The ENFJ Enneagram, ENFJ-A (Assertive), and ENFJ-T (Turbulent) subtypes enhance understanding of the ENFJ personality. The main ENFJ “Giver” personality belongs to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) typology. Meanwhile, the Enneagram derives from the Enneagram of Personality typology. The ENFJ Enneagram takes the two competing personality typologies and overlays them to offer a more granular understanding of the ENFJ personality type. The MBTI identifies an individual’s base-level personality. The Enneagram further examines a person’s personality by assigning one of nine Enneagram types, each with its own identifiable traits and characteristics.
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The MBTI separates the ENFJ personality into two identifiable categories, the Assertive ENFJ (ENFJ-A) and the Turbulent ESFJ (ESFJ-T). The ESFJ-A is bolder, more confident, and more serious. Conversely, the ENFJ-T is cautious, more fun-loving, and has greater empathy and emotional intelligence. The MBTI further dissects the ENFJ personality by separating the Assertive and Turbulent categories into four distinct subtypes. Both ESFJ-A and ESFJ-T have two subtypes denoted as either positive (+) or negative (-) variants of their personality category.
Below are the four ESFJ subtypes as defined by the MBTI.
- ESFJ-A+ (The Leader): ESFJ-A+ is a bold and assertive subtype. Leaders are hard-working and always strive to be the very best. Optimists at heart, Leaders see the possibility for development and growth in every opportunity, including in their failures.
- ESFJ-T- (The Follower): ESFJ-T- is a cautious and sensitive subtype. Followers are quick to adjust to any situation. ESFJ-T- types want to be useful but do not handle criticism or rejection well.
- ESFJ-T+ (The Pleaser): ESFJ-T+ is upbeat and always looks for the positive in situations. Pleasers are highly social and thrive on obtaining social approval. ESFJ-T+ types fear being seen as anything other than happy.
- ESFJ-A- (The Fighter): ESFJ-A- is self-reliant and dominant. Fighters tend to be loner types who cling to their independence. ESFJ-A- types are focused and driven to achieve their goals. Fighters become angry if they feel unaccepted by their social group.
The Enneagram system breaks a personality down into nine distinct types. Each Enneagram type (enneatype) has a specific set of identifiable characteristics. When overlaying the results of the Enneagram test over the MBTI, it is possible to assign each of the nine types of the Enneagram to the ESFJ and the underlying subtypes.
Below are the nine ENFJ Enneagram types.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 1: The ENFJ Enneagram type 1 is also called “The Perfectionist.” ENFJ Enneagram type 1s are confident and serious. Type 1 ENFJs have a firm moral code and see life in black-and-white terms. The ENFJ Perfectionist subtype is blunt as they believe in honesty above all else. The ENFJ Enneagram type 1 categorizes as an ENFJ-A.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 2: The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is also called “The Helper.” ENFJ Enneagram type 2 personalities are caring, social, and charitable. The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is the most common of all the ENFJ subtypes. The ENFJ Helper subtype is the archetype for the Giver personality due to their similar traits. The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 categorizes as an ENFJ-T.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 3: The ENFJ Enneagram type 3 is also called “The Achiever.” ENFJ Enneagram type 3 personalities are organized, focused, and always working towards a goal. The Achiever subtype bases their self-worth on the value of their accomplishments. The ENFJ Enneagram type 3 categorizes as an ENFJ-A.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 4: The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 is also called “The Individualist.” ENFJ Enneagram type 4 personalities have a strong sense of self and are proud of their identity. The ENFJ Individualist subtype is sometimes snobby and looks down on those they view as conformists. The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 categorizes as an ENFJ-A.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 5: The ENFJ Enneagram type 5 is also called “The Investigator.” ENFJ Enneagram type 5 personalities are caring and helpful characters. The ENFJ Investigator has strong ideals on what is wrong and what is right. ENFJ Enneagram type 5 is a rare personality subtype and categorizes as an ENFJ-A.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 6: The ENFJ Enneagram type 6 is also called “The Loyalist.” ENFJ Enneagram type 6 personalities are well-rounded characters. The Loyalist ENFJ subtype is helpful and caring but craves praise and approval. The ENFJ Enneagram type 6 subtype is an uncommon personality pairing and categorizes as an ENFJ-T.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 7: The ENFJ Enneagram type 7 is also called “The Enthusiast.” ENFJ Enneagram type 7 personalities are the heart and soul of their social group. The ENFJ Enthusiast subtype is always looking to have fun but does its best to ensure others enjoy themselves too. The ENFJ Enneagram type 7 categorizes as an ENFJ-A.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 8: The ENFJ Enneagram type 8 is also called “The Challenger.” ENFJ Enneagram type 8 personalities have an unwavering belief in justice. The Challenger ENFJ subtype is also bold and commanding. Type 8 ENFJs often stand up for those that cannot do it themselves. The ENFJ Enneagram type 8 categorizes as an ENFJ-A.
- ENFJ Enneagram Type 9: The ENFJ Enneagram type 9 is also called “The Peacemaker.” ENFJ Enneagram type 9 personalities seek harmony in all things. Peacemaker ENFJ types are kind and caring. Type 9 ENFJs are always happy to help but do so seeking harmony rather than individual approval or success. The ENFJ Enneagram type 9 categorizes as an ENFJ-T.
1. ENFJ-A+ “The Leader”
ENFJ-A+ represents the Assertive Leader subtype. Leader subtypes are persistent and always striving for greatness. The ENFJ-A+ subtype has a congenial and lively attitude. ENFJ-A+ Leaders fear expressing vulnerability because they want to feel helpful and in control of a situation. Leaders desire fellowship and guiding others in acts of altruism.
The Assertive Leader subtype possesses a positive mindset. Instead of ENFJ-A+s seeing their mistakes as failures, they see mistakes as a chance to learn. A famous civil rights activist with ENFJ-A+ characteristics is Maya Angelou. Angelou led others with kindness and sought to learn how to be a better person throughout her life.
2. ENFJ-T- “The Follower”
ENFJ-T- represents the Turbulent Follower subtype. Follower subtypes are nonjudgmental but are highly critical of personal failures. The ENFJ-T- subtype has a sensitive attitude towards external stimuli and skepticism of other peoples’ opinions of them. ENFJ-T- Followers fear rejection, and to combat possible rejection, they will tirelessly work to benefit other people. Followers desire self-improvement and want to conform to fit the status quo to avoid displeasing other people.
The Turbulent Follower subtype has a way of thinking that denotes each shortcoming as a major flaw. ENFJ-Ts are unable to offer themselves the same grace as they offer others. An inspirational leader who demonstrates ENFJ-T- traits is Martin Luther King Jr. As an ENFJ-T-, Dr. King focused on work and helping other people to the detriment of his quality of life.
3. ENFJ-A- “The Fighter”
ENFJ-A- represents the Assertive Fighter subtype. Fighter subtypes are individualistic and self-reliant. The ENFJ-A- subtype has a domineering attitude that they use to accomplish their goals. ENFJ-A- Fighters fear sacrificing their independence and grow frustrated when they feel they are not accepted or appreciated. Fighters desire acceptance and hold themselves to high standards of living.
The Assertive Fighter subtype has a way of thinking that keeps them dutiful in their quest for self-improvement. However, ENFJ-As are prone to discontentment if they feel they aren’t measuring up to their high standards. A famous politician who matches ENFJ-A- traits is Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev is firm in his beliefs, but his leadership qualities leave him with concerns over whether others support him.
4. ENFJ-T+ “The Pleaser”
ENFJ-T+ represents the Turbulent Pleaser subtype. The Pleaser subtype is outgoing and thrives in social situations. The ENFJ-T+ subtype has an outwardly positive and giving attitude that they exude to gain approval from other people. ENFJ-T+ Pleasers fear others viewing them as despondent, so they try to fit in with other people and force positivity. Pleasers desire success and social approval because they gain fulfillment from other people’s appreciation of their generous spirit.
The Turbulent Pleaser subtype has a way of thinking that pushes them to remain upbeat and inviting. However, ENFJ-T+s are subject to self-doubt if they sense disapproval. A famous ENFJ-T+ is Dakota Fanning. As an ENFJ-T+, Dakota Fanning projects confidence and composure at all times.
What is an ENFJ personality type?
The ENFJ personality type is one of the 16 personalities of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) An ENFJ personality has four different names. Firstly, ENFJs are called Givers. ENFJs are known as the Giver because of their selfless generosity and humanitarianism. Secondly, ENFJs are called Teachers. ENFJ personality types are also known as Teachers because they are naturally skilled at leading others to education. Thirdly, ENFJs are called Idealists. An ENFJ personality type is also known as an Idealist because they expect perfection. Fourthly, ENFJs are called Protagonists. ENFJ personality types are also known as Protagonists because they are charismatic and command other people’s attention.
What are the main characteristics of an ENFJ?
There are three main characteristics of ENFJ personality types. Firstly, ENFJs are philanthropic. ENFJs are generous, giving their time and energy to universal welfare. Secondly, ENFJs are outgoing. ENFJs enjoy socializing and making friends. Thirdly, ENFJs are nonjudgmental. ENFJs are accepting of other people and refrain from making assumptions or judgments.
How does each subtype deal with other personality types?
Each subtype deals with other personality types differently. Firstly, ENFJ-A+ subtypes work well with ESFJ personality types. ESFJ and ENFJ-A+ are both social and value meeting new people. Secondly, ENFJ-T- subtypes find INFJ personality types agreeable. INFJ and ENFJ-T- are both perfectionists and want to help other people. Thirdly, ENFJ-A- subtypes find INTP personality types agreeable. INTP and ENFJ-A- both believe that a person can and should practice self-improvement. Fourthly, ENFJ-T+ subtypes work well with ESTJ personality types. ESTJ and EFJ-T+ are both communicative and outgoing.
How do ENFJ subtypes deal with stress?
Each subtype deals with stress differently. ENFJ-A+ subtypes handle stress by staying positive. Assertive Leader ENFJs are self-assured and will take stress in stride. ENFJ-T- subtypes handle stress by focusing on work. Turbulent Followers are perfectionists, and stress drives them to obsess over self-improvement. ENFJ-A- subtypes handle stress by being hard on themselves. Assertive Fighters are independent minds that value acceptance from society. Stress from rejection causes ENFJ-A- subtypes to prioritize their duties over quality of life. ENFJ-T+ subtypes handle stress by hiding behind a smile. Turbulent Pleasers are cheerful to a fault, and they don’t want other people to perceive them in a negative light. ENFJ-T+ subtypes will ignore stress and emanate positivity.
Is ENFJ a rare personality?
No, but ENFJ is fairly uncommon. Evidence shows that ENFJ makes up 5.7% of the population. ENFJ is more common in men at 7.6%, while Giver women represent just 5.2%. ENFJs of any gender or subtype tend to stand out among the general population due to their natural leadership skills and ability to remain calm in hectic situations.
What is the ENFJ-A (Assertive) main subtype?
The ENFJ-A (Assertive) main subtype is one of the two personality subtypes or categories identified by the MBTI. The ENFJ-A retains the base functions of Extroversion, iNtuition, Feeling, and Judging and consists of the sub-section of ENFJ types who are bold, confident, and hard-working.
The common features of an ENFJ-A personality type are confidence and determination. Both traits work to strengthen the defining characteristics of the ENFJ. Assertive Giver types want to be a positive influence on the world around them. Due to their bold character, ENFJ-A types take failure on the chin and turn negative experiences into positive learning opportunities.
The following ENFJ Enneagram types classify as part of the assertive ENFJ subtype.
- ENFJ Enneagram type 1
- ENFJ Enneagram type 3
- ENFJ Enneagram type 4
- ENFJ Enneagram type 5
- ENFJ Enneagram type 7
- ENFJ Enneagram type 8
The assertive ENFJ subtype strongly emphasizes the fundamental characteristics of the Giver. As a result, the majority of the ENFJ Enneagram types exhibit assertive roots.
The assertive ENFJ is more self-confident than their Turbulent counterparts, and as such, they carry themselves with a certain panache that makes them more readily identifiable. That said, both Assertive and Turbulent Givers remain highly social and eager to help those in need.
In love and platonic relationships, the ENFJ-A is least likely to be negatively impacted by time alone or singlehood. Assertive Givers will fall deeply in love if in a relationship because they seek real connections. However, Assertive Givers have high standards and frequently find themselves disappointed. Assertive ENFJs are less likely to succumb to the thrall of negative emotions because they tend to stand tall, learn from their mistakes, and move on. Being naturally outgoing, the ENFJ finds it easy to build a connection with others. Assertive Givers have the self-confidence to make the first move if they meet a potential love interest. Once in a committed relationship, the ENFJ is loyal, but they’re not afraid to rock the boat and have difficult conversations when needed. The same applies to the workplace. The ENFJ-A has the strength of character to speak their mind and suggest alternative actions. The helpful nature of the ENFJ makes them valued members of the workplace, eager to please, and bold enough to make important decisions.
Socially, Assertive ENFJs are loyal and dependable friends. ENTJ-A types enjoy learning to communicate and helping those they hold close. However, boldness and self-confidence make the ENFJ-A less emotionally aware than their counterparts. Assertive ENFJ types are more independent and less likely to rely on feedback or approval. Unafraid to make mistakes, the Assertive ENFJ is also more likely to act first and learn from consequences later.
What are the key characteristics of ENFJ-A?
Below are the five key characteristics of the ENFJ-A.
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MBTI categorizes the ENFJ personality into the Assertive and Turbulent subtypes due to the different characteristics unconfident and confident Givers exhibit.
The two most prominent ENFJ-A characteristics are their boldness and intensity. Both traits are key differentiators for categorizing the Giver subtypes. Assertive ENFJs have the boldness to approach challenging situations with confidence. Intensity additionally allows ENFJ-As to push for results and make great strides while tackling problems. However, the Assertive ENFJ’s intensity sometimes becomes overbearing as it forces people into positions and situations they neither want nor were ready for.
What is the ENFJ-T (Turbulent) main subtype?
The ENFJ-T (Turbulent) main subtype is the second categorization group for the ENFJ personality according to the MBTI. The Turbulent Giver demonstrates the core ENFJ characteristics but tends to be more reserved, empathetic, and unconfident.
Common features of the ENFJ-T subtypes include their deep levels of emotional intelligence and a calm, reserved character. It’s important to note that the Turbulent Giver’s reservation is not the same as being introverted. Instead, Turbulent ENFJs represent the more reserved branch of the extroverted ENFJ personality. Overall, ENFJ-T remains a highly social and outgoing character.
The following ENFJ Enneagram types exhibit common Turbulent ENFJ features.
- ENFJ Enneagram type 2
- ENFJ Enneagram type 6
- ENFJ Enneagram type 9
Charisma and altruism are dominant traits of the ENFJ personality. As a result, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is the most common Giver enneatype because Type 2s are deeply caring and social. However, the characteristic boldness of the Giver places Turbulent ENFJs in the minority and places the more confident Assertive ENFJs in the majority.
The Turbulent ENFJ is more cautious and susceptible to negative emotions. ENFJ-T subtypes are consequently more empathetic and understanding of others’ struggles than their counterparts. Turbulent ENTJs are likely to react emotionally, but their intentions are always to be helpful and leave the world a better, happier place.
ENFJ-Ts tend to be clingy inside a relationship due to their turbulent nature. Furthermore, ENFJ-Ts prefer to lean on those around them because they lack their counterparts’ decisiveness to stand behind their own decisions. ENJT-Ts tend to feel overwhelmed and slip into a negative thought cycle if they’re alone or asked to take a dominant role. While the ENFJ-T remains a socially outgoing character, they feel more comfortable within groups following the leader. Romantically, the turbulent ENFJ is more likely to put off making the first move because the thought of rejection is too stressful for them.
Helpful and dedicated friends, the ENFJ-T will always be there to help because they’re eager to please. Being helpful is very important to Turbulent Givers because they derive their self-worth from others’ appreciation and affection. In the workplace, the ENFJ-T thrives on positive feedback, but they’re less inclined to engage in debates or contribute ideas. Turbulent Givers instead prefer to fulfill obligations, proving themselves to be dependable colleagues.
What are the key characteristics of ENFJ-T?
Below are the five main characteristics of the ENFJ-T.
The two most prominent aspects of the ENFJ-T are their high levels of empathy and self-consciousness. These two traits tie the Turbulent ENFJ to their overarching personality definition while separating them from their Assertive counterparts. The ENFJ-T is self-conscious and prone to second-guessing or dismissing themselves. While self-consciousness is a major flaw, the trait also enables Turbulent ENFJs to be emotionally intelligent and attuned to the needs of others.
Two books that discuss the ENFJ personality and how the different types process the world include ENFJ Stress Reduction Guide by Ruth E. Schneider and David S. Prudhomme and ENFJ on Fire by Dan Johnston.
Comparison of ENFJ-T and ENFJ-A
The table below offers a comparison of the ENFJ-A and ENFJ-T subtypes.
|Assertive ENFJ types are level-headed, managing stress calmly and efficiently.
|Turbulent ENFJ types struggle to manage stress because they become anxious and emotionally reactive.
|In business life, ENFJ-A is a dedicated team member and happy to go the extra mile when needed. ENTJ-As will speak up if they feel too much is asked of them, however.
|In business life, ENFJ-T is also a dedicated colleague and willing to pick up extra work. ENFJ-Ts find validation in approval and are liable to take on more work than they can handle.
|Assertive ENFJ types have a broad social life. ENFJ-As are bold and charismatic, drawing energy from being with others.
|Turbulent ENFJs are outgoing and enjoy the company of a wide social group. ENFJ-Ts can grow frustrated if they feel unappreciated by their friends.
|ENFJ-As in relationships make for devoted and loving partners. Assertive Givers are happy to take the lead and push their partners to try new things.
|ENFJ-T types in relationships are dedicated and conscientious partners. Turbulent ENFJs are less likely to be the decision-makers and will lean on their partner for support.
|ENFJ-As are outgoing and confident to the point of being overbearing. ENFJ-As sometimes push others too hard or too far due to their boldness.
|ENFJ-Ts are more reserved and indecisive, but do everything they can to help those that need it.
|Assertive ENFJ types are confident, compassionate, and independent.
|Turbulent ENFJ types are empathetic, open-minded, and inclusive.
|ENFJ-As tend to be very intense and sometimes come across as condescending.
|ENFJ-Ts have unrealistic expectations for themselves and become too involved with others, leading to emotional exhaustion.
How are ENFJ subtypes analyzed with ENFJ Enneagrams?
The ENFJ subtypes are analyzed with ENFJ Enneagrams by overlaying the nine Enneatypes over the ENFJ personality type. Analyzing an MBTI personality through the lens of the Enneagram affords a highly granular and detailed look at the underlying ENFJ personality. Subdividing the Assertive and Turbulent ENFJ categories into the Enneagram allows for further analysis but does not alter the alignment of the subtypes.
By combining the knowledge of the core traits of the nine Enneatypes and the ENFJ personality type, it is possible to ascertain the prevalence of each of the ENFJ Enneagram subtypes. For example, ENFJ is a naturally generous personality and thus relates to the Helper Enneagram Type 2 personality. ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is correspondingly the most common subtype. Conversely, the ENFJ Enneagram type 8 and Enneagram type 5 is the least common personality subtype because the ENFJ’s characteristics do not typically correspond to either enneatype.
How does MBTI interpret ENFJ subtypes with the help of Enneagram?
The MBTI does not officially interpret the ENFJ subtypes with the help of the Enneagram because the MBTI and Enneagram are two competing personality typologies. The MBTI component forms the base level if analyzing the ENFJ Enneagram subtypes. The interpretation occurs when looking through the lens of the Enneagram.
A study from Typology Central explored the two-way relationship between the MBTI personality types and the nine Enneatypes of the Enneagram. The study made quantifiable links between the sixteen MBTI personalities and the nine Enneatypes. However, both the MBTI and Enneagram Institute do not acknowledge a direct link between their opposing ideals.
How are ENFJ Enneagram types classified?
The ENFJ Enneagram types are classified into three distinct orders. Each of the nine Enneatypes sorts into these three orders. The first order is Head Enneagram types. Head Enneatypes are more inclined to rely on logical reason over gut-based or emotional reactions. The second order is Heart Enneagram types. Heart Enneatypes have attuned emotional intelligence and trust their feelings to guide them. The third and final order is Body Enneagram types. Body Enneatypes have a strong intuition and are more inclined to trust their gut while making decisions.
The Enneagram classifications derive from the work of Bolivian philosopher Oscar Ichazo. Ichazo introduced the full spectrum personality understanding into the basic Enneagram. Another renowned name in the world of the Enneagram classifications is Don Richard Riso, who expanded the original Jesuit Enneagram teachings. Riso took the single-page Enneatype sketches and expanded them into detailed character definitions.
How to understand which ENFJ Enneagram type you are?
The following three steps will allow you to better understand which ENFJ Enneagram type you are.
- Take the MBTI test: You must first confirm that you have an ENFJ personality type to understand your Enneagram type. The MBTI test will also give you a detailed personality description and assign your Assertive or Turbulent categorization.
- Take the Enneagram test: The Enneagram test is a separate standalone test. Taking the Enneagram test will tell you which of the Enneatypes is most applicable to your character outside of the main ENFJ personality.
- Analyze the type definition overlay: Overlaying the results of the two tests will allow for a conclusive understanding of your ENFJ Enneagram type. It’s important to analyze your results because you’ll also identify any related Enneagram wing traits you may possess. Enneagram wings refer to the neighboring enneatypes next to your type on the Enneagram model.
What are the ENFJ Enneagram Types?
The ENFJ Enneagram types are the 9 Enneatypes overlaid against the MBTI ENFJ personality definition.
Below are the nine ENFJ Enneagram types.
- ENFJ Enneagram 1
- ENFJ Enneagram 2
- ENFJ Enneagram 3
- ENFJ Enneagram 4
- ENFJ Enneagram 5
- ENFJ Enneagram 6
- ENFJ Enneagram 7
- ENFJ Enneagram 8
- ENFJ Enneagram 9
What is ENFJ Enneagram 1?
ENFJ Enneagram 1 is a personality subtype defining highly rational Givers who pride themselves on being truthful. Type 1 ENFJs clearly understand right and wrong, leaving no room for gray areas. Type 1 Givers are bold, unafraid to raise their voices, and lead from the front because they’re an Assertive ENFJ subtype.
The ENFJ Enneagram 1 is predominantly found to be a 1w2 personality, as evidenced by their helpful nature. However, the 1w9 Giver is also possible. 1w9 Givers are more concerned with a fair and harmonious existence, while the 1w2 Giver is interested in helping in any way they can.
There are not many clear studies discussing the ENFJ Enneagram gender split. The ENFJ is fairly even in its gender distribution according to one study. Meanwhile, Enneagram type 1 has a relatively even split across both genders according to a study on Enneagram population distribution. Therefore, we infer that ENFJ Enneagram 1 is evenly distributed between both genders.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 1 has three primary strengths. Firstly, Type 1 ENFJs are honest. The ENFJ Perfectionist subtype believes in honesty above all else, using it to remain logical under stressful or emotional circumstances. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 1 subtype is altruistic. Most ENFJ type 1 personalities have a strong 1w2 character. The altruistic nature of Enneagram type 2 develops firmly within the Enneagram 1 subtype, making them deeply empathetic. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 1 is focused. The perfectionist nature of Enneatype 1 gives ENFJs an incredible focus. Once the ENFJ Perfectionist subtype sets their mind on something, they will see it through.
Conversely, the ENFJ Enneagram type 1 has three driving weaknesses. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 1 is blunt. The ENFJ type 1 subtype leaves no room for gray areas and as such, come across as blunt to the point of rudeness. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 1 tends to be cold. The ENFJ Perfectionist places logic over emotion, which results in them appearing cold and uncaring. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 1 is sometimes controlling. The ENFJ Perfectionist subtype likes to take control of their environment, which can cause problems when working in a group.
One example of a famous ENFJ Enneagram type 1 is Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leonardo was always interested in doing the right thing. Furthermore, Leonardo was unafraid to stand up and voice his opinions, which is demonstrative of the ENFJ-A sub-classification and the Enneagram type 1 personality.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 2?
ENFJ Enneagram 2 is a personality subtype describing gentle and caring people who strive to be a positive influence on the world. Type 2 ENFJ Helpers want to leave the world a better place than they found it.
The ENFJ Enneagram 2 manifests as either 2w1 or 2w3. Both subtypes are bold wings. The 2w3 is more extroverted and driven, while Givers with the 2w1 subtype are more altruistic.
When looking at the gender split of the ENFJ Enneagram type 2, it is noticeably feminine. Enneagram type 2 favors females, while the ENFJ is relatively balanced. Therefore, we infer that Type 2 ENFJs tend to be women as Enneagram Type 2 noticeably leans toward feminine personalities.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 has three core strengths. Firstly, the ENFJ Type 2 is altruistic. The ENFJ Enneagram 2 subtype is a natural helper, finding pleasure and fulfillment in being useful and helping the world become a happier place. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 2 is sociable. A natural extrovert, the ENFJ Enneagram 2 enjoys being around people and draws its energy from social situations. Socializing also allows Type 2 Givers to be as useful as possible to others. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is empathetic. Giver Type 2s are innately empathetic and forge genuine connections with people because they exhibit Turbulent ENFJ qualities.
Alternatively, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 has three defining weaknesses. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 1 is anxious. The Turbulent ENFJ Type 2’s fragile self-worth leaves them with anxiety during times of stress. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is sometimes clingy. The ENFJ Helper subtype derives its self-worth from helping others, causing them to be overly clingy as they search for a reason to help. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is prone to emotional burnout. Coupled with their desire to help, the ENFJ ty 2’s highly empathetic personality sometimes leaves them emotionally fatigued.
Harry Styles is an example of a famous figure with the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 personality. Styles focuses on the world around him. While fame and the love of fans help drive him, Harry Styles is not desperate to be the center of attention. Styles’ persona fits the attributes of the Turbulent ENFJ Enneagram type 2.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 3?
ENFJ Enneagram 3 is a personality subtype belonging to motivated and goal-focused Givers. ENFJ Achiever subtypes help others by adopting roles and positions that allow them to lead and inspire.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 3 forms wings to both Enneatype 2 and Enneatype 4. Population distribution of 3w2 is statistically more common than 3w4 at 60% and 40%, respectively.
ENFJ Enneagram type 3s tend to be men. The ENFJ personality is balanced between men and women, but the Enneagram type 3 is more masculine by a notable degree. Therefore, we infer that the gender diversity of ENFJ Enneagram type 3 favors male Givers.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 3 has three primary character strengths. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 3 is focused. Once the ENFJ Achiever subtype has set a goal, accomplishing it becomes their primary objective. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 is goal-oriented. The ENFJ Enneagram 3 likes to be helpful, but everything they do must have an end goal. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 is motivated. The ENFJ Enneagram 3 is bold and always looking to move forward due to their Assertive ENFJ traits. As a result, Type 3 ENFJs don’t let negative experiences or emotions derail them.
Conversely, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 also has three character-defining weaknesses. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 3 subtype is unsure of its own identity. Type 3 Givers are social chameleons regarding their identities, changing themselves to fit the will and needs of the group. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 sometimes has low self-worth. ENFJ Enneagram 3s are Assertive personalities due to their bold and commanding nature but exhibit fragile self-esteem. ENFJ Achievers place their self-worth in their accomplishments and how others regard them. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 tends to be overbearing. The ENFJ Achiever is driven to achieve its goals, which sometimes comes at the expense of the very people they are trying to help. For example, unhealthy Type 3 ENfjs will lose sight of those around them in pursuit of personal success.
Meghan Markle is an example of a famous person with the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 personality subtype. Meghan is a determined woman who sets clear and attainable goals as part of her altruistic efforts. As an ENFJ-A type, Megan is bold, confident, and willing to speak her mind when necessary.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 4?
ENFJ Enneagram 4 is a personality subtype that describes creative and passionate characters. Type 4 ENFJs enjoy bringing value to people’s lives through aesthetic means rather than direct assistance.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 manifests either as a 4w3 or a 4w5 personality on the Enneagram. The ENFJ 4w3 is extroverted and looks towards creative expression as a means of positivity. The 4w5 is conversely more introverted and interested in expressing their emotions on a smaller scale.
ENFJ gender analysis shows that the ENFJ Enneagram type 4 is predominantly female. Gender bias for both the main ENFJ personality and the Enneagram type 4 shows a strong female representation.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 has three driving personality strengths. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 4 is artistic. ENFJ Enneagram type 4 characters are acutely aware of their individuality and rely on creative expression to highlight their uniqueness. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 4 is quiet. Despite being a natural extrovert, the ENFJ Enneagram 4 enjoys spending time alone and is sometimes confused with introverted personality types. Type 4’s quietness allows Givers to observe small details and contemplate their identities. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 4 is understanding. The ENFJ Enneagram 4 doesn’t expect people to fit into a singular mold and is therefore understanding of different character types. Enneatype 4’s inclusive attitude helps Type 4 Giver make a difference.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 also has three identifiable weaknesses. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 4 has elitist tendencies. Being aware of their own individuality makes the ENFJ Enneagram 4 look down upon those who they view as vanilla followers of social convention. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 4 is moody. ENFJ Enneagram 4 is an ENFJ-T personality sub-type, so their Turbulent nature sometimes manifests in moodiness if they feel unappreciated. Finally, ENFJ Enneagram 4 has a jealous streak. The Type 4 Giver wants to spread positivity and happiness, but seeing others take their spotlight ignites jealousy.
Dove Cameron is an example of a famous person with the ENFJ Enneagram type 4 personality subtype. Cameron is a talented and artistic character. As a singer and an actress, Cameron is always seeking out new ways to express herself and explore the world creatively. An assertive ENFJ, Dove Cameron is bold and confident enough to perform before a crowd.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 5?
ENFJ Enneagram 5 is a personality subtype describing smart, independent Giver types. The ENFJ Enneagram 5 exhibits a strong moral compass and a curious nature.
The ENFJ Enneagram is found to have either a 5w4 or a 5w6 personality wing. The winnings are identifiable traits that belong to Enneatype 4 or Enneatype 6. The 5w4 is the more extroverted personality, placing a greater emphasis on creativity and understanding the immediate world around them. The ENFJ 5w6 is more introverted, focusing on building stability for a better future.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 5 gender prevalence points towards a male population. The ENFJ personality is relatively balanced, while the Enneagram type 5 is notably more masculine.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 5 has three core strengths that help identify the personality subtype. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 5 is principled. The ENFJ Enneagram 5 has a strong moral compass and a personal understanding of right and wrong. The ENFJ Investigator subtype will not sacrifice their morals at any point. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 5 is a curious character. While the ENFJ Investigator subtype is always looking for ways to help those they hold close, they are driven by an equally dominant curiosity to find unique ways to solve problems and be helpful. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 5 is independent. A bold and outgoing character, the ENFJ Enneagram 5 is not afraid to take a stand or defend its position on an issue
Conversely, the ENFJ has three primary weaknesses. Firstly, Type 5 Givers are sometimes emotionless. Givers are innately empathetic, but the personality subtype appears emotionless or cold due to their Assertive categorization. Assertive ENFJs are less attuned to the emotions of others and, as such, come across as emotionally distant. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 5 is isolated. The independent streak of the ENFJ type 5 leads them down a lonely path, especially with their firm views on what is socially acceptable. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 5 is overly secretive. The ENFJ type 5 enjoys helping people, but they’re reluctant to discuss their methods or thoughts because they view sharing knowledge as a disadvantage.
Dale Horvath from the Walking Dead is a prime example of a notable ENFJ Enneagram type 5. Dale was always looking to help but had the inquisitive nature of the Enneatype 5 Investigator. While Dale was not the leader of the group, his ENFJ-A character means he was never afraid to speak his mind or offer an alternative perspective.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 6?
ENFJ Enneagram 6 is a personality subtype describing ENFJs who are loyal and fair thinkers. The ENFJ type 6 personality often exchanges helpfulness with social position, using one to heighten the other.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 6 personality forms wings with its neighboring Enneatypes. The 6w5 is more introverted and focused on helping people in more intimate settings. The 6w7 is more extroverted, demonstrating the party-loving nature of the Enneagram type 7. The 6w7 is also more likely to be vocal about their helpful nature to set their social status.
The gender bias for the ENFJ Enneagram type 6 favors females. Both the ENFJ and Enneagram type 6 separately show a female presence.
Three primary strengths define the ENFJ Enneagram type 6. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 6 is caring. The ENFJ Enneagram 6 cares deeply for their loved ones and strives to do right by them. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 6 is loyal. There is nothing the ENFJ Enneagram 6 will not do for the ones they love. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 6 is sociable. The ENFJ Loyalist subtype enjoys being around people. The ENFJ Enneagram 6 understands that being social means they are more likely to be in the right place to help if someone needs their assistance.
Three primary strengths define the ENFJ Enneagram type 6. Firstly, Givers with the Enneagram 6 subtype struggle with their self-image. Being helpful is important to the ENFJ Enneagram 6, but they worry about how their altruism will impact their social standing. Therefore, Type 6 Givers tend to help others while keeping social positioning in mind. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 6 has pessimistic tendencies. Thinking and preparing for the worst-case scenario is second nature to the ENFJ Enneagram 6. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram 6 is insecure because they’re Turbulent types. ENFJ Enneagram 6 struggles to juggle their desire to help with their wish for a secure social position, leading to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an example of a famous person with the ENFJ Enneagram type 6 personality. Ocasio-Cortez is a politician who is dedicated to serving her constituents and making a positive difference in the world. An ENFJ-T subtype, Ocasio-Cortez relies on her strong emotions and connects with people through her desire to change the world.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 7?
ENFJ Enneagram 7 is a personality subtype consisting of lively and fun-loving characters. The ENFJ Enneagram 7 subtype has a love for life unrivaled by other Assertive ENFJ-As, spreading positivity and cheer wherever they go.
The ENFJ Enneagram type 7 manifests as either a 7w6 or 7w8 personality. The 7w6 is the more introverted character who loves having fun but also ensures they have enough stability to enjoy life. The 7w8 is less focused on stability and instead wants to live a life of fun and intensity, seeking out challenges wherever possible.
The gender diversity noted in the ENFJ Enneagram 7 suggests a stronger male population. The ENFJ personality shows a slightly balanced male and female distribution, while the Enneagram type 7 tends to be masculine.
Three primary strengths characterize ENFJ Enneagram 7. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 7 is vivacious. Type 7 Givers are the life and soul of any gathering because they’re natural extroverts. With an infectious zest for life, the ENFJ Enneagram 7 always wants to make sure everybody in their group is having a good time. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram is imaginative. Life is an adventure for Type 7 Givers; helping people by spreading good cheer gives the ENFJ an excuse to flex its imaginative muscles in the name of fun and adventure. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram 7 is an optimistic character. The ENFJ Enthusiast subtype has a way of always looking on the bright side, turning someone’s day around by offering them a fresh perspective.
Conversely, there are three driving weaknesses to the ENFJ Enneagram type 7. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 7 masks their true feelings. Staying positive serves as a coping mechanism, allowing the ENFJ Enneagram 7 to avoid life’s stressors. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 7 subtype is reckless. Bringing joy to people and making sure everybody is entertained is important to ENFJ type 7s. However, Enneatype 7’s enthusiasm sometimes manifests as recklessness and a disregard for their own welfare. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram 7 exhibits a selfish side. Type 7 Givers will get so lost in their pursuit of a good time that they forget about the wants and likes of those around them.
K-pop superstar Choerry is an example of an ENFJ Enneagram type 7 celebrity. Choerry is an energetic young superstar who loves to perform. An ENFJ-A type, Choerry enjoys the spotlight and uses her performances as a way to be a positive influence on her fans.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 8?
ENFJ Enneagram 8 is a personality subtype consisting of bold and forthright Givers. Type 8 Givers are rare champions for social justice, displaying a powerful ENFJ-A subtype.
The ENFJ Enneagram 8 personality manifests as either an 8w7 or 8w9 personality, the most common of which is 8w7. The 8w7 is a dominant extroverted character who is interested in having fun and marshaling those in their charge to do the same. The more introverted ENFJ 8w9 is a campaigner for justice and peace.
The gender bias of the ENFJ Enneagram 8 favors males over females. The ENFJ has a balanced distortion, while Enneagram 8 is more prevalent in males. We infer that the gender distribution remains in favor of the male population.
There are three primary strengths to the ENFJ Enneagram 8 personality. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 8 subtype is charismatic. The conflicting nature of the ENFJ and the Enneagram type 8 make this a rare personality subtype. However, Givers with the subtype are highly charismatic, using their forceful personalities to be a loud and active voice for justice. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 8 Challenger is protective. The combination of empathy and charisma makes the ENFJ Enneagram 8 a highly protective character who will stop at nothing to safeguard those they care about. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram 8 is resourceful, seeking out new ways to help those who need protection.
Three core weaknesses further define Type 8 ENFJs. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 8 has a temper. ENFJ Enneagram type 8 personalities are boisterous and all too willing to make a stand, but will quickly lose their temper if challenged. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 8 is bossy. The Assertive nature of Type 8 Givers manifests in a bossy or controlling streak, telling others what they should do rather than listening to people’s needs. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram 8 is destructive. Confrontational and unafraid to raise their voice, the ENFJ Enneagram 8 is sometimes self-destructive if placed in stressful situations.
Tupac Shakur is an example of a famous person with the ENFJ Enneagram 8 personality subtype. Tupac was an outgoing and sociable person with a highly destructive side. An ENFJ-A personality type, Tupac was not afraid to raise his voice and make his presence known.
What is ENFJ Enneagram 9?
ENFJ Enneagram 9 is a personality subtype defining empathetic and calm Givers. ENFJ Peacemakers strive to live in harmony and make sure everybody gets along.
The ENFJ Enneagram 9 manifests with two different wings, 9w8 and 9w1. The most common ENFJ type 9 wing is the 9w1. The 9w8 is the more extroverted personality combination that strives for inner peace. Meanwhile, the 9w1 is more introverted and works to create a harmonious external existence.
The gender bias of the ENFJ Enneagram type 9 favors neither men nor women. Both Enneagram type 9 and ENFJ personalities are relatively even between men and women.
Three core strengths define the ENFJ Enneagram type 9. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram 9 subtype is patient. Type 9 Givers are patient and understanding of the needs of others due to their desire for harmony and Turbulent traits. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 9 is peaceful. Rather than seek resolutions through conflict, healthy Type 8 ENFJs will find a peaceful solution that sees everybody happy. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram 9 is empathetic. As Turbulent types, ENFJ Enneagram 9 are attuned to the emotional needs of others and make for effective peacekeepers.
Conversely, there are three driving weaknesses to the ENFJ Enneagram type 9. Firstly, the ENFJ Enneagram type 9 is withdrawn. The ENFJ Enneagram 9 subtype is a Turbulent personality, which means they tend to withdraw into themselves if faced with a stressful situation. Secondly, the ENFJ Enneagram 9 is unrealistic. The ENFJ Enneagram type 9 will set unrealistic goals and expectations in their search for harmony. Finally, the ENFJ Enneagram type 9 is repressed. Type 9 Givers present a calm and mild exterior, but will swallow their own feelings in the name of peace. Without an outlet, Type 9 ENFJs become brooding and eventually explode with rage.
Padme Amidala from the Star Wars franchise is a perfect example of the ENFJ Enneagram 9 subtype. Padme was a natural mediator and interested in bringing peace and harmony rather than winning. An ENFJ-T type, Padme Amidala was quiet, reserved, and connected with people on an emotional level.
What is Enneagram 2w3 ENFJ?
The Enneagram 2w3 ENFJ is an ENFJ Enneagram 2 subtype with Enneagram type 3 wings. According to the Enneagram concept, every personality can form wings with its neighboring enneatypes. Enneagram wings appear in the form of traits associated with the secondary type.
An Enneagram 2w3 ENFJ personality maintains the base traits of the ENFJ Type 2. In addition, the Enneagram 2w3 ENFJ shows increased levels of diplomacy and emotional understanding. Due to its Type 3 wing, the ENFJ 2w3 is also more unsure of its identity and displays less ambition than is usually associated with the hard-working ENFJ.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is better for relationships?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is the best for relationships because they typify the Giver personality. Givers tend to be good friends and partners. ENFJ Helper subtype is so closely related to the ENFJ that the two definitions have but the merest of differences. To add, the ENFJ type 2 is a Turbulent subtype and, as such, is more considerate and open-minded than the Assertive subtypes. The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is deeply empathetic and will always go out of its way to be a kind, caring, and conscientious partner.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is better for a career?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 3 is the best suited for a career because it combines the Achiever’s goal-focused determination and the ENFJ’s helpfulness. The dutiful and pleasing nature of the ENFJ means all of them are effective team members. However, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 has the assertive qualities needed to achieve individual success in their career.
Another ENFJ subtype that is well suited to a career is the ENFJ Enneagram type 8 Commander. However, Type 8 ENFJ’s prevalence in society is exceedingly rare. In addition, Type 8’s domineering ways clash with the giving nature of the ENFJ and thus will restrict the ceiling of their potential.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is better for artists?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 is the better artist because they have a creative streak. Type 4 Givers utilize their innate creativity to express their unique identity. The ENFJ Enneagram type 4 also has a way of looking at life as one large aesthetic, and they are keen to do their part to leave it as attractive as possible.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is better for family life?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is the best for family life, though all of the ENFJ types are adept at raising a family as the Giver is naturally caring. Type 2 ENFJs simply typify the Giver’s qualities. The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is kind, compassionate, and eager to help their families reach their full potential. As parents, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 is loving and always there to support their children.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is better for sensitive people?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 9 is the best for sensitive people. The ENFJ Enneagram Peacemaker is a rare but natural fit for sensitive people because Type 9 Givers value harmony. Furthermore, Type 9 ENFJs want to be helpful because it will help create a harmonious existence.
The other ENFJ-T subtypes are also attuned to the emotions of sensitive people. ENFJ types 2 and 6 both display higher empathy levels and a gentler way of dealing with people.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is more confident?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 8 is more confident due to the innate assertiveness of the Challenger enneatype. Type 8 Givers are also one of the most uncommon ENFJ Enneagram subtypes because Challengers tend to be domineering. To add, the ENFJ Enneagram type 3 is also confident and self-assured. However, ENFJ type 3s are more common as the Achiever more closely aligns with the helpful nature of the ENFJ personality.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is better for teamwork?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 2 Helper is the best for teamwork, though all Givers tend to be helpful. Every ENFJ Enneagram type strives to be a valuable member of any team due to their fundamental traits. However, the ENFJ Enneagram type 2 rises above the rest because they’re willing to go the extra mile at work. Being a turbulent ENFJ, Type 2 Helpers are also highly motivated by praise and work hard for others’ approval.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type is more resilient to stress?
The ENFJ Enneagram type 3 Achiever is the most resilient to stress. The Enneagram type 3 is a driven and focused character who sets lofty goals and pushes themselves to achieve them. Type 3 Givers are also an ENFJ-A type which means they deal with stress in a practical and level-headed way. While their stress management skills make the ENFJ Achiever subtype appear colder and more distant, it also works in their favor—pushing them to be successful even under stressful conditions.
Which ENFJ Enneagram type has the rarest personality?
The ENFJ Enneagram types 5 and 8 are the rarest personality subtypes according to Typology Center. The ENFJ Enneagram type 5 Investigator is a rare combination because Givers tend to place other people’s needs first. The Enneagram type 5 Investigator does not because they prefer to prioritize their own learning and development. Similarly, Type 8 ENFJs are more concerned with being in control than doing right by others. While the forceful nature of the ENFJ Enneagram types 5 and 8 can be a major strength, their respective self-focus is sometimes poorly harnessed or misdirected.
What are the other personality Enneagram types close to ENFJ Enneagram types?
The other personality Enneagram types that are likely close to ENFJ Enneagram types include INFJ, ESFJ, and ENFP enneatypes. There isn’t significant research to determine MBTI Enneagram compatibility. However, Givers are typically compatible with INFJs, ESFJs, and ENFPs because of their similar traits, values, and functions. We infer similarly for the ENFJ Enneagram types in the list below.
- INFJ: INFJ Enneagram types and ENFJ Enneagram types are likely close because they’re both innately empathetic. INFJs and ENFJs equally exhibit altruistic tendencies, particularly those with an Enneagram type 1 or type 2 personality. INFJs are introverts, so they’re also similar to the withdrawn ENFJ Enneagram type 5 and type 9.
- ESFJ: ESFJ Enneatypes relate to ENFJ Enneatypes because they both want to give back to their communities. ESFJs prioritize concrete ideas while most ENFJ Enneagram types are dreamers, but they remain equally committed to helping others.
- ENFP: ENFP Enneagram types are likely close to ENFJ Enneagram types because they’re sociable, outgoing champions for justice. ENFJs with Enneagram type 8 or 7 particularly share ENFPs’ passionate nature because they’re Assertive types.
Do ENFJ Enneagram types change according to gender?
No, the ENFJ Enneagram types do not change according to gender, but a gender bias or prevalence does exist within each ENFJ Enneagram type. Certain ENFJ Enneagram types have a higher presence in females than males and vice-versa. That said, gender disparity does not change the base description or traits of any ENFJ Enneagram type.
Can someone change their character from an ENFJ Enneagram type to another?
Two studies suggest that someone can change their character from one ENFJ Enneagram type to another, but more research is needed. First, a study from the University of Illinois saw voluntary personality changes after sixteen weeks. Second, a study from the University of California states personality changes are possible if intervention happens at the right time.
In both studies, personality change is not a straightforward process and potentially depends on two key factors. Firstly, the individual must be at an age where they can still adopt new methods of coping with emotions and life stresses. Secondly, the individual needs to be willing to put in the work. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes a concerted effort to change the habits of a lifetime.
Can someone be from multiple ENFJ Enneagram types?
No, somebody cannot be from multiple ENFJ Enneagram types, but the existence of Enneagram wings can make it appear as if somebody is from multiple types. Wings work as a bridge between an Enneagram type and its neighboring enneatypes. For example, an ENFJ Enneagram type 8 may have a 9 wing. The ENFJ 8w9 is an ENFJ Challenger that shows traits commonly associated with the Type 9 Peacemaker. Type 9 traits may manifest in how a Challenger’s need for control and justice expands towards seeking justice for others too. However, the Type 8 ENFJ’s core enneatype remains as the Challenger.