The 5w6 ENTP Personality Type (A Complete Guide)

This article will take a look at the 5w6 ENTP personality type and comment on the most common traits that it exhibits. Furthermore, the article will also introduce the personality types that make up this unique personality combination!

The 5w6 ENTP Personality Type: The Major Traits

Here is a list of the major traits exhibited by the 5w6 ENTP personality type:

  • Mostly Introverted
  • Cautious
  • Knowledge Oriented
  • A Good Teacher
  • Daydreamers
  • Unsure How To Connect To Others

Before we look at each of these in detail, we will describe the personality types that make up the 5w6 ENTP personality type!

The 5w6 Enneagram – The Troubleshooter

The troubleshooter is an enneagram type that is mostly made up of the type 5 enneagram but shares some traits with the type 6 one too. This enneagram is quite logical in their approach to how they understand themselves, others and the world. Hence they do not like to go on what they are told – in a sentimental manner – but how it is told and whether or not it appeals to one’s logic. They like to discuss things in  a systematic and structured manner so they can actually analyze whether everything makes sense or not!

As a result of being logical in their dealings, these enneagram types are quite practical and independent. They know how things work and prefer to keep things simple thus they take up practical steps. They are more of the doers rather than the ones who just keep talking about something and never appear to go forward with actually doing something! It is easier to deal with such individuals because they do what they say and they are action oriented – they actually work by showing and not just telling.

Although independent, these enneagram types are way more cooperative than the typical 5’s are! They like to take others’ opinions into view but this does not mean they won’t do as they wish. They respect how other people think or function but they only feel satisfied and comfortable going ahead with what they believe is right for their own self.

These enneagrams have a strong passion for learning and growing in terms of their skills and strengths. They will read, enroll in courses and attend training programs to boost their skills and knowledge. This helps them make better decisions because they have the right resources which include experience, knowledge and first hand exposure to the real world. They do not like to discuss or engage in things they do not know much about.

The Basic Fear – Trouble For Troubleshooters

The thing these enneagrams fear the most is being useless or unworthy. They are afraid they won’t develop any skills or traits that are actually useful and will help them stand out. They function on the belief that a person is only worthy if they are beneficial.

One of the ways they think someone can be worthy is by seeking to make the world a better place! They want to do this by employing the skills they have learnt of the knowledge they acquire. 

Basic Desire

The basic desire of the 5w6 enneagram is to feel competent and useful of course! They want to feel needed and hence known for a certain skill or trait that people need or think is useful. This is why they set out to gain knowledge and don’t let any opportunity go when it comes to learning new things, gaining experience through courses or programs! 

What Is An ENTP Personality Type? 

Also known as the ‘Debater’, the ENTP is one of the personality types of the Myer Briggs Type Indicator that is extroverted, intuitive, a thinker and perceiver! They are very charismatic and bold, not to mention creative, mentally agile and persistent.

These individuals like to re energize themselves by meeting friends and family, socializing at their favorite eatery, taking a walk in the park with their friends or simply hanging out with people they love. What matters is that they have someone to give them company, share their feelings and thoughts with and converse maniacally with over any topic that comes to mind. It’s refreshing to connect with others.

ENTPs are intuitive which means they don’t always focus on the facts or what is in front of them. Yes they very much appreciate logic and the relationships they can see however, this does not stop them from thinking out of the box. 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.

Such people 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.

ENTPs are perceivers and this may explain why they are able to achieve so much in terms of their discoveries and contributions to the world. Such people are spontaneous; they prefer things that come and go rather than a structured boring plan. They need excitement and can’t wait for it. 

The 5w6 ENTP Personality Type: The Major Traits

In this section, the following are the traits that we will be examining in detail to fully understand the 5w6 ENTP personality type!

  • Mostly Introverted
  • Cautious
  • Knowledge Oriented
  • A Good Teacher
  • Daydreamers
  • Unsure How To Connect To Others

Let us take a look at them one by one!

Mostly Introverted

By looking at the title you would guess this personality type is extroverted! Here you are wrong. The influence of the 5w6 enneagram type that makes up this unique combination is quite strong and pushes it towards the introversion end of the scale.

Hence, these personality types are quite introverted. They are quiet and prefer to have a lot of alone time during which they can think over things or work in peace. They are not like those who prefer spending their evenings with friends at a crowded place or social event where they can find no signs of intimacy or privacy that they very much need.

By adopting a more introverted kind of lifestyle, this personality type has a lot of time to themself during which they can engage in self reflection and work to develop their skills and knowledge.


Yes, this personality type is indeed cautious. The 5w6 ENTP likes to approach matters carefully. They do not want to rush into things and want to make sure that they have taken sufficient time to make a decision they are very sure will turn out to be good. Whatever the issue is, they like to look at things in detail and analyze them so as to find any red flags that might give them a warning well before time.

This is one good reason why they do not like to take risks. They just don’t have it in them! They prefer to play things safe and go for normal or average returns or outcomes rather than taking some risk and hoping for the best!

Knowledge Oriented

Knowledge is something the 5w6 ENTP greatly appreciates. They will make many efforts to gain whatever knowledge they can because not only do they treasure it but they consider it their resource and tool with which they can achieve many things and also defend their stance if and when required.

A Good Teacher

With a careful and well thought out approach and a reservoir of knowledge to share, this personality type is a good candidate for becoming a great teacher. They have the traits such as being patient and careful to teach others in a manner that is beneficial for both parties and ensures that they learn and feel quite satisfied.


This personality type sometimes wanders off somewhere into an alternate reality because of their habit of thinking – a bit too much that is! They are indeed introverts and they enjoy thinking in a way that has no boundaries and thus you might notice them seeming somewhat aloof.

Unsure How To Connect To Others

One difficulty the 5w6 ENTP has is difficulty in connecting with others. They are not so sure how to really start a conversation with others or sustain it. However one thing they can do is talk to others about areas of mutual interest especially those related to academics or a certain type of knowledge or skill.


This article took a look at the 5w6 ENTP personality type and discussed its major or more well known traits all while introducing the personality components that make up this unique combination namely the 5w6 enneagram and the ENTP personality type from the MBTI inventory.


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