ISFPs are warm-hearted and amazing people. Talent, creativity, and strong principles are some of the traits they bring to the table. When compared with the enneagram of personality, some identify as the ISFP 3w2.
This article discusses the ISFP 3w2 and what you can expect from them.
ISFP 3w2s are ambitious people with a big slice of generosity. They combine the flair of the ISFP, type 3’s ambitious streak, and type 2’s need to be useful to devastating effect. Thus, ISFP 3w2s are usually able to combine their goals with a knack for teaching.
The presence of their MBTI type also means they remain stylish and creative. If the ISFP 3w2 can harness their potential, they’ll be unstoppable.
Type 3 is not the most common enneagram type for ISFPs. Thus, its presence changes some of the typical traits of the ISFP, as we shall soon see.
ISFP 3w2s are slightly more likely to be assertive.
The core desire of the ISFP 3w2 is to be successful and look successful. This is a bit harder for ISFPs for several reasons. One reason that sticks out is that ISFPs are introverts and have a tendency to be shy. Thus, putting themselves out there is a lot harder for them.
The core fear of the ISFP 3w2 is to be a failure or to be seen as a failure. Thus, ISFP 3w2s are not satisfied with just succeeding. They want others to know that they succeeded.
ISFPs are known to be independent. More importantly, they tend to focus more on their passion. This is slightly different with ISFP 3w2s. While they will have strong hobbies and passion (thanks to type 2), ambition will always come first.
This ambition shows across their personal interests, relationships, and career progression.
ISFPs are introverts. Thus, they value their alone time. Networking is not something that appeals to them. This is because they have to put themselves out there. No thanks.
However, ISFP 3w2s are different. Here’s why. Type 3 needs to show off to others. Type 2 is very generous with their time. Thus, ISFP 3w2s become popular because of what they bring to the table (Helpful+sucess).
This makes it easier for them to meet new people and get referrals.
This follows the last point. ISFPs might not be unhelpful, but it’s not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about them.
With ISFP 3w2s, things are different. Being helpful is a core aspect of their personality. This is one of the reasons why people can tolerate their success or excesses.
ISFPs are feelers. This is the same with ISFP 3w2s. However, their emotional side is harder to spot. Type 3s are effortless with facades. Thus, their true emotions are buried deep within.
This usually shows when they fail or are rattled by others in public. Being rattled makes sense because they are in the shame triad.
ISFPs are Fi-focused. This means they have internal values and principles that define who they are. Thus, ISFPs are more rigid and unwilling to compromise on their beliefs.
This changes a bit with ISFP 3w2s. This personality type becomes more adaptable and flexible. This comes with some advantages. A big advantage is in their careers as they become more willing to take more risks.
As mentioned earlier, ISFPs usually only work hard when they have an interest in a task. Combine this with their tendency to procrastinate, and you get someone who’s prone to complacency. Not this ISFP.
ISFP 3w2s are more focused and have a higher work ethic. This increases the possibility of hitting their goals. The downside is that it easily leads to burnout. ISFP 3w2s work so hard to balance their goals and the needs of others.
If not handled properly, it can be detrimental to their mental health.
ISFP 3w2s have so much to do, as mentioned in the last point. The only way to achieve this is to stay super disciplined, and that’s exactly what they do.
They try to achieve their set tasks within a specified period. While they will have better discipline than typical ISFPs, it still won’t be perfect.
There’ll be moments when they’ll zone out and become complacent.
ISFPs lean more towards tradition. Simply put, they prefer existing norms, laws, and beliefs. This is slightly different from the ISFP 3w2. I believe that this is because they are more adaptable and open to change.
Thus, ISFP 3w2 can make slight tweaks to their beliefs to fit in seamlessly. The downside is that these slight tweaks accumulate with time. An ISFP 3w2 can wake up and realize that their beliefs have completely changed.
ISFP 3w2s are suckers for external validation. Type 3 wants to be affirmed for their successes, while type 2 wants to be appreciated for their generosity.
This has two big disadvantages. First, it can easily make ISFP 3w2s less contented and more manipulative. Validation becomes their craving, and people will quickly realize that.
Secondly, their self-confidence becomes tied to this validation. So, when it does not come, it can have a negative impact.
ISFPs usually know who they are and what they stand for (at least the mature ones). The introduction of type 3 muddies the picture.
ISFP 3w2s struggle to fully understand their values. It’s also one thing to understand your values and another to stand up for them. This is something most ISFP 3w2s struggle with throughout their lives.
For type 3, one of the best ways to get ahead is through charm. This is one of the reasons why ISFP 3w2s will have a good fashion sense. When this doesn’t work, deceit and manipulation are accessible to them.
ISFP 3w2s will have a slight to moderate tendency to be manipulative. The presence of Fi reduces this tendency, especially if they have core values against manipulation.
An unhealthy ISFP 3w2 will have an extreme tendency towards manipulation.
You probably have noticed, but I’ll still spell it out. There’s a never-ending battle between the ISFP’s Fi and type 3’s core desire.
This is because they indirectly contradict each other. For example, Fi is more concerned about being authentic. This means asserting or sticking to their values. Type 3 is more concerned with being successful regardless of the manner.
This means type 3 ultimately clashes with the rigid view of the typical ISFP. Thus, ISFP 3w2s might be plagued with a guilty conscience for large portions of their life.
ISFP females are often traditional and super-focused on their passion. This changes for the ISFP 3w2 females.
Here are some traits that are more pronounced within this sub-type.
ISFP 3w2 females are more creative. This might be because they have more ambition. It could also be because they are generally more warm and nurturing than their counterparts.
Their creativity opens up more career paths for them. ISFP 3w2 females can easily become musicians, writers, photographers, and actors/actresses.
ISFP 3w2s show more grit and courage. This is more noticeable because we live in a male-dominated world.
Their grit and daring nature is often admired by others.
ISFP 3w2 females are often more charming than typical ISFP females. They’ll pay more attention to their style and appearance. With a good appearance comes a minimum level of confidence.
This, combined with their goal-oriented nature and creativity, makes them more attractive.
Type 3 is independent, and this is more apparent in ISFP 3w2 females. They tend to be self-sufficient and hate relying on others.
This is more pronounced because of the world we live in. ISFP 3w2 females are a force to be reckoned with.
ISFP’s natural partners are the ESFJ and ENFJ. In Socionics, their natural partners are the ENTJ. Type 3 is compatible with types 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9.
As you can see, that leads us to a number of potential combinations. However, any type can be compatible with any type. The most important things in a relationship lie beyond your MBTI or enneagram type.
Love languages refer to the way people prefer to give and receive love. Sometimes, the way they give and receive love can be completely different for an individual. ISFPs prefer to receive love through quality time and acts of service.
However, they might prefer to give love through words of affirmation and quality time. The most important thing is what your partner prefers. So, ask them what their love language is and go on from there.
ISFPs prefer to have practical discussions and are very much in the present. This is the same with the ISFP 3w2s. They prefer conversations that they can relate to. Because they are type 3s, they can mix it up a little.
ISFP 3w2s also prefer to be polite when talking to those they love. Blunt words and sarcasm will do more harm than good.
ISFP 3w2s will have a lot going on in their lives. If you plan to date or even marry one, you need to give them space. You might also need patience.
They’ll always have a pet project or their career. So, give them space to enjoy that, and they’ll come back to you for sure.
ISFPs are passionate about their careers. They plunge into it and are also personally invested. This is also true of ISFP 3w2. However, with type 3 leading the charge, there’s more variety.
This personality type can take on leadership roles and be great at it. They can take on roles that don’t appeal to them and excel. They might have a preference for remote work but do well regardless of the work setting.
Ensure their role offers career progression to get the best out of the ISFP 3w2.
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