ENTJ 3w4 (The Complete Guide)

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The need to be successful is ingrained in every type 3. The ENTJ 3w4 is no different.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the ENTJ 3w4 and what you can expect from them.

Who is the ENTJ 3w4?

ENTJ 3w4 are hardworking people with a touch of uniqueness. They enjoy achieving things and getting to the top of the ladder. While this is true, they also value their independence and work hard to keep it.

The need for independence might be one reason why this personality type is not as eager to take on leadership positions. It’s not that they cannot lead. They just prefer to be independent.

ENTJs are usually type 8 when compared with the enneagram of personality. However, type 3 is also fairly common. Thus, ENTJ 3w4s are not very common.

The presence of type 3 and type 4 will distort some of the typical traits of the ENTJ as we shall soon see.

ENTJ 3w4s are more likely to be ENTJ-As than ENTJ-Ts

What is the Core Desire of the ENTJ 3w4?

The core desire of the ENTJ 3w4 is to be successful and be seen as successful. To achieve this, they work super hard at their jobs or careers.

What is the Core Fear of the ENTJ 3w4?

The core fear of the ENTJ 3w4 is to be ordinary or to be seen as a failure. This is backed up by their wing’s desire to be different and stand out.

To avoid this, ENTJ 3w4s work even harder to get the job done.

How the 3w4 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ENTJ

1.   Even More Ambitious

Ambition is something that most ENTJs and type 3s have. The combination of both types heightened this trait in ENTJ 3w4s.

This is made even more pronounced by their wing. Type 4 wants to be different. Thus, they try to do things their own way to stand out.

So, ENTJ 3w4s work towards their ambitious goals in a different manner from others. This makes them stand out easily.

A classic example of this is Adele who has a unique pattern to her album names and their release date.

2.   More Sensitive

Sensitivity is not something we typically relate to ENTJs. ENTJs are thinkers. Thus, they approach matters logically.

However, the presence of type 4 as a wing alters things. ENTJ 3w4s are more sensitive. Thus, they are more likely to be temperamental when criticized. They are also more likely to express their emotions through songs, poems, and other creative work.

The stronger their wing, the more pronounced this will be.

3.   More Romantic

Because they can express themselves better, this personality type will be better with romance. After all, type 4 has the nickname “the romantic”.

The extent to which this is true depends on their wing.

4.   The Need For Independence

ENTJs are born leaders. Type 3 also likes to lead because it’s a symbol of their achievements. With this personality type, you get something different.

While ENTJ 3w4s have no issues leading, their independence also matters. Thus, they might not overextend themselves in pursuits of leadership positions.

This might also be down to their energy levels as we shall soon see. The extent to which applies will depend on the strength of their wing.

5.   Better Fashion Sense

Type 4 is all about being different and unique. Type 3 wants to be seen as successful. The combination of both enneagram types produces a person who has great fashion taste.

ENTJ 3w4s is no different. They will be in tune with fashion. Clothes, shoes, and accessories are all part of their arsenal to promote themselves.

6.   Work-Life Balance

ENTJs are hard workers. This also applies to type 3. However, type 4 is more laid back. When their wing is strong, ENTJ 3w4s will know how to balance working hard and having time for themselves.

This will help them develop faster.

New Weaknesses of the ENTJ 3w4

1.   Lower Energy Levels

Type 4 is infamous for their low energy and batteries. They simply do not have the energy to work for long periods

This will also be evident in ENTJ 3w4s. While they are hard workers, it will not be up to the levels of ENTJ 3w2s or ENTJ 8w7s.

Thus, this personality type might be complacent in some areas of their lives.

2.   Need for External Validation

Type 3 wants to be appreciated by others. They crave external validation. Type 4 also wants to be appreciated for their uniqueness.

Thus, ENTJ 3w4’s self-worth will be tied to the appreciation of others. This comes with serious consequences. If there is no validation, this personality type might think they are failures.

It will also take a toll on their self-confidence.

3.   Image Conscious

This simply follows the last point. Because they are looking for validation, they are very image-conscious.

They want to look their best when in public. This applies even to the smallest details. Any criticism about their appearance or actions might cause them shame.

4.   Loss of Self-Identity

Because of how much they seek people’s appreciation, ENTJ 3w4s can change their behavior and attitude when needed.

The danger here is that they can eventually lose their self-identity. Their facade can end up confusing them as to who they truly are.

ENTJ 3w4 in the Workplace

ENTJs make great leaders and managers. They excel in careers that require creativity and problem-solving.

ENTJs work best where there is a defined structure and role. They also do well in analytical roles. ENTJ 3w4s is a bit different. They might not be overly drawn toward leadership positions.

However, this personality type wants a job that offers career growth. They also make excellent entrepreneurs.

To get the best out of the ENTJ 3w4, make sure their role needs creativity and offers opportunities to grow. If it offers independence, even better!

Best Careers for the ENTJ 3w4

  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Freelancer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Corporate executive
  • HR officer
  • Financial advisor
  • Musician
  • Graphic designer
  • Writer
  • Actuary

Worst Careers for the ENTJ 3w4

  • Receptionist
  • Bartender
  • High school teacher
  • Clergy
  • Childcare provider
  • Plumber

Famous/Fictional Characters that are ENTJ 3w4

  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
  • Adele (Musician)
  • Berlin (Money Heist)
  • Carla (Elite)
  • Homelander (The Boys)
  • Julius Ceasar
  • Cleopatra
  • Peach Salinger (You)
  • Norman Osborn (Spiderman)
  • The Handler (The Umbrella Academy)
  • Ecbert (Vikings)

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  1. I am a ENTJ 3w4, and mostly agree with this. The only category I differ from is I usually am the one to take on a leadership role. If I was not in a higher position in my career, I would be more independent. But because I have authority to make change, I leverage that authority with my creativity (process improvement) to make change. There’s a reason they call it “The art to the science.” Just thought I would share, thanks.

    • Hello Bristan,

      Thanks for the feedback. That’s very interesting to note. Perhaps your wing 4 is not that strong in your case. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree with most of this, except changing how I act when I’m around other people. I tend to be my true authentic self and don’t care about other’s opinions.

    • Hello,

      That’s amazing. It just shows that you have a strong wing. A strong wing plus ENTJ traits can make you that way.


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