ENTPs are the debaters of the MBTI typology. While ENTPs are often classified as type 7s in the enneagram of personality, they are not restricted to that enneagram type. ENTP 3w2 is also a possibility.
Here, we’ll discuss the ENTP 3w2 and what you can expect of them.
Who is the ENTP 3w2?
ENTP 3w2s are very charismatic and influential people. They seem to have everything. From assertiveness to streaks of generosity, ENTP 3w2s are liked in society. This type has mastered the art of impressing and is action-oriented.
When you look at the enneagram and MBTI correlations, a lot of ENTPs identify as type 7 and type 8. Type 3 and type 9 are less significant. Thus, ENTP 3w2s are clearly in the minority. They benefit from having a more developed extroverted feeling (Fe) function.
So, very few people see this type as jerks. ENTP 3w2s are more likely to be ENTP-A than ENTP-T. The presence of type 2 as a wing changes some of the traits of the ENTP as we shall soon see.
What is the Core Desire of the ENTP 3w2?
The core desire of the ENTP 3w2 is to be successful and to be seen as successful. They want the success and the self-recognition that comes with it.
To achieve this, they go about achieving their goals like a rampant bull. They also achieve community popularity by helping others.
What is the Core Weakness of the ENTP 3w2?
The core weakness of the ENTP 3w2 is to be ordinary and to be seen as ordinary/insignificant. Thus, they use their influence and good networking to make sure they achieve their goals.
How the 3w2 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ENTP
1. More Competitive
ENTPs are competitive. Being a type 3 just heightens everything. Because of their lust for success, this personality type wants to win at everything in life.
This is true down to board games and who wakes up first. Once the ENTP 3w2 smells a competition, they are willing to compete to the very end.
If you are not up for a competition, don’t start one with the ENTP 3w2.
2. More Interested in Self-Image
ENTPs, just like INTPs, are not known for their fashion sense or appearance. However, they can have problems with arrogance. This is similar to the ENTP 3w2.
Because they are type 3s, this is heightened. They have more interest in the way they dress and look. They also have a more inflated belief about themselves. While this might be covered by their generosity, it is present nevertheless.
3. More Influential
Influence and charisma is something that comes easily to the ENTP. While the ENTP 8w7 is more likely to employ force and sheer willpower, this variant is more likely to use its natural gift.
They can be persuasive and diplomatic. This earns them points with others. Because they are also very helpful, it’s hard to turn them down when they need help.
ENTP 3w2s who are mature will be extremely influential within their ranks.
4. More Generous
Type 2s are known for their generosity. This personality type will have this trait. Sometimes, they will be generous because they want to help. Other times, they might help because it boosts their self-image.
However, generosity is a big part of the ENTP 3w2.
5. More Goal-Oriented
Goals and ambitions are the driving force of the ENTP 3w2s. They have goals and plans they believe can propel them to the top. Combine this with their love for career progression and you have a goal-oriented person.
As we shall soon see, they just don’t set goals. They have the skill set to meet them.
6. Better Work-Ethic
When this personality type sets goals, they immediately get to work trying to meet up with them. However, ENTP 3w2 is still an ENTP. So, it’s only natural that they have a lot of projects hanging around.
However, because of their work ethic, they can meet the deadline of most projects with minimum fuss.
While their work ethic is amazing, it can also have a negative effect. As with most things in life, the key is finding a balance.
New Weaknesses of the ENTP 3w2
1. Struggle with Self-Identity
Type 3 is very diplomatic. ENTPs are also blessed with extroverted feeling (Fe) as their tertiary function. This means they can read people well and know what they want.
Because of this gift, ENTP 3w2s will often shape their identity to what they believe the other person prefers. This usually gets them what they want.
However, when this is done for long periods, this personality type might forget their ideals or values. Soon enough, they will struggle with self-identity.
2. People-Pleasing Traits
ENTPs are independent. However, the presence of type 2 will make them people-pleasers. Combine this with the need to impress and you get a person who finds it hard to reject people.
They want to impress you. Not helping you is not a good way to achieve their goal. So, ENTP 3w2s might spend hours helping others just to impress them.
3. Heightened Impulsiveness
To be seen as successful, you have to talk the talk and be spontaneous. This leads to extreme impulsiveness for the ENTP 3w2s. One area that always seems to suffer is their finances.
To keep up with the image they want, this personality type might spend a lot on expensive items. Not having them is usually a sign of failure for them.
4. Harder to Understand their Emotions
ENTPs are thinkers. Type 3s are prone to focusing on the other person and their emotions. So, this personality type will find it harder to access their own emotions.
They might try to distract themselves or avoid it. It might also be seen as a hindrance to success. This can eventually take a toll on them and their mental health.
ENTP 3w2 in the Workplace
ENTPs value creativity and flexibility in any career. This also extends to the workplace itself. ENTP 3w2s are also similar. They also value career paths that have a natural career progression.
They might also want a career where they can have a direct impact on people’s lives. To get the best out of the ENTP 3w2, make sure their role involves creativity and flexibility.
Best Careers for the ENTP 3w2
- Financial Analyst
- HR manager
Worst Careers for the ENTP 3w2
- Admin Staff
Fictional/Famous Characters that are ENTP 3w2
- The Recruiter (Squid Game)
- Jimmy Mcgill (Breaking Bad)
- Michael (The Good Place)
- PT Barnum (The Greatest Showman)
- Tucker Carlson (Fox News)
- Rita Skeeter (Harry Potter)
- The Duke (Resident Evil)
- Ian Hawke (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
I love the article! I was wondering if I could request that you do an article on an INTP 2w3/3w2? I’m in a type crisis rn and I know I’m either a 3w2 or a 2w3 but I’m looking for the correlations between this enneagram and the types I think I might be! Please and thank you!
I understand how a type crisis feels! I’ll definitely touch on those two types next week