8w7 INTP Personality Type (A Complete Guide)

This article will look at the major traits of the 8w7 INTP personality type. It will also introduce both of the personality components that make up this unique combination by discussing the fears, desires and traits of the 8w7 enneagram and the most prominent behaviours of the INTP personality type.

The 8w7 INTP Personality Type: What They Look Like?

If you ever see an 8w7 INTP personality type they will likely have the following traits:

  • Quiet
  • Great Comebacks
  • Pessimistic
  • Confident & Shy
  • Logical

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

8w7 Enneagrams – Nonconformists

The 8w7 enneagram type shares most of its traits with the 8 type enneagram but also has some traits from the wing 7 too. This enneagram is generally comfortable with conflicts that they may face and this is because they are confident, independent and quite ambitious! They persevere in their path and do not let others get in the way. Furthermore, they may be quiet but when the time comes they will speak up and defend their own stance or those of others. 

Although they wander much around in their mind, these enneagram types are also great at handling people and taking practical steps. They make the right decisions and prefer to do so on their own without much interference. Apart from thinking clearly and logically, they are creative and like to test innovative ideas! They go the extra mile when it comes to establishing goals or milestones that they want to achieve. They are big dreamers and quite idealistic in their vision. They want to create a world or society where people can go big or go home. They want to help others achieve their own dreams by ensuring no one creates hurdles for them.

This enneagram type, however, is afraid of losing their own autonomy and maybe this is why they are so independent because they want to assure themselves that they can handle most matters on their own. At the same time, these individuals also struggle when it comes to being emotionally honest or vulnerable. They will try to ignore their own emotions or what they feel because they are either too afraid of facing them or just want to focus on what is going on in the external world. They won’t even let anyone too close as they do not want to become emotionally or mentally vulnerable.

This enneagram type has however developed great people skills and can become effective and inspirational leaders. They are open when it comes to sharing their thoughts and opinions about certain matters with others – they do not care about what others will think. They are comfortable creating connections with others and can easily do so.

However, this enneagram does have some weaknesses. They will have difficulty in following instructions from authority figures and they are impatient at times. They may overindulge in themselves or their work and may become insensitive to the feelings of others. 

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.

The Basic Fear – 8w7s

This enneagram type fears being controlled and manipulated by others. They are scared they will become helpless or weak to the extent that others will tell them what to do and how to do it – something which is against their wishes or desires. They want to be able to control how they do things. Hence, this is why they prefer to work alone despite having great people skills and will remain independent and somewhat distant too. They do not like authority because it triggers the fears in their subconscious mind of being controlled in one way or the other.

What Non-Conformists Desire

The Non-conformist desires to remain in control of their own life. They realize that this can only be achieved if they work hard and become independent. This desire is so strong and deep that they desire it for others too hence they are oftentimes advocates for others too. They want to be able to be free and not under the influence of others.

To achieve this, they defy whatever vulnerability they may have within themselves either emotionally or mentally. They stay distant from others when they can and ignore any feelings that arise in them. This helps them stay focused on their goals and not fall into the traps set by other people.

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 through 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 8w7 INTP Personality Type: What They Look Like?

In this section, we will take a look at the major traits exhibited by the 8w7 INTP personality type in detail!


This is the result of the pairing of two very interesting personality types. Although the 8w7 enneagram has great people skills they tend to remain distant. The INTP personality type from the MBTI inventory is naturally an introvert and so this is what they prefer – remaining quiet. However that does not mean they don’t know what is going on around them or how to respond!

When one sees these types of individuals, they will appear quiet and absorbed in what they are doing. At times, they may appear aloof and unaware of what is going on around them. This may or may not be the case. The reason behind such a behavior is either that they are too absorbed in work or they just want to spend time by themself so they are not actively looking around for company. They are simply not looking to talk to anyone at all!

Great Comebacks

Don’t be fooled by this personality type’s appearance. They may indeed look quiet and innocent or unaware of the true situation, however, inside they are quite aware and will definitely have a great response to whatever is going on! They won’t hesitate to snap back if someone has crossed their limits or insulted them. Although they prefer to keep to themselves, neither are they afraid of conflict nor are they ill equipped to face it. They will speak up without hesitation and throw the best responses back at you that will leave you surprised or even shocked.

So don’t mess with these personality types unless you have a really good reason to or a well thought out plan – they don’t like to mess around and won’t take too much nonsense! They have much to do anyways.


This personality type is somewhat pessimistic. They will not always see the bright side in things nor the opportunities that are hanging around – they just see things for what they are. This somewhat gives a pessimistic image to the 8w7 INTP personality type because they are quite objective in what they do. Others may expect them to point out opportunities or the what ifs but that is not how they function unless they are required to.

Confident & Shy

Somewhat of a contradiction but this is how they appear to be. They are quiet when left alone however, as soon as you poke them they will become a furious lion ready to leap at its target. So leave them alone unless you have a good reason – a logical one that is!


The 8w7 INTP is very logical. They won’t buy your story unless it makes sense so don’t even try to fool them or you will get into deep waters with them! They are people who prefer facts and explanations that appeal to the mind and not the heart. So no matter how apologetic you are or how sincere you are, if sometime does not add up they will simply refuse to accept what you say.


This article took a look at the 8w7 INTP personality type and explained some of its major traits. The article also introduced the personality components that make it up which include the 8w7 enneagram and the INTP personality type from the MBTI inventory.




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