The 4w3 MBTI Type (A Complete Guide)

This article will look at the MBTI personality type the 4w3 enneagram is most commonly associated with and introduce both personalities to the audience so they can see the similarities. The article will also explain why this enneagram and MBTI type go hand in hand.

What Is The MBTI Type of 4w3s?

The most common MBTI type for 4w3s is the INFP personality type which is also known as a ‘Mediator’. One of the reasons behind this pairing is because both of the personalities possess the introverted function in the dominant sense and this affects how they behave or process information.

Type 4 enneagrams strongly believe that the introverted function must remain dominant in their dealings hence they prefer it over self expression which is also an important trait to them; this is because they want to understand who they are and create an identity accordingly. If we take a more specific look at the type 4 enneagram, the 4w3 enneagram is more open and creative as compared to the 4w5 enneagram that prefers a more perfectionist and patient approach that is entirely introverted in nature.

The 4w3 enneagram does not mind adopting an extraverted approach to obtain the inner success that they desire in terms of understanding their own selves and creating meaning in life.This is why the 4w3 enneagram is most often paired with the INFP personality type because this type, as compared to other similar introverted personalities, behaves in a manner which is more appealing to how they feel and they do not mind being a bit ‘flexible’ in their routines. They do not like too much structure or ‘perfectionism’ and prefer to take a more open approach.

Hence, just like the 4w3 enneagram type, the INFP is creative, caring, open minded and flexible in their ways and they tend to develop more ways or methods to feed that inner desire to obtain meaning in life and find a greater purpose – even if it means venturing out into the unknown world for a teeny tiny bit.

Next up, we will introduce both personality types in more detail so the audience can have a more thorough understanding as to why the 4w3 enneagram is most commonly associated with the Mediator or INFP personality from the MBTI inventory!

What Is The Enneagram Type 4w3?

The enneagram type 4w3 is known as the ‘Aristocrat’ and even sometimes as the ‘Enthusiast’. They are one of the enneagram types that are known for their sensitivity and introspection. 

These individuals like to keep some distance between themselves and others not because they dislike people but because they realize they are sensitive and vulnerable. As a result they may seem aloof or self centered but can be very expressive at times. Sometimes they may even seem dramatic or moody! However, they are usually very careful in their dealings with others and prefer to maintain a safe distance.

These enneagram types like to spend time in their head; they are pretty creative and come up with many unique and interesting ideas that can encourage new things or help solve problems. The aristocrat is also emotionally honest and realizes what they feel; they will be expressive but can sometimes be considered moody. However, the same enneagram type can engage in self pity and persistent feelings of sadness. They are also too indulged in their own selves and may not notice what is going on around them.

The Personality Of The Aristocrat!

In this section we will look at the basic fear and desire of the enneagram type 4w3 after which we will shine light on their major personality traits.

Basic Fear.

The basic fear of this enneagram is that they will have no identity and hence not be known by others, instead they will remain in the shadows where they are a ‘nobody’. They want to be somebody hence they perceive themselves as someone who is special or different from others and this compensates for their fear of being without an identity.

The aristocratic personality is scared they will be meaningless; this means they won’t have any purpose or identity with which they can define themselves. Their thoughts become so negative that they feel they will never live the life other people live because they have no importance in life; they look down upon themselves. Enneagrams of this type describe this feeling as if they are invisible and feel this feeling will always last.

Basic Desire.

It is now obvious what the desire is of the typical aristocrat personality; they want to possess an identity that they can be known or recognized by so that they hold some meaning in life. This will help them achieve what it is in life whether it is their dream job, the relationships they have always wanted or the lifestyle they wanted to adopt.

It is important to note that this enneagram type also wants to be unique and not just like everybody else. This is somewhat contradictory to the entire issue they face; they want to be like others to enjoy what they have but at the same time be different enough to be known individually. They will try to change their own selves or point out others for their mistakes. The aristocrat may also incorporate changes in their appearance to stand out.

What Are The Traits Of An Enthusiast?

  • Paradoxical Nature
  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Self aware
  • Emotional

Let’s take a look at the traits of the INFP personality type too now!

Who Is An INFP? Dominant Functions.

INFPs are introverted which means they tend to be very much into their thoughts and like to spend time reflecting over the many ideas they have going on in their minds. How do they tend to behave in relationships with ENFPs?

Well firstly, they are smart to think over things and then talk about them. When in a fight, they are more likely to avoid friction not only because they have the habit of staying quiet but also because they are people who think before they speak. This way they can actually prevent themselves from hurting the other person and making the situation worse. 

Sometimes expecting too much and saying what you feel may be a bad thing. People who are introverts hence operate on the same frequency at which they understand that some things must be said while others not. This can prevent them from raising the bar of expectations too high and being wise enough to see when a certain topic should be discussed or not.

INFPs realize the power and beauty of imagination and dreams and this allows them to be creative and more interesting not to themselves only but to each other. How they think can become a good source of conversation for them compared to a person who senses and reacts or processes information. They would be more based on facts and not understand the fun in being so creative.

Although it is usually emotions that blur what is truly going on in relationships, they can also help solve problems that may be difficult to rationalize or understand. Yes it is not always possible to make sense of a situation and hence love and mercy are the only weapons two people have to keep themselves bound to each other. 

This is a dominant function that may result in more daily hassles than any of the dominant functions because of the frequency of its use. People have to get things everyday whether it’s paying bills, cleaning up the house, buying groceries or getting the children to school on time; it can be a lot to handle. Here is where being organized matters. If one lives alone and just goes with the flow it might be possible but managing   things with someone else demands a routine or schedule so things do not clash with each other including people too!


This article took an in depth look at the two personality types namely the 4w3 enneagram type and the INFP personality type from the MBTI inventory. The article explained why the INFP type is most commonly associated with the 4w3 enneagram and highlighted their similar traits as well. The article then went on to introduce each personality trait in detail highlighting various factors such as their strengths, weaknesses, fears and desires as well as most common traits that they exhibit.


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