INFJs are hands-down one of the rarest personality types in the world. When compared with the enneagram of personality, some identify as the INFJ 9w1.
So what can we expect from the INFJ 9w1?
Who is the INFJ 9w1?
These are very calm and collected people. They are good at socializing and often understand the perspectives of others.
Because they are type 9, a lot of the main traits of the INFJ are altered. This includes their motivations, career paths and so much more. This is further modified by the presence of their wing.
You can click on those links to read more about those sub-types. You can also click here to see the comparison between the INFJ-A and INFJ-T.
What is the Core Desire of the INFJ 9w1?
The core desire of the INFJ 9w1 is to have inner peace. To achieve this, this personality type tries to avoid conflicts with others.
They have a very developed extroverted feeling (Fe) function. This allows them to understand the feelings of others.
What is the Core Fear of the INFJ 9w1?
The core fear of the INFJ 9w1 is to avoid disruption of their peace. Because of this fear, their number one priority is to protect it.
This might lead to some negative traits as we shall soon see.
How the 9w1 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INFJ
INFJ 9w1s might be especially interested in morals and keeping to principles. This particular change depends on how strong their wing is. If they have a strong type 1, they will be interested in doing what is right.
While this is true, they will never have the drive that a core type 1 has to be always upright.
They just won’t be consistent enough.
2. More People-Oriented
INFJs are extroverted introverts. Despite this trait, they often find people draining. Their best moments are when they are alone. However, INFJ 9w1s are slightly different.
While they still care about their alone time, they are also interested in people. This means they spend a lot of time in conversations and just listening to others.
Their sheer joy is meeting someone who talks about deep things and is authentic. They live for those moments.
3. More Diplomatic
Type 9’s strengths are visible in this personality type. While the title of mediator goes to the INFP, this personality type also deserves it.
Their quest to avoid conflict means that they look for ways to reach compromises. They are less confrontational and prefer peace at all times.
While this is true, INFJ 9w1s are still INFJs. Push too hard at things they consider important and you will see their stubborn side.
4. Less Self-Absorbed
INFJs are often accused of being self-absorbed. They can easily get lost in their heads and the problems they are facing. While this INFJ is also like that, it’s a bit reduced.
This is because of their interest in people. Thus, they spend more time in the present than in their heads.
However, the feeling that others probably got it better than them might still be present.
5. Interested in Humanity
Type 1 is interested in fighting for justice. If their wing is especially strong, this will also be evident in this personality type.
They will likely volunteer their services to causes they believe to be important. While this is true, they won’t be as dedicated to that cause as core type 1s.
They just won’t have the consistency.
6. More Action Oriented
INFJs spend an awful amount of time in their heads. This makes them less aware of the actions they need to take. While the INFJ 9w1 isn’t perfect at this, they are slightly better. However, not all INFJ 9w1s will be better.
Type 9s are notorious for numbing themselves from the problems they face. The action-oriented nature comes from their wing. So, if your wing isn’t especially strong, it won’t make much of a difference.
New Weaknesses of the INFJ 9w1
Type 9s are often indecisive. This rears its ugly head in this personality type. They can take longer periods to make decisions or end up not making them at all.
The problem is that making those decisions can disrupt their inner peace. The bigger the decision, the bigger the indecisiveness.
INFJ 9w1s need to develop their decisiveness. If they don’t, it can hinder them throughout life.
With the fascination of people comes the issues of people-pleasing. INFJ 9w1s will struggle with this. However, it won’t be as bad as an ISFJ 9w1.
If you have issues with people-pleasing, here’s an article you might find beneficial.
3. More Judgemental
As earlier stated, INFJ 9w1s have an inclination towards their morals. INFJs are also naturally idealistic. So, they can easily see things as black and white.
This can make them a bit judgemental. They might internally criticize people’s actions and might think their beliefs are superior to others.
4. Struggle to Identify their Core Values
INFJs usually have strong values. While this is true, there’s a slight difference with this type. They might have some values but might struggle to identify with them.
This might be because of their need to stay out of conflict. The truth is that finding your values will require standing up for yourself. INFJ 9w1s prefer to go with the flow and numb those values just to avoid conflict.
They’ll probably regret it later in life.
INFJ 9w1 in the Workplace
INFJs enjoy a workplace that oozes structure, innovation, and harmony. INFJ 9w1s prioritize harmony above the rest.
They want to feel comfortable with their colleagues and boss. If they are comfortable, they feel confident enough to express their thoughts and ideas. INFJs are also very creative.
Make sure the INFJ 9w1 is comfortable and you’ll see this creativity in its full glory. To get the best out of the INFJ 9w1, make sure the workplace is harmonious and structured.
Best Careers for the INFJ 9w1
- Human Rights Lawyer
- High school teacher
Worst Careers for the INFJ 9w1
- Corporate lawyer
- Civil Engineer
Famous/Fictional Characters that are INFJ 9w1
- Remus Lupin (Harry Potter Franchise)
- Muhammad (Islamic Historical Figure)
- Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
- Tracy McConnell (How I met your Mother)
- Periwinkle (Tinkerbell)