ISFPs are the adventurers of the MBTI world. When compared with the enneagram, a good chunk will identify as ISFP 6w5s.
In this article, we’ll look at who the ISFP 6w5 is and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ISFP 6w5?
ISFP 6w5s are loyal people with a touch of curiosity. They enjoy being with friends and interacting with others. Because of their wing, they are also curious and interested in learning. However, they are not as adventurous as core ISFPs.
Type 6 is a common type for all MBTI types. So, ISFP 6w5s are fairly common. However, the presence of both enneagram types still distorts some of the typical traits of the ISFP as we shall soon see.
ISFP 6w5 has an equal chance of being assertive or turbulent.
What is the Core Desire of the ISFP 6w5?
The core desire of the ISFP 6w5 is to be secure. They also want to be self-sufficient. To achieve this, ISFP 6w5 tries to avoid risky situations.
What is the Core Fear of the ISFP 6w5?
The core fear of the ISFP 6w5 is to be vulnerable or insecure. They also do not want to be a burden on others.
This fear drives most of their decisions and actions.
How the 6w5 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ISFP
1. Less Adventurous
ISFPs are adventurers. Because of their extroverted sensing (Se) function, they are suckers for experiences. ISFP 6w5s are different.
While they love adventures, they are much more cautious. They are also less impulsive and take fewer risks.
So, if they perceive that an adventure is risky, that’s out of their bucket list.
2. Extroverted Introvert
ISFP 6w5s are more people-oriented than normal ISFPs. Here’s why. Friends and loved ones make up a very important part of their lives. To make and keep those connections, ISFP 6w5s have to create them in the first place. This includes talking and interacting with others.
Thus, they might look like ambiverts or extroverted introverts. However, make no mistake. This personality type still enjoys and craves their alone time.
ISFPs get a bad rep for not being intentional. Not this ISFP. This personality type is loyal and intentional about their friends and decisions.
They want the best for them and try to be there when needed. Type 6 handles emergencies effectively because they anticipate them. This is also true of the ISFP 6w5s.
Backed by type 5’s logic, they are one of your best bets when you have a crisis.
4. More Committed
ISFPs are infamous for being afraid of commitment. While this is clearly a stereotype, there’s no hint of that trait in the ISFP 6w5.
This personality type is committed to their friends and romantic partners. They are more likely to date with long-term commitment in mind.
5. Financially Prudent
Type 6 worries a lot about having enough money for the future and other emergencies. Type 5 feels that having enough money helps them remain independent.
Thus, ISFP 6w5s are adept at handling their finances. They are less likely to act impulsively or blow through their income.
While this is true, they might not be interested in drawing up a budget like ISFP type 1.
6. More Traditional
In many of our articles, we have called the ISFP the most non-conventional sensor. ISFP 6w5s don’t fit into this description.
Because of their need to avoid vulnerable situations, they are more likely to stick with what they know. This means they are less open to new ideas and innovations.
This becomes more apparent if they have fully developed their introverted feeling (Fi) function.
New Weaknesses of the ISFP 6w5
1. More Anxious
ISFP 6w5s battle anxiety throughout their lives. They worry about any situation that can hurt them or their loved ones.
They might also worry about things that are not controllable. Because their wing is type 5, they might spend a lot of time thinking of ways to combat their imaginations before it happens.
If you feel really anxious, this article on dealing with anxiety might help.
Type 6 and type 5 are both in the fear triad. Thus, ISFP 6w5s are fearful people. This is intertwined with their anxiety and can lead to several health problems.
Their fearful nature can also hinder their progress.
3. More Detached
Type 5 is infamous for being detached from others. This especially happens when they are engrossed in their passions or hobbies.
If their wing is strong, ISFP 6w5s will struggle with being detached. This might show up when they are stressed.
Regardless, it will not be as bad as a core type 5.
4. Even Greater Use of Fi
The combination of type 6’s need to be secure and type 5’s need to be independent strengthens ISFP 6w5’s use of Fi.
They become more stubborn towards their values and position. While Fi can be amazing when used properly, it can lead to problems when overused.
The latter is the imminent danger with the ISFP 6w5.
ISFP 6w5 in the Workplace
ISFPs are usually passionate about their work. They prefer hands-on careers and jobs that allow them to enjoy sensory experiences.
ISFP 6w5s are similar. However, they are also interested in jobs that provide a measure of security. While ISFPs might want to live to the fullest, ISFP 6w5s also factor in the need to be financially secure.
To get the best out of the ISFP 6w5, make sure their role excites them and makes them feel secure.
Best Careers of the ISFP 6w5
- Travel Blogger
- Graphic Designer
- Interior Decorator
- Compliance Officer
Worst Careers of the ISFP 6w5
- Chemical Engineer
Famous/Fictional/Anime Characters that are ISFP 6w5
- Eleven (Stranger Things)
- Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- Razor (Genshin Impact)
- Yoon Bum (Killing stalking)
- Charlie Spring (Heartstopper)
- Castiel (My candy love)
- Deena Johnson (Fear street)
- Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto)
- Karli Morgenthau (The Falcon and the winter soldier)
- Juliette Fairmont (First Kill)