ENTPs 8w7 & 7w8: The Differences (A Complete Guide)

This article will take a look at the differences between the two personality types by not only introducing them to the audience but by also highlighting their major traits.

ENTPs 8w7 & 7w8: The Differences

The difference between an ENTP 7w8 and an ENTP 8w7 is that the former is more intellectual, focuses less on materialistic gains but at the same time more inclined towards pleasure seeking. They are also visionary and have goals that they want to obtain.

The ENTP 8w7 is more stubborn compared to their counterpart. This personality type has its interests narrowed down and they are more energetic but less ‘all over the place’ as compared to the ENTP 7w8 personality.

In this article, we will introduce both the 7w8 and 8w7 personality types and their major traits when combined with the ENTP personality type from the MBTI inventory.

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!

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.

The ENTP Personalities: 7w8 Vs 8w7

In this section we will look at the unique personality types created when the two enneagram types 7w8 and 8w7 each pair up with the ENTP personality type! They are The Most Common Enneagrams For ENTPs.

The 7w8 ENTP Personality Type – What Is It Like?

In this section, we will look at the major personality traits of the 7w8 ENTP personality type!


Other than being extroverted, this personality type is extremely bold. They do not hesitate from expressing their opinions or thoughts or how they feel about a certain situation. They are also honest and this adds to their boldness. They focus more on what needs to be said rather than whether it is the correct time or place to say it!

Their boldness helps them become known for their honesty and ability to speak up in tough situations. They also develop a habit to speak up for others because this requires one to be bold which few people are.


This personality type is also visionary. They believe in creating a future or world that is somewhat a reflection of the perfect image they have of the world in their head. They want to do the right thing in life not only to feel good but to ensure others have a bright and fair future too.


Despite their bold and visionary traits, this personality type is very humble. They are down to earth creatures and regardless of the success they achieve in life, the recognition they gain from others and the ability and strength to stand up for themselves and others, they are not at all arrogant or consider themself as ‘something’ that deserves a certain level of respect.


An interesting trait that the 7w8 ENTP has is that of being innovative. They are fond of new things that are more efficient and better at doing what other things can do!

Goal Oriented

What drives this personality type is their commitment to their goals. They will give their all to meet their tasks or commitments and this is what increases other’s confidence in them.

The 8w7 ENTP Personality Type: What Does It Mean?

What does it mean to be an 8w7 ENTP personality type? In this section we will explain what it means to have this unique personality type by introducing its defining traits!


These individuals are extremely energetic. Not only because they are extroverts but because they possess this inner drive or passion to succeed in whatever they do. They can be loud and all over the place and will ensure their presence is felt. They are not the type to sit down quietly and work but will be all over the place – not because they want to make noise but because they like to have a hands-on approach on whatever it is they do!

Debaters – Really Good Ones

The 8w7 ENTP personality type will grind you into the floor if you choose to debate with them on a certain topic they are very passionate or excited about. They are not only smart and catch the loopholes present in your argument or explanation but they are passionate speakers who will not back down! So watch out before you get into a conversation with the personality – you might regret it!

Logical Arguments

These personality types are logical – they need something that makes sense and isn’t just there as proof. People can only impress or convince these personality types if they come up with the right information in an organized manner that actually makes sense and seems to have some rational appeal to it!


They are smart and will use it to their advantage! The 8w7 ENTP personality does indeed manipulate people for their own benefit. Although they try not to harm anyone, if the opportunity is present they will use people in a certain way to get things done by convincing them there is benefit in it for them – and there usually is!


We all know how charming serial killers are – just on a lighter note that is! In no way are we comparing the 8w7 ENTP to serial killers! However, people who have a tad bit of the darker side inside of themselves do know how to cover it up. They can appear charming and kind to others while they are plotting on how to get what they really want.


This article took a look at the differences between the ENTP 8w7 and ENTP 7w8 personality types by highlighting some of them and then comparing their major personality traits. The article also introduced the enneagram types relevant to this article topic.





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