Which MBTI Type is the individualist? (Enneagram 4)

Individualist: “To stand out from the crowd.”

Well, the debate about which MBTI type is the most likely to be individualists is still at hand. It is a question of whether INFJ’s or INFP’s are more likely to be the fourth enneagram type. The individualist enneagram type feels isolated from the other types. They often excel in the arts and they are often emotionally unstable, feeling like they are never understood. Due to the fact that INFP’s are both less stable and more likely to succeed in the arts, they have been known as more likely to be individualists.

You make feel like the broken spoon sometimes…

Individualists often keep to themselves they tend to prefer time alone, reflecting about their life and finding ways to make it better. They don’t like big groups; they often feel isolated and withdrawn from the crowds. They feel like they never fit it and they are also self absorbed, two main traits of an introverted person.

Individualists are practically always intuitive. The trait that makes them an individualist is their intuition. They don’t do what society expects; they go one step ahead and do something completely different and unique to the rest of the crowd. This is often why they are so exceptional in the arts. They have unique artwork in visual art, original songs in music and exceptional play performances in drama. For these reasons, it is clear that intuitive people are far more likely to be individualists.

As well as intuitive, the other main trait that separates the individualist type from the other types is their high level of feeling. Feelers are very sensitive people and are far less emotionally stable. Once again, they also have a greater ability of succeeding in art. This clearly shows that feelers are more likely to be individualists.

As stated above, individualists are most likely to be less stable, relying on their emotions rather than their judging function. This makes them more likely to be perceivers rather than judgers. Also, perceivers are generally more artistic than judgers, making individualists more likely to be perceivers than judgers. This proves that INFP’s are the most likely type to be individualists.

Which MBTI type do you think? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!!

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Hello, my name is Tim! I am an INFJ interested in psychology currently residing in Australia. My aim is to provide you with information on MBTI and how it can be related to real life situations. Enjoy :)
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7 Responses to Which MBTI Type is the individualist? (Enneagram 4)

  1. Lakota says:

    I am a 4/5/9 as well as an INFP, so this backs up your theory a little. ^_^

  2. "Reason obeys itself, and Ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it." -Thomas Paine says:

    I would rather define individualism not as a need to stand out, but as adhering to reason, not caring about what other people do but do something because it seems reasonable to you, regardless of whether everyone does it or no one does it. If so, INTPs are the ones most likely to do so, I guess.

  3. John says:

    In my opinion ISFPs and INTJs are the most individualistic (I choose not to follow the OP’s definition of individualistic, but rather say that the degree to which someone is individualistic is improportional to the degree they need other humans) mbti types. This may seem as an odd choice , but as I see the two introverted functions, Fi and Ni (which both ISFps and INTJs have as two of their cognitive functions), together makes a very independent and detached person. For the record I agree that if one is using the OP’s definition of individualistic it is plausible to say that Ns are more individualistic then sensors, bu then again, I disagree with that definition.

    • tatl33 says:

      Oh, well it’s hard because you’ve used a different form of individualistic. My definition of individualistic was found from the dictionary, and remember many words have more than one meaning. From the definition you’ve described, ISFP’s and INTJ’s are the most individualistic. Depends on what we mean with the word individualistic, basically.

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  5. daum korea says:

    Individualists often keep to themselves they tend to prefer time alone, reflecting about their life and finding ways to make it better. They don’t like big groups; they often feel isolated and withdrawn from the crowds. They feel like they never fit it and they are also self absorbed, two main traits of an introverted person.

    Individualists are practically always intuitive. The trait that makes them an individualist is their intuition. They don’t do what society expects; they go one step ahead and do something completely different and unique to the rest of the crowd

    oh thank you

  6. Ellen says:

    I’m INFP and endured horrendous abuse as a child. Now much recovered, I am wondering if many of the “issues” we are told we have are simply a product of the way we are built?

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