ENTP 7w6 (The Complete Guide)


ENTPs are amazing. I mean, once you get past all the debating, they can be charismatic and lovely. A huge majority of ENTPs identify as type 7. A small portion of that number identify as ENTP 7w6. 

So, what can you expect from an ENTP 7w6?

Who is the ENTP 7w6?

ENTP 7w6s are charismatic people with a touch of caution. They are extroverted and love to interact with people. 

Just like typical ENTPs, they love to think outside the box and bounce ideas off people. For this personality type, the extroverted intuition (Ne) is highly pronounced. 

They also have their introverted sensing (Si) function working really well despite it being the 4th function. 

However, the presence of type 6 as their wing alters some of the traits of the ENTP as we shall soon see. 

ENTP 7w6s are more likely to be ENTP-A than ENTP-T. For a better understanding of this personality type, you should see the article on enneagram 7w6.

What is the Core Desire of the ENTP 7w6?

The core desire of the ENTP 7w6 is to be happy. They want to have the things they love and try to avoid pain at much as possible. 

To achieve this, this personality type will ensure that they do not put themselves and their interests at risk. A textbook version of the ENTP 7w6 is Matt Cauthon from the wheel of time (That’s his picture on this article).

What is the Core Fear of the ENTP 7w6?

The core fear of the ENTP 7w6 is to be deprived of their happiness or independence. They never want to feel trapped or insecure. 

Thus, they use their innovative thinking to make sure that they are always one step ahead. 

How the 7w6 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ENTP

1. More Worried About Security 

ENTPs are not usually worried about security. Heck, they are as spontaneous as it gets. However, this ENTP is a bit different. 

ENTP 7w6 are often worried about security and being harmed. Thus, they make sure their actions are not too reckless to leave them in serious harm’s way. This is mostly down to their type 6. 

They will also be more concerned about their finances or health. 

The stronger their wing is, the more likely they’ll be concerned about security. 

2. More Cautious

The stereotypical belief about the ENTPs is they are as impulsive and reckless as it gets. They make rash decisions and this usually comes back to bite them. 

However, ENTP 7w6s changes the narrative. They are more careful about their decisions. They take their time to think through the situation before making a decision. 

This does not make them any less bold. It just means they are more cautious and calculated in the risks they take. 

This often leads to fewer regrets. 

3. Less Willing to Put Themselves At Risk

ENTPs are not the most selfless people around. It gets even worse with the ENTP 7w6. They put their safety first. Absolutely nothing comes before that. 

You’ll need to make a very convincing case before they risk that for anything else. For them, the chance of being alive and well is far more important than future promises of status or glory. 

They just aren’t taking the risk.

4. More Loyal

While they look out more for themselves, ENTP 7w6s still take their relationships pretty seriously. They understand that friendships mean they have to be loyal and present. 

Thus, this personality type can go out of their way to do things for others. Usually, it’s a case of thinking out of the box that does the trick. 

People can always count on them despite their obvious concerns for safety. It’s sort of a paradox. 

5. Better At Emergencies

Type 6’s strength at emergencies is at full display here. This personality type is good at managing crisis and walking out of it unscathed. 

This is probably because they tend to think of potential issues that can cause a crisis and work out multiple solutions. 

As earlier stated, they also have a good Si. So, they can draw on past experiences when faced with a new crisis. 

6. More Ruthless

ENTP 7w6s are more ruthless. They know what needs to be done and do it with hesitation. This is probably because both enneagram types are in the thinking triad. 

Thus, this personality type hardly makes any decisions based on emotions. They do what is more logical and execute it perfectly. 

New Weaknesses of the ENTP 7w6

1. Less Trusting

ENTPs always have a truckload of trust issues. Having type 6 as a wing just makes it worse. ENTP 7w6s will find it hard to trust people. This applies to even their close friends. 

Their lack of trust affects most of their decisions. They might feel people often want to take advantage of them or harm them. 

This can put a strain on their relationships with others and make them miss out on good opportunities.

2. More Self-Centered

It’s always about them. They want to be safe and secure. While they also want the same thing for people they love, they put their needs first. 

So, if they have to go out of their way to do things for others, they need to have a sort of benefit. Sometimes, this benefit can also be the emotional attachment they have to the person or object. 

They are far more self-absorbed than the usual ENTP. 

3. More Pessimistic

ENTPs are often described as optimists. This is much reduced with ENTP 7w6s. They are always aware of what could go wrong. 

They also are more pessimistic. While this might be a weakness, it can also be a benefit. It prevents them from having unrealistic goals.

That’s a big plus for an ENTP.

ENTP 7w8 vs ENTP 7w6

Wondering if you’re an ENTP 7w8 or an ENTP 7w6? Here are some of their differences. 

ENTP 7w8ENTP 7w6
More AmbitiousMore interested in staying secure
More OptimisticMore Pessimistic
More of a One-Man SquadMore Invested in Friends
BraverMore Fearful

For an in-depth description of the ENTP 7w8, you can click that link. 

ENTP 7w6 in the Workplace

ENTPs favor innovation, flexibility, and a spontaneous workplace. They want refreshing conversations and the ability to show off their skills. 

This is really the same with the ENTP 7w6. However, ENTP 7w6 also values stability. While ENTPs are known to jump from one industry to another, ENTP 7w6s sacrifice this for a stable environment. 

To get the best out of the ENTP 7w6, make sure you place them in roles that require flexibility and creativity. If it offers security, even better!

Best Careers for the ENTP 7w6

  • In-house Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Economist
  • Travel Blogger
  • Digital Nomad
  • Government Worker
  • Historian
  • Professor
  • Scientist

Worst Careers for the ENTP 7w6

  • Angel Investor
  • Stock Broker
  • Farmer
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Freelancer

Famous/Fictional Characters that are ENTP 7w6

  • Number 4 Klaus (The Umbrella Academy)
  • Matt Cauthon (The Wheel of Time)
  • Gumball Watterson (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Megamind (Megamind)
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Dustin Henderson (Stranger Things)
  • Ella Lopez (Lucifer)
  • Jerry (Tom and Jerry)


  1. I’ve always thought I was 5w4 but now I’m thinking that this is my type since I don’t fit social 5 subtype. I fit 7w6 very well except for being outgoing. Is entp7w6 still possible if I’m socially cautious and reserved?


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