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ENFP Enneagram

When you consider your personality type and the nine ENFP Enneagram types that may pair with it, you have a fantastic chance to learn more about yourself.

I. The overview of ENFP enneagram

What exactly is the ENFP enneagram? Some people may be aware of their MBTI personality type, but they may believe that the stereotypical descriptions of the ENFP personality type do not apply to them.

ENFPs are one of the personality types that will experience the most changes and will change the most as a result of their experiences, both positive and negative. They live in a world of what-ifs, and they can imagine themselves living many parallel lives in various worlds and lives.

The MBTI test can tell you how your mind works and how you're mentally wired, whereas the Enneagram can tell you how your childhood influenced you and what coping skills you've formed.

No personality type finds it more difficult to type than the ENFP. Their ability to consider alternatives, see nuance, and adapt is exceptional. The ENFP enneagram type numbers might reveal your deepest fears and desires. The article will attempt to provide detailed information about all of these ENFP Enneagram types, as well as an understanding of why they are most closely associated with this personality type (specially ENFP enneagram types 2,4 and 7).

Note: The ENFP personality type is commonly associated with the following enneagram types:

  • ENFP Enneagram Type 7: The Enthusiast

  • ENFP Enneagram Type 4: The Individualist

  • ENFP Enneagram Type 2: The Helper

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II. The ENFJ Enneagram with 9 Types

1. ENFP Enneagram type 1

Perhaps the biggest archetype of change is the ENFP enneagram type 1: Creative, rebellious, contrarian. A person with ENFP enneagram type 1 grows up with a strong feeling of wanting to change and bring change to the world. As catalysts of the world, ENFP-1s are often inclined to feel like they are inactive opposition to the establishment and to what is: questioning teachers, parents, and society.

ENFP-1s are frequently raised in suffocating and controlling environments, where they are forced to sit still, dress properly, and stay away from the muddy puddles they crave.
The ENFP-1s want to break free, but they're held back by negative self-perceptions, perfectionism, and a sense of being inadequate or unable to meet others' expectations. They are unable to overcome their own barriers due to a lack of confidence in themselves.

ENFP enneagram type 1 people have a strong sense of justice and what is right and wrong. These people are compelled to investigate new ideas and possibilities that could benefit the world. Type 1s are more proactive than many ENFPs, and they usually keep a mental list of everything they need to do before they can relax, explore, and play. As a result, they may be tenser than most ENFPs.

They frequently feel as though they have an "inner critic" who criticizes them for every mistake they make. It's vital that they understand that this critical voice isn't theirs, and that it isn't always on their side. Learning to forgive themselves (and others) for past errors is an important element of their personal development.
The ENFP enneagram type 1 individuals, as archetypal idealists, spend a lot of time thinking about their beliefs, views of right and wrong, and deeds. It is critical for them to depart.

Because of the ENFP enneagram, people who fall within the Enneagram's Anger/Instinct triad are prone to a lot of rage. They, on the other hand, tend to repress their anger rather than show it. Clenched fists, caustic comments, or self-righteous tirades about the world at large are common manifestations. It's essential for ENFP enneagram type one people to learn to express their anger rather than holding it in, which leads to sarcasm, criticism, and tension.

Basic Fear: Being corrupt, bad, or defective

Basic Desire: To be good, pure, and to have integrity

2. ENFP Enneagram Type 2

A significant proportion of ENFPs classified as Enneagram 2s (Type 2 with a 1 wing: 14 percent ; Type 2 with a 3 wing: 86 percent ). Possessive, demonstrative, helpful, and people-pleasing personality characteristics are used to define ENFP enneagram type 2s.

Because of their willingness to assist others and make their duties simpler or eliminate any stress from them, an enneagram type 2 is also known as the Helper. Despite the fact that this Enneagram type is most strongly associated with the extroverted emotion function, an ENFP who has embraced "helping others" as one of their major principles would identify as this type.

ENFP enneagram Type 2s are known for their people-oriented attitude, sympathy for others, desire for intimate connections, and advocacy for those who are less fortunate. Because persons with this ENFP enneagram type are extremely sympathetic and have high emotional intelligence, they are more accessible and appealing to those who need help but are hesitant to ask for it. They are kind, giving, and self-sacrificing, thus they put others' needs before their own.

However, being so close to others might lead to emotions of possessiveness. Also, they push themselves to ignore their feelings in order to make themselves available to others for assistance; while this may appear to be a good idea in the short term, they will become frustrated in the long run, and their sentiments may explode like a gigantic volcano!

Despite the fact that ENFP enneagram type 2 persons are generally kind and polite, they can sometimes be lonely. They frequently devote so much time to serving others that they neglect to satisfy (or even notice) their own needs. They may believe that no one truly knows or loves them for who they are, just for what they do for others.

Basic Fear: Being unworthy or unloved.

ENFP enneagrams are afraid of being alone and unloved. They desire to be a part of something, particularly in someone's heart. They believe that feeling deserving is the only way they can do this. What makes them feel worthy? They have this intrinsic fundamental notion that they must be able to assist another person in some manner - that they must be able to assist them in getting work done, providing the resources they require, or being there for them through tough moments.
This is why such people are constantly seeking to get close to others in order to figure out how they may help them! They may be too inquisitive at times, causing others to feel irritated as they wonder why they are continually around them!

Dreams, values, and ambitions abound in the ENFP. They are looking for the best in others. They may, however, be troubled by having been let down by individuals who appeared to be ideal. The ENFP-2 is the outcome of disappointment, which typically comes from a parent, teacher, or someone they respected.

When they come across individuals they admire, they will work hard to encourage and back them up, wanting to believe in them and wanting to see them succeed. The ENFP-2, on the other hand, is afraid of being deceived again. The ENFP-2 will close their eyes and pretend not to notice the negative at times, desperately wanting to believe.

Enneagram 2s might struggle with this similarity or clinging to imagination at times. Of course, there's nothing wrong with wanting to see the best in others, but as ENFP-2s mature, they understand that by broadening their horizons, they can better serve the people they care about.

Basic Desire: To know they are loved for who they are.

Enneagram type 2s' desire originates from their dread. They desire to be in a position where they can serve others and will work hard to achieve that goal. They want to be acknowledged and appreciated for the assistance they offer, as well as to be loved in return. This is the fundamental goal of ENFP enneagram type 2s, and it pushes them to strive hard in order to be connected to others.

3. ENFP Enneagram type 3

ENFPs have characteristics that stand out, are one-of-a-kind, and are distinctive. ENFPs are fearful of being evaluated for who they are and dislike changing themselves to meet the expectations of others.
This makes managing compromise and criticism from outside expectations more challenging. ENFP-3s desire to succeed but do not want to change themselves to do so. ENFP-3s, on the other hand, may get connected to previous versions of themselves, to what they used to be, without understanding that they have already changed.

The ENFP enneagram type 3 is driven and conscious, and they pursue their ideas with zeal and zeal. These people are bursting with vitality and excitement. While many ENFPs are laid-back and easygoing, ENFPs in the enneagram-3 are very productive and hardworking. In fact, they might become so consumed with attaining their objectives that they burn out.

ENFP 3s might become so focused on pleasing others and creating their public image that they overlook their Introverted Feeling side and their underlying beliefs and identity. ENFP Threes are prone to Ne-Te loops, in which their Intuition and Thinking sides override their Feeling side.

Threes have underlying shame difficulties since they are in the Enneagram's Shame/Heart triad. They want achievement, accomplishment, and status in order to alleviate their emotions of guilt. When they are unhealthy, this can lead to attention-seeking, avarice, and vanity. They may be hardworking, inspirational to others, and full of joy and passion for life if they are healthy.

Basic Fear: Being worthless without achievements

Basic Desire: To feel worthwhile and accepted for themselves

4. ENFP enneagram type 4

A significant proportion of ENFPs identify as 4s in the Enneagram system (Type 4 with a 3 wing: 65 percent ; Type 4 with a 5 wing: 35 percent ). Given that the 4 type appears to be associated with the introverted feeling function, it stands to reason that this Fi-auxiliary type would identify as such. ENFP Enneagram type 4 people are distinguished by their fiery individualism, emotional intensity, inventiveness, and intuitive knowledge of emotional processes.

ENFPs of Type 4 are more likely to be in touch with their introverted feeling function. Because of their desire to be self-sufficient and accomplish things on their own terms, ENFPs are frequently extremely creative, artistic, and independent. They are often proud of their own intense emotion. They describe themselves as naturally theatrical, expressive, and sensitive.

Such people are highly honest, imaginative, and reclusive, but they desire to interact with others. Because they are afraid of being vulnerable or abandoned, they tend to keep a safe distance.
Many ENFP Enneagram type Fours struggle with sentiments of jealousy because they deal with darker themes and their own guilt so much more than other types.

Basic Fear: Having no identity or personal significance

The ENFP-4 is prone to worry in this situation: what if I fail, and what if things don't go as planned? What if I don't have a distinct identity? What if I was the same as everyone else? What if I don't make a good impression?
When anxiety takes control, the ENFP Enneagram type 4 might easily revert to a more childlike condition, choosing decisions that will damage them more than pursuing a goal. The ENFP-4 chooses the lesser of two evils because of the dream's ambiguity. In hell, an uncertain dream is scarier than the current quo.

It's critical for the ENFP-4 to avoid identifying with prior fears. When ENFP-4s are trapped in the prison of Introverted Sensing, one option for them to progress is to rebel.

Basic Desire: To find themselves and their significance

ENFP Enneagram type Fours are in sync with their Introverted Feeling side, which is insightful and profound. Their aim is to find their importance, identity, and meaning in life, and they are willing to go to tremendous measures to achieve this.

Type fours are introspective and creative, and they frequently have beautiful fantasy worlds within their heads that they visit when life gets harsh. They are generally very perceptive and see numerous options when others see none. Having said that, these people are prone to depression and frequently feel misunderstood.

Unafraid to confront their own darkness, ENFP Fours will openly discuss their fears and flaws, only to be surprised when others fail to do the same. Fours frequently has the impression that the world is filled with show-offs and fakers who appear to be perfectly content.
Because they deal with darker issues and their own guilt so much, many Fours suffer with sentiments of jealousy, whereas other types typically avoid such topics.

5. ENFP Enneagram type 5

ENFP Enneagram type 5 persons have a hard time without feeling foolish, dismissing their intuition, inventiveness, and inquisitive attitude as weird, ridiculous, or unimportant. They may convince themselves that they must be more serious, practical, and structured.

However, the ENFP Enneagram 5 may become bored with this enhanced use of sensing, forcing oneself to study while fantasizing about exploring ideas.

It's possible that they'll feel divided between their innate curiosity and ideas and customary expectations and responsibilities. ENFPs that have grown up in more restrictive and controlling circumstances are more likely to be locked in the ENFP-5 perspective.

ENFP-5s experience significant progress only after recognizing that their intuition and feelings are not dumb, but rather intelligent.

Basic Fear: Being useless, helpless, or incapable

Basic Desire: To be capable and competent

6. ENFP Enneagram type 6

The ENFP Enneagram type 6 has a strong need for community and friendship. They are frequently conflicted about things, desiring independence but yet desiring a sense of belonging to a community. They may alternate between completely trusting someone and testing them to determine if they can truly be relied on.

ENFPs who grow up in less warm and loving surroundings are more likely to slip into this nervous cycle, adopting the 6-like trait of asking questions, testing out hypotheses, and attempting to comprehend the chilly world in which they find themselves.

They may have significant uneasiness about their relationships at times, particularly if they are developing at an inappropriate rate. As a result, ENFP-6s are frequently concerned that other people will change, that people will cease to appreciate or care for them, and that they will be abandoned.

Basic Fear: Being abandoned or without support

Basic Desire: To find security and support

7. ENFP Enneagram type 7

In the Enneagram system, the majority of ENFPs identified as 7s (Type 7 with a 6 wing: 46 percent ; Type 7 with an 8 wing: 54 percent ). Because of the zeal with which they embrace the things they like in life, these enneagrams have been dubbed enthusiasts.
ENFPs and Type 7s are both described as future-oriented novelty seekers who detest regularity and are drawn to intensity. The ENFP Enneagram type 7 may be particularly drawn to emotional intensity, yet they may struggle to establish intimate relationships since their quest for novelty keeps them continually on the move.

ENFPs have a great deal of energy and passion, but they might occasionally invest it in people and situations that don't provide them with enough happiness or fulfillment. Despite the lack of monetary compensation or a sense of purpose, their insatiable curiosity and need to learn might lead them to relationships, people, and professions that are unfulfilling.

Type 7 ENFPs are likely to be very heavy on extroverted intuition and extroverted thinking, and introverted emotion may be a blind spot in their stacking. Because Type 7s prefer to avoid processing unpleasant emotions, the ENFP may bury many strongly felt feelings of grief or pain. These ENFPs are always on the lookout for the next big challenge, adventure, or excitement.

Overall, these people are pleasant and cheery, and it shows when they are with others. When they are at their best, they want to focus on meaningful goals that make use of their abilities and strengths. Furthermore, they are clever not in the academic sense, but in the sense that they can digest a large amount of information and hence brainstorm effectively.
However, by constantly working out, people may grow fatigued and drained, and so lose focus. They will become distracted and lose sight of the goal they set for themselves. It is evident that they struggle with impulsiveness and impatience.

Yet, their capacity to absorb and assimilate a large amount of information and thus learn new abilities can often cause them to become confused about what they are intended to achieve in life!

Basic Fear: Of being deprived and in pain

This enneagram type's primary fear is being in agony. They despise suffering and do not want to be deprived of anything. They will avoid circumstances that may bring them mental or bodily pain because they do not want to deal with the experience or sense of suffering. However, as a result of their anxiety, individuals frequently lose out on great encounters.

Basic Desire: To be satisfied, happy, and to have their needs fulfilled

The desire of this enneagram type 7 is to be satisfied, fulfilled, or content. They desire to feel full and entire so that they are not reliant on others to meet their needs. It's also connected to their apprehension of suffering and being deprived. As a result, they seek to meet their requirements on their own and desire to be in a secure environment.

8. ENFP Enneagram type 8

The ENFP Enneagram type 8 frequently believes that other people are sluggish or stupid if they are unable to keep up or store as many thoughts in their heads as the ENFP. However, the ENFP-8 has a strong attachment to the sense of power and control that comes from being one step ahead of everyone else. Slowing down for other people is one method to avoid spending too much time ensuring everyone follows what the ENFP says. Allow others to go where they need to go in their own time, and find a way to be free to move forward even when others don't.

ENFPs are often compelled to slow down, halt, and take a step back to catch people's attention since other individuals may not follow their line of thought. This is a challenge of the ENFPs patience, and when they have to explain how they connect the dots to other people, ENFP Enneagram type 8s might become angry and upset.

Basic Fear: Being violated or controlled by others.

Basic Desire: To determine their own course in life. To protect themselves.

9. ENFP Enneagram type 9

ENFP Nines have an optimistic, caring perspective on the world. They seek tranquil surroundings and a sense that everyone is getting along. The ENFP raised in a changing environment, possibly traveling from place to place frequently as a youngster, or experiencing conflicts and ambiguous parents and relationships, may fall into the Enneagram 9. The ENFP-9 believes that nothing is permanent and that everything is prone to revision, but, unlike the 6 type, will seek to avoid seeing this change for what it is.

Even though their better sense would tell them not to, the ENFP-9 refuses to view a new pattern as negative — entering a poor relationship, taking on a bad career, or making a decision. Growth often comes to the ENFP-9, who begins to ask more probing inquiries and voice any concerns that emerge. However, ENFP-9s will be hesitant to do so for fear of causing a quarrel or losing a comfortable position.

Basic Fear: Loss, separation, or fragmentation.

Basic Desire: To have inner stability, harmony, and peace of mind