ENTJs are the commanders of the MBTI. When compared with the enneagram, some identify as the ENTJ 7w8.
This article discusses the ENTJ 7w8 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ENTJ 7w8?
ENTJ 7w8s are cheerful and intense people. They combine the dogged nature of ENTJs and the cheerful, approachable nature of type 7 to perfection.
Because of their wing, the presence of type 7 does not affect their ENTJ’s core qualities as much. While this is true, it does give them a new flair that is missing in typical ENTJs, as we shall soon see.
Type 7 is not the most common type for ENTJs. That title goes to type 8. However, 7w8 is a very possible type for an ENTJ.
ENTJ 7w8s are more likely to be assertive than turbulent.
What is the Core Desire of the ENTJ 7w8?
The core desire of the ENTJ 7w8 is to be happy. They want to do the things that excite them and live a truly memorable life.
What is the Core Fear of the ENTJ 7w8?
The core fear of the ENTJ 7w8 is to be deprived of what they want. They also do not want to be stuck in a rut.
Thus, this personality type tries to keep things exciting and fresh.
How the 7w8 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ENTJ
1. More Spontaneous
ENTJs use the judging function. Thus, they prefer plans and schedules to spontaneous activities or adventures. ENTJ 7w8s are different.
While they are planners, they also want to be spontaneous. Because of this, they have a good balance between both approaches.
This makes them unpredictable yet reliable. It can also come in handy in romantic relationships.
2. More Expressive
The presence of type 7 makes them more expressive. This personality type might talk and generally share their opinions more.
They might also have a larger social battery than typical ENTJs. This makes them likable.
3. More Approachable
This follows the last point. ENTJ 7w8s are friendly and more expressive. So, unlike typical ENTJs, people know what to expect to a large extent.
This makes them approachable and even popular. ENTJ 7w8s are usually admired for being hard workers yet friendly.
4. Less Intense
Because of how friendly and expressive they are, ENTJ 7w8s come off as less intense. They are laid back and know how to have fun.
This only adds to their popularity. The downside of this is that they lose some of the respect and aura of typical ENTJs.
But who cares anyway?
5. More Optimistic
Type 7 has infectious optimism. This is also present in the ENTJ 7w8. They are very optimistic about their goals and life in general.
They believe that they can always wriggle themselves out of a tough spot. This makes them extremely motivating.
The downside is that they lose some of the ENTJ’s realism.
New Weaknesses of the ENTJ 7w8
1. More Impulsive/Reckless
The problems start with impulsiveness. Type 7 is chaos personified. This can lead to recklessness and a bit of disorganization.
This is also present in the ENTJ 7w8. This personality type might struggle with their finances and can make very hasty decisions.
However, because they are ENTJs, it might get too bad.
2. More Fearful
Type 7 is in the fear triad. Thus, ENTJ 7w8s will be very fearful. While this is true, their intensity might make hide this emotion. However, their fear shows mostly when they are by themselves.
This personality type might find it difficult to open up to others about their fears. In worst-case scenarios, this can lead to paranoia or depression.
3. More Selfish
ENTJs already have an inclination toward being selfish. This is heightened by the presence of the introverted feeling (Fi) function.
The addition of 7w8 takes this to a new level. This personality type will care about their problems, wants, and needs first. This is true even when they have dependants.
Their selfishness can strain their relationships with others.
4. Lower Work Ethic
Type 7 has big ideas but struggles with implementation. This is also true of ENTJ 7w8s. Their work ethic is lower than typical type 8s or ENTJs.
So they might not hit the same heights. However, they have more than enough in the tank to remain efficient.
ENTJ 7w8 in the Workplace
ENTJs want a career that allows them to be innovative and creative. They do well when they are solving problems and are in leadership positions.
When it comes to the work environment, clearly defined roles work best for them. The ENTJ 7w8s are slightly different. While typical ENTJs like a structured workplace, ENTJ 7w8s will prefer a bit of flexibility in their working conditions.
They might also want to try other industries, just like an ENTP. Ensure their role is creative and flexible to get the best out of the ENTJ 7w8s.
Best Careers for the ENTJ 7w8
- Financial Analyst
- Sales Manager
- HR manager
- Graphic Designer
Worst Careers for the ENTJ 7w8
- Law Enforcement
Famous/Fictional/Anime Characters that Might Be ENTJ 7w8
- Enel (One Piece)
- Irene Adler (Sherlock)
- John Milton (The Devil’s Advocate)
- Kirari Momobami (Kakegurui)
- Meelo (The Legend of Korra)
- Daniel Atlas (Now you see me)
- Bae Gyu-ri (Extracurricular)
- Mason Verger (Hannibal)
- Antony Starr
- Rowena Macleod (Supernatural)
- Rico Suave (Hannah Montana)
- Josephine Lightbourne (The 100)
- Mai Mashiro (Dead tube)
- Ava Gardner
- Daniel Sloss