The 7w8 INTP Personality Type (A Complete Guide)

This article will take a look at the 7w8 INTP personality and discuss its major traits! Furthermore, the article will also describe the personality components that make up this unique combination namely the 7w8 enneagram and the INTP personality type from the MBTI inventory.

The 7w8 INTP Personality Type: The Top Traits

Here are the traits the 7w8 INTP personality type exhibits in their day to day life:

  • Overthinking
  • Intuitive
  • Hard Working
  • Flexible
  • Fun Loving

Before we look at these traits in detail, we will take a look at the personality components that make this unique combination up!

The 7w8 Enneagram: The Opportunist

The 7w8 enneagram that is also known as the ‘Opportunist’ is one that is mostly made up of traits from the type 7 enneagram but shares some traits with the type 8 enneagram too. Compared to most type 7 enneagrams, these individuals are more committed and hard working in their work going the extra mile. They like to put work first and ensure they have completed their tasks or assignments. This is powered by the innate determination they have to get done with whatever they have promised to get done. The 7w8 enneagram is also more tough in their behavior and a bit protective – they like to remain composed.

At the same time they are very enthusiastic individuals. They like to be energetic in whatever they do rather than take a sluggish or half hearted approach in what they do. They are keen to get things done and take an interest in whatever is on their schedule that needs attention.

Like other enneagrams, these ones also like to seek new opportunities and make the best out of them. They are gratification seekers and don’t want to miss out any experiences that they come across. At the same time, they have a very optimistic attitude about life and like to be happy! 

They have an extroverted trait to them as well. The type 7w8 enneagram is fond of being around other people and loves to interact, socialize and have fun. They like to attend public events or gatherings where they can meet new people, relax and just enjoy the moment and live in it. Hence, these people are great to call to parties or gatherings because they keep things alive and going and don’t let anyone feel left out or bored – they are the life of the party!

It is obvious that one fear these enneagrams have is missing out on the fun going around them. Hence they may fall into a dilemma when it comes to commitments or letting go and just having fun. However, their personality tends to pull them more towards their commitments and hence they are able to pull through and show how reliable they are – making the right choices at the right time matters.

INTPs – Who Are They?

As introverts, INTPs are more focused on their inner world rather than the outer one. They will expend more time and effort to understand it though thinking, reflecting, imagining and other mental processes . They hence engage in behaviours that allow them to focus on their inner world of thoughts; they are seen as quiet, focused and in the state of ‘reflecting’.

INTPs prefer solitude because this helps them focus on what they love doing. Also, for most introverts, it is just too much of the effort to intermingle and interact with others. Sometimes it is awkward for them or causes them too much anxiety. At other times, it may be because they have to make much effort to focus on what to say or when to say as they take in too much information and find it difficult on how to filter it out. Nonetheless, they prefer spending more time alone rather than with people.

INTPs 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 insensitive and they find difficulty in understanding the emotional complaints or requests their loved ones have. 

INTPs 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. 

The 7w8 INTP Personality Type: The Top Traits

In this section we will take a look at the traits this unique personality type has!


Because of the influence of both the personality components that make this unique combination up, especially the INTP type, the 7w8 INTP has problems with overthinking. They sometimes end up spending too much time in their heads where they may think over a number of things such as possible situations they encounter, future scenarios, past memories, problems or even things that they desire.

Not only does the 7w8 INTP waste a lot of time when they get stuck overthinking but also they sometimes become stressed out or anxious because they may be thinking about problems they have or troubleshooting problems that may pop out in the future.


This personality type is indeed intuitive and they like to consider how they feel about a person, thing or situation. Hence, they do not only rely on the facts in front of them but also their gut feeling!

They like to look inside for answers or guidance when it comes to making decisions on what to do. They gather insights from the thoughts that pop up in their mind or the emotional feelings they experience. They will use this and what they see going on in life or the facts they can’t ignore and only then take a decision.

Being intuitive is like an added benefit and it allows people to feel and not just think about a situation. Hence, when they take a decision not only do they know they are doing the right thing but also feel right about it.

Hard Working

The INTP is indeed hard working but so is the 7w8 enneagram so the combination they make up is one where the personality type puts effort and time in whatever they do. They do their best and understand that to achieve the things they desire they need to sacrifice to some extent!

Whether it is work or their personal life, these individuals will work hard to sustain relations, understand the problems they are going through, complete work tasks and ensure projects are completed successfully before deadlines.

Thus, this is a great personality type to have on the team especially in organizations because they do not give up easily and put in as much work is needed even if it means going the extra mile.


Yes, this personality type is somewhat flexible and this is because they dislike strict routines or schedules that cannot be moulded or changed. They want some free time to their own self and hence remain flexible. This attitude does not affect how hard they work but allows them to have enough time to look into other exciting things!

When they are flexible, this attitude extends to others as well hence working with such individuals is a smooth experience where they do expect you to work hard but in a way that is comfortable and acceptable to you.

Fun Loving

Even though they might be a bit on the serious side at times, this personality type likes to have fun and will enjoy social events or parties and take part enthusiastically! They do not like missing out on any fun and will help keep things fun and alive at any gathering they attend!


This article took a look at the 7w8 INTP personality type and described its major traits while also introducing the personality components that make it up to the readers!


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