ESTJ 3w2 (A 7 Point Guide)

This is a brief guide to the ESTJ 3w2 personality type. ESTJ is a personality type derived from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality system. And 3w2 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 3w2:

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 3w2. 

A large section of the ESTJ population identifies as Type 3. This is attributable to the extraverted thinking function that is dominant in both personality types. Type 3s are mostly males who value achievement and status. On the MBTI, most thinkers also tend to be males. So by association, most thinkers (like ESTJs) are likely to test as 3s. 

Additionally, most 3s also tend to be extraverts which is associated with their high need for achievement and emphasis on their public image. The judging function is less determinant of a type 3 designation. Type 3s can also be adaptable individuals, which is associated with the perceiving function. Other factors, such as birth order, are likely to influence whether Type 3s test as ESTJs. 

Thus, ESTJ 3w2s tend to be focused and career-oriented individuals. ESTJ 3w2s seek power and influence, but not for the mere sake of having it. They see acquiring status in society as their way of meeting societal standards. ESTJ 3s may be confused for ISTJs, because they tend to be less domineering and assertive than other ESTJs. 

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.

3w2 (The Enchanter):

3w2 (3 wing 2) is an enneagram type. It indicates Type 3 personality with a 2 wing. This means that this personality primarily has Type 3 traits, but also a few of Type 1. 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.

According to the Enneagram, every personality type can be coupled with characteristics from one of its neighbouring personality types. Thus, type 3 is divided into two types: Type 3w2 and 3w4. Type 3w2s are enchanting, ambitious and energetic people. In addition to being success-driven themselves, 3w2s inspire the people around them to strive for success. Because these individuals adapt quiet easily to different situations they are well-liked. The basic fear of this personality type is a fear of failing or not being loved by others. Their basic desire is to be praised and accepted by others.

Prestige and recognition play a major role in the lives of 3w2s. They place a lot of emphasis on their public image and pay attention to the way they dress and carry themselves. They tend to change the way they portray themselves depending on the people they interact with so that they are easily liked. However, this can often lead to them playing a role rather than being true to themselves.

Type 3s are success-oriented while Type 2s are more acceptance-oriented. They are Type 3 at their core, 3w2s are sensitive and compassionate owing to their 2 wing. Thus, although they want to succeed, they also want to form close relationships with people. In 3w2s, the 2 wing helps balance out the Type 3 focus on themselves and their achievements. Additionally, compared to their counterparts, 3w4s, 3w2s are more extraverted.


·        Success and goal-oriented

·        Work hard towards achievement and success

·        Self-confident and self-aware

·        Upbeat with a good sense of humour

·        Form connections with other people easily

·        Desire to serve the community

·        Handle tasks with efficiency

·        Excellent communication skills


·        Obsessed with protecting their social image

·        Fear of failure

·        Excessively competitive

·        Tend to be unintentionally manipulative of others

·        Prone to narcissism

·        Stressed when they fail or upset loved ones

3w2s at Work:

These personality types handle their work with efficiency. They are extremely goal-driven and have a high need for achievement. They thrive in environments that support their ambitions. They seek jobs that offer new experiences and the opportunity to connect with people. Additionally, 3w2s fit into leadership roles well. Type 3w2s tend to experience a pressure to be constantly entertaining. They also struggle to achieve a work-life balance as they can become overly immersed in their work.

Jobs that 3w2s are well suited for include: lawyer, event planner, advertising consultant, entrepreneur, pilot, TV anchor, venture capitalist etc.

3w2s in Relationships:

This personality type is goal-oriented in all areas of their life. Their relationships are no exception and these individuals have very clear criteria about who they want as a partner. They want someone who has a high status or is considered to be very desirable by other people. Thus, even the relationships of 3w2s must be impressive to people. But owing to their 2 wing these individuals are also very considerate of others and thus make good partners. They are vivacious and fun to be around which invites people to form relationships with them. 


In this guide, we looked at ESTJs and 3w2s. We focused on the likelihood of these two personality types co-occurring as ESTJ 3w2.  Additionally, we explored the traits, strengths, weaknesses and other aspects of these two types in more detail.

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FAQ on ‘ESTJ 3w2 (A 7 Point Guide):

What Enneagram is ESTJ?

A majority of ESTJs test as Type 8s on the Enneagram because the latter correlates with the extraverted thinking function that is dominant in the former. The awareness of the external environment and a desire to control it are common to Type 8s and ESTJs. 

What is a Type 3 personality?

Type 3 personalities tend to be self-assured and charming individuals who place a lot of importance on their social image. They are competent and energetic and driven to achieve success. 

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. 

What is the most common personality type?

The most common MBTI personality type is ISFJ. 

Which Enneagram type is the smartest?

Type 5s and 9s usually have the highest IQs of the nine Enneagram types. However, as a group 5s tend to be more intelligent, since the 9’s intelligence tends to be compartmentalised. 

Who should and 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.


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