INTJ 7w8 (The Complete Guide)

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Have you seen an INTJ who acts completely differently from the stereotypical INTJ? If you have, there’s a good chance you met an INTJ 7w8. You probably didn’t believe it. We do. Let’s talk about it.

This article discusses the INTJ 7w8 and what you can expect from them.

Who is the INTJ 7w8?

INTJ 7w8 is a walking contradiction. They combine the strategic moves of an INTJ with the adventurous and reckless nature of type 7s. The presence of type 8 tilts this struggle slightly towards the traits of the INTJ.

Because of their wing, they retain confidence, ambition and self-discipline to some extent. Type 7 is a very uncommon type for the INTJ. To be sure, you might also want to read more about INTJ 8w7 and INTJ 6w7. Nevertheless, an INTJ can be a 7w8.

The presence of their enneagram type changes a lot. INTJ 7w8s are more likely to be assertive.

What is the Core Desire of the INTJ 7w8?

The core desire of the INTJ 7w8 is to be happy. To achieve this, they want the thrill that adventures bring.

What is the Core Fear of the INTJ 7w8?

The core fear of the INTJ 7w8 is to be in a rut. They also don’t want to miss out on fun events or adventures.

How the 7w8 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INTJ

1.   Less Organized

INTJs are the epitome of organization. They know where everything is and strive to maintain order. INTJ 7w8s are different. This personality type might not be scattered but are not that organized.

This has its advantages. INTJ 7w8s are more likely to get along better with both perceiving and judging types. It also generally means they have more tolerance for slightly more organized or slightly more disorganized types.

2.   More Extroverted

INTJs are super introverts. They crave alone time and are even energized by it. Not this INTJ. INTJ 7w8s are extroverted introverts. They want to engage with others and find joy in mentally sparring with them.

This is one of the reasons why they can be mistyped as ENTPs.

3.   Worried About Self-Sufficiency, but in a Different Light

INTJs are often worried about their independence. They want to have enough to be comfortable. Most times, the reason for this is to avoid burdening others.

INTJ 7w8s want self-sufficiency but for other reasons. Being self-sufficient allows them to afford the adventures they crave. Backed by type 8’s discipline, they usually attain it.

4.   Less Rigid

INTJs can be quite rigid. They usually want things to go in a certain way or order. Their rigidity can also apply to their values and thinking. They see one outcome that they believe is the best.

With INTJ 7w8s, things are slightly different. Type 7 allows them to see other possibilities. It also makes them more flexible.

5.   Less Detail-Oriented

INTJs are suckers for details. The extroverted thinking (Te) function also compares surveys and data to verify information.

With INTJ 7w8s, this is less appealing to them. They are often torn between being detail-oriented and looking at the bigger picture.

6.   Charismatic in a Different Way

INTJs are charismatic in a mysterious way. An aura around them draws people in, even if they are introverts.

INTJ 7w8s are different. While the aura is present, it’s reduced and replaced with type 7’s friendly charisma.

This has some benefits. INTJs will be better at public speaking and take their sarcasm to another level.

New Weaknesses of the INTJ 7w8

1.   Fear+Anger

This personality type has one leg in both the fear and anger triad. The way they express both emotions are different.

INTJ 7w8s are more likely to deny their fear and be more confrontational with their anger. This means there might occasionally be fits of bravado, hoping no one calls their bluff.

2.   More Likely to be Rash

As earlier stated, INTJ 7w8 are less rigid. While this is great, it leads to some other problems. Chief among them is being rash or impulsive. The presence of type 7 gives them a reckless streak.

This affects their organization and financial management.

3.   Less Accurate Analysis

INTJs are great at analysis. Their ability to pick out important details from data is next to none. Things are a bit different with INTJ 7w8s.

While they are still great with analysis, they are often less composed and interested in details. Thus, INTJ 7w8s are more likely to make basic mistakes.

4.   More Complacent

INTJ 7w8s might have mild to moderate problems with procrastination. Here’s why. Type 7 is not the most disciplined type. INTJs are. So, it’s also a struggle. Sometimes, INTJ 7w8 might succumb to type 7’s inclinations. Other times, it’ll be business as usual.

INTJ 7w8 in the Workplace

INTJs want a career that allows them to be problem solvers. They are curious and want to learn every day. They also prefer structured schedules as this allows them to plan effectively.

INTJ 7w8s are different. They can work with both structured and flexible schedules. This also applies to working in a group or alone.

To get the best out of the INTJ 7w8, ensure their role allows them to solve problems.

Best Careers for the INTJ 7w8

  • Freelancer
  • Professor
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Politician
  • Attorney
  • Surgeon
  • Pharmacist

Worst Careers for the INTJ 7w8

  • Electrician
  • Paralegal
  • Plumber
  • Pilot
  • Secretary
  • Telemarketer

Famous/Fictional/Anime Characters that Might Be INTJ 7w8

  • Joe HaTTab
  • Calvin Fischoeder (Bob’s Burgers)
  • Joey Schweitzer
  • James Hook (Pan)
  • Embo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Grand Duke Valentine (Becoming the Villian’s Family)
  • Isaac (Fear Street)
  • Ezra Squall (Nevermoor)
  • Marie Forleo
  • John Ryder (The Hitcher)


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