5w6 MBTI Personality Types (A Complete Guide)

This article will take a look at the type 5w6 enneagram’s MBTI personality type and discuss why they are closely associated. Furthermore, the article will also introduce both personality types so that the audience has a deeper understanding of the topic of discussion.

The 5w6 Enneagram & MBTI Personality Types: The INTJ 

The 5w6 enneagram is most closely associated with the INTJ personality type because of the following reasons:

  • Introverts
  • Distrustful
  • Crave Knowledge
  • Logical

Before we look at these in detail, we will introduce the enneagram type 5w6 and the MBTI personality type – The INTJ – which it most closely resembles.

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! 

The MBTI Type Of 5w6 Enneagram

The MBTI type of the 5w6 enneagram is the INTJ personality. In this section we will introduce the INTJ personality type to the readers.

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 5w6 Enneagram & MBTI Personality Types: The INTJ 

In this section we will focus on the following traits to explain why the two personality types discussed in the previous sections of this article are thought to be closely related!

  • Introverts
  • Distrustful
  • Crave Knowledge
  • Logical

Let us take a look at each of the above one by one!


One trait the 5w6 enneagram and the INTJ personality type have in common is that of introversion. Both of them are introverts and hence how they think or behave around others greatly matches.

They will prefer to spend time on their own and wander around in their vast valleys their mind hosts; they love to think over the thoughts that pop up in their head and will of course imagine many things that have not happened or may happen in the near or far future.

People who have this trait also need time to be on their own because it energizes them and makes them feel calm and peaceful. Being around others for too long will make them feel drained and tired. This is because they find it hard to focus on what people are saying or doing for too long and maybe it is difficult for them to keep up so that they can respond or behave in an appropriate manner!


Yes, the enneagram type 5w6 and the INTJ personality from the MBTI inventory are both very distrustful of the world. They do not trust others so easily and will be very cautious around others. They will rather look for the red flags in relationships instead of focusing on the good signs – they will actually ignore them!

Even when these personality types are presented with information, they will analyze them thoroughly despite being assured the information is valid or from a reliable source. Although this is a good habit, they may develop obsessive compulsive tendencies and find it difficult to work with others in a smooth and normal manner – people might dislike working with them in fact!

Crave Knowledge

Both of these individuals crave knowledge! They want to learn more and more and this is actually one of the ways to know these types of people – show a common interest in knowledge with them!


The 5w6 enneagram and the INTJ personality type are extremely logical. They will bring down things, people, systems or processes into simpler parts – in their head of course – to study them deeply and understand not only the issues or complexities in them but also to increase their understanding of things.

They are great troubleshooters but they will take their time with things – they won’t even accept what you have to offer unless they have scrutinized it properly and to their satisfaction!


This article took a look at the MBTI personality type of the 5w6 enneagram which is that of the INTJ. it not only explained why these two personalities are closely associated but also introduced both of them to the readers.



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