there’s an element of routine and organization in them. ENFJ 9w1s are slightly less organized. This is down to type 9’s need to maintain harmony.
Being organized often comes with the need to be alert. ENFJ 9w1s will lower their guards far too much to remain constantly alert. This will lead to untidy streaks and forgetfulness.
6. Higher Standards, Less Determination
ENFJ 9w1 will be more principled, as mentioned earlier. However, they will struggle to stay true to their principles. This is because type 9 often struggles to be consistent.
Thus, this personality type will be plagued with feelings of inadequacy when they don’t meet their goals. Having a greater sense of awareness will help them handle these feelings better.
New Weaknesses of the ENFJ 9w1
1. Internal Struggle
The internal struggle between the need to be at peace and assert their values will eat at them for both of their lives.
ENFJ 9w1s will crave peace but will often be pushed by their wing and their extroverted intuition (Ne) function to assert themselves.
Thus, there will be situations where their true feelings show before they can reel it in.
2. Anger Issues
Types 9 and 1 are both in the angry triad. Thus, they often have to deal with a lot of anger issues. Type 9 tends to suppress anger until they’ve had enough. Type 1 tends to internalize anger and lashes out when frustrated.
Thus, ENFJ 9w1 is a volcano eruption just waiting to happen.
Type 1 is known for their self-criticism. This is also present in ENFJ 9w1. They will criticize themselves for not meeting their standards, not putting in enough effort, or something else.
This often frustrates their loved ones, who can see how beautiful or unique they are. If you have an ENFJ 9w1 who feels this way, they need patience and lots of love.
The extent to which this applies depends on the strength of their wing.
Finally, ENFJ 9w1 will deal with complacency throughout their life. They will struggle to multi-task or be consistent. The main issue is that ENFJ 9w1 will want to be consistent. Thus, this struggle can take a toll on their self-confidence.
ENFJ 9w1 in Love/Compatibility
Are you married or dating an ENFJ 9w1? Here are some things you should know.
1. Love Languages
Words of affirmation and quality time are usually two of the top three love languages for the ENFJ 9w1. This means that ENFJ 9w1s need a lot of reassurance and support.
They also want to spend time with their partner. Quality time can mean different things to different people. Thus, it’s always a good idea to ask your partner what they consider to be quality time.
ENFJ’s natural partner in the MBTI is INFP or ISFP. Their dual partner in Socionics is ISTP. Type 9 gets along with all Enneagram types.
Thus, ENFJ 9w1s have a lot of options to pick from. The most important thing in a relationship is maturity and community. With these two things, any two types can be compatible.
3. Making Decisions
ENFJ 9w1s are not famous for their decision-making. This can be annoying when it’s an ENFJ 9w1 make. It is even more annoying in some cultures where men are traditionally expected to lead.
Thus, if you’re dating an ENFJ 9w1, you need to have patience. Rushing them or criticizing them will only make things worse. Good communication is key.
4. Need Tons of Motivation
Finally, take time to motivate them. It takes a lot to make their harmony and take life by the throat. Encourage your ENFJ 9w1 to embrace the struggle.
The key to making this work is patience.
ENFJ 9w1 Female- Perfectly Imperfect
1. The Problem of Comparison
ENFJ 9w1 females might especially struggle with comparison. This is enhanced by social media, which seems to portray everyone as perfect. Thus, ENFJ 9w1 females might feel unfulfilled. This might be amplified by feelings of inadequacy as mentioned earlier.
It can be a real struggle to cope with these feelings.
2. Open, Yet Private
ENFJ 9w1 females will have a lot of acquaintances. They might also smile a lot and might be considered easygoing. People often feel like they “know” them. However, the ENFJ 9w1 females will have a private life.
They will only open up to those they trust. Even when they do, they might still keep a lot of things to themselves.
3. The Constant Need for Perfection
The constant need for perfection is real with ENFJ 9w1 females. This is often driven by their wing. Thus, ENFJ 9w1 females will compare themselves to others and feel imperfect when they don’t match up.
If you’re dealing with this issue, always know that you are enough.
ENFJ 9w1 in the Workplace
ENFJs are great at inspiring people. They are also good at managing people and excel at problem-solving. ENFJ 9w1s are slightly different. They excel at jobs that require some form of human interaction. Because of their wing, they also want to work for a higher purpose.
ENFJ 9w1s can work remotely but might prefer an in-person work environment. Ensure their job gives them work-life balance to get the best out of the ENFJ 9w1.
Best Careers for the ENFJ 9w1
Worst Careers for the ENFJ 9w1
Famous People/Fictional/Anime Characters that Might Be ENFJ 9w1
- Padme Amidala (Star Wars)
- Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- Marco Bodt (Shingaki no Kyojin)
- Jung Yi Hyun (Happiness)
- Sofia (Sofia the first)
- Ezran (The Dragon Prince)
- Lee Jun-Ho (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
- Grace Blood (Skin UK)
- Yassine Bounou
- Caspian X (The Chronicles of Narnia)
- Benja (Raya and the last Dragon)