This article will take a look at the MBTI type that is most commonly associated with the 6w7 enneagram and explain why. Furthermore, to help the readers develop a more in depth understanding of the topic, the article will introduce both personality types in detail and highlight factors such as their strengths, weaknesses, popular traits as well as their fears and desires.
What Is The 6w7’s MBTI Type?
The MBTI type of the 6w7 enneagram is the ISFP personality type which is also known as the ‘Adventurer’ because of their open minded approach and love of experiencing new things and exploring the outside world.
Both of these personality types share the introverted function however both have the element of extroversion in them too which is why they are commonly associated with each other. The 6w7 enneagram likes to explore the world in a less structured manner as compared to other 6 enneagrams and their wings which prefer a more narrowed down approach within a certain framework! As a result, not only are they extroverted to some extent but the 6w7 enneagram is also open to new experiences just like the ISFP personality type.
The ISFP personality is indeed an interesting one because like the 6w7 enneagram, you would expect them to be entirely on the introverted side however, they are explorers because of their sensing and perceiving functions which encourage them to go out into the world and explore things in an uncertain but exciting way!
It is not to say the ISFP is not at all one who likes some control in their life! They do but in a different way where they are able to control their own lives and the decisions they make. This allows them to fall back into the family of personality types they are from but at the same time allow them to have some magic of their own – they hence resemble the 6w7 enneagram because of their unique and ‘standing out’ traits!
We will now take a look at the two personality types in detail so as to demonstrate in even more detail why they are commonly associated!
The 6w7 Enneagram: The Confidant
This enneagram shares traits not only with the type 6 enneagram but also the type 7 enneagram. These individuals are very hard working and like to put in a lot of effort and time into what they do or believe in. The ‘buddy’ is also more sociable compared to other type 6s hence they like to meet new people, attend parties and events and of course not miss out on any event!
The confidant loves being around people. Whether it’s a study group, a social gathering or a simple meetup at the nearby cafe, they are the first ones to be there. Being with new people or their close friends, these enneagrams feel extremely replenished – they get to recharge their social battery. Being alone will eventually drain them and they will desire to socialize.
At the same time, these personality types need security in their life. They want to feel gilded and secure usually through the availability of systems, resources and the support of people. This is why they continuously seek assurance from others with regards to how they behave or perform or what decisions they make in life.
Not only do these enneagrams lack security but they have an interesting way of dealing with their feelings. They project their own feelings onto others. This is not a healthy habit and may inculcate fear and suspicion with regards to others. They even joke about their own feelings to make light of them and not have to deal with how they feel. Thus, they may have a number of internal issues in terms of their feelings and emotions.
When it comes to relationships, this enneagram is all in! they pursue the relationships they are part of wholeheartedly. This is because they derive stability from these relationships which they badly desire. Furthermore, it appeals to their emotional component which although is not so obvious is still present. They put a lot of trust in these relationships and give their all. This allows them to engage with others, especially those whom they are close with.
The Basic Fear of Buddies
The basic fear of the 6w7 enneagram is to lose their support system. they badly need those whom they put their trust in and love. they want to be able to call upon those who they consider their last moment saviours – when they are in trouble. Hence, this is why they shower others with love and care so they can receive the same treatment. This enneagram type remains in anxiety because of this fear. They are always worried they will be left alone and hence not have the support they need or desire. They believe that they are not equipped to deal with life’s problems and need others. This fear also inculcates a habit in them to seek affirmation and assurance from others. they need to be told that others will be there for them.
The Desire – 6w7 Enneagrams
Of course their basic desire stems from their fear of losing support and stability – something they badly need in life. They are afraid their friends will leave them and this is something they never want. they want to feel confident that they will have someone to fall back upon in case of a bad situation. They achieve this by being loving towards others. They want to have supportive friends and family that stand by them in their difficult times. This makes them feel strong and confident!
The 6w7 INFP Personality Type: Major Traits
Here is a list of the traits that are most common to the 6w7 INFP personality type:
- Desire Stability
- Value Relationships
- Appreciate Advice & Guidance
We will now take a look at the ISFP personality type in detail!
The ISFP Type
Why this personality type resembles or associates with the enneagram type 6w5 is because they are very organized, highly conscientious and like to look at the details or small things. Furthermore, they are loyal and security oriented. Although some ISFPs may differ when it comes to their behaviour, a substantial number of them exhibit these traits. One of the ways they try to feel secure is by controlling every aspect of their life and they tend to do this by remaining organized
ISFPs are introverts in that they find peace and satisfaction in their thoughts and solitude. They prefer to spend most of their time alone, engaging in their thoughts, reflections and ideas in order to come up with productive ideas or understand their surroundings. They focus on their thoughts and hence can turn out to be individuals who are creative, logical or even innovative depending on the other elements of their personality.
People who use sensing as a dominant function understand the world using their five senses; they like to live in the now and observe or practically experience their surroundings. They are not as focused as others on what possibilities their mind has to offer; rather they would simply take in information and process it to recognize what is already here but just extract it and make it useful.
ISFPs place much weightage on their emotions when it comes to understanding others and their surroundings and how it impacts them. Due to this function, they are more likely to consider values and core beliefs rather than fact and logic or the truth while making decisions.
People with this function appreciate the spontaneity in life rather than following an everyday mundane routine. They are quite flexible but can be disorganized too and don’t really believe in planning, especially long term plans. They just go with the flow. They are not very stubborn in the sense that they like to have options, do not demand immediate results and hence are more likely to identify opportunities along the way.
This article took an in depth approach to explaining which MBTI personality type is most commonly associated with the 6w7 enneagram. The article not only explained why the ISFP personality was the ideal candidate but also pointed out the similarities that they have. Furthermore, it introduced both types in detail by highlighting factors such as their strengths, weaknesses, popular traits as well as their basic fears and basic desires.