The truth about an ISFP 9w8 (+ more)

The truth about an ISFP 9w8 (+ more)

In this blog post, we talk about the ISFP 9w8 personality type. We highlight how both the MBTI and Enneagram types come together to shape the ISFP 9w8 personality. 

What is the ISFP 9w8 personality like?

The ISFP 9w8 personality type has qualities, strengths and weaknesses from both the MBTI ISFP personality type, and the Enneagram type 9 wing 8. 

Thus, an ISFP 9w8 person is flexible and tolerant, they take into account the partner’s opinion; have an appreciation for beauty and functionality helps them to have attractive, functional houses;  take their relationship commitment seriously and look for long-term relationships; respects and appreciates the need for the privacy of others; and also are sensual and pragmatic.

The truth about an ISFP 9w8 (+ more)

Furthermore, an ISFP 9w8 person is also at the same time strong and delicate, able to relate very easily to people but also to things; mediates people and reduces conflicts. He is always looking for new projects to change his routine periodically. 

They like to be in society and have fun and are tempted to get lost in sensuality or comfortable habits that can prevent them from focusing on important goals. They can be stubborn and defensive, they tend to stand still and not listen to anyone. 

ISFP 9w8 has different traits than ISTP 9w8 or INFP 9w8, though they have the same 9w8 enneagram type, but different MBTI personality type.

The Enneagram personality types

The Enneagram model is a psychodynamic model that is based on nine typologies (enneatypes). The current approach used was developed in principle by Oscar Ichazo around the 1960s and spread by Claudio Naranjo in the 1970s.

It is noteworthy that human society can benefit from knowing the typology of people who are involved in various activities, which is the purpose of these reports that will be further presented.

I don’t think it’s a surprise to find that in today’s digital society, people’s personal data can be easily used in complex analysis that uses the specificity of certain typologies, suggesting in these cases actions that may appear inconsistent and detached with unexpected results.

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Although not associated with any religion, one of the primary uses of the Enneagram is as a transformative tool that helps us realize our essential nature (divine nature or being) and integrate our personality. 

For those who have had an initiatory spiritual experience of awakening, the Enneagram can help determine the “inner purpose” of self-transcendence. But the Enneagram can help each of us achieve different “external goals,” because it has practical applications in many important areas of life – relationships, career guidance, business, education, and parenting.

In relationships, the Enneagram can be used to improve communication, understanding, synergy and connection by capitalizing on differences between people. 

As interdependent beings, our happiness largely depends on the quality of our relationships. And the quality of our relationships depends on our self-esteem and desire to value the uniqueness of others.

And our self-esteem comes from making instant choices in alignment with our deepest values. Making choices momentarily in alignment with our deepest values ​​comes from our deep knowledge and our inner wisdom.

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Personality type 9 

Enneagram type 9 are comfort seekers. Type 9 is pleasant, calm, people who do not ask much from life. They prefer simple pleasures, which are always at hand – ready meals at the nearest fast food restaurant, watching replays of their favourite TV shows or relaxing in a comfortable chair. 

Enneagram type 9 is usually not ambitious, although they may be very talented. They face anxiety by hiding at work,  and prefer to do minor activities, and not getting involved in big projects.

The inertia of the 9 types is most clearly seen in an instinctual way. Apathy and indifference to oneself can lead to difficulties in mobilizing to get what they really want or to fulfil their real needs for self-preservation. They increasingly use food and drink to suppress their feelings of anger and anxiety and are often foodies with a predisposition to addiction. 

They do not want their pleasant states to be disturbed by others and often resist through passivity, remain silent, stubborn. At the lower, unhealthy level, they fall into a deep apathy about their lives and can become sluggish, erased and unproductive. They end up being “chronic couch vegetables”, emotionally closed and slowly wasting their health, relationships and possibilities. Addictions are common.

Enneagram subtype 9w8 

These individuals combine inner strength and endurance with the ability to be pleasant and to caress others. They are at the same time strong and delicate, able to relate very easily to people but also to things; mediates people and reduces conflicts. He is always looking for new projects to change his routine periodically. 

They are practical and concerned about their immediate needs, as well as the physical and financial aspects that surround them. More sociable than the other subtype, they generally prefer to work in a team. They excel in self-help and consulting professions and can be very efficient in business, especially in negotiations and human resources.

They like to be in society and have fun and are tempted to get lost in sensuality or comfortable habits that can prevent them from focusing on important goals. They can be stubborn and defensive, they tend to stand still and not listen to anyone. 

Most are temperamental people and it is difficult, as a rule, to figure out what triggers their unstable attitudes: threats to their own well-being or family, job, or beliefs – these are the most common reasons. They can be brutal and explosive, only to suddenly return to a state of calm and placidity.

The truth about an ISFP 9w8 (+ more)

MBTI personality types

Myers Briggs Personality Types – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – is a system widely used to understand and interpret human personality, based on Carl Jung’s ideas about personality types and, to a lesser extent. , the theory of the four temperaments or moods.

Isabel Briggs Myers, along with her mother Katharine Briggs, developed Jung’s theories, obtaining a methodology and system that can be implemented to understand and evaluate each person’s favourite personality and behaviour.

Together with the other personality theories and psychometric models, the MBTI model has a special utility for:

– understanding and self-development

– understanding and developing others

– understanding the motivation of others

– understanding the strengths and weaknesses of others

– teamwork – ensuring the representation of all relevant and necessary skills

– allocation and acceptance of tasks and projects

– accepting roles and development together with each other and for oneself.

Myers Briggs theory and the MBTI model are not a measure of intelligence, competence, emotional state, mental stability or maturity and should be used with great care to assess aptitudes for a particular profession. 

People have at hand multiple ways to practice a profession, and the MBTI model does not provide clues about commitment, determination, passion, experience, ambition, experience, etc. nor does it highlight cases of `type forgery`. All of these have a much greater influence on success than a simple personality test.

Overall, psychometric tests and personality models are aids in personal development and a deep understanding of oneself. However, they should not be used as the sole basis for recruiting employees or for career decisions.

MBTI personality type – ISFP

ISFPs are warm, generous who know how to take care of the other with a lot of depth, with emotional depth, rarely observable from the outside, except for those who know them well. There are people who live with intensity, who experience emotions on a very intense level. Unusually among other SP, sensory-perceptual, they want and invest in long-term relationships.

ISFPs have a problem with communication. With an introverted affectivity as the dominance of their personality, they are much more vulnerable to people and easily hurt. Probably that’s why they tend to keep parts of themselves hidden from others, not easily telling what they think or feel. 

This is even more true in conflicts that an ISFP hates more than anything in the world. Argumentation and conflict are very difficult to use by an ISFP. In such situations, they feel threatened. If they remain in the habit of not communicating their partner’s feelings, serious problems can arise during the relationship.

ISFP will be happy to spend time with those who know how to accept them as they are, who have the same interests and who know how to respect privacy and not be too intrusive.

The ISFP does not have much patience with the Judge type. They do not like argumentation and logic, they do not like to be judged and criticized. At work, it is possible to get along well with most people except those who invade their personal space too much. In general, they are very generous, tolerant and are very reliable friends.

The truth about an ISFP 9w8 (+ more)

Conclusions

In this blog post, we talk about the ISFP 9w8 personality type. We highlighted how both the MBTI and Enneagram types come together to shape the ISFP 9w8 personality. 

An ISFP 9w8 person is flexible and tolerant, they take into account the partner’s opinion; have an appreciation for beauty and functionality helps them to have attractive, functional houses;  take their relationship commitment seriously and look for long-term relationships; respects and appreciates the need for the privacy of others; and also are sensual and pragmatic.

Are you an ISFP 9w8? We’d love to hear from you! Do not hesitate to contact us or to leave a comment in the comments section below!

FAQ about the ISFP 9w8 personality type 

What Enneagram type is ISFP?

ISFPs are usually an Enneagram type 9 because both typologies have a dominant introverted feeling and pragmatic thinking.

What does a healthy Enneagram 9 look like?

Healthy Enneagram 9s are typically friendly and reconciling, but with a very keen sense of purpose, especially when it comes to their own ideas. Good as therapists.

counsellors or priests, balance their traits of good listeners, free from prejudice, with the desire to help others.

What is 9w8?

9w8 is an Enneagram subtype. These individuals combine inner strength and endurance with the ability to be pleasant and to caress others. They are at the same time strong and delicate, able to relate very easily to people but also to things; mediates people and reduces conflicts. He is always looking for new projects to change his routine periodically. 

Who Should an ISFP marry?

An ISFP should marry a partner whose dominant function is Extraverted Feeling. Thus the ISFP – ESFJ combination is ideal!

Who is an Enneagram 9?

Enneagram type 9 are comfort seekers. Type 9 is pleasant, calm, people who do not ask much from life. They prefer simple pleasures, which are always at hand – ready meals at the nearest fast food restaurant, watching replays of their favourite TV shows or relaxing in a comfortable chair. 

Further reading 

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso 

Enneagram Self-Discovery: Understand Personality Types to Enhance Your Spiritual Growth & Build Healthy Relationships, by Elliot Hudson 

The Enneagram Of Personality: Why Discovering Your Unique Personality Type Is Essential For Your Personal Growth, by Arthur Canfield 

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery (The Road Back to You Set), by Ian Morgan Cron

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth, by Christopher L. Heuertz  

References

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso 

Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery, by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

Enneagrampaths.com

Mba-institute.org

16personalities.com

The truth about an ISFP 9w8 (+ more)

Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.