INFJs are one of the most talked about MBTI types today. They are rare, misunderstood, and easily stand out from the crowd. Like all other types, most INFJs have different preferences and variants. One such variant is the INFJ 6w5.
In this article, we’ll talk more about the INFJ 6w5 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the INFJ 6w5?
INFJ 6w5s are cautious people. They are interested in gaining certainty and security from their lives. This personality type is loyal and can also be very curious.
INFJ 6w5s are not very common. The majority of INFJs you’ll meet will be type 4, type 5, or type 9. Thus, people with this personality type are bound to even feel more alone. Their introverted function (Ni) plays a big role in how this type relates with others and challenges.
The presence of type 6 as their dominant type and type 5 as their wing changes some of the typical traits of the INFJ as we shall soon see.
INFJ 6w5s are more likely to be INFJ-T than INFJ-A. This type is a big fan of having friends around. This is one of the ways they generate support for themselves.
What is the Core Desire of the INFJ 6w5?
The core desire of the INFJ 6w5 is to be secure. To achieve this, they’ll try to gather enough information to predict outcomes and possibilities.
This is done through their Ni function.
What is the Core Fear of the INFJ 6w5?
The core fear of the INFJ 6w5 is to be insecure or vulnerable to harm. To avoid this, they are extra cautious when making decisions. This fear also extends to their loved ones.
They want everyone they love to be safe.
How the 6w5 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INFJ 6w5
1. More Loyal
Type 6s are very loyal to their friends, values, and passions. This principle is present in the INFJ 6w5s. They are loyal to their friends and attach a lot of value to their relationships.
Because of this, they will do whatever they can to protect or support their friends when needed. This is aided by the typical sympathetic nature of the INFJ.
Given the sheer abundance of loyalty they give, they also expect some in return.
2. More Cautious
INFJ 6w5s will be extremely cautious when making decisions or taking action. Type 6 is very wary of uncertain situations or ideas.
Thus, they will usually choose stability and security in this situation. This makes them very careful throughout their lives. This has its benefits.
The INFJ 6w5 is less likely to make a fatal financial decision. They are also less likely to put themselves at harm. INFJ 6w5s live a very stable life.
3. More Extroverted
INFJs are introverts. However, INFJ 6w5s will be more extroverted than your typical INFJ. They are one of the reasons why INFJs are referred to as extroverted introverts.
Type 6 is people-oriented and loves the support they get when they are with the right people. They are also interested in being close to those in authority.
4. Better Prepared for Emergencies
The cautious nature of type 6s makes them ready for any problems. This is probably more pronounced because of their Ni function.
This function allows them to see different possibilities and scenarios. Because of this, they might see the various problems that can arise. So, when these problems rear their heads, they are usually ready to deal with them.
They are also less surprised and shaken by them.
5. Less Emotional
INFJs are feelers. They are often depicted as warm and sensitive people. They are also very emotional. Not this INFJ. This personality type is less emotional. This is probably because of their enneagram type.
Type 6s are in the thinking triad along with type 5 and type 7. Thus, they are more rational in their dealings. This is further heightened by the presence of type 5 as their wing. Type 5 is famous for being logical.
This new trait makes the INFJ 6w5 more balanced. They really are the most rational feelers in the MBTIverse.
6. More Analytical
This follows the last point. INFJ 6w5s are very analytical. This is probably down to their wing. However, their analysis might be a bit different from typical analytical types.
Because they have a strong extroverted feeling (Fe) function, they might use this gift to understand people. INFJs are fascinated with people and are usually good at reading them. This just enhances this ability.
New Weaknesses of the INFJ 6w5
As earlier stated, INFJ 6w5 sees so many possibilities because of their Ni function. This can lead to some problems. One of them is paranoia. Because they can see these possibilities, INFJ 6w5s might be overly worried.
They might also make up imaginary problems or become anxious because of these possibilities. This can lead to depression, panic, and nervousness.
As with most things, the key here is finding a balance.
6w5s are firmly in the fear triad. This means that the first emotion they access is fear. This makes the INFJ 6w5 a very fearful person.
This does not only equate to confrontation. They can also be scared of new experiences, adventures, and managing their finances.
Because of this, this personality type might not achieve their potential.
3. Risk Averse
INFJ 6w5s do not like taking risks, period. They’ll take stability and security any day over new adventures.
This has its drawbacks. INFJ 6w5s might become scared of new ideas. This will make them back out of good opportunities that have little risk. Sooner or later, this personality type might find themselves left behind.
The risk-averse nature of this personality type leads to another problem- pessimism. They can become very skeptical towards new ideas, opportunities, or even people.
This usually also translates to less trust for their loved ones. Their friends might see this trait as very negative and irritating. INFJ 6w5s need to have a balance.
While being skeptical is important, being overly skeptical can be a big problem.
5. Less Adventurous in their Careers
As earlier stated, adventures and new experiences are not things that come easy to this personality type. This also translates to their careers.
They are less likely to change industries or career paths throughout their lives. This might limit their chances to earn more. They might also miss out on other excellent opportunities.
INFJ 6w5 in the Workplace
INFJs love structure and a work environment that allows them to express themselves. INFJ 6w5s also have similar interests. However, they will place more emphasis on jobs that offer them stability.
Because they have type 5 as their wing, they will also want a career that requires some problem-solving.
To get the best out of the INFJ 6w5, place them in a role that requires creativity and stability.
Best Careers for the INFJ 6w5
- Working for the government
- Financial Analyst
Worst Careers for the INFJ 6w5
Fictional/Famous Characters that are INFJ 6w5
- Will Graham (Hannibal)
- Obi-wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
- Aragon Elessar (Lord of the Rings)
- Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
- Bonnie Bennett (Vampire Diaries)
- Lee Everett (The walking dead)
- Anita Needy (Jennifer’s Body)
- Lady Jessica Atreides (Dune)