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Have you ever seen an ambitious INFP before? If you haven’t, meet the INFP 3w4. In this article, we’ll learn who the INFP 3w4 is and what you can expect from them.
Who is the INFP 3w4?
INFP 3w4 are ambitious people with a touch of elegance. They are goal-oriented people who strive to be different. Because they are INFPs, they also have a ton of creativity.
Type 3 is not the most common enneagram type for INFPs. However, it is also not weird. Nevertheless, the presence of type 3 distorts the typical traits of the INFP.
INFP 3w4 are more likely to be assertive than turbulent.
What is the Core Desire of the INFP 3w4?
The core desire of the INFP 3w4 is to be successful and appear successful. They love the prestige that comes with success. However, they also want to achieve success their way.
What is the Core Fear of the INFP 3w4?
The core fear of the INFP 3w4 is to be seen as a failure or appear as one. Not being recognized for their achievements is the fastest way to offend a type 3.
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How the 3w4 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the INFP
1. More Ambition
INFPs are often accused of following their passion. This is one of the factors that impact their income. However, INFP 3w4s are different.
They are more ambitious and have bigger goals. While they might have a strong passion for something else, the lure of being successful is usually too strong.
This personality type has ambition and the motivation to carry them out.
2. More Interested in their Appearance
INFP 3w4s are not big on appearance. They are usually reserved and are more interested in being comfortable. Not this INFP. INFP 3w4s are concerned about their self-image.
So, they take care of their appearance as a priority. This might mean wearing fashionable clothes or accessories. They ooze elegance.
3. More Extroverted
INFPs are super introverts. INFP 3w4s are different. Here’s why. Type 3 is interested in being successful. One of their main tools is networking.
They are good at adapting to any situation they find themselves in. INFP 3w4 are similar. You cannot network if you are a super introvert. So, while they are not extroverts, they become extroverted introverts.
This is one reason why they might be mistyped as ENFPs.
4. Weaker Introverted Feeling (Fi)
INFP’s primary cognitive function is Fi. This is the same with INFP 3w4s. However, Fi is weakened by the presence of type 3.
Thus, this personality type can go against their values when needed. While this might make them feel guilty or uneasy, they can live with it.
Type 3’s need to be a social chameleon contributes to an internal struggle that can last a lifetime.
5. Better Work Ethic
Work ethic is not the INFP’s strong suit. INFP 3w4s are different. Because they want to succeed, they work harder.
This means their work ethic is better than the typical INFP. While this is true, it still falls short of the INFP 3w2 because of their wing.
Type 4 is not the most energetic enneagram type.
New Weaknesses of the INFP 3w4
1. Need for External Validation
Type 3 is interested in being recognized. They want their achievements to be shouted to the skies. If it is not acknowledged, it feels less than an achievement.
This need can lead to serious problems. INFP 3w4s can attach their self-esteem to their achievements. So, when external validation does not come, they can become miserable.
In worst-case scenarios, this can lead to the INFP dark side.
This follows the last point. Because of their need for self-validation and success, INFP 3w4s can lose themselves to people-pleasing.
The need to network and adapt usually comes with a bit of people-pleasing. However, because of type 4’s need to be independent, it doesn’t get too bad.
3. The Struggle to Be Unique
As stated above, type 4 yearns to be unique and independent. Type 3 wants to be independent. However, they also want to influence others and fit in.
This creates a struggle for dominance. However, because they are INFPs, they usually tilt towards uniqueness and independence.
Being self-absorbed is one of the flaws of type 4. So, if their wing is strong, this will also be on full display.
The INFP 3w4 might feel special and be especially concerned about their problems. This might make them feel entitled and even self-centered. They believe that their interests and problems are more critical.
This can drive a wedge between them and their loved ones.
INFP 3w4 in the Workplace
INFPs love a creative workplace and career. They want to be innovative and try new things that match their values.
They are also interested in what they are passionate about. INFP 3w4s are similar. The main difference is their ambition. Because of this, INFP 3w4 will pick a career they are less passionate about if it guarantees success or prestige.
INFP 3w4s make good leaders when asked to take up the role. To get the best out of the INFP 3w4, ensure their role allows them to grow. If it involves creativity, even better.
Best Careers for the INFP 3w4
- Graphic Designer
- HR manager
Worst Careers for the INFP 3w4
- Law enforcement
Famous/Fictional/Anime Characters that are INFP 3w4
- Monet (One Piece)
- The Penguin (Gotham)
- You Dayeon
- Spike Jonze
- Victoria Fuller (The Bachelor)
- Park Hye-su
- Sam Lee (Weak Hero)
- Tim (Despicable Me)
- Isabel Graysmark (The light between Oceans)