INTJs are incredible. Their logic, need for a well-defined plan and structured lives make them intriguing. One variant of the INTJ that’s less talked about is the INTJ 9w8.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the INTJ 9w8 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the INTJ 9w8?
INTJ 9w8 are calm and polite people. They are more likely to seek peace and diplomacy when confronted with issues or conflicts. While this is true, they have a quiet strength about them which is usually backed up by their logic.
INTJ 9w8s are not the major blend for INTJs. Most INTJs identify as type 5, type 6, or type 8. While this is true, a sizable number might still identify with this type. The presence of type 9 and type 8 as their wing alters many traits of a typical INTJ as we shall soon see.
INTJ 9w8s are more likely to be INTJ-Ts than INTJ-As.
What is the Core Desire of the INTJ 9w8?
The core desire of the INTJ 9w8 is to be at peace. This applies to their external and internal environment. They want harmony at all costs. Thus, INTJ 9w8s might be willing to let some of their ambitions slide if it significantly disrupts the peace.
What is the Core Fear of the INTJ 9w8?
The core fear of the INTJ 9w8 is to have their peace disrupted. They also do not want to be drawn into any prolonged conflict.
To avoid this, INTJ 9w8 tries to accommodate others as much as they can. This applies especially to their loved ones.
How the 9w8 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the INTJ
1. More Diplomatic
INTJs are famous for their independence. This usually comes with a bit of stubbornness towards their values. This is a bit different with INTJ 9w8s.
This personality type is more diplomatic with others. While they maintain high levels of independence, they still find ways to make sure everyone is happy and ticking along.
If this means being less shouty about their thoughts and values, so be it.
2. More Easy-Going
Because they are type 9, INTJ 9w8s are more easy-going. They are more conscious of people’s feelings and emotions. Thus, they know how to go with the flow. While INTJs use the introverted feeling (Fi) function, this mimics the extroverted feeling (Fe) function.
Thus, this type might look and behave a bit like the INTP or INFJ. Their easy-going nature will be undeniable.
3. More People-Oriented
As earlier stated, they want to maintain peace and harmony. This naturally translates to interacting with people more. Because they are people-oriented, they might seem a bit more extroverted than other INTJs.
However, INTJ 9w8 is still an INTJ. Thus, they will still crave a lot of alone time and have lower social batteries.
4. More Accommodating
This follows their diplomatic and easy-going nature. INTJ 9w8s are more accommodating than other INTJs.
They can accommodate different thought processes, values, and methods of doing things. While they might consider each action logically, they might not outwardly show their disapproval.
The tendency to keep their logical thoughts to themselves is crucial to keeping a good relationship with others. INTJ 9w8s know this and use it to devastating effect.
5. Ability to See Different Perspectives
With other INTJs, filtering their thoughts to one or two effective plans or perspectives is important. This is especially true with INTJ 6w5s.
However, this personality type is different. Because they are type 9s, they can see different perspectives. Backed by their logic, this makes them effective mediators in times of crisis. However, their ability to see different perspectives can lead to bouts of indecisiveness.
6. More Balanced
While INTJ 9w8s are not exactly emotional or sensitive, they are more balanced. This is probably down to their desire not to tilt any situation.
Balance here is more of a higher tolerance level. This is backed by type 9’s need to repress anger. Thus, they will seem perfectly fine even when irritated or angered.
New Weaknesses of the INTJ 9w8
1. More Likely to Depend on Others
One of the characteristics of turbulent types is that they tend to rely on others. This is also the case for type 9s. INTJ 9w8s might be more dependent too.
You should note that typical INTJs are usually not dependent on others. So, while INTJ 9w8s might be more dependent, this is not to an extreme.
Indecisiveness is caused by the ability to see different perspectives. Thus, INTJ 9w8s take longer periods to analyze and come up with decisions.
They want a decision that works for everyone and allows them to push on with their own goals and ambitions. While that might be fast sometimes, it can be really slow to reach when making big decisions.
3. Less Structured
INTJs are very structured. They like to plan their life and activities. While this is true of the INTJ 9w8, it is to a lesser degree.
They might be less precise and more spontaneous than other INTJs. This might also cause a bit of disorganization. This might also make them look more like INTPs or INFPs.
4. Less Assertive
Finally, INTJ 9w8s are less assertive. This generally follows type 9’s desire to go with the flow. Thus, this personality type is more tactful and aware of other people’s opinions and beliefs.
Thus, they are not keen on pushing their logic on others. This also allows them to avoid conflict with others.
While this might be a benefit, it might also lead to other issues like people-pleasing. However, because their wing is type 8, this is less likely.
INTJ 9w8 in the Workplace
INTJs like a career that’s structured, provides problem-solving challenges, and self-sufficiency. INTJ 9w8s are similar. However, they also want a harmonious group.
Because they are type 9, diplomatic roles might also be appealing to them. If their wing is especially strong, they might also value leadership and managerial roles.
To get the best out of INTJ 9w8s, make sure their role is creative and structured. If the workplace is harmonious, even better!
Best Careers for the INTJ 9w8
- Software Engineer
- HR manager
Worst Careers for the INTJ 9w8
- Compliance Officer
- Police Officer
Famous/Fictional Characters that are INTJ 9w8
- Winston Williams (13 reasons why)
- Julia Wicker (The Magicians)
- Death Supernatural
- Rejent Milczek (Zemsta)
- John Morris (The sisters’ brothers)
- Ye Xiu (The King’s Avatar)