ESTJ 1w9 (A 7 Point Guide)

This is a brief guide to the ESTJ 1w9 personality type. ESTJ is a personality type derived from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality system. And 1w9 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 1w9:

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 1w9. 

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. 

In comparison to 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 1w9s are usually responsible members of their community, embracing and upholding the values of they grew up with. Since both ESTJs and 1w9s have a clear set of principles and standards they abide by, they come across as bold and opinionated. Their ability to organise and take-charge makes them well suited to positions of leadership. However, their 9 wing makes them more introverted and risk-aversive than their counterpart, ESTJ 1w2s. 

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 keep 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 task 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 others 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.

1w9 (The Optimist):

1w9 is an enneagram personality type. It indicates a Type 1 core with a nine 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). Thus, type 1w9s primarily Type 1 characteristics, but have a few traits of Type 9 as well. Like Type 1s they are rational and emphasise justice and equality. However, they are usually calmer and more balanced compared to other Type 1s. The basic fear of Type 1w9s is fear of being unethical or immoral. In line with this, their basic desire is to be morally correct in all their actions and decisions.

1w9s are advocates of justice and reform and stand up for what they believe is right. They are constantly striving to better understand the world around them. 1w9s are usually intellectual and come across and unemotional and detached. 1w9s are averse to negativity. They deal with it by either avoiding their emotions or avoiding the situation itself. The defence mechanisms they frequently use include throwing themselves into their work or completely withdrawing from it. Compared to their Type 1 counterpart 1w2s, 1w9s are more introverted and prefer to keep to themselves. They face a fundamental conflict between their Type 1 side that urges them to make changes in the world and their Nine-wing that tries to steer them away from risks.


·        Attention to detail

·        Defend the rights of others

·        Care about their community

·        Stick to their personal principles and values

·        Logical perspective on things, but able to think imaginatively


·        Appear detached and cold

·        Critical of self and others

·        Difficulty dealing with negativity

·        Obstinate, especially when challenged by others

1w9s at work:

Compared to other Type 1s, 1w9s are less likely to take part in politics or actively work to bring about reform in the community. They prefer to be isolated from others to do their work. Just like other Type 1s they are motivated to work for social reform, but they prefer to do so alone. Unlike other Type 1s, they prefer to work in the background rather than the frontlines. 1w9s like to teach and explain their perspective, but they prefer to do so in a calm and non-argumentative fashion. Jobs that would be suitable for 1w9s include: judge, guidance counsellor, lecturer, consultant, social worker, journalist etc.

1w9s in relationships:

1w9s are usually introverts and prefer spending time alone. They can easily detach from people and live a solitary life. Their aversion to the complexities of a relationship, make them highly avoidant of society. This enables them to develop their idealistic ideas and avoid subjecting their strongly held principles to the influence of others. 1w9s are also highly critical of others and this can put people off them. 1w9s often appear impersonal and aloof which can hamper their relationships. However, their Type 9 wing also enables them to be quite understanding and tolerant of differences. And although they shy away from expressing their emotions, 1w9s make friends, who care deeply about the handful of people they let into their lives. 


In this guide, we looked at ESTJs and 1w9s. We focused on the likelihood of these two personality types co-occurring as ESTJ 1w9.  Additionally, we explored the traits, strengths, weaknesses and other aspects of these two types in more detail.

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FAQ on ‘ESTJ 1w9 (A 7 Point Guide):

What does 1w2 mean?

1w2 is an enneagram type that primarily has characteristics of type 1, but adopts some features of type 2. Consistent with type 1, they have a need for justice and equality. But they are usually more empathetic and warm than other Type 1s. 

What is the rarest Enneagram Type?

The rarest enneagram type is said to be Type 4 or the Individualist. Type 4s are hard to spot because they are usually introverts who like to keep to themselves. 

Is ESTJ rare?

ESTJ is the fifth most common MBTI type in the general population. However, it is the second most common type among males. ESTJs make up 11% of males and 6% of females. 

What Enneagram is an ESFP?

EFSPs often receive a Type 7 as their enneagram type. The ESFPs dominant function, extraverted sensing, corresponds to the Type 7 enneagram or ‘The Enthusiast’. Both Type 7s and ESFPs are highly sociable and energetic. 

How rare is ESFP?

ESFPs are rare and make up about 9% of the general population. Women are more likely to be ESFPs than men. It is the third most common MBTI for women and the seventh most common for men. 

What is the most common personality type?

ISFJ is the most common MBTI personality type found in the general population. 


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