I have a close cousin who’s an INTJ 6w5. So, when I tell you they’re amazing people, you better believe it. It can be intriguing to get to know this personality type.
Hopefully, we can get there at the end of this article.
Who is an INTJ 6w5?
INTJ 6w5s are highly intellectual people. Their enneagram types combine to produce an individual who’s curious, loyal, and introverted.
This personality type is fairly common with INTJs. It is probably the 3rd most common combination after the INTJ 5w4 and INTJ 5w6.
INTJ 6w5s are more likely to be assertive INTJs. They retain the analytical mind of the INTJ. However, their main type alters a lot of things about this personality type as we shall soon see.
In case you’re interested, here’s an in-depth description of the 6w5 personality
What is the Core Desire of the INTJ 6w5?
The core desire of the INTJ 6w5 is to be secure. They want guidance and assurance that their chosen path is the best.
To achieve this, INTJ 6w5s make secure plans. They also build alliances with others and seek guidance from people they trust.
What is the Core Fear of the INTJ 6w5?
The core fear of the INTJ 6w5 is to be insecure. Their insecurity stems from a fear of not having proper guidance or understanding.
To avoid this fear, this personality type tries to build up support. They also gather enough information. To them, the more you know, the more secure you are.
How the 6w5 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INTJ
1. Better Implementation
INTJs are the ultimate strategists. They have a plan for everything. However, the execution is usually poor and this hinders their progress.
INTJ 6w5s are better in this aspect. Type 6 loves to take action. INTJ 6w5s are great strategists and problem solvers. They know how to act to avoid a crisis. There’s just better execution and action all around.
The level of improvement will depend on the strength of their wing.
2. Work Ethic
INTJs can put in the work when needed. They are one of the more organized MBTI types. Throw in their judging function and it starts to make more sense. However, INTJ 6w5 takes this to a whole new level.
They have an incredible work ethic. This is amplified by their need for structure and organization. Thus, this personality type can get things done at lightning speed.
3. The Need for Alliances
INTJs are independent people. They are also very self-sufficient. Thus, they might not really look for alliances. INTJ 6w5s are the exception.
Their need for alliance or group support is often instigated by their need to be secure. Thus, this personality type will seek out those that are equally intellectual or have some authority.
With time, they can build a community around themselves that can last forever.
INTJs might not have a lot of friends. They usually have few people that they talk to. This is because INTJs don’t need a lot of friends, to begin with.
INTJ 6w5 usually doesn’t have a lot of friends. However, they give the ones they have something different. Loyalty.
They are fiercely loyal to those they love and will stop at nothing to help them. This might be lost to the ones they actually care about. INTJs are not especially good at expressing how they feel. That doesn’t change here.
5. Pragmatic People
INTJs are still intuitive people. This means they are sort of visionaries. They can see a lot of possibilities and often have a lot of ideas.
With INTJ 6w5, you get a sense that they are more pragmatic. While they have these ideas, they often approach them cautiously and realistically.
While this has its benefits, it might also have some drawbacks as we shall see.
6. Great at Emergencies
INTJs are great at problem-solving. This is taken to another level with INTJ 6w5. Type 6 needs to feel secured. To achieve this, they look for loopholes or flaws in every design. So, they always know what to do when there’s an emergency.
So, if you have a problem that needs solving, hit them up.
7. More People-Oriented
Make no mistake. INTJ 6w5s are still super introverts. However, they have a keen fascination with people. They love to interact with others when the time is right.
Whether they are out there giving needed advice or having fun, this personality type knows all that people have to offer. How they choose to show this is a completely different story.
New Weaknesses of the INTJ 6w5
1. The Fear and Anxiety is Real
Here’s the thing about type 6 and type 5. They are both in the head and fear triad. So, their natural instinct is to react with fear.
This also affects this personality type. They can be ridden with anxious thoughts and fear. Because they are thinkers, they continuously overanalyze the problems in their heads.
This can lead to intense paranoia.
INTJ 6w5 approach issues and new ideas from a pessimistic approach. The problem is that they can see all the flaws and reasons it might not work.
Thus, it can be hard for them to stay motivated for a project. They might also have seen similar projects fail in the past.
However, have no doubt. If their pessimism can be proved wrong, they are ready to dive in.
3. The Issue of Trust
This personality type finds it hard to trust others. This is also a flaw of type 6. Thus, they are often left with a small group of people they fully trust.
Because of their trust issues, they might find it hard to foster new relationships. After all, they might reason that most people are the same.
INTJ 6w5 and the Workplace
INTJs like two things in the workplace. Structure and innovation. They want a defined role in their jobs. They also want a job that allows them to tackle problems.
INTJ 6w5s are very similar with a twist. They also want stability. Because they have type 5 as a wing, their ultimate goal in their career is to be self-sufficient.
This personality type can work alone or in smaller groups. They are also excellent at spotting flaws in any project.
To get the best out of them, give them a role that’s innovative, stable, and has a clear sense of direction.
Best Careers for INTJ 6w5
- Environmental Scientist
- Software Developer
- Computer Scientist
Worse Careers for INTJ 6w5
- Medical Assistant
- Pre-school Teacher
- Stock Broker
- Sales Representative
Famous/Fictional Characters that are INTJ 6w5
- Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
- John Adams (President of the United States)
- Hank (Finding Nemo)
- Kate Beckett (Castle)
- Mr. Gold (Once upon a time)
- Fenn Rau (Star Wars Rebel)
- Allanon (The Shannara Chronicles)