INTP 3w4 is everything INTPs are not supposed to be. Yet they are. Excited yet? You will be.
This article discusses the INTP 3w4 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the INTP 3w4?
INTP 3w4s are ambitious people. They want to be ahead of the pack. They use their analytical minds to find the best solutions to achieve this. The presence of their wing also means they are creative and independent.
INTP 3w4s are rare for several reasons. First, type 3s usually have a good grip on their extroverted feeling (Fe) function. 3w4s are also not a good match for the Ti+Ne combo.
The fact that the INTP 3w4 is possible clearly indicates that any enneagram type can be any MBTI type. Nevertheless, type 3 changes some traits of a typical INTP.
INTP 3w4s are slightly more likely to be assertive.
What is the Core Desire of the INTP 3w4?
The core desire of the INTP 3w4 is to be successful and be seen as successful. This is their lifelong goal.
What is the Core Fear of the INTP 3w4?
The core fear of the INTP 3w4 is to be seen as a failure. They don’t mind losing if it makes them look good.
It’s all about how others perceive them.
How the 3w4 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INTP
1. Search for Truth/Appearance
INTPs are often on a search for truth. This means the main reason for their arguments or debates is to unravel the truth. Now, this is similar to the INTP 3w4s, with a twist.
INTP 3w4s are also interested in how they appear to others. So, debates and arguments make them seem smart. This appeals to them.
Thus, their reasons for figuring things out, especially with an audience, differ from typical INTPs.
2. More Creative
INTPs are problem solvers. However, there’s a difference between problem solving and being creative. With INTP 3w4s, things are different.
They combine both traits to devastating effects. For example, INTP 3w4s can be great at analysis but can also perfectly play a musical instrument.
This combination usually sets them apart.
3. More Engaging
INTPs are super introverts. Not this INTP. Because they are type 3s, they are more extroverted and engaging.
They want to meet and network with people. Thus, INTP 3w4s is probably the 2nd most popular INTP out there.
This is probably down to an enhanced Fe function.
4. More Tactful
This follows the last point. The enhanced Fe also makes them more tactful. They know the right things to say and choose their words carefully. This is one of the reasons why you might mistype them as ENTPs.
INTP 3w4s make wonderful diplomats and arbitrators because they combine reason and tact perfectly.
5. More Focus on Physical Appearance
INTPs are not suckers for fashion. They prefer comfortable clothes and do not fuss about accessories.
With INTP 3w4s, things are different. They are more worried about how they appear to others.
So, they pay more attention to how they dress. Because of their wing, they might strive to look different from the crowd. This doesn’t always end well.
6. Better Work Ethic
INTPs are not the best at working hard. Actually, they are known for their procrastination. INTP 3w4s are different.
While they don’t set the world alight with their work ethic, there’s a noticeable difference. This makes them more likely to hit their goals than regular INTPs.
New Weaknesses of the INTP 3w4
1. Mild to Moderate People-Pleasers
A new weakness for the INTP 3w4 is a people-pleasing tendency. This tendency is limited to those they respect or feel are on their level.
While I call it people-pleasing, most INTPs might call it networking. This trait can have its downsides.
For example, INTP 3w4s might do things they don’t really like just to fit in.
2. Competitive Streak
Type 3 is very competitive. This, combined with the extroverted intuition (Ne) function, makes INTP 3w4s boil over.
So, this personality type might want to win every game or competition. While this shows grit, it also has its downsides.
INTP 3w4s might not know when to draw the line on competing.
3. Focus on External Validation
Type 3 wants to be acknowledged by others. The good thing for INTP 3w4s is that both INTPs and type 4s are fiercely independent.
So, there’s a balance. However, because their core enneagram type is type 3, it’s always going to be a struggle.
This weakness largely depends on the strength of their wing. INTP 3w4s might think highly of themselves. This makes them self-absorbed.
So, this personality type might think they’re special or cursed depending on their current situation in life.
They might also be a bit superstitious.
INTP 3w4 in the Workplace
INTPs want a career that challenges them. They excel in problem solving and want to work with similar personalities. This personality type also prefers flexible environments and working alone.
INTP 3w4s are similar. In addition, they enjoy creative roles and want a lot of career progression.
Ensure their role allows them to be creative to get the best out of the INTP 3w4. If it has a clear career path, even better.
Best Careers for the INTP 3w4
- HR manager
Worst Careers for the INTP 3w4
- Electrical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
Famous People/Fictional/Anime Characters that Might Be INTP 3w4
- Greg Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
- Jonah Hill
- Waver Velvet
- Grima Wormtongue (The Lord of the Rings)
- Alex Becker
- Jacob (The Bible)
- Yona Whitehall (Beware of the villainess)
- John Malkovich
- Poppy Liwanag (Mythic Quest)
- Megane Kakeru (Inazuma Eleven)
- Yang Yang
- Ralph Wolf (Looney Tunes)