What is the personality type of Barack Obama? Barack Obama is an INTP 3wing2.
The INTP 3wing2
Barack Obama is a combination of the Myers-Briggs INTP and the Enneagram Type 3 with a secondary 2 wing. The INTP 3wing2 is both a deep thinker and very superficial.
You know, the stereotypical scientific nerd from the Big Bang Theory? That’s an INTP. The 3wing2, on the other hand, is superficial, image-conscious, and result-driven.
It is the opposite of sentimental, while the INTP is both sentimental and artistic. INTPs are the best writers, and very good speakers.
If I had to name the INTP 3wing2, I would call it the “Scientific Businessman”, for INTPs are best at science, while the 3wing2 is the best type for business.
The 3wing2 is known to have a “smooth” quality. It also desires success and external validation above all other things. Integrity is the “vice” of the 3wing2.
The INTP Personality Type
INTP Values and Motivations
How Others See the INTP
Interesting Facts about INTPs
- On personality trait measures, score as Candid, Ingenious, Complicated, Independent, and Rebellious.
- More likely than other types to study a foreign language.
- Most frequent type among college students committing alcohol and drug policy violations.
- Have lowest level of coping resources of all the types (with ISTPs).
- One of types least likely to believe in a higher spiritual power.
- Highest of all types in career dissatisfaction (with INFPs).
- In school, have lower grades than would be predicted from aptitude scores.
- More likely than average to complete engineering programs.
- Personal values include Autonomy, Freedom, and Independence.
- Overrepresented among working MBA students.
- Commonly found in science and technical occupations.
I’m including this quote because it doesn’t describe Obama at all. The reason for this, is that Obamas Enneagram type, the 3wing2, makes him hyper focused and result-driven. It “pulls him” in another direction.
This describes Obama pretty well, who was known for his speaking ability and word efficiency. The NT temperament (ENTP, ENTJ, INTJ, INTP), are almost religiously turned on by efficiency.
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- Adolf Hitler was an INTJ 3wing4
- Howard Stern is an INTJ 8wing9
- Alex Jones is an INTJ 8wing7
- Famous INTJs (Steve Jobs, Richard Dawkins, Terence McKenna)
The 3wing2 is known to be level headed, smooth and very driven. Their akhilles heel is that they can be superficial, too image conscious, lack integrity, and also empathy.
They see the goal and they want to get to it — no matter what. Obama has shown a very strong drive his whole life, but I don’t think he has a problem with empathy.
Low functioning 3wing2s often become “effective assholes” or “ruthless businessmen”.
He did, however, exist in a very tight bubble, according to himself. Where he wasn’t even allowed to have a smartphone. Instead, he had to have a Blackberry with only 10 contacts.
- Barack Obama can’t have an iPhone ‘for security reasons‘
- No matter where he goes, Obama lives in ‘the bubble’
Despite being the most powerful man in the world, President Barack Obama is not allowed to use an iPhone because his security advisers have claimed it is not secure enough.
“I am not allowed, for security reasons, to have an iPhone,” Obama quipped during a pitch for his healthcare law at the White House, intimating that he was forced to be behind the curve in technology adoption.
His daughters, Sasha and Malia, however, do have iPhones, and “seem to spend a lot of time” using them, he said.
Alternative media has complained that they didn’t get to ask Obama a single question that wasn’t pre-approved. That means no questions about not closing down Gitmo, for example, a campaign promise.
Furthermore, it is fitting that his Ennegram type is called “The Enchanter”, when he echanted the entire world to root for him. His support in Sweden (where I live) during the campaign was close to a 100%. It is still very high to this day.
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I’m putting UFC promotor Dana White here because he has the exact same Enneagram type (the 3wing2) as Obama. It is known to be “smooth” and a little bit “slippery” — morally speaking.