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.
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.
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
- Financial Analyst
Worst Careers for the ENFP 4w3
- Electrical Engineer
Famous/Fictional Characters that are ENFP 4w3
- John Lennon
- Kanye West
- Tinker Bell
- Alice Cullen (Twilight Series)
- Oscar Wilde
- Donald Glover
- Jayden Smith