The 5w6 INFP Personality Type (+3 Point Guide)

This article will take a look at the 5w6 INFP personality type by not only introducing the two personality components that make it but also the traits that this unique personality possesses!

The 5w6 INFP Personality Type: The Traits

Here are some of the traits that the 5w6 INFP personality type possesses:

  • Introverted
  • Intuitive
  • Curious
  • Original
  • Unconventional
  • Enjoy Logic

We will take a look at each of these in a while! Before that we will introduce the 5w6 enneagram type and the INFP personality from the MBTI inventory!

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! 

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!

The 5w6 INFP Personality Type: The Traits

In this section we will take a look at the traits that are exhibited by the unique combination of the 5w6 INFP personality type. This is the result of the pairing of the 5w6 enneagram that is indeed explorative, analytical, people and knowledge oriented and the INFP personality type which is creative, open minded and of course people oriented too!

Here are the traits that define the 5w6 INFP personality type!


The 5w6 INFP is the type of person who likes to keep their distance and spend a weekend at home working rather than going out and meeting friends and new people at a local cafe. This isn’t because of the time constraints they have – of course they do because of work – but because of their preferences. Staying at home alone or spending time in a quiet but inspiring place is what these individuals love. It not only gives them the peace of mind they need but also the space they require to replenish their energy and feel fresh. Socializing with people too much drains them and they feel tired.

This is usually because it takes a lot of energy, focus and attention to understand what people are saying or doing and then responding to them in the appropriate manner!


Yes, this personality does have an intuitive element to its existence!

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.


This personality type is indeed curious. They can’t help themselves but find out what it is that tingles their mind! This is because they are not only oriented towards knowledge due to the influence of the 5w6 enneagram but also because of the explorative and discovering attitudes of the INFP personality type from the MBTI personality inventory.


They already have much knowledge and information stored up in them. Because of the influence of the INFP personality type, these individuals are passionate and creative. They want to be different and stand out. Hence, they often end up doing this through their rigorous academic journey, their career or side hobbies.


Not only are they original, but 5w6 INFP personality types are unconventional. They may respect tradition but prefer to follow an unconventional approach to life and those areas where they have much interest.

Enjoy Logic

Due to the influence of the analytical and knowledge amassing 5w6 enneagram, these personality types are pretty logical! They don’t just want the facts but also the logic behind them and why things are a certain way! They are not easily convinced.


This article took a look at the 5w6 INFP personality type and also introduced the two personality components that make it up. It highlighted the traits that define this unique combination.


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