ENTJs And The Enneagram
Enneagram Type Distribution
Type 8 ENTJs
Type 8 with a 7 wing: 90%
Type 8 with a 9 wing: 10%
A significant portion of ENTJs identified 8 as their Enneagram. The Enneagram type8 is correlated with the ENTJ’s dominant function of extroverted thinking, so this connection is unsurprising.
Type 8 ENTJs are highly ambitious and enjoy being on top – but this attitude extends beyond the workplace. They will feel most comfortable when they are in positions of power not only at work but also in relationships and social situations. They are quick to assert themselves and establish their dominance at all times – making them a slightly more aggressive version of the ENTJ personality.
Though this type gives off an intimidating air – and they like it that way – they are also generous and diligent providers for the people they are close to. This type prides themselves on their ability to independently care for both themselves and their loved ones.
At their core, the type 8 ENTJ believes that their self-worth is dependent upon their ability to stay in control of their circumstances. They are constantly moving toward autonomy and away from any feeling of being externally controlled or manipulated.
The type 8 ENTJ is most similar to the ESTJ personality, as their focus is predominantly on their extroverted thinking.
Type 3 ENTJs
Type 3 with a 2 wing: 60%
Type 3 with a 4 wing: 40%
A sizeable portion of the ENTJ population selected 3 as their Enneagram type. Since this type is also heavily correlated with the ENTJ’s lead function of extroverted thinking, this is an unsurprising link.
Type 3 ENTJs are intensely focused on long-term goals and plans. Like their type 8 counterparts, this type aims to establish themselves in positions of authority in whichever field of work they pursue. Unlike the type 8, however, the type 3 ENTJ sees power as an instrument rather than an end in itself. They wish to rise to the top because they are driven by a strong inner compass that tells them their self-worth is dependent upon their accomplishments.
This type of ENTJ may be more dependent upon their introverted intuition than their type 8 counterparts. Rather than consulting Ni solely as a means of manipulating their circumstances, they will consult their auxiliary function as a means of forming long-term plans and optimizing their ideas and plans. For this reason, this type is most similar to the INTJ personality.
Type 3 ENTJs are constantly moving toward success – however success is defined by the culture or society they live in – and away from feelings of insignificance and worthlessness.
For further commentary on the cognitive functions as they relate to the instinctual variants of the Enneagram, click here.