ESTJ 1w2 (A 7 Point Guide)

This is a brief guide to the ESTJ 1w2 personality type. SFP is a personality type derived from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality system. And 1w2 is one of the personality types outlined in the Enneagram of Personality. We will be looking at the similarities between these two personality types and at the likelihood of these two types occurring together. We will also examine their primary traits, strengths, weaknesses and other features in detail.

ESTJ 1w2:

The MBTI and the Enneagram of Personality are two of the most popular personality classification systems. A number of attempts have been made to correlate the different types outlined in these two systems. These correlations may make it possible to provide individuals with a combined personality result, such as ESTJ 1w2.

Quite a few ESTJs test as type 1s. This is attributable to the ESTJs auxiliary function of introverted sensing which is prominent in Type 1s. Additionally, most Type 1s tend to test as Judging types on the MBTI.

ESTJ 1w2s are usually pillars of their community who uphold the values and standards of their culture and community. Like most Type 1s, they have a strong sense of moral obligation. They stick by their principles and are not easily swayed by conflicting opinions. Leadership positions are usually occupied by ESTJ 1w2s. They possess a clear vision for the way they want things to be done and they openly work towards actualising it.

Additionally, compared ESTJs with other MBTI designations, Type 1 ESTJs are more connected to their introverted feeling function. This makes them focus more on their internal values and standards rather than those that are externally imposed.

ESTJ (The Executive):

ESTJ is an MBTI personality type. The MBTI is a classification of 16 personality types. It is measured by the MBTI indicator and encompasses the different ways in which people perceive and engage with the world. The tool assigns people along 4 dimensions:  introversion vs. extraversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling, judging vs. perceiving and generates one of 16 possible combinations as the final result. ESTJ is one of the possible results you can get on the MBTI.

ESTJs are organisers who value structure and predictability above all else. They are traditionalists, and prefer following rules and regulations rather than opposing them. ESTJs like to take charge of situations and keeping other people in line and have a lot of respect for authority. The ability to organise resources towards accomplishing a goal is their strong-suit.

They deal with everything in their lives in a rational and systematic manner. ESTJs are firmly grounded in reality and prefer dealing with facts rather than emotions. Their decisions are usually guided by concrete evidence of what has worked well in the past. They come across as assertive and confident people who always seem to have a handle on the situation.

ESTJs are involved in their community life, being part of various clubs and civic organisations. They prioritise family life too, and regularly organise and attend family events and occasions. They value a good work-ethic and stand up for their principles. ESTJs have clear goals and principles and openly advocate for the same which may make them inflexible.

When under stress, ESTJs can become even more rigid than usual. Because they have a difficulty expressing their emotions, they are not good at communicating about their stress resulting in a build-up of anger and frustration.


Extraverted: Derives energy by spending time with others

Sensing: Focus on facts and tangible details rather than abstract ideas

Thinking: Decision making is guided by logic rather than intuition

Judging: Evaluative. Prefer to plan in advance rather than be spontaneous and flexible


·        Hard working and dedicated. Have a moral obligation to complete every tasks they set out to do.

·        Self-confident

·        Strong-willed. Stick firmly to their beliefs and ideas.

·        Straightforward and honest. Prefer dealing with facts rather than abstract ideas.

·        Patient, loyal and reliable. Desire for stability and security.  

·        Preference for order. Dislike unpredictability and strive to create order and structure as a way to establish some control in their lives.

·        Strong leadership skills. Commitment to principles, a sense of fairness and the ability to delegate work to others.

·        Analytical and rational decision making


·        Inflexible and stubborn. May forego better options.

·        Uncomfortable with new or unconventional ideas

·        Judgemental. Rigid beliefs about right and wrong prevent them from considering multiple perspectives

·        Image-focused. Take pride in social status and often neglect own needs in meeting other’s expectations

·        Difficulty relaxing. Fear of appearing undignified.

·        Difficulty expressing emotions and being empathetic. Emphasis on doing things ‘right’ can make them insensitive to others needs.

·        Argumentative and authoritarian.

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ESTJs at Work:

ESTJs are born leaders and often hold managerial and supervisory positions at work. They are hard-working and reliable and good at making sure people abide by regulations. Their appreciation for law, order and authority also makes them good candidates for positions in law enforcement. Work environments with clearly defined goals, roles and responsibilities are ideal for ESTJs. Careers in data analysis, math and science are suited to ESTJs who value efficiency, certainty and accuracy above all things.

Jobs that ESTJs are well suited for include: police officer, military, judge, politician, teacher, administrator, banker, business manager etc.

ESTJs in Relationships:

ESTJs are direct and honest individuals and make their goals clear from the start and usually have stable, long-term relationships. They put a lot of effort into staying committed in their relationships. However, they are usually not spontaneous and have difficulties with emotional intimacy.

Although ESTJs handle conflicts in a calm and rational manner, they often neglect the emotional aspects of the conflict. Their friendships are based on mutual interests. They are extraverts and they enjoy bringing people together for social activities and events.

1w2 (Activist):

1 wing 2 is an enneagram type. It indicates a Type 1 core with a 2 wing. The enneagram is a personality typology system that focuses on the basic fears and motivations that guide the lives of individuals. It has been used widely in business and spiritual settings. This system is made up of nine primary personality types. A nine point diagram helps to demonstrate how these nine types are connected to each other. In addition to the basic nine types, the system includes 27 different subtypes or wings as well as three primary central factors focusing on thinking, feeling and behaviour.

Type 1 is divided into two wings. 1s with nine wing (1w9) and 1s with two wing (1w2). 1w2s have characteristics of both type 1 and type 2 of the Enneagram. Type 1s are idealistic and lead their lives according to inner standards and principles. On the other hand, Type 2s  seek affection by looking out for others and their needs. At the core of 1w2 is Type 1. Like type 1s, the 1w2 type emphasises justice and equality. However they also tend to be more interpersonally skilled and compassionate compared to other type 1s, courtesy of their two wing. Type 1w2s love to take charge and influence those around them. At the same time, they try to be friendly with the people they lead and establish personal connections.

When compared to type 1s, who tend to be fairly rigid, 1w2s are more flexible and tolerant. 1w2s have strong opinions about things. Although they accept that others may have different views than them, they feel it is incumbent on them to convince others that their view is right. This need to influence others is often at conflict with the 1w2’s need to get along with other people. Additionally, 1w2s are termed ‘true altruists’ because their motivation to help others is seldom self-serving.

The basic fear of a 1w2 is a fear of making immoral or unethical decisions. Their basic desire is to help others and make the world a better place. They are advocates for social justice and are sensitive to the needs of others. They are extremely principled individuals and let their values and ethics guide all their decisions. 1w2 enjoy the company of other people and seek affection from others.


·        Standing up for others

·        Standing up for what is right even when it’s hard

·        Action takers

·        Empathy and sensitivity to the needs of others

·        Capacity to participate in and help their community

·        Creative ideas and solutions to problems

·        Selfless and open to making personal sacrifices for the greater good


·        Easily frustrated with others

·        Obsessive or too focused on how they appear to people

·        Perfectionistic. Need to do things the ‘right’ way

·        Self-righteous and controlling

·        Prone to black-and-white thinking

·        Highly critical of self and others

1w2s at work:

In the workplace, 1w2 like to be taken seriously and build intimate connections with their colleagues and superiors. They like to express their ideas and prefer to deal in specific terms rather than generalities. They are motivated in jobs that allow them to work closely with other people and where they can have a positive impact on society and on the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.

Jobs that 1w2 would be well-suited to include: lawyer, judge, politician, social worker, religious worker, doctor, nurse, real estate agent etc.

1w2s in relationships:

1w2s seek out love and affection from others and enjoy spending time with people. Their sensitivity to the needs of others and willingness to make sacrifices, helps them thrive in relationships. The strengths of 1w2s in their interpersonal relationships are their warmth and emotional availability.

However, 1w2s can be critical of other people, which is a bother for those they interact with. 1w2s also have trouble processing criticism and negative feedback, particularly from those they respect. Because they believe in their own principles and values so much, they may try to impose these on others. Often, they hold other people to the same high expectations as themselves. These factors can impair a 1w2’s relationship.


In this guide, we looked at ESTJs and 1w2s. We focused on the likelihood of these two personality types co-occurring as ESTJ 1w2.  Additionally, we explored the traits, strengths, weaknesses and other aspects of these two types in more detail.

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FAQ on ‘ESTJ 1w2 (A 7 Point Guide) :

Is ESTJ a Type A personality?

ESTJs tend to possess Type A characteristics. Traits such as prejudice, dogmatism and focus on practical things are found in ESTJs.

Who should an ESTJ marry? 

ESTJs are most compatible with ISTPs. The former’s dominant function of extraverted thinking is balanced by the latter’s introverted thinking dominance. However, it is possible for two individuals of any personality type to have a good marital relationship.

What is the rarest Enneagram type?

The rarest Enneagram type is said to be Type 4. This is often because Type 4s go unnoticed because they tend to be introverted and withdrawn. 

Which Enneagram types are most compatible?

Type 1s are usually compatible with Types 3, 5, 7 and 9. Type 2 is most compatible with Type 8. 

What personality type has the highest IQ?

The personality types with the highest IQs are usually of the INTs on the MBTI. This is because they possess the kind of focus necessary for success on these IQ tests. 

Are thinkers smarter than feelers?

It is not necessarily true that thinkers are smarter than feelers. Although feelers tend to rely on intuition and emotions to make decisions rather than critical thinking, they are still intelligent people. 


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