5w4 INTJ Personality Type (A +3 Point Guide)

This article will take a look at the 5w4 INTJ and its major traits along with describing the 2 personality components that make it up namely the 5w4 enneagram and the INTJ personality type from the MBTI inventory of personality types!

The 5w4 INTJ Personality Type: The Top Traits

Here is a list of the top traits that the 5w4 INTJ exhibits:

  • Intuitive
  • Like Logic
  • Artistic
  • Scientific
  • Self Discovery

Before we take a look at all of these, we will introduce the type 5w4 enneagram and the INTJ personality type!

The 5w4 Enneagram – The Philosopher

Possessing more traits associated with the type 5 rather than type 4 enneagram, the ‘Philosopher’ although reserved in their behaviour is quite the thinker and reflector! They like to take their time when it comes to pondering over things that amaze or fascinate them. Furthermore, they like to do this in a peaceful and quiet environment rather than brainstorm over it with others. They are indeed introverted because they need alone time not only to think but to also reflect and recharge their social battery.

Compared to type 5 enneagrams, they are more emotional and expressive. Hence, they do possess a more human element and do not just focus on the hard areas of life or use simple facts and figures to explain phenomena. This is because they realize the importance of human intervention and influence. Also, these individuals are quite expressive and like to do things in a manner that not only represents their opinions or beliefs but also feels comfortable to them.

Because of their nature and how they think or feel about others, these enneagram types may seem a bit distant – they remain guarded and withdrawn from others. This is not only because they need time alone but they prefer to keep a distance from other people. At the same time, they are very much open to gaining new skills and knowledge to increase their knowledge base as well as the resources – in the form of skills – that will help them strengthen their own standing and make them more capable of even greater tasks.

Despite their introverted side, they love to explore new avenues! They will explore to find more opportunities, learn the truth regarding people or things that interest them and also just for the sake of it. They love exploring and they don’t mind doing this alone because it allows them to have the chance to think and reflect while on such ‘missions’.

The Fear of the Philosopher

The main fear this enneagram type has is that of being helpless and incompetent. They do not want to be in a position where they cannot help themselves or defend themselves for that matter! Also, they are scared that they might feel useless. The 5w4 enneagram does not want to be in a position where they are not competent for a certain task or be of no use to others!

They often compensate for this by spending a great amount of time figuring out how to develop new skills and finding new resources of knowledge. This makes them feel not only worthy or competent because they have achieved new skills and are engaged with new sources of knowledge but also they appreciate that they are currently busy doing something they love in peace and harmony.

The Basic Desire

The basic desire of the type 5w4 enneagram stems from the fact that they want to feel competent and worthy. They want to be able to master a set of skills that they can use to not only ensure their independence and strong standing but also their ability to help others.

The type 5w4 enneagram wants to help and guide others too and they believe they can only do this if they have the right skills and knowledge. Hence they also desire that they possess a number of skills and much knowledge from different walks of life.

INTJs – The Dominant Functions

INTJs are made up of four functions namely introversion, intuition, thinking and judging. We will discuss each of these one by one to develop a deeper understanding of this personality type.

Introverts can be defined as ‘measured’ people. They think very carefully before they speak and when they speak it is limited. They are better able to process information by thinking over it in their head instead of participating in a brainstorming session. Also, their behaviours reflect their inner world; when they think they automatically become quiet, more focused and reflective while doing so hence their thinking and behaviour is in sync. Hence, don’t get overwhelmed when they don’t reply as fast as you want them to or go quiet. They just need time to think over what you said or what it is they want!

People who are intuitive are known for making many discoveries in world history and this does not happen by just ordinary thinking; they must go beyond the scope they are given! They give value to their vision, dreams and even imagination and combine that with what they already have in their hands.

When it comes to intuitive people, they are indeed gems; they have dreams and visions they want to achieve and they will not let anything stop them 

INTJs give weightage to their thoughts and what seems structured or logical rather than the emotions they feel for others. Sometimes this can be detrimental and they find difficulty in understanding the emotional complaints or requests their loved ones have. People with this personality type focus on values like truth and justice and prefer to see the logic or aim of things. They can be described as task oriented rather than people oriented.

People who have the judging function are very particular about having schedules; they want to know what needs to be done when and prefer not to have too many surprises in their routines because it affects their work and tasks they need to get done. They will appreciate a person who has much of the things organized and already done.

The 5w4 INTJ Personality Type: The Top Traits

In this section we will take a look at the traits that best define the 5w4 INTJ personality type!

  • Intuitive
  • Like Logic
  • Artistic
  • Scientific
  • Self Discovery

Let’s take a look at all of these one by one!


Yes, this personality does have an intuitive element to its existence because they tend to exercise this more than the typical 5w6 enneagram type when compared with the INTJ personality. 

They prefer to take into consideration their gut feeling or sixth sense when making a decision. They do not wholly want to rely on facts and numbers only! They do understand the importance of understanding things logically and looking at hard core evidence however, at the same time they place great importance on how they feel about things, people or decisions they need to make.

Hence, whenever faced with a difficult situation or this personality type feels confused or uncertain, they will tend to focus on how they feel – apart from looking at the solid evidence in front of them – and take the right action that would make them feel at peace in their heart and mind.

Like Logic

Even if the 5w4 INTJ personality likes to depend on their gut feeling, this does not mean they do not appreciate logic or use it. The influence of the INTJ personality type is indeed strong and incorporates the habit and of course desire to logically work out tough situations, make important decisions, understand others and certain concepts and of course work things out with others.

Hence, this personality type will not be so convinced by what you say unless you actually put forth a good case!


This personality type has an artistic touch to its personality. They not only appreciate aesthetics but like to do things their own way. so , often you will see their unique methods or signature style even in serious work. They like spilling their own identity on what they do and consider theirs!


The 5w4 INTJ personality type is a big fan of the scientific method and will often base their work on this methodology. They will position their stance only on things that they can logically and empirically support or prove. Just because something makes sense is not enough to consider it valid.

Hence, these scientists like to test what they believe in and make sure the results they get are reliable and valid and not just one time things!

Self Discovery

Apart from all the work and study these types like doing, they also embark on a journey of self discovery. They strongly believe in meaning and discovering it. They want to see or find out who they really are and will attempt to do this by discovering themself through their work, others and of course their own self.


This article took a look at the 5w4 INTJ personality type by describing the traits that define it the most. Furthermore, the article also introduced the INTJ personality type and the 5w4 enneagram that make up the unique combination that was being discussed in this article.


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