ENFP 4w3 (The Complete Guide)

ENFP 4w3

ENFPs are the perfect free spirits. You can’t help but get infected by their contagious charisma and warmth. I’m definitely a big fan. When compared with the enneagram of personality, a good number of them identify as ENFP 4w3. 

So, what can you expect from an ENFP 4w3?

Who is the ENFP 4w3?

ENFP 4w3s are the forgotten ENFPs for many reasons. First, ENFPs are often portrayed as extroverted, hyperactive, and adventurers. 

Type 4 is as introverted as it gets. When people compare the ENFPs to the enneagram, three numbers come to mind. Those are type 7, type 2, and type 9

ENFP 4w3s are quiet individuals with a touch of class. It can almost be compared with the aristocratic feeling you get with the original 4w3. 

Despite this trait, their wing alters this personality type even more as we shall soon see. ENFP 4w3s are more likely to be turbulent ENFPs

What is the Core Desire of the ENFP 4w3?

The core desire of the ENFP 4w3 is to be unique. They aim to achieve this by standing out. This can be through their looks, achievements, or values. 

Their introverted feeling (Fi) function is firmly responsible for their core desire. 

What is the Core Fear of the ENFP 4w3?

The core fear of the ENFP 4w3 is to be ordinary and insignificant. To avoid this, they use their creative side to create a niche or skill where they excel. 

It usually works as this personality type is known for their creativity. 

How the 4w3 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ENFP

1. More Introverted

ENFPs along with the ENTPs share the title of the most introverted extroverts. Part of that belief surely comes from this type. 

Type 4 has clear traits of an introvert. Type 3 is more of an extrovert. Thus, ENFP 4w3s might enjoy the thrill of meeting new people. However, they’ll still need time to recharge. 

So, they can spend hours alone pursuing their hobbies or side projects. It’s not surprising that most ENFP 4w3s are mistyped as INFPs. If you get conflicting reports between ENFP and INFP, this could be you.

2. Better Fashion Sense

ENFPs do not have the worst fashion sense. However, they are not as interested as ESFJs or INFJs for example. 

This personality type will be different. They will have a soft spot for fashion. Their fashion sense might be simple but elegant. They might also like to appear unique and different from the crowd. 

Regardless of their personal preferences, their fashion sense is anything but dead. 

3. Drawn to The Arts

ENFP 4w3s ooze creativity. One of the sure signs of this is their love for the arts. Thus, you can expect this personality type to be interested in music, nature, poetry, and painting. 

This might come from type 4’s need to be different and unique. Because they have type 3 as a wing, they can easily turn their creativity into a success. 

It’s not surprising then that a lot of ENFP 4w3s are great writers, entertainers, or musicians. It fits them just right. 

4. More Ambitious

ENFPs have a lot of ideas and are charismatic people. This comes with some targets or ambitions. With this personality type, their ambitious nature is more pronounced. 

ENFP 4w3s have big dreams and try to achieve them in their own way. Because they are predominantly type 4, you’ll notice that their dreams or targets are unique to them. 

This is their way of maintaining their originality even in the search for success. 

5. Strong Core Values

ENFP 4w3s have stronger core values than normal ENFPs. This is probably down to their type 4. Type 4’s need to be different means they take pride in their core values. 

This is further amplified by the introverted feeling function that is second on the ENFP cognitive stack. Fi is more concerned about how a situation affects them before considering how it affects others. 

With stronger values comes more self-awareness. This personality type is one of the most self-aware types on the MBTI. 

New Weaknesses of the ENFP 4w3

1. More Self-Absorbed

Type 4’s major flaw is the problem of being self-absorbed. They are often in their own bubble and believe that their interests and problems are bigger than others. 

ENFP 4w3s take on this problem. They can be extremely self-centered by focusing on their own interests. The once sympathetic person might suddenly seem selfish and cold. 

To solve this problem, ENFP 4w3s have to give up the notion that they are somehow special. The truth is simple. Nobody is. 

2. More Sensitive

ENFPs are feelers by their very nature. This is even more evident with ENFP 4w3s. They are more sensitive to hurtful remarks and will have issues dealing with constructive feedback. 

This can have several impacts on their life. They might hinder their progress as they may see most constructive feedback as a personal attack. 

They are also less likely to remain objective when making important decisions. 

3. Lack of Energy

Remember when we said that ENFPs were free spirits and hyperactive? Well, definitely not these ENFPs. They take on type 4’s approach to life. 

This means that despite having type 3’s need to set goals and achieve them, they will struggle with complacency. 

This lack of energy can be a hindrance in their career and academic life. If they have a strong wing, its effect will be much reduced. 

4. Less People-oriented

ENFPs are known for their interest in people. They can talk your ears off when they are passionate about the subject matter. 

You get a slightly different personality type here. While they are ready to talk about things they love, their social batteries are not as high as normal ENFPs. 

So, interaction with others tires them more often than not. To keep them really invested, it has to be a great conversation and a good conversationalist. 

ENFP 4w3 in the Workplace

ENFPs love to work in an environment that is flexible and bursting with creativity. They want to solve problems and create things with their brilliant ideas. 

ENFP 4w3s are similar. However, this personality type will also be interested in working in a harmonious environment. They also want a role that allows them to stand out as different. If this role provides them with the opportunity for growth, even better! 

To get the best out of the ENFP 4w3, make sure you give them creative roles and a lot of flexibility. 

Best Careers for the ENFP 4w3

  • Psychologist
  • Writer
  • Counselor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Professor
  • Economist
  • Actor/Actress
  • Musician
  • Historian
  • Freelancer
  • Anthropologist
  • Politician

Worst Careers for the ENFP 4w3

  • Plumber
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Rancher
  • Carpenter

Famous/Fictional Characters that are ENFP 4w3

  • John Lennon
  • Kanye West
  • Tinker Bell
  • Alice Cullen (Twilight Series)
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Donald Glover
  • Jayden Smith

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  1. This article was very informative, and I enjoyed reading it very much. As an ENFP 4w3 myself, I have always strived for success and authenticity, along with originality. I wanted to prove to other people, and make an impact, but in my own way, yet whenever I described this to someone it still felt like they didn’t understand— and neither did I. It was just my nature, my purpose- and someone describing how I act because of my ENFP and 4w3 qualities makes me happy in a sense. I have always felt like I was the odd one out because ENFP-types didn’t match with 4w3-types and I was stuck because I was going through a period where I wanted to understand and be understood, but it was hard. However, seeing this made me feel noticed and I can’t help but feel appreciation. Thank you.

      • Hey:) this was a very interesting article. Do you think you could do another one on the Enfp 4w5 or 5w4? I have a hard time figuring out which one I am due to the instinctual variants and you can hardly find anything about both types on the internet…

        • Hello Veronica,
          I’ll be writing both articles next week. You can look out for that. Plus, I might dabble into instinctual variants sometime in the future. That might ease some of your doubts.

  2. Thank you for this article I really read myself through it and especially during the flaws part. I really struggle with people and getting some friends because when I can be very friendly, too friendly, and give too much to people and then I can seem cold and self centred talking about me and ignoring the others, saying things that can hurt when I don’t mean to… plus I really have this introvert side even if being alone for to long makes me feel bad.
    And for the jobs I wanna become a politician so again I’m either a cliché or you’re some sort of seer and you described me really well too with the artsy side (as a musician a comedian a sketcher and a cinema and exhibition’s addict)
    You really caught those traits I felt represented and it will help me to deal with my flaws.
    And yeah I got it I’m not special but I think I prefer being understood and having mutuals than being so special but alone and sad. 🙂

    • Hi Louison,

      I’m glad this article resonates with you! If you have more questions, I’m happy to help

  3. Hi Umesi,

    I’m Afolabi kelvin from lagos, Nigeria.
    I’m an ENFP 4W3.
    I love your article and I wish there is more we can do to teach more people here about MBTI and Enneagram . This is my email kelvinafolabi9@gmail.com

    I would love to talk with you more about personality types

    • Hello Kelvin,

      That’s awesome. I wish there was too! I’ll be reaching out to you in the coming days. I’d love to discuss more with you.


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