9w8 INTJ Personality Type (A Complete Introduction)

This article will introduce the 9w8 INTJ personality type by not only highlighting and explaining its traits but also introducing the two personality components that make it up!

The 9w8 INTJ Personality Type

This is how the 9w8 INTJ personality type would look like with the following traits:

  • Assertive
  • Like Testing People
  • Prefer Staying Inside
  • Pleasure Seeking
  • Aggressive
  • Calmness

Before we look at these in detail, we will introduce the two personality types that make this unique personality combination up!

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.

What Is The Enneagram Type 9w8?

The enneagram type 9w8 associates with the type 9 mostly but also shares traits from the type 8 enneagram. Compared to other type 9 enneagrams, these types are more outspoken and like to take more risks! 

These individuals like to remain out of harm’s way but they have this innate urge to be assertive hence they have conflicting traits due to the fact that they share traits from two different enneagrams. So they tend to avoid conflict but if pushed a lot they will speak up and won’t back down at all! So be careful when you deal with them. They may seem harmless and easy to take advantage of but they will fight back if you exceed the boundaries they have set up!

These individuals like to simplify issues they are facing. If something is very stressful they will like to avoid it completely but in other cases they will try to minimize the magnitude of problems they experience. This may be very soothing in the initial term but as things go along, the problem will start becoming bigger and bigger and eventually the enneagram will have to face the music. They can’t run away from problems forever.

All in all, this enneagram is creative and optimistic. They are supportive and engage well with people because they are sociable. They are comfortable talking to people and enjoy the experience because they get to learn new things, can figure out what is going on around them and what things, if any, they need to be aware of.

Now that we have a general idea of this enneagram, we will take a deeper look at its personality by looking at its fears and desires!

Basic Fear of the Advisor

This enneagram is afraid of being separated from others or falling into the bad books of people! They want to be on the good side of people and not get on their nerves. This is why they avoid conflict or disagreement with others so they can be likeable and not the one who tends to ruin things – even if it means hiding the sour truth!

However, this unique combination of enneagrams does have some internal tension or conflict within itself! The wing 8 enneagram is one that is confrontational and will go after what they believe in and want. Hence they won’t step back so easily. They will actually fight to defend what it is they consider right and hence be assertive! Due to this conflict between the enneagrams that make up the 9w8 enneagram type, the individuals who fall under this category may experience confusion and internal conflict.

The Desire – 9w8 Enneagrams

The one thing this enneagram desires is peace – internally and externally. They want to feel content and happy within and they also want to be at peace with those around them. They do not want to face any sort of conflict that will become a source of stress for them and force them to choose one thing over the other.

The 9w8 INTJ Personality Type

In this section, we will discuss the following traits or preferences of the 9w8 INTJ personality type in detail!

  • Assertive
  • Like Testing People
  • Prefer Staying Inside
  • Pleasure Seeking
  • Aggressive
  • Calmness


Because of the influence of the wing 8 in this personality type, the 9w8 INTJ type is assertive and they do not hesitate saying what is bothering them or making them curious! They like to be blunt and keep things simple rather than beating around the bush because they are not afraid of being confrontational. This is a good habit because it does not keep people guessing.

However, this personality type may sometimes disregard situations where one should remain quiet and not say what they think or feel. Hence, this very trait may throw them into trouble just because they cannot differentiate between situations which may require a different behaviour or response! 

Like Testing People

The INTJ personality type may not be so much of the person who likes to push people, in fact they prefer to keep their distance and will not fight back until they themselves are pushed. However, it is the wing 8 that places a lot of emphasis on testing people. They like to test people and see where their limits end. They also like to see what drives people to do things they would usually not do.

However, this trait is balanced by the type 9 enneagram’s desire to leave people in peace and not push them around too much!

Prefer Staying Inside

This personality type prefers to stay inside. The wing 8 and INTJ personality type may be the reason why this personality type may want to explore the world a lot however it is the type 9 enneagram that prevents it from doing so because too much contact with the outside world may disrupt its peace!

Pleasure Seeking

The 9w8 INTJ personality type may fall into the habit of seeking pleasure a bit too much because of the influence of wing 8! Hence, they may pursue worldly pleasures and try to indulge themselves in what life has to offer. This may throw them off track but it will be seen in their behaviour from time to time if not very frequently!


Yes, because if the wing 8 this personality type can become quite aggressive so watch out!


This trait comes into effect because of the type 9 enneagram. They prefer peace over conflict and will go to great lengths to achieve it. This is why even after seeing this personality type become aggressive or pushy, you will notice that they return to being a calmer version of themself after the ‘episode’!


This article took a look at the 9w8 INTJ personality type by highlighting and explaining its traits as well as introducing the personality types that make it up!



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