ENTJs are alpha types or bosses of the MBTIverse. There’s more. When linked to the enneagram, a few ENTJs might identify as ENTJ 2w1.
This article discusses the ENTJ 2w1 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ENTJ 2w1?
ENTJ 2w1 is a walking phenomenon. You get the best of the ENTJ traits and those of type 2. This eclipses most of the weaknesses associated with both types. The keyword is “most.”
ENTJ 2w1s are helpful people with a back made of steel. They are generous and try to be kind to most people. Nevertheless, they have strict boundaries when shove comes to push.
I personally ENTJ 2w1 exists because I just spoke to one. As you probably guessed, the presence of type 2 changes many typical traits of the ENTJ, as we shall soon see.
ENTJ 2w1s have an equal chance of being assertive and turbulent.
What is the Core Desire of the ENTJ 2w1?
The core desire of the ENTJ 2w1 is to help others. Because they are ENTJs, their helpfulness is focused on their loved ones.
What is the Core Fear of the ENTJ 2w1?
The core fear of the ENTJ 2w1 is to be abandoned or unloved. To avoid this, they try to be the best companions ever.
That usually causes more problems.
How the 2w1 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ENTJ
1. More Helpful
ENTJs are not exactly helpful people. Most are very independent. This changes with the ENTJ 2w1. They appear more generous and are even more soft-spoken.
Their helpful nature shows in how they approach people and their willingness to listen and assist.
While this is true, ENTJ 2w1s are still ENTJs. So, expect them to set strong boundaries, especially if their wing is strong.
2. Less Independent
We touched on this before and will now look at it more closely. Their need for companionship and friendship makes the ENTJ 2w1s less independent.
This means they are more likely to rely on others or take people’s opinions seriously. ENTJ 2w1s are more likely to be ENTJ-T than most ENTJs.
This comes with some advantages. ENTJ 2w1s will make better decisions, and people will feel heard by them.
3. Possibility of Toxic Relationships
With more tolerance and the stubborn nature of the ENTJ comes the possibility of toxic relationships. Here’s why. ENTJ 2w1s want companionship. When they find it, they treasure it. They are also opinionated and stubborn.
The combination gives them the determination to endure in relationships. While this can be admirable, it also means they risk tolerating toxicity.
It can spiral out of control.
4. More Sensitive
Sensitivity is not often associated with ENTJs. However, ENTJ 2w1s defy this stereotypical belief. This personality type is more sensitive to criticism and might even be romantic.
Because of their wing, they might also lash out in anger when they feel down or pressured. It’s a different look for an ENTJ, for sure.
5. More Nurturing
This follows the last point. ENTJ 2w1s benefit from type 2’s caring side. They become warm and very affectionate towards their loved ones.
At first glance, it’s normal for you to think they’re INFJs or ISFJs. Their nurturing side might also make them love animals.
ENTJ 2w1s are likelier to have more than one pet than any other ENTJ variant.
6. More Family-Oriented
As earlier stated, ENTJ 2w1s do not want to be abandoned. That starts with their family. It’s like their anchor, regardless of their conflicts.
ENTJ 2w1s are family-oriented. They are loyal to them and strive to help whenever they can. While this is admirable, their family can become a hindrance if toxic.
New Weaknesses of the ENTJ 2w1
1. Mild to Moderate People-Pleasers
The presence of type 2 raises problems that are foreign to ENTJs. One of them is people-pleasing tendencies.
ENTJ 2w1s will bend some of their values and boundaries to please their loved ones. Thus, they are people-pleasers in a sense.
However, for example, it will not be as bad as an ISFJ 2w1.
2. External Validation
Type 2 is a sucker for validation. They try to do things for people and want appreciation for it. Most times, they get it. Sometimes, people want to run them over.
This can be frustrating. If it continues, ENTJ 2w1s can become cranky and mean. There’s a high risk of this happening if they’re unhealthy.
Type 1 sets high standards and expectations for themselves. The problem is that you can’t always meet these standards. When they fail, they become self-critical.
ENTJ 2w1s might have this problem. When this happens, they might get depressed, unmotivated, and even unproductive.
The extent to which this applies depends on their wing.
4. Difficulty prioritizing Themselves
For ENTJs, this personality type finds it difficult to put themselves first. This shows in their romantic and family life. The implications are immense. It affects their career choices and even how they handle their finances.
Because they are ENTJs, they usually find a way to survive.
ENTJ 2w1 in the Workplace
ENTJs are leaders. They excel in their careers and want to be tested along the way. Their intuition ensures they always have the right solution for most problems. They also prefer to work in a structured environment. Maintaining a good schedule allows them to thrive.
ENTJ 2w1s are similar. Their type 2 allows them to be a more relatable leader. They also enjoy careers where they interact and form connections with others.
To get the best out of the ENTJ 2w1, ensure their role allows them to create meaningful relationships.
Best Careers of the ENTJ 2w1
- HR Manager
- Vet Doctor
Worst Careers of the ENTJ 2w1
- Electrical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
Famous/Fictional/Anime Characters that Might Be ENTJ 2w1
- Miriam (The Bible)
- Ernst Stavro Blofeld (James Bond)
- Struts (Teen Beach Movie)
- Milady De Winter (The Three Musketeers)
- Gemini Twain (Daughter of the deep)
- Erin Heatherton
- Diana (Titan Academy)