This article will list the enneagram types that are most common for the ENTP personality type from the MBTI inventory. Furthermore, the article will also introduce the traits that result from the unique combination of these enneagram types with the ENTP personality type.
The Most Common Enneagrams For ENTPs: Who Are They?
The most common enneagram types for ENTPs include the following:
- The 8w7 Enneagram Type
- The 7w8 Enneagram Type
Before we look at the combinations these make up with the ENTP personality type, we will introduce both of these in detail to the readers!
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.
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!
What Is An ENTP Personality Type?
Also known as the ‘Debater’, the ENTP is one of the personality types of the Myer Briggs Type Indicator that is extroverted, intuitive, a thinker and perceiver! They are very charismatic and bold, not to mention creative, mentally agile and persistent.
These individuals like to re-energize themselves by meeting friends and family, socializing at their favorite eatery, taking a walk in the park with their friends or simply hanging out with people they love. What matters is that they have someone to give them company, share their feelings and thoughts with and converse maniacally with any topic that comes to mind. It’s refreshing to connect with others.
ENTPs are intuitive which means they don’t always focus on the facts or what is in front of them. Yes they very much appreciate logic and the relationships they can see however, this does not stop them from thinking out of the box. 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.
The Unique Personality Combinations!
In this section, we will look at the traits of the unique combinations formed between the two enneagrams and the ENTP personality type.
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!
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.
They will engage in projects that help uplift others and bring better and more sustainable systems to people. They do not like to engage in short term activities that are all glitter and gold for only a while and have no such long term influence.
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.
This trait attracts people to them and is complementary to their other traits. They all combine to make this personality type a good leader!
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!
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!
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!
They are intelligent because they observe people and analyze what can be obtained from them! After that they determine what motivates these people and hence they put everything together and obtain what it is they want for themselves without the other person even realizing it.
This article not only introduced the enneagrams that are most associated with the ENTP personality type from the MBTI inventory but also described the traits that come about from the combination of the enneagrams with the ENTP personality!