The INTP 8w9 : Characteristics, Weaknesses and Famous Characters

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This guide will explore the INTP 8w9 personality type, also known as ‘The Architects’.

 We’ll look at the characteristics and weaknesses of this type, as well as some famous people and characters who fit this personality type.


What Does INTP 8w9 Mean?


The INTP 8w9 personality is a unique blend of the Myers Briggs INTP type and Enneagram type 8 wing 9. 

This combination results in a personality that is both analytical and assertive, as well as independent and self-confident. 

This personality type is mainly driven by the core desire to be autonomous and in control. They want to be seen as competent and competent individuals who are not afraid to take risks.

Their core fear is  of being powerless and out of control. This can often manifest itself as anxiety or paranoia.


The impact of the 8w9 on the natural INTP Personality traits


Being an 8w9 makes the INTP  more conscientious and self-disciplined than other INTPs. They are also more likely to be perfectionists.

The 8w9 is the most likely of all the INTP subtypes to become workaholics.

the enneagram type 8  adds to the already high need for intellectual stimulation that INTPs have, by making them even more competitive and ambitious.

while the enneagram wing 9  makes them more easygoing and content with life. This is because 9s tend to avoid conflict and instead focus on inner peace and stability.

This contradictory combination of 8 and 9 produces an INTP that is both highly driven on the outside but also seeks harmony from the inside.


What are the Characteristics of an INTP 8w9?


These people are known to be very independent and self-sufficient. They have a very clear sense of themselves and their own capabilities, and they usually do not hesitate to put these capabilities to use.

Although still introverted, the 8w9 INTP is often very confident in their intelligence and self-assured. They are usually very good at what they do, and they know it.

This can sometimes make them seem arrogant or even a little intimidating to others. However, they are usually just very sure of themselves and their abilities.

Generally, the 8w9 INTP has a calm and collected exterior. They do not usually show their emotions very openly, but you’ll quickly become at ease when you stay around them for a while.

They usually prefer to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves until they are sure about them.


What are the Weaknesses of an INTP 8w9?


  • The main weakness of the 8w9 INTP is that they can be very stubborn. Once they have made up their mind about something, it can be very difficult to change it.


  • They can also be very set in their ways and resistant to new ideas or changes. This can sometimes make them seem inflexible or unyielding.


  • Another potential weakness of the 8w9 INTP is that they can be very impatient. They can often become frustrated with people or situations that do not meet their high standards or that move too slowly for their liking.


  • They may also have a tendency to be overly critical of others and would find it difficult to work with someone they consider to be incompetent.


  • When it comes to relationships,  the 8w9 INTP can sometimes be a little too independent for their own good.


  • They may have a hard time seeing eye to eye with their partners on important issues, and they may struggle to compromise or to let their guard down.


  • And finally, Being perfectionists can lead them to a negative self-image and unhappiness when they don’t meet their own standards.


9 Best careers for the INTP 8w9 personality type:


This personality type will naturally thrive in careers that allow  them to work independently and utilize their analytical skills.

Here are some specific career suggestions for the INTP 8w9 personality type:

  1. Mathematician
  2. Physicist
  3. Chemist
  4. Biologist
  5. Engineer
  6. Architect
  7. Computer Programmer
  8. Website Developer
  9. Graphic Designer


Famous INTP 8w9 Characters


INTP 8w9 Fictional Characters 


  • Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men )
  • Miles Straume (Lost)
  • Ponnie Liebowitz (Victorious)
  • Miles Fairchild (The Turning)
  • Yook Jung-Hwan (Love All Play)


INTP 8w9 Anime Characters


  • Ozen “The Immovable” (Made in Abyss)
  • The Unnamed Shinigami  (Death Note)
  • Hideo Shimada (Parasyte)


INTP 8w9 Celebrities/ Historical Figures


  • Ridley Scott (Film Director)
  • Chevy Chase
  • Ahmed Deedat
  • Yezi (FIESTAR)
  • François Mitterrand




Can INTPs be Enneagram 8?


Although it’s not common, it is possible for an INTP personality to test as an Enneagram 8. In fact, almost 5% of INTP identify as type 8 on the enneagram test.


Is INTP 8w9 possible?


It’s a rare combination,  but it is possible for an INTP to test as both 8w9 on the enneagram. 

This means that they have the core characteristics of an INTP, with the added fervor and intensity of the 8w9 type.


INTP 8w9 Meaning?


A combination of the Myers Briggs INTP type and  the Enneagram type 8 with a 9-wing, the INTP 8w9 is a rare personality type.

Although they are introverts, they are also very confident, assertive and have a strong need for control.

They are independent thinkers and like to experiment with new ideas. They are also very logical and analytical.


INTP 8w9 vs INTJ 8w9?


The main difference between INTP 8w9 and INTJ 8w9 is that  INTP 8w9 are more creative and abstract in their thinking, while INTJ 8w9 are more concrete and logical.

Both types are independent and reserved, but INTP 8w9 are more likely to be introspective and quiet, while INTJ 8w9 are more likely to be outspoken and assertive.


INTP 8w9 vs INFP 8w9?


the main  difference is that the 8w9 INTP is more likely to be headstrong and domineering while the 8w9 INFP is more compassionate and cooperative.

Both types can be assertive and competitive, but the 8w9 INTP is more likely to use aggression to get what they want while the 8w9 INFP is more likely to use charm.


INTP 8w9 vs INTP 8w7?


Both the INTP 8w9 and the INTP 8w7 are very similar personality types. Both are independent, resourceful, and analytical.

They are both introverted thinkers who prefer to work alone.

The only real difference between the two types is that the 8w9 is more assertive and aggressive than the 8w7. The 8w7 is more likely to be passive and to shy away from conflict.




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Sarra is a behavioral science student and HS science teacher ( also a cat mom! ) who obsesses over typing people but can't seem to type her own self. Let's just say that for the time being, she's a cross between an INFJ and INFP!

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