When you talk about INFJs, certain things come to mind. Warm, unique, and rare are probably some of those things. However, some INFJs are completely different from the stereotypical traits. One of them is the INFJ 6w7.
In this article, we’ll consider what you can expect from an INFJ 6w7.
Who is the INFJ 6w7?
INFJ 6w7 is a combination of the INFJ and 6w7 enneagram traits. This type is extremely loyal and has an adventurous side. Despite their craving for adventure, the need to be cautious seems to hold them back.
Because type 6 and type 7 are in the thinking triad, they are more rational than most INFJs. Thus, it is quite easy to mistype them as INTPs or INTJs. INFJ 6w7 is a rare type for INFJs. Usually, type 4 and type 5 are the most associated enneagram type.
The presence of type 6 and type 7 completely changes the traits of this personality type as we shall soon see. It also creates a contradiction of some sort leading to a struggle for dominance between the types.
What is the Core Desire of the INFJ 6w7?
The core desire of the INFJ 6w7 is to be secure. They want to live a secure life. However, because of their wing, they don’t mind going on adventures too.
What is the Core Fear of the INFJ 6w7?
The core fear of the INFJ 6w7 is to be insecure. To avoid this, they make sure they take fewer risks and live securely.
How the 6w7 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INFJ
1. More Extroverted
INFJs are extroverted introverts. This means that while they talk more than super introverts, they also value their alone time.
This is very similar to INFJ 6w7s. However, their social batteries will be a bit more accommodating. Because type 6 and type 7 are people-oriented, INFJ 6w7s will enjoy discussing with others even more.
2. More Loyal
Type 6s are loyal people. They genuinely care for their loved ones. Combine this with INFJs who are usually warm and you’ll get a loyal person.
INFJ 6w7s are not just loyal. They also have a sentimental attachment to their people or things. This loyalty is much more evident with this personality type.
If you’re friends with them, you can’t miss it.
3. Less Sensitive
INFJs are normally painted as sympathetic and emotional. Not this INFJ. This personality type will be less emotional and sensitive. Thus, they can make difficult decisions based on logic.
Also, they don’t view constructive criticism as personal attacks. This trait allows them to improve faster than other INFJs. It’s quite a change for sure.
4. Less Structured
If you’ve met INFJs, you’ll notice that they are highly structured people. This is probably because of their judging function.
However, you get something different with the INFJ 6w7. They are less structured than typical INFJs. If their wing is especially strong, they might even be disorganized or scattered. While this is true, it will never be as bad as a core type 7.
5. Emergency Specialists
Just like most type 6s, INFJ 6w7s are good at spotting potential problems. This is probably heightened by the ability of their introverted intuition function (Ni) to predict the future accurately.
Thus, INFJ 6w7s are always prepared for emergency scenarios. They have worked out the worst-case scenario and will be calm if it happens. It can be really interesting to observe.
6. Right Balance Between Fun and Caution
The combination of type 6 and type 7 creates a big struggle between having fun and taking fewer risks.
INFJ 6w7s will experience this fully throughout their lives. If their wing is strong, they might be less rigid and more fun-loving. If their wing isn’t, they may only allow for a rare moment of recklessness.
Either way, they have a good balance between being cautious and letting loose. Few types can boast of this.
New Weaknesses of the INFJ 6w7
1. More Fearful
Type 6 and type 7 have issues with fear. So, INFJ 6w7s will be very fearful. Their fear might border on the future, not finding their ideal spouse, finances, and much more.
These fears are real to them and might lead to other issues such as paranoia. It can also hold them back from making progress or taking good opportunities that might be available.
2. Hates Taking Risks
While they might have a balance, being risk-averse is part of their core desire. So, INFJ 6w7s might not take enough risks.
This might mean staying in a job that is toxic even though a better opportunity presents itself, or not investing in some ventures.
While this might save them from problems, it also means not enjoying life to the full.
Type 6s are skeptics. The same applies to INFJ 6w7s. They always imagine the worst when faced with situations or challenges.
They are also looking to find loopholes in ideas or discussions people have. It can be crazy to deal with because this personality type does this unintentionally. It’s an unconscious move that is very visible to others.
If not handled properly, it can lead to a strain in their relationship with others.
4. Might Have issues with Commitment
This trait only rears its head if their wing is strong. INFJ 6w7s can have a problem with commitments. Because type 6 has trust issues, it can make being flighty even easier.
Also, if they notice anything odd from their partner or project, their pessimism might kick in. They can sabotage their own relationship or idea.
INFJ 6w7 in the Workplace
INFJs normally value structure, creativity, and harmony in their workplace. They also like working in groups of like-minded persons or working alone. INFJ 6w7s are similar with a twist. They are not overly concerned with structure.
However, they seek stability, a bit of thrill, and security first while choosing a career. If there’s creativity and harmony, even better!
To get the best out of the INFJ 6w7, make sure their role gives them stability and security.
Best Careers for INFJ 6w7
- Government Official
Worse Careers for INFJ 6w7
- Stock Broker
- Electrical Engineer
Famous/Fictional Characters that are INFJ 6w7
- Glenn Rhee (The walking dead)
- Kayla Day (Eighth Grade)
- Amy Adams
- Vanessa Carlysle (Deadpool)
- Samantha Kingston (Before I fall)
- Rumplestiltskin Before Transformation (Once upon a time)
- Raphael Santiago (Shadow Hunters)
- Alison Cooper