INTP 8w9 (The Complete Guide)

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INTPs are the investigators of the MBTI world. Typical INTPs pay attention to logic, truth, and accurate analysis. However, we are not all typical, are we? Enter INTP 8w9.

In this article, we’ll look at the INTP 8w9 and what you can expect from them.

Who is the INTP 8w9?

INTP 8w9s are determined people. The introverted nature of the INTP and the aggressive nature of type 8 combines beautifully. Thus, INTP 8w9s will be ambitious, hard workers and have a desire for power.

However, they will also favor peace and use their logic to be more tactful. Type 8 is not the most common type for an INTP. That title goes to type 5. Type 8 is also more extroverted. So, you can expect your INTP to look more like an ENTP or an ENTJ.

The presence of type 8 and type 9 as a wing will change some of the traits of a typical INTP as we shall soon see.

INTP 8w9s are more likely to be INTP-As than INTP-Ts. However, they can also be turbulent if their wing is strong.

What is the Core Desire of the INTP 8w9?

The core desire of the INTP 8w9 is to have control of their lives. This is different from the ENTJ 8w9 or ENTJ 8w7 who want to control their environment.

To achieve this, this personality type will accumulate power and resources. Backed by their logic, this will be easy.

What is the Core Fear of the INTP 8w9?

The core fear of the INTP 8w9 is to lose control of their lives. To avoid this, power is essential. They want to maintain control without disrupting the peace or creating conflicts.

How the 8w9 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INTP

1.   More Ambitious

INTPs are known for their analytical mind. They truly enjoy dissecting problems and exploring abstract concepts. The focus is different from the INTP 8w9. They become more ambitious.

They might explore abstract concepts with the intention of applying them. When this happens, what they can create is limitless. The ambition of type 8 will drive them to success.

2.   More People-Oriented

INTPs are core introverts. Also, their extroverted feeling (Fe) is usually not well-developed. Thus, they are not the most people-oriented people out there. This changes with the INTP 8w9.

Type 9 loves to interact with people. Because of this, INTP 8w9 might be a bit more people-oriented. However, this personality type is still an introvert. Thus, they will struggle with long interactions.

3.   Better Work Ethic

Type 8s are known for their work ethic. They have big goals and plans. The only way to get there is by working hard. This also applies to INTP 8w9s. They are reliable and efficient at what they do.

Thus, it’s easier for them to reach their goals. This is unlike other INTPs who might struggle with low energy levels and complacency.

INTP 8w9s are generally more structured and organized.

4.   More Tactful

Tact is not something we usually associate with NT types. However, the presence of type 9 helps INTP 8w9.

Thus, this personality type will be more considerate of people. They will also consider their behavior and background before making any statement. This allows them to customize their remarks and behavior according to the needs of each person.

This is one reason why other types might find it easier to get along with them.

5.   More Intimidating

INTPs are smart, logical, and sometimes annoying. However, they are not intimidating physically or otherwise. INTP 8w9s are different.

They have the same aura that comes with type 8. Thus, people will feel intimidated by them. They will also be more aggressive towards their goals and be more demanding of people.

However, this trait might be dampened by their wing.

6.   More Drive/Determination

It’s one thing to be ambitious. It’s another thing altogether to have the drive and determination to carry your plans out.

INTP 8w9s will have both. Their drive and willpower will allow them power through projects. Just like other 8s, you’ll find that very few obstacles can stop them from achieving their goals.

In their case, that obstacle might be excessive conflict.

New Weaknesses of the INTP 8w9

1.   Anger Issues

Type 8 and type 9 both access emotions through anger. Hence, INTP 8w9 is one angry person. While type 8 unleashes the anger in reckless abandon, type 9 represses it and allows it to accumulate.

When this anger is unleashed, it can be swift, terrifying, and very scary. If it has been withheld or repressed, it can be aggressive and resentful.

Either way, getting on their bad side is not appealing.

2.   Analysis Paralysis

INTPs all have analysis paralysis. However, they have it for different reasons. For INTP 8w9s, this occurs when they try to find a solution that works for everyone.

This is a problem that’s peculiar to type 9. So, the effect it will have depends on the strength of their wing.

3.   More Aggressive

Because they are predominantly type 8, INTP 8w9s will be more aggressive. Now, this might mean towards their goals which is great. However, unhealthy type 8s can also be violent and physically abusive.

Worse yet, they have the anger to back up their abusive behavior. INTP 8w9s can fall into this trap when they are very unhealthy.

4.   Ruthless

Type 8s are ruthless. They want something- they get it. When they are unhealthy, they can do anything to get what they want. This also applies to INTP 8w9s.

This personality type has goals they want to attain. When the chips are down, they’ll do anything to get their way.

Because they are thinkers, their ruthlessness will be more precise and insensitive. It will be executed perfectly and with little room for error.

INTP 8w9 in the Workplace

INTPs enjoy career paths that offer them space to be creative. They want a career that challenges them and offers flexibility. INTP 8w9s are similar. This personality type will also want their career paths to align with their goals.

They want power and control over their time. Thus, the flexibility their job gives them is important. This personality type will prefer remote work over office settings.

To get the best out of the INTP 8w9, make sure their role offers them more control over their time. If it gives them career progression, even better.

Best Careers for the INTP 8w9

  • Entrepreneur
  • Arbitrator
  • Lawyer
  • HR Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Financial Manager
  • Executive
  • Physician
  • Computer Scientist
  • Politician

Worst Careers for the INTP 8w9

  • Mechanic
  • Plumber
  • Bartender
  • Paralegal
  • Rancher

Famous/Fictional Characters That are INTP 8w9

  • The visitor (Fortnite)
  • Ridley Scott
  • Chevy Chase
  • Janet Webber (Girl, interrupted)
  • Michael Vinson (The 100)
  • Mary Lou Mcdonald
  • Joe Berlinger

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