3w4 Enneagram 3 Wing 4 Explained

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Jesse Williams

One of the most complex wing types to exist, the 3w4 Enneagram or the Enneagram type 3 wing 4 people have a personality that is completely opposite of their basic personality type.

You see, type 4s are all about being genuine, while 3s are perfect chameleons that can change colors at the drop of a hat to blend in. So, how does the Enneagram 3 w 4 really work?

Read on to discover everything about the Enneagram 3 wing 4.

Enneagram 3w4 Description

Type 3s, the veritable chameleon, is willing to do anything to be socially accepted. But the 4 wing causes them to pause and care more about being more unique and genuine instead of trying to be accepted by others by projecting a fake image of themselves.

So, the 3w4 Enneagram or “The Individualist” likes and wants to be recognized for their distinct identity and their work. The Individualist strives constantly to work very hard and hone their skills to perfection.

Being a part of the Heart triad, the Enneagram 3 w 4 are naturally influenced by emotions and their decisions are largely dictated by them. But they are so caught up in their desire to impress others that they can get fixated on what others think of them.

3w4s are generally creative, artistically inclined, hardworking and quite focused on their profession. They can network with others but mostly like to be by themselves.

Now, don’t get me wrong, they are not chronic introverts, they like to do this only to be more focused and make their work life more efficient.

The Individualist is very confident, competitive, serious and task focused and more often than not, caught up with their work, so much so, their social lives often take a backseat.

They hate to lose and simply can’t accept it and often give others the impression of being sore losers.

Enneagram 3w4 Relationships

In love, 3w4s want to feel significant and will try to be the best partner. But the Individualist’s drive for achievement may even permeate into their relationships.

In their attempt to be the best and not wanting to be rejected, the 3w4 may overdo things, which may at times seem overwhelming to their partner.

And, if they feel that their efforts are not being validated or reciprocated, then the 3w4 may get rather hot, bothered and quite upset and even start to question why they bothered with the relationship at all.

Enneagram 3w4 vs 4w3

The 3w4 Enneagram or The Individualist is goal oriented, with the primary interest of being successful.

They have unique and creative personalities and are driven by the need to be recognized for their successes. They are highly image conscious and this largely affects their dressing or behavior in public.

Enneagram 4w3
Enneagram 4w3

4w3 is also highly goal oriented. They want to stand apart from the crowd and are always on the quest for uniqueness. A bit sensitive by nature, this Rebel Rockstar tries to be different in everything they do, right from their actions to their dressing.

And, because of their drive to be successful, 4w3s keeps pushing themselves to achieve more and more. The perfect example of a 4w3 personality aka “The Rebel Rockstar” is no other than our very own Lady Gaga.

Enneagram 3w4 vs 3w2

As we know by now, the Enneagram 3 wing 4 is ambitious and strives to succeed at all costs. People with this personality type are quite emotional and creative. They tend to be self-absorbed but at the same time, sensitive and quite compassionate towards others.

The Individualist values creativity and is quite artistic. They dress very well and also have beautifully done-up homes. They are intellectual and dabble with abstract concepts. You can find 3w4s mostly in the entertainment and corporate fields.

Typically, “The Nice Guy”, the 3w2 is goal oriented but has a huge inclination to teach and help others.

3w2s are extremely generous and this makes them huge favorites. But they don’t hesitate to use this to their advantage. Big influencers and complete extroverts, 3w2s have the goodwill and grit to succeed.

Here’s a deeper summary:

3w4 Enneagram Characters

Here are some famous people with the type 3w4 Enneagram:

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Michael Jackson (he’s got us all moonwalking even today!)
  • Adele
  • Draco Malfoy
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Lord Voldemort (uh oh!)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The dreamy Richard Gere

Enneagram 3w4 Careers

3w4s are charismatic, charming and creative. They are not afraid to work hard to achieve their goals and they do well in environments that give them the freedom to grow and succeed.

3w4s do well in careers such as:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Acting
  • Politics
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate

We hope that after reading our article on Enneagram 3 wing 4, you have an insight into the personality, traits, behaviors, strengths, weaknesses and everything else about what makes 3w4 tick.

And, if you have identified yourself to be a 3w4, then you know why you are the way you are, what motivates you and how you can better yourself.

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Written By Jesse Williams

Jesse has taken a deep dive into how personality effects our daily lives. After taking all the tests under the sun, she enjoys comparing her results with total strangers. It's fun for her.

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