So, you’ve taken the Enneagram test. You feel seen, validated, and maybe a little attacked (in a good way, of course). You begin to have a much clearer picture of yourself and what motivates your actions. As you continue to put the pieces of your type together, there’s a major part of the puzzle you stumble upon: Enneagram wings.
What do you think about when you think of stress?
For some of us, the word stress conjures an image of anxiety, frustration and irritation. For others, stress feels like chronic overwhelm: like everything is just too much.
A first-of-its-kind original, scientific study showed that Personality Type is strongly correlated with certain health-risk factors and may predict susceptibility to specific chronic illnesses. These findings may help patients with innate predispositions to avoid developing serious medical conditions.
INFJs are imaginative, empathic, and deeply reflective by nature. These characteristics make them flexible and adaptable, and that means their personalities can show up in a whole bunch of ways, such that two INFJs will never look quite the same.
Infinite stores of creativity, out-of-the-box ingenuity, high emotional intelligence, and originality—we Enneagram 4s have so much going for us!
And yet, the driving force behind our motivation is often a deep-seated feeling that we’re somehow flawed. Sometimes, we get stuck in this endless image of ourselves as flawed creatures who are somehow incapable of achieving the depth of happiness we see others attain, while the positives get completely overlooked.
The pathway to a fulfilling career is doing work that matters to us and using our strengths and natural talents. However, the workplace isn’t always fair, and without healthy boundaries, INFJ personality types may find themselves taking on work that isn’t theirs or becoming everyone’s counselors. As an INFJ, this drains your emotional energy tank — and burns you out in the process.
Over the past year, we’ve all had our unique experiences of adapting to life in a time of pandemic. With lockdowns and work from home mandates, many of us were forced to endure months of near-solitude, and saw our daily routines disrupted. While some saw these restrictions as an opportunity for slowing down, others struggled with the lack of social interaction imposed.
Dating apps are a big industry and, with over 250 million people searching for love online, it’s a common way to look for a partner. But for every fairytale date, you’ll hear a horror story of a meeting gone wrong so it pays to be a bit discerning. When finding a partner, not all personalities seek to connect the same way, and with dozens of dating apps, it can be hard to know which to choose.
INFP’s need a career that is in alignment with who they are and their personal values, while also allowing them space, freedom, and support to bring their vision for a better world to life, whatever that vision may be.
The Enneagram Type 9 is called the Peacemaker or the Mediator, and with a habit of attention that gravitates towards harmony, these are often the people who hold society together and help the rest of us get along. Easy-going, soothing and gifted at being able to hold multiple points of view simultaneously, Type 9s can be the most powerful type in the Enneagram.