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The 9 INFP Enneagram Types and INFP-A (Assertive) and INFP-T (Turbulent)

The nine INFP Enneagram types arise from the amalgamation of the results from two competing typologies. In this hybrid typology, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) defines the core INFP personality traits as Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving. The Enneagram overlay further views the core personality traits through the lens of the nine Enneagram types (Enneatypes).

INFP Subtypes

The MBTI classifies the INFP personality type into two distinct categories, the assertive INFP (INFP-A) and the turbulent INFP (INFP-T). The INFP-As’ most developed cognitive function is their dominant function for introverted feeling. INFP-A types are bolder and more self-assured. Conversely, the INFP-Ts’ most developed cognitive function is their auxiliary function for extroverted thinking. INFP-T types are more anxious and self-critical.

The Enneagram of personality has nine Enneatypes split between three categories: head, heart, and body. These determine whether a personality Enneatype relies more on intuition, emotions, or logic. By overlaying the Enneagram logic over the INFP definition, it is possible to isolate distinct INFP Enneagram types.

The nine INFP Enneagram types are as follows.

  • INFP Enneagram type 1: The type 1 INFP is an extremely rare personality type that combines the perfectionist nature of type 1 with the idealist tendencies of the INFP. The type 1 INFP is firm in its convictions and always gives 100% effort. Type 1 Idealists often become politicians or activists, fighting for causes and trying to change the world for the better. Type 1 INFPs are considered an INFP-A personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 2: The type 2 INFP is a sensitive and caring character. INFP 2s are another rare personality. Type 2 Givers tend to be more social than the traditional INFP and also less inwardly focused. However, they both look to form deep connections with other people. Type 2 INFPs are considered an INFP-T personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 3: The INFP Type 3 is another incredibly rare personality combination. Enneagram type 3s are focused on their progression and accomplishments, while the INFP is naturally focused on the bigger picture and making the world a better place. Type 3 INFPs are considered an INFP-A personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 4: INFP type 4 is the most common INFP personality combination. INFP type 4s are creative and altruistic characters who, despite their penchant for introversion, are comfortable with their character. Type 4 INFPs are considered an INFP-T personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 5: INFP type 5s are a moderately common personality type combination. Type 5 Idealists are inquisitive and contemplative types to learn from the world around them, embodying the introverted nature of the INFP and their extroverted thinking inferior function. Type 5 INFPs are considered an INFP-A personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 6: INFP type 6 Loyalists are a rare Idealist personality combination. The INFP Enneagram type 6 is often more pessimistic than most, preparing for the worst in any possible scenario, while the Idealist INFP often looks to the bigger picture and ways to improve the future. Type 6 INFPs are considered an INFP-T personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 7: INFP type 7 Enthusiast is another rare personality type combination. Enneagram 7s are all about living in the moment and having fun, while the INFP is calmer and less interested in self-gratification and more about how to make a lasting difference in the world. Type 7 INFPs are considered an INFP-A personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 8: The INFP type 8 is also a rare INFP Enneagram type combination. The Challenger Enneagram type is a leader. They command respect and lead by example. Again, this goes against the naturally introverted ways of big-picture thinking INFPs. Type 8 INFPs are considered an INFP-A personality type.
  • INFP Enneagram type 9: The INFP Enneagram type 9 is a good combination as the INFP is a natural mediator, which perfectly meshes with the Enneagram type 9 Peacemaker. The INFP type 9 tends to be more spiritual and always looks to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Type 9 INFPs are considered an INFP-T personality type.

INFP-A+ The Leader

INFP-A+ Leaders are the most confident INFP subtype on the MBTI. They are self-assured and follow their passions INFP-A+ types are go-getters who are willing to accept the risk versus reward of setting lofty goals. The most developed cognitive stacks are the dominant and auxiliary INFP cognitive functions of Introverted Feeling and Extroverted iNtuition.

Leaders have confidence in themselves that is not visible in their general appearance, as there is no direct link between physical appearance and personality typing. The INFP-A+ subtype is serious and hard-working; however, they have a sense of humor that allows them to remain amiable and personable despite their more driven nature. The INFP-A+ Leader still operates within the boundaries of their dominant functions of Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, and Perceiving. In business as well as in their romantic life, INFP-A+ are more likely to make their presence known. They will raise their hand and voice their ideas in a meeting and take the initiative to ask our their crush.

The INFP Leader is altruistic, with their goals always being to help others and make the world a better place. The two main strengths of the INFP-A+ Leader are their motivation and passionate drive. The INFP Leader works hard to get where they are and have the willingness to learn. Even in failure, the INFP-A+ finds the positive. The two primary weaknesses of the INFP-A+ Leader are their willingness to take risks and their inability to view the short-term impact of their long-term vision. Being willing to take a risk and fail is something that can often backfire, even if the INFP leader believes there is something to learn from every setback. Similarly, the altruistic, world-changing view of the INFP-A+ Leader Idealist can come at the expense of their current situation.

INFJ-T- The Follower

The INFP-T- Follower is the more withdrawn INFP subtype, according to the MBTI. The INFP-T- Follower lacks self-confidence and is always questioning how they fit and how important they are to their social circle. The dominant cognitive function stack for the INFP-T- is the tertiary and inferior functions of Extroverted Thinking and Introverted Sensing.

INFP Followers lack self-esteem and struggle to stand behind their convictions. However, from a physical aspect, the INFP-T- looks no different from anybody else as from a purely physical standpoint, an individual’s personality holds no bearing on their appearance. The INFP-T- is often concerned about their looks and the outward persona they display. While the INFP Follower can still be successful in the workplace, they are more likely to remain quiet and hold their views to themself. In relationships, they are more likely to be single and wait for their crush to make the first move. Likewise, when it comes to decision-making, the INFP-T- is likely to pass the responsibility over to someone else. This stems from their lack of confidence and how easily they can be knocked into a negative thought cycle.

The INFP-T- Follower is focused and driven by a need for self-improvement, keen to make themselves the best possible version they can be. The two main strengths of the INFP-T- are their work ethic and altruistic nature. The INFP Follower subtype strives to make others happy and be of use to those they hold close. They work tirelessly to improve themselves but often do so only to ensure they remain important to those around them. Conversely, the two primary weaknesses of the INFP-T- are their self-sacrificing nature and the way they punish themselves for making a mistake. The INFP-T- Follower places so much focus on their externally presented persona that they forget to have fun and enjoy life. Similarly, when faced with failure or after making a mistake, the INFP-T- is unnecessarily hard on themselves.

INFP-A- The Fighter

The INFP-A- Fighter is the second assertive INFP subtype defined by the MBTI. INFP-A- types are the more independent group of INFPs. They are the rebels that go against the grain of social convention. The dominant cognitive function stack for the INFP Fighter subtype is their dominant and tertiary functions of Introverted Feeling and Introverted Sensing.

INTP-A- Fighters work hard towards their personal goals and strive to make their mark on the world. They have an iron will and a strong sense of what needs to be done. As with the other types, there is no one physical characteristic that defines a person’s INFP subtype. However, the INFP-A- often behaves as if the lone wolf in a crowd. They are more likely to be alone and are unafraid to stand out and be their person. While they are far from selfish, they are not motivated by anything external but rather by their sense of what is right. If they have an opinion, they will voice it. However, they are also more likely to react negatively if their ideas are quashed. The INFP-A- is also likely to remain single, as they are happy with their own company and do not bend to the social pressures of settling down. However, once they enter a relationship, the INFP-A- Follower is dedicated and loyal to a fault.

The INFP-A- Fighter is rebellious and the most likely INFP subtype to have a problem with authority. They are driven and not afraid of hard work; they simply dislike being told what to do. The two core strengths of the INFP-A- are their dedication and their seriousness. While they may be the bad boys of the INFP subtypes, the Fighter remains highly serious and sets lofty goals that they pursue tirelessly. The two defining weaknesses of the INFP-A- Fighter is its propensity for frustration-driven anger and its highly self-critical nature. The Fighter INFP subtype can be so focused on being the best version of themselves they set unobtainable targets. Additionally, while they actively go against the grain of modern society, the INFP-A- can often get angry and frustrated when they feel they are not being accepted or appreciated.

INFP-T+ The Pleaser

The INFP-T+ Pleaser is the second turbulent INFP subtype defined by the MBTI. The INFP-T+ strive to appear happy and bubbly despite whatever they have going on in their personal life. Presenting a positive external persona is of vital importance to them. The dominant cognitive function stack for the INFP-T+ Pleaser subtype is their auxiliary and inferior functions of Extroverted Thinking and Extroverted iNtuition.

INFP-T+ Pleasers are highly affable characters and always put on a positive and vibrant external persona. They have a desire to fit in and, as such, will change themselves to fit any required role within any given situation. There are no physical characteristics that set the INFP-T+ apart from the rest of the crowd. In the workplace, the INFP-T+ Pleaser is a key member of any team, as they will always stand up to do whatever is needed. They place a lot of their validation on the external approval of others. In relationships, the INFP is a loving and loyal partner. They will never take the lead and rarely speak their mind. Instead, they would rather go along with whatever their partner suggests in the name of keeping the peace. Due to their desire to always appear happy and positive, the INFP-T+ is most likely to do anything to keep the peace, including swallowing their frustrations.

The INFP-T+ Pleaser is cheerful and happy but bases a lot of their happiness on external validation including money, social standing, and fame. The two driving strengths of the INFP-T+ Pleaser subtype are their flexibility and their easy-going nature. The INFP Pleaser subtype is always happy to adjust their behavior to fill whatever role is needed at the time. They rarely offer resistance and draw confidence and happiness from being useful to others. Conversely, the two core weaknesses of the INFP-T+ Pleaser are their need for external validation and lack of self-care. The Pleaser subtype has a driving need for external approval. When they feel their efforts are not being appreciated or recognized, they become anxious and can slip into negative and destructive habits. The drive of the INFP-T+ to be helpful results in them forgetting to look after themselves or consider their health and needs.

What are the INFP Enneagram Types?

The ISTP Enneagram types are the nine different types associated with the Enneagram personality typology mapped against an overarching MBTI personality type. By overlaying the results of two different personality tests, people can draw more specific parallels to their personalities to get an accurate idea of their specific subtype.

The nine INFP Enneagram types are below.

  • INFP Enneagram Type 1 Perfectionist: INFP Type 1 Idealists are looking for the perfect way to make the world a better palace. They believe in the greater good and are always looking beyond themselves.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 2 Helper: INFP Type 2 Helpers are friendly and giving characters and have a higher interest in social interaction than many other introversion dominant personality subtypes.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 3 Achiever: The INFP type 3 Achiever is a personality type combination that is highly rare with no real-life examples. This is because the calm and altruistic INFP shares nothing with the goal-oriented and highly self-concerning Type 3 Achiever.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 4 Individualist: INFP Enneagram type 4 Individualists are creative and true to themselves. Their art speaks for them in ways that go beyond what their naturally introverted character would usually allow.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 5 Investigator: INFP Enneagram type 5 Investigators are quiet and curious personalities. They relish the change to learn more about the inner workings of whatever is their current focus.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 6 Loyalist: INFP Type 6 Loyalists are hard-working personalities, often held back by crippling levels of self-doubt. They are deeply emotional characters who enjoy building real connections with people.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 7 Enthusiast: INFP Enthusiasts are a rare personality combination, with the fun-loving and gregarious traits of type 7 clashing with the introverted nature of the INFP.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 8 Challenger: The INFP Challenger type 8 is another personality type combination that is rarely seen. Challengers are bold leaders who stand up and take charge and drive for success. This goes against the altruistic nature of the INFP Idealist.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 9 Peacemaker: INFP Peacemakers are gentle and often spiritual characters. They seek a connection not just to those around them but to the energy of the world as a whole. They seek to instill a feeling of calm positivity in every they do.

1. The INFP Enneagram Type 1

The perfection-seeking Idealist is a unique and rare personality type combination. INFP Perfectionists are bold, determined, and forthright in expressing their views. The altruistic tendencies of the INFP are strong in the Type 1 Perfectionist, and as such, they are often found in careers that allow them to push for a better world, such as politics or social justice activism. The INFP type 1 would be considered an INFP-A personality type.

There are three primary strengths of the INFP Enneagram type 1. Firstly, the INFP type 1 is passionate. The INFP Type 1 believes in a cause greater than themselves and will push to be the voice of change. Secondly, the INFP Perfectionist subtype is creative. Creativity goes beyond being artistic, and with the INFP Type 1, their creativity is seen in their mind and the clever ideas they come up with in order to meet their goals Finally, the INFP Enneagram 1 subtype is highly altruistic. The INFP type 1 subtype is driven to make the world a better place and make it their life mission to leave a legacy that inspires change.

Similarly, there are three defining weaknesses to the INFP Enneagram type 1 personality. Firstly, the INFP Type 1 is highly critical. The INFP Perfectionist subtype is highly critical of others but also of themselves. They expect perfection and maximum effort and can be disheartened when they feel this is not happening. Secondly, the INFP is inflexible. To the INFP Enneagram type 1, the world is either black or white, and as such, people are either with them or against them. Finally, the INFP Type 1 Perfectionist can be controlling. The need to be perfect can see the INFP type 1 become overly controlling, especially when dealing with people who disagree with them.

The INFP Enneagram Type 1 also has two wing options, the 1W9 and 1w2. These wings see the INFP Perfectionist subtype take on the traits of either the Peacekeeper or the Helper. Both the INFP 1w9 and 1w2 seek perfection. The 9-wing is more extroverted and wants the world to be perfect, while the 2-wing is inwardly focused and keen to make themselves perfect and live in harmony with the world.

2. The INFP Enneagram Type 2

The INFP Enneagram type 2 is the ultimate helper. They will always go above and beyond in order to help people be happy. Due to their helpful nature, the Type 2 INFP is more outgoing and social than the other subtypes. INFP Type 2s would be considered a turbulent INFP subtype due to their generous and selfless nature.

There are three primary strengths to the INFP Enneagram type 2. Firstly, the INFP Helper subtype is social. While still a confirmed introvert, INFP type 2 has higher social confidence than other types. This is necessary for them to be as helpful as possible to others. Secondly, INFP Enneagram 2s are generous. There is nothing that the type 2 INFP won’t do for someone who is in need. In fact, they will go out of their way to be helpful to someone. Finally, the INFP Giver subtype is empathetic. Helper INFP subtypes are attuned to the emotions of others, as this allows them to understand a situation and offer the right sort of assistance at any moment.

Conversely, there are three key weaknesses to the INFP Enneagram type 2 subtype. Firstly, the INFP Giver is their selflessness. While being selfless can be a good thing, the INFP type 2 takes this to a fault. They give too much and forget about themselves. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 2 is can be bossy. Being helpful is important to the INFP type 2, but sometimes this goes to their head, and they believe they know better than the person they are helping. Finally, the INFP type 2 helper can be clingy. With their need to help and desire to connect with others, type 2 INFPs can become overly clingy, hanging around waiting for the moment they will be needed.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 2 are 2w1 and 2w3. Both wings compliment the INFP Giver’s desire to help. However, they do so in opposing ways. The INFP 2w1 is introverted and more interested in helping in one-to-one situations. While the INFP 2w3 is extraverted and highly social, and they want to bring individuals together and help heal bridges and forge new connections.

3. The INFP Enneagram Type 3

The INFP Enneagram type 3 is another unusual personality pairing, and as such, is a rare personality type to come across. The naturally altruistic nature of the INFP contradicts the goal-setting achiever. Especially as the achiever is traditionally focused on more inwardly focused achievements. The INFP Enneagram type 3 has confidence that categorizes it as an INFP-A type.

There are three core strengths that help to identify the INFP Enneagram type 3. Firstly, the INFP Achiever is intuitive. INFP 3s trust their gut and often chases opportunities before others even know they are there. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 3 is dedicated, working tirelessly to meet its goals. The Idealist achiever is a rare mix, frequently resulting in a character who pushes relentlessly for positive change. Finally, the INFP Achiever subtype is confident. They know what they want and believe they have the tools to get the job done. Often times the INFP Enneagram type 3 channels their strengths into world-changing professions such as ambassadors or personal therapists.

Similarly, there are three key weaknesses that help to classify the INFP Enneagram type 3. Firstly, the INFP Enneagram type 3 can be cold. The relentless pursuit of success means suppressing emotions and staying focused on the task at hand. Secondly, the INFP Achiever subtype has low self-worth. Achievements mean everything to the INFP type 3, to the point that they place their entire identity on what they have achieved. Finally, the INFP Enneagram 3 subtype can be ruthless. Unhealthy INFP 3s will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, even if this comes at the expense of others.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 3 and 3w2 and 3w4. Both of the INFP wings are interested in achieving their goals; however, their fundamental basis varies. The INFP 3w2 is more extroverted. Their achievements are focused around making them the star. However, the INFP 3w4 is more introverted. Their achievements are more inward facing and deal with helping them be the best version of themselves Oftentimes, the INFP Enneagram type 3 channel their strengths into world-changing professions, such as ambassadors for the INFP 3w2 or personal therapists for the INFP 3w4.

4. The INFP Enneagram Type 4

The INFP Enneagram type 4 Individualist is the most common personality combination. The INFP Individualist is deeply connected to their emotions and those of others. They don’t just live life but experience it, embracing everything that comes with it, including their own identity. The INFP Enneagram type 4 is an example of the turbulent INFP category.

There are three primary strengths that help identify an individual as being an INFP Enneagram type 4. Firstly, the INFP Individualist has a deep understanding of emotions. The introverted idealist type 4 often displays their character through artistic expression, understanding that the depth of human character often cannot be conveyed in mere words. Secondly, the INFP Individualist subtype is honest. This often comes as a shock to others, but the INFP type 4 will never lie or keep up a pretense that they know is not authentic. Finally, the INFP type 4 Individualist is creative.

Conversely, there are three core weaknesses to the INFP Enneagram type 4 personality. Firstly, the INFP struggle with their identity. The Idealist-Individualist combination wants to change the world but in doing so, often loses sight of who they are. Secondly, the INFP Individualist subtype can be reclusive. When unhealthy type 4 INFPs become too introspective, they cut themselves off from the world and become lost in their own minds. Finally, the INFP Enneagram type 4 can become obsessive. When INFP Individualists find a topic that interests them, this can quickly boil over into an all-consuming obsession. This can cost them friendships, relationships, or more if they are not careful.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 4 are 4w3 and 4w5. Both of these INFP wings support the INFP 4s quest to express their uniqueness; however, they do so in different ways. The INFP 4w3 is more extroverted. 4w3 types go by the monniker of the Aistrocrat. INFP 4w3 subtypes are keen to share their individuality with the world and, as such, are more flamboyant and ostentatious. On the other hand, the 4w5 is the more introverted INFP wing subtype. The 4w5 is still interested in being true to their identity and standing out from the crowd but does so on a more subdued level. As long as they know that they are being true to themselves, the INFP 4w5 sees no need to draw any unnecessary attention.

5. The INFP Enneagram Type 5

The INFP Enneagram type 5 is curious and thoughtful. Combining traits of curiosity and altruism, the INFP Idealist Investigator is a force to be reckoned with. When the idealistic nature of the INFP merges with the knowledge-seeking Investigator subtype, they can become inventive and creative minds. The confident INFP Enneagram type 5 is considered an INFP-A personality type.

There are three primary strengths of the INFP Enneagram type 5 Investigator. Firstly, the INFP Investigator subtype is curious. The INFP type 5 has the desire to learn and an interest in the way things work. Secondly, the INFP Investigator subtype is intuitive. Deep knowledge and understanding afford the INFP type 5 the ability to see solutions to problems that many other people may overlook. Finally, the type 5 INFP is determined. Once the INFP Investigator puts their mind to something, there is nothing that will stop them. Studying their chosen niche until they know as much as they can in great detail.

There are also three defining weaknesses that identify the INFP Enneagram type 5. Firstly, the INFP type 5 are knowledge hoarders. Rather than sharing what they learn to help others, INFP Investigators will sit on their knowledge until they are ready to use it. Secondly, the INFP 5 subtype is often misunderstood. Because of their introspective and curious nature, the INFP Type 5 can be mistaken for being weird loners. Their quirky habits can hinder their social life, especially when young. Finally, the INFP Enneagram type 5 can be emotionless. The quest for knowledge and understanding can see the INFP Investigator subtype disconnect from their emotions as they dig deeper and deeper for answers.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 5 are 5w4 and 5w6. These two wings both strengthen the naturally curious mind of the Investigator subtype; however, they do so in opposing ways. The 5w4 is the more extroverted of the INFP Enneagram 5 subtypes. They are quirky and seek knowledge that they want to learn to help them stand out. The 5w6 subtype is the more introverted wing. The 5w6 seeks out knowledge and understanding so that they can have stability in their life both now and into the future.

6. The INFP Enneagram Type 6

The INFP Enneagram type 6 Loyalist is a rare personality type and subtype combination. The INFP Loyalist subtype is a conflicted personality that often shifts from feeling in control and confident about the future or lost in an ocean of self-doubt. The INFP Enneagram type 6 is a clear-cut turbulent INFP type.

There are three core strengths that can define the INFP Enneagram type 6 personality. Firstly, they are innovative. Type 6s traditionally like to be prepared for any situation. When coupled with the INFP personality type, you get a creative mind who can think of unique solutions to problems. Secondly, the INFP Loyalist subtype is humorous. Humor works in two ways. It is a great tool for socializing, but it is also a wonderful shield. Given the tumultuous ways of the INFP type 6, their sense of humor is often wielded as both. Finally, the INFP Enneagram type 6 is loyal. Devotion is a powerful trait and prominent in the INFP type 6. Not only because they are devoted people who care about those they hold close but also because they draw great strength from having the support of those around them.

Likewise, there are also three driving weaknesses that define the INFP Enneagram type 6 character. Firstly, the INFP Enneagram 6 subtype is insecure. Oftentimes, the INFP Loyalist subtype can struggle with feelings of security and look to lean heavily on those around them for support in even the smallest aspects of their life. Secondly, the INFP Loyalist subtype can be anxious. With self-doubt and insecurity, anxiety levels can spike, leaving the INFP Enneagram type 6 lost in a sea of overpowering emotions. Finally, the INFP type 6 can be pessimistic. The INFP Loyalist subtype has a tendency to look at the negative side of things and often finds themselves planning, preparing for, and even expecting the worst possible outcome.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 6 are 6w5 and 6w7. Every INFP Enneagram type has an introverted and an extroverted wing. The INFP 6w5 is the more introverted wing. The 6w5 INFP enjoys quiet time and spending time doing the things they enjoy. They find serenity and security in what they know and are known to become set in their ways. Alternatively, the INFP 6w7 has a more extroverted nature. The 6w7 INFP likes to have a larger circle of friends than most introverted personality types.They find tier security in the presence of others and enjoy having a good time.

7. The INFP Enneagram Type 7

The INFP Enneagram type 7 is a very rare personality combination. The Enneagram type 7 is vivacious, energetic, and all about living in the moment. A direct contrast to the altruistic and big-picture thinking INFP Idealist. However, when these two personalities combine, they create a positive trailblazing character. The INFP Enneagram type 7 is categorized as an assertive INFP.

There are three defining strengths that identify an individual as being an INFP Enneagram type 7. Firstly, the INFP type 7 is cheerful. The INFP Enthusiast subtype is always upbeat and sees the positive in the world around them. Everything is filled with wonder in the eyes of the INFP 8. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 8 is intuitive. INFP Enneagram type 8s are in touch with their intuitive side. They see potential all around and have the enthusiasm to chase down their ideas. Finally, the INFP Enthusiast subtype is adventurous. The thrill of life pushes the INFP type 8 onwards. They see opportunities all around and are excited to try as many different things as they can.

However, there are also three core weaknesses that define the INFP Enneagram type 7. Firstly, the INFP Enneagram type 7 is often restless. In their continuing quest for new experiences, the INFP type 8 can struggle to settle down, lay roots, and build a life on something bigger than instant gratification. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 7 is prone to burning out. The type 7 INFP is outgoing and full of life. However, they struggle to recognize their limits and are prone to burning themselves out. Finally, the INFP Enthusiast subtype buries their emotions. External stimuli drive the INFP type 7, but they also use it as a shield to avoid having to face negative emotions.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 7 are 7w6 and 7w8. Both wings support the fun-loving aspect of the INFP type 7. However, they have some subtle differences. The INFP 7w6 is a more introverted character. The 7W6 loves having fun but does so in the name of socializing. They enjoy being with their friends and having a good time. However, they also enjoy structure and a modicum of routine in their lives. They are the more settled of the two wings. The INFP 7w8 is the more extroverted character and tends to seek out fun and adventure simply for the thrill of it. The 7w8 will push their limits as they search for new experiences. The 7w8 subtype is more likely to use thrill-seeking as a way to cover internal pain or turmoil.

8. The INFP Enneagram Type 8

The INFP Enneagram type 8 is another very rare personality type combination. The naturally dominant ways of the type 8 Challenger are in direct contrast to the altruistic views of the INFP Idealist. However, when they combine, the INTP Challenger subtype becomes a powerful force, using their talents to fight for those that are unable to do so themselves. Bold and forthright, the INFP Enneagram type 8 is considered an INFP-A type.

Three primary strengths define the INFP Enneagram type 8 personality. Firstly, the INFP Enneagram 8 is independent. They stand, succeed and fail on their own two feet. The INFP Challenger wants to succeed on its terms and doesn’t like to rely on anybody other than itself. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 8 is determined. Once the Idealist Challenger has an idea in their heads, nothing and nobody will stop them. Those that try soon understand the force of nature that is the INFP type 8. Finally, the INFP Challenger subtype is principled. The idealistic nature of the INFP type 8 makes them bold and principled. INFP type 8s fight doggedly for justice and equality and to protect the liberties of others.

Conversely, three principal weaknesses identify the INFP Enneagram type 8. Firstly, they have a problem with authority. INFP type 8s are highly independent and despise being told what to do. Their initial tendency is to react against anybody that tries to direct their focus, no matter the intention behind it. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 8 is combative. The type 8 INFP is dogged in their pursuit of what they want, and that comes with a combative side that can, when the individual is in an unhealthy space, manifest in aggressive and explosive ways. Finally, the INFP Enneagram type 8 Challenger is stubborn. When the INFP Challenger believes in something, they will chase it down. This stubborn streak can be positive; however, it can also blind the vision and cloud their judgment when they fail to keep it under control.

The two wings associated with the INFP Enneagram type 8 are 8w7 and 8w9. These two wings both support the Challenger’s need for control and embrace their bold character. The INFP 8w7 is the more extroverted wing. The 8w7 Challenger uses its forceful personality to have fun and chase down new experiences with aplomb. Alternatively, the INFP 8w9 Challenger is the more introverted branch. The 8w9 is more likely to use its natural leadership skills to help fight for those in need. Nicknamed the Bear, the 8w7 is all about protecting those in need and will fight tirelessly in doing so.

9. The INFP Enneagram Type 9

The INFP Enneagram type 9 is a common personality type combination. The altruistic nature of the INFP is a great fit for the peacemaking attitude of the Enneagram type 9. The INFP Peacemaker is often a spiritual character who preaches a message of peace and acceptance. The INFP Enneagram type 9 is categorized as an INFP-T type.

Three driving strengths define the INFP Enneagram type 9 personality subtype. Firstly, the INFP Enneagram 9 is altruistic. The spiritual nature of the INFP 9 links to religion as much as it does the holistic nature of spirituality. Sacrifice in the name of the greater good is not uncommon for the INFP Peacemaker. Secondly, the INFP Enneagram type 9 is an excellent communicator. From spreading their message of peace and equality to mediating in times of aggression, the INFP type 9 understands how to communicate effectively. Finally, the INFP Peacemaker subtype is accommodating. The INFP type 9 understands that everybody is different, but all deserve the same time and attention. As such, the INFP Peacemaker is accepting of people from any background, even if their belief system differs from their own.

Conversely, there are three defining weaknesses to the INFP Enneagram type 9 personality. Firstly, the INFP Enneagram type 9 is self-sacrificing. In healthy individuals, this is a positive trait. However, when the INFP Peacemaker is in an unhealthy state, their self-sacrificing nature will often come to the detriment of their mental health and well-being. Secondly, the INFP can be angry. The INFP Enneagram type 8 helps and mediates without respite, and this can result in them burying their own emotions until they explode. When this happens, it is often an angry rage that consumes them. Finally, the INFP Peacemaker can be clingy. The sacrificing nature of the INFP type 9 can make them overly dependent on others, and when they are left alone, they can feel lost. Thusly they cling to those around them until they are needed.

The two wings that are associated with the INFP Enneagram type 9 are 9w8 and 9w1. Both of the INFP 9 wings supplement the base desire for peace and unity. However, they do so in starkly contrasting ways. The INFP 9w8 is the more extroverted wing. The 9w8 never backs down from a confrontation and will go in all guns blazing, exerting their control over a situation before brokering peace. The INFP 9w1 is the more introverted wing. The 9w1 is all about creating a warm and peaceful space. They spread their message of peace and understanding in non-confrontational ways. The 9w1 is interested in stability and harmony.

What are the main Enneagram Types of INFP?

The main Enneagram types of INFP are Enneagram types 4, 5, and 9. By taking an INFP Enneagram type test – or the Enneagram test overlaid with the MBTI definition of the INFP, type 4 is the most common by quite some margin. Types 5 and 9 shares a similar level of abundance, both of which are substantially larger than any of the remaining 6 INFP Enneagram types.

The INFP Enneagram type 4 bears the closest resemblance to the top-level INFP personality, as described by the MBTI. The Idealist Type 4 is creative and prone to losing themselves to their thoughts. Both the INFP and the INFP Type 4 would often be described as daydreamers.

The easy flair for creativity is what sets the Type 4 INFP apart from the other main INFP Enneagram types. The Type 5 INFP is more introspective and offers a complete contrast to the dream-like type 4. INFP Enneagram type 5s have a laser focus and enjoy learning all they can about their interests. This desire to learn, combined with the naturally introverted inclinations of the INFP, make the Type 5s appear quite insightful, especially as they have the propensity to hoard the knowledge they gain.

Similarly, the INFP Enneagram type 9 differs from the other main INFP Enneagram types in how they handle stress. Type 9 INFPs have a heavy spiritual side but flirt with a lingering anger that threatens to consume them during times of stress. Much like the top-level INFP personality, the INFP Type 9 is conflict-averse and actively works to create a harmonious environment wherever they go.

What is the INFP-A (Assertive) main Enneagram Type?

The INFP-A (Assertive) is one of the two main personality types attributed to the INFP personality according to the MBTI. The Assertive INFP embodies the more forward and assertive side of the traits associated with the INFP.

Despite being the Assetive character, this definition is still applied to the base cognitive stacks of the INFP. Therefore, while the INFP-A is bold and confident, this is still within the confines of a dominant function for introversion.

Out of the nine INFP Enneagram types, the following are considered INFP-A types.

  • INFP Enneagram type 1
  • INFP Enneagram type 3
  • INFP Enneagram type 7
  • INFP Enneagram type 8

Due to their increased confidence levels, the INFP-A is less concerned about how they look in the eyes of others. However, there is little documentation about how an individual’s subtype impacts their physical appearance.

The naturally increased levels of self-confidence mean the INFP-A are more likely to make the first move on a possible romantic interest and be more sexually adventurous; however, this is only concerning other INFPs. In the workplace, the INFP-A is also more likely to speak up and voice their opinion or push for promotions or other forms of recognition. However, as with any personality type, this is only going to be noticeable when working within a niche that the INFP is comfortable within.

Below are the three best career choices for the INFP-A.

  • Nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Graphic Designer

The Assertive INFP is more likely to have a better grasp of their emotions and higher levels of sensitivity. Emotional stability makes the INFP-A a loyal, loving, and nurturing family member.

What are the key characteristics of INFP-A?

Below are the five key characteristics of the INFP-A personality.

  • Self-Motivated
  • Optimistic
  • Confident
  • Decisive
  • Idealistic

Both INFP subtypes share the same base dominant functions; however, the MBTI separates them into assertive and turbulent varieties due to the presence of subtle yet consistent differences. For example, the INPF-A is more confident about their actions. While INFP-A remains introverted, they are confident in their own unique skill set and have the intestinal fortitude to not be disheartened should they face failure. Similarly, the INFP-A is decisive, they make decisions quickly and have the courage to see them through.

What is the INFP-T (Turbulent) main Enneagram Type?

The INFP-T (Turbulent) is the second main Enneagram type identified on the MBTI. Turbulent INFPs are more relaxed and easygoing than their assertive counterparts.

Both INFP subtypes share the same dominant cognitive functions for Introversion, iNtution, Feeling, and Perceiving. The separating factors are only seen when closely examining their behavior within these parameters.

Below are the five INFP Enneagram types that are classed as being INFP-T.

  • INFP Enneagram type 2
  • INFP Enneagram type 4
  • INFP Enneagram type 5
  • INFP Enneagram type 6
  • INFP Enneagram type 9

There is no specific research that states the INFP-T can be identified directly based on their appearance. However, the INFP-T lacks the self-confidence of their assertive counterparts, and as such, they pay more attention to how they look. Any snide comments or remarks are likely to knock their confidence and set the Turbulent INFP into a negative thought cycle.

When looking at the INFP-T in their family and social circles, there is little difference in the scope of their behavior compared to the INFP-A, as both enjoy building deep connections with a smaller group. However, the differences are evident in the way they cultivate those bonds. INFP-Ts are more likely to stand to one side and let their colleagues or spouse take the lead. This applies to decision-making as much as it does general conversations.

Interestingly, the ideal careers for the INFP-A also apply to the Turbulent INFP; however, due to their easygoing nature, the INFP-T is better suited to a wider range of careers, including the there below.

  • Writer
  • Counselor
  • Mediator

Turbulent INFPs are more reserved and less likely to respond to challenges or emotional situations. INFP-Ts remain loyal and dedicated partners who will often go along with the suggestions of others rather than voice their own opinions.

What are the key characteristics of INFP-T?

Below are the five key characteristics of the INTP-T.

  • Reserved
  • Self-Conscious
  • Sensitive
  • Complacent
  • Dependant

The INFP-T is a far more reserved character, embodying the naturally dominant trait of introversion. They still enjoy the company of close friends; however, they are just as happy to spend time alone. Likewise, the INFP-T is far more self-conscious than the INFP-A type. This can push them to become even more reserved and isolated as by not voicing their opinions or getting involved in situations; they cannot be knocked back or criticized.

Two publications that discuss the INFP Enneagram types concept are The Comprehensive INFP Survival Guide by Heidi Priebe and The Enneagram Type 4: The Romantic Idealist by Beth McCord.

How are INFP Enneagram Types classified?

The INFP Enneagram types are classified based on the nine points of the Enneagram. The nine INFP Enneagram types are divided into three Enneagram centers – head, heart, and body. These centers correspond to some of the dominant traits of the different INFP subtype dichotomies. Head types are logical personalities, while body types trust their gut intuition, with heart types being the more emotional and empathetic subtypes.

The INFP Enneagram types are only found by overlaying the results of two different personality tests over each other. The MBTI confirms the INFP portion of the personality, while the INFP delegates the relevant type.

How are INFP Enneagram Types found?

The INFP Enneagram types are found by comparing the results to two opposing personality typology tests; the MBTI and the Enneagram.

The MBTI was created by the mother-daughter team of Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs, who expanded on the work of Carl Jung. The MBTI was initially used by the US military during World War II to screen soldiers’ likely reactions to the stress of combat.

The Enneagram, as it is currently used, was created by the Bolivian philosopher Oscar Ichazo in the 1960s. He built upon the initial Enneagram concept attributed to George Gurdjieff in 1915. The practical use of Ichazo was to give people a better insight into their character and development.

How does MBTI interpret INFP Enneagram Types with the help of Enneagram?

The MBTI does not directly interpret the INFP Enneagram type as they are two competing typologies. However, many people take the MBTI and Enneagram tests and overlay the results to get a more detailed breakdown of their personality type.

The MBTI is a personality typology developed in 1945 by the mother-daughter team of Katharine Myers and Isabel Briggs. The test expands on the personality theories posed decades early by Carl Jung.

The MBTI defines sixteen different personalities, each with four dominant functions taken from four pairs of opposing dichotomies. Below are the four pairs of functions.

  • Extroversion against Introversion
  • Sending against iNtuition
  • Thinking against Feeling
  • Sensing against Perceiving

The Enneagram types can be overlaid against the MBTI definitions of the INFP character to give a detailed breakdown of an individuals personality, as well as identifying potential growth and development routes.

Comparison of INFP-T and INFP-A

Below is a comparison of the NIFP-T and INFP-A personality types.

INFP Enneagram typeINFP-A (Assertive)INFP-T (Turbulent)
Stress ManagementINFP-As are self-confident and use stress as motivation.INFP-Ts have a low self-image and are more likely to be sent into a negative thought pattern when stressed.
Business LifeINFP-As are less afraid to voice their ideas offering creative solutions to problems.INFP-Ts dislike voicing their opinions and will sit on their ideas rather than speak up.
Social LifeINFP-As have a small social circle and are not worried about spending time alone.ISJT-As maintain a small social circle but are frequently anxious about how they fit into the group.
RelationshipsINFP-As are nurturing and dedicated partners, more likely to take control and make decisions.INFP-Ts are loving and nurturing partners, but more likely to allow their significant other to take control.
BehaviorsINFP-As are optimistic and decisive.INFP-Ts are shy and sensitive.
StrengthsINFP-As are confident and decisive. The INFP-A subtype makes quick decisions and sees them through.INFP-Ts are trustworthy and empathetic. The INFP-T is a nurturing personality that builds deep personal connections with others.
WeaknessesINFP-As can appear reckless and cold, as they seemingly brush off emotional pain with ease.INFP-Ts are reserved and self-critical. The INFP-T has good ideas but lacks the courage to voice them.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is better for relationships?

The best INFP Enneagram type for relationships is the INFP Enneagram type 2 or type 9. The INFP is naturally nurturing and caring, and as such many of the Enneagram types can be good for relationships. However, the INFP Enneagram type 2 and type 9 are especially attuned to the emotions of others and have a gentleness about them that fits with a loving relationship.

When they are healthy, the INFP Enneagram type 2 is kind, generous, and craves a deep emotional connection with others. While the INFP type 2 also needs alone time, their understanding of this adds to the health of their relationships, as it is never recommended to be joined at the hip every single day.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is better for family?

The best INFP Enneagram type for family life is the INFP Enneagram type 6. The INFP Loyalist is a character that draws their strength from the support of those around them. The INFP Enneagram type 6 is also extremely loyal and supportive of those they hold close to them. When healthy, the INFP Enneagram type 6 Loyalist subtype is devoted, hard-working, and always looking for ways to keep things fun for everybody.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is better for sensitive people?

The INFP Enneagram type that is best for sensitive people is the INFP Enneagram type 9. The dominant traits of the INFP Type 9 Peacemaker are their mediation and communication skills. These two are both required qualities when dealing with sensitive people. The Enneagram type 9 has a finesse with words, which means they are unlikely to ever say anything that could cause offense or consternation.

In particular, the INFP 9w1 is the best option for dealing with sensitive people. They are more interested in helping others be at peace and happy than they are in dealing with conflict. They also have a far more laid-back manner than the often confrontational INFP 9w8.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is more confident?

The INFP Enneagram types that are the most confident are the INFP Enneagram type 8 and type 3. Type 8 is a naturally bold and decisive character that will go to any length to defend what they see as important. The INFP Enneagram 3 is another confident character; however, they lack the leadership skills of the INFP type 8.

The INFP type 8 is highly independent and detests the notion of having to rely on others for something. This is a level of self-confidence not seen in the other INFP Enneagram types. However, this does not always work to the advantage of the INFP type 8. Whereas the INFP type 3 is goal oriented and will stop at nothing in the pursuit of their goals.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is better for careers?

The INFP Enneagram types that are best for careers are the INFP Enneagram type 3 Achiever, type 6 Investigator, and the type 8 Challenger. The difference lies not so much in their different traits as all three INFP subtypes are hard-working but rather in how a career is defined.

The INFP Enneagram type 3 Achiever is a goal-setting, go-getting character who aims high and sets about achieving their goals with unrelenting dedication to the cause. Common career choices are ambassadors or therapists; professions where their work has a positive impact on the lives of others.

The INFP type 7 Investigator has a natural curiosity for the inner workings of things that interest them. As such, they can have very promising careers in their chosen fields thanks to their detailed knowledge and ability to see solutions to problems that others overlook.

Additionally, the INFP Enneagram type 8 Challenger is a bold and dormant character who chases after success and will not let anybody get in their way. They are the pit bulls of the INFP Enneagram and thrive in positions of leadership. They are the most likely of all INFP Enneagram types to climb the highest on the career ladder.

As with any Enneagram type and any personality, the ability to thrive in a career is not so much based on the character themselves but rather the career they find themselves in. Providing the INFP Enneagram types are in a career that matches their traits and ideals in life, they can all see great success.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is better for teamwork?

The INFP Enneagram type that is best for teamwork is the INFP Enneagram type 6 Loyalist. The Loyalist subtype is a dedicated and caring character who thrives in a supportive environment. The INFP Loyalist subtype can lack confidence which they then find in the support of others, and conversely, use this confidence to offer the same level of support to those around them.

This supportive and devoted nature makes them wonderful team players. Additionally, the INFP Enneagram type 6 is unafraid of rolling up its sleeves and getting to work. They have an innovative flair that helps them find creative ideas for problems that they then also help to implement.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is better for artists?

The INFP Enneagram type that is best for artists is the INFP Enneagram type 4. The INFP Individiaulst is highly creative and, on top of that, understands that the depths of human character cannot always be conveyed in words and actions. INFP type 4s explore the depth and uniqueness of their character through artistic expression.

This combination of creativity and understanding makes the INFP Enneagram type 4 a uniquely creative character that cannot be rivaled.

Which INFP Enneagram Type is rare?

The rarest INFP Enneagram types are types 1, 3, 7, and 8. These four Enneagram types could all be described as forces of nature.

The INFP Enneagram Type 1 is bold and confident, always striving to be perfect. The idea of perfection goes against the grain of the Idealist, who thinks of the bigger picture over accuracy to a finite level. Similarly, the INFP Enneagram type 3 is all about success and achieving goals which is another contradiction to the base desires of the INFP Idealist. The INFP Enneagram type 7 is the bubbly and outgoing personality type, which is an attitude that does not come naturally to the highly introverted INFP.

Who are the famous people from INFP Enneagram Types?

Below are two famous people from each of the nine INFP Enneagram types.

  • INFP Enneagram Type 1: Hayao Miyazaki and Link Neal are two famous people with the INFP Enneagram type 1 personality. Both men are masters of their chosen craft and spend hours perfecting not only what they do but the message they spread with it.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 2: Tom Hiddleston and Sean Maguire from Good Will Hunting are two examples of famous people with an INFP Enneagram type 2 personality. Both are highly empathetic personalities who always look for solutions that benefit everybody.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 3: There are no known celebrity examples of the INFP Enneagram type 3. The INFP Individualist personality does not mesh with the self-centered views of the Enneagram type 3 Achiever. INFPs are interested in helping others and being part of something much bigger than them.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 4: Kurt Cobain and David Bowie are shining examples of famous INFP Enneagram type 4s. Both are creative and unafraid to be the truest example of themselves.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 5: Franz Kafka and David Lynch are two examples of famous people with the INFP Enneagram type 5 personality.Both are curious about the world and experiment using their respective mediums.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 6: George Orwell and J.R.R. Tolkien are two famous people with the INFP Enneagram Type 6 personality. Both are hardworking and humorous in their way, while their writing shows their adventurous minds.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 7: DK from Kpop group Seventeen and Alan Garner from the Hangover series of movies are two celebrity examples of the INFP Enneagram type 7. The type 7 INFP is a rare personality combination due to the energetic nature of the Enthusiast subtype. This goes against the calm and deep-thinking ways of the INFP Idealist.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 8: There are no known famous people with the INFP Enneagram type 8 personality. Type 8 Challengers are commanding leaders who relish control and being in charge. This goes against the innate traits of the INFP Idealist.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 9: Keanu Reeves and Fred Rogers are two famous people that identify with the INFP Enneagram type 9 personality. Both are calm and easygoing characters who avoid conflict wherever possible.

Do INFP Enneagram Types change according to gender?

No, INFP Enneagram types do not change according to gender. There is a slight gender bias within each of the nine INFP Enneagram types. Each Enneagram type has traits that are more masculine or feminine, but this applies to the type itself and does not change based on an individual’s gender.

Can someone change their character from an INFP Enneagram Type to another?

Recent studies conducted by the Personality Change Consortium suggest that it is feasible to believe someone can change their character from one INFP Enneagram type to another. However, this change is not a simple matter nor one that an individual can simply decide to do. Therefore, while it may be theoretically achievable, the concept of altering an individual’s base personality should not be considered possible.

Can someone be from multiple INFP Enneagram Types?

No, someone cannot be from multiple INFP Enneagram types. However, the Enneagram accounts for personality growth as a direct response to life trauma. Each Enneagram type has a specific growth and stress line. These lines each connect to a different Enneagram type. These lines account for the appearance of specific traits associated with these linked types, depending on healthy or unhealthy development.

Additionally, the concept of someone being from multiple INFP Enneagram types is attributed to the wings of the Enneagram. Wings are the two Enneagram types on either side of an individual’s type. These wings account for the appearance of certain traits that belong to the wing type.

While growth and stress lines along with wings account for personality changes, none of them result in someone being classed as belonging to multiple INFP Enneagram types.

How to understand which INFP Enneagram Type you are?

The following three steps will help you to understand which INFP Enneagram type you are.

  • Take the MBTI test: Confirming your MBTI personality as being an INFP character allows you to get a picture of your personality according to the MBTI construct.
  • Take the Enneagram test: After confirming your INFP personality base, confirming your Enneagram personality type allows you to get an understanding of your personality according to the Enneagram concept.
  • Overlay the results: The MBTI and Enneagram are competing typologies. Overlaying the results and drawing correlations between the two personality descriptions allows an individual the chance to isolate their specific INFP type.

How can INFP Enneagram Types develop themselves?

Each INFP Enneagram type has an individual development pathway. Personality development begins by gaining an understanding of the INFP Enneagram personality. Once the traits, strengths, and weaknesses of a personality type are understood, a person can actively work to develop themselves. Healthy development will see an INFP Enneagram follow its growth line and take on traits associated with that linked type.

Below is the ideal development pathway for each of the INFP Enneagram types.

  • INFP Enneagram Type 1: Type 1 INFP Enneagrams can develop themselves by accepting that life is not always going to be fair. It is a hard lesson for the perfection-seeking idealist to learn. However, it is essential for healthy development. The healthy INFP type 1 will not stop striving to do what is right, but rather, they will slowly learn which battles can be fought at any particular time.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 2: Type 2 INFP Enneagrams should look to develop themselves by focusing on self-love and understanding the power of saying no. The natural inclination to help others can be a strain for the INFP Helper. Developing their ability to say no and do things for themselves will help keep the INFP Giver healthy and allow them to understand and impose limits for self-protection.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 3: Type 3 INFP Enneagrams can develop themselves by learning that it is ok to just enjoy life. The INFP Achiever always has a goal, and everything they do pushes them towards it. For healthy development, the Achiever subtype must learn that sometimes, doing things just because they want to or because they enjoy the is reason enough.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 4: Type 4 INFP Enneagrams can develop their personality by learning to be the master of their emotions. INFP Individualists are highly emotional, and this makes them vulnerable to being hurt. By learning to accept criticism, they can brace themselves and struggle less when they come up against it.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 5: INFP Type 5s should look to develop themselves by accepting it is ok to share what they know with others. By learning to open up and share what they know, the INFP Investigator can use their knowledge to help teach others. In doing so, the Investigator subtype learns the true value of knowledge.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 6: The INFP Enneagram type 6 can look to develop their personality by working on trusting their judgment and becoming less reliant on the external support of others. The INFP Loyalist is smart and hard-working, and by combating the crippling levels of self-doubt they struggle with, they can develop into the healthiest version of their personality.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 7: INFP Enneagram type 7 should develop themselves by learning to appreciate and enjoy what they have. The need for constant external stimulation can result in a neverending restlessness. By learning to stop and smell the roses, the INFP Enthusiast subtype can discover a different level of joy in simply being content.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 8: INFP Enneagram type 8 Challengers can develop themselves by learning that it is ok to accept help from others from time to time. Challenger subtypes are natural born leaders and view vulnerability as a weakness. By learning that there is nothing weak about asking for or accepting help when it is offered, the Challenger subtype can become the healthiest version of themselves.
  • INFP Enneagram Type 9: INFP Enneagram type 9s can look to develop their personality by learning to put their own needs first from time to time. The Peacemaker subtype can learn a lot by understanding that they don’t always need to get involved, and sometimes, picking a side and standing their ground is not just an option but necessary.

Who are the famous experts for INFP Enneagram Types?

There are no direct experts for the INFP Enneagram types, as this personality type is an amalgamation of two opposing personality typologies. However, there are numerous famous experts in the field of personality types and subtypes.

Below are three famous experts in the field of personality development and the Enneagram types.

  • Victor Gulenko (1958): Gulenko is a Kyiv-based socionist and founder of the School of Humanitarian Socionics. Gulenko is the author of numerous papers and books, such as Psychological Types: Why Are People So Different?, which discusses personality types.
  • V. Meged (1951): Valentina Meged was born in Kyiv and is one half of a renowned husband and wife Socionist team. Together with her husband Anatoliy Ovcharov, Merged has authored numerous papers on the concept of personality development and typology, including their paper on Socionic Types and Subtype Descriptions.
  • A. Ovcharov (1952): Anatoliy Ovcharov is a Kyiv-born socionist and husband of Valentina Meged. During his career, Ovcharov has taught at numerous universities and institutes and is a well-respected voice in the field of personality. He is the co-author of Socionics Type Profiles.

What are the other personality Enneagram Types close to INFP Enneagram Types?

The other personality Enneagram types close to the INFP are the INFJ, ESFJ, and ENFJ. Each of these personalities has the cognitive function of extroverted emotion. This function pulls the INFP out of their comfort zone and exposes them to life experiences they may otherwise have missed.