What is the personality type of Johnny Depp? Johnny Depp is an INFJ 4wing5.
The INFJ 4wing5
The INFJ 4wing5 is deep, complicated, emotionally intelligent, creative, erratic, reserved, artistic, independent, anti-authoritarian, verbal, cerebral, confident and street smart.
It understands humans, emotions, intentions, irony and sarcasm — very well. It doesn’t quite have the patience for boring everyday tasks, but it has all the patience in the world for soul searching.
If I had to call it something, it could be the “Streetsmart Artist”. The INFJ is the most unusual Myers-Briggs type in men, and the 4wing5 is one of the most unusual Enneagram types.
The INFJ 4wing5 can have a problem coping with everyday life, if they have a normal 9-5 job. In ideal circumstances, it is able to cache in on its spontaneous artistic side — like Johnny Depp. Most, however, are not.
I actually couldn’t give you another famous INFJ 4wing5 — if I wanted to, because I haven’t found any. Though if I really wanted to find someone, I’d look into the music industry.
The ISFP and the INFP are heavily overrepresented in the music industry. INFP music tends to be “deep”, “dark”, “emotional”, “weird”, and “complicated”. Morrissey is the perfect example.
There are a lot of ISTPs in music, as well. They are less sensitive, and that shows in their taste. Almost all gangster rappers are ISTPs, for example. Snoop Dogg is the only one I’ve found who isn’t. He’s an ISFP 9wing1 (he calls himself “The Peacemaker”).
The INFJ Personality Type
INFJ Values and Motivations
How Others See the INFJ
Interesting Facts about INFJs
- Least common type in the population
- On personality trait scales, scored as Sincere, Sympathetic, Unassuming, Submissive, Easygoing, Reserved and Patient
- Among highest of all types in college GPA
- Among most likely to stay in college
- Most likely of all types to cope with stress by seeing a therapist
- Highest of all types in marital dissatisfaction
- Personal values include Spirituality, Learning, and Community Service
- Commonly found in careers in religion, counseling, teaching, and the arts
The INFJ is very hard to type, and is incredibly rare, especially among men. I’ve only known one single INFJ my whole life, he was an asian teenager named Jason, and lived in Edmonton (where I lived at the time).
He was athletic, smart, and loved The Simpsons, and had a smug charm about him. Very reserved, yet suprisingly confident if pressured.
About two times per semester, when the teacher had an unusually boring monologue, he’d yell out “Booooooooring” in that unique Homer Simpsson way — and everybody would burst out laughing — even the teacher! It was hilarious! Haha!
INFJ’s represent a kind of enigma in the community, people don’t really understand them. They are the unicorns of Myers-Briggs personaliy types. Since INFP‘s are much more common, let’s look at this chart between Judging and Perception. The “J” in INFJ stands for Judging.
- The mind of a Judger is drawn to certainty.
- The mind of a Perceiver is drawn to uncertainty.
Perceivers are better at meticulously studying small pieces of information under a microscope. Judgers are somewhat impatient, and are better at clarity, structure, repetition, and confrontation. The mind of a Judger can “snap” and decide something is a certain way (even though they don’t really know).
My term for this is “reality snapping”. When you lock a relative circumstance as an absolute truth in your mind. It is effective and saves time, but it is also dangerous. Police officers have been caught lying and falsifying evidence because they “just know” that an innocent person is guilty.
- Judgers get anxiety from the unknown, and derive security from things that are known.
- Perceivers get anxiety from things that are known, and derive security from probing into the unknown.
In very general terms:
- Judgers focus on CLARITY & ACTIONABLE INTEL.
- Perceivers focus on the intricate COMPLEXITY OF REALITY.
- Judgers focus on what is CERTAIN.
- Perceivers focus on what is UNCERTAIN.
- Judgers are drawn to the THE KNOWN.
- Perceivers are drawn to THE UNKNOWN.
The Judging function structures and organizes information. The Perceiving function absorbs information without labeling it.
In the case of Johnny Depp, his Enneagram type, the 4wing5, enhances perception attributes strongly, this is why he doesn’t show a lot of Judging traits.
He would most certainly score as a Perceiver if he did a professional Myers-Briggs test. It is a spectrum, he might score 65% Perceiver and 35% Judger (which is what he would score as an INFJ 4wing5).
Although the INTJ might appear similar to the INFJ, it is quite different. They’re both Introverts, Intuitives, and Judgers — so they have a lot of things in common. But the Thinking/Feeling trait is a powerful one.
The INFJ cannot quite escape the “complicated artist” identity, and the INTJ cannot quite escape the “ruthless businessman” temperament. Here are some INTJs.
- Adolf Hitler was an INTJ 3wing4
- Howard Stern is an INTJ 8wing9
- Alex Jones is an INTJ 8wing7
- Here are four Famous INTJs (Alex Jones, Steve Jobs, Richard Dawkins, Terence McKenna)
I saw this Quora question: “What are the most unusual facts about INFJ as a personality type?” — with this great answer by a female INFJ.
Detachment: We look gentle, loving, caring, and very attached when we’re with people but the truth is, it’s not hard to get out of that attachment. sure. maybe for a couple of weeks or months but that’s it. We can forget people and cut them off of our lives as if they were never a part of it. It’s so damn easy. As easy as it once was to connect with them.
Ruthless: Nope. we aren’t saints. Do something that gets on our nerves and we won’t mind crushing your soul into tini tiny pieces. Believe me, We know how to hit where it hurts. sure. we’ll die out of guilt later but meah! I bet we can be the best villains.
Struggle loving: you know how some people fall in love and stay in love for years? even after their partners leave them? Yeah. That’s hard for us. we tend to develop crushes and maybe attachments quite often. but love? naah. It’s really really hard to really, truly love someone. I guess we’re too self-centered for that. or let me phrase it differently. It’s as easy to fall out of love for us, as to fall in. but don’t misunderstand. we won’t start falling out unless you do. (You already know when we fall, we fall head over heels!)
Anger issues: well. yeah. we understand shit and we are calm and compassionate and all that crap but when we lose control, you’ll see dishes floating in the air. ohh it’s ugly. you’re gone if you’re on the way.
Holding grudges: We neither forgive nor forget. I know what you did to me in 3rd grade. I’m taking it to my grave. I might even spend my entire life with you but I will never ever forget what you did. But don’t worry, I’ll never bring it up or do anything to avenge that. It’ll simply stay with me. Scary huh?
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Johnny Depp did come to Los Angeles as a musician and became an actor. So it matches him pretty well. He also has that “violent” energy of the troubled artist, like a human molotov cocktail.
Since the 4wing5 is a combination of the Enneagram Type 4 and the Type 5, it can be useful to look at the types separately.
Type 4: The Individualist
Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious. Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They typically have problems with melancholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity. At their Best: inspired and highly creative, they are able to renew themselves and transform their experiences.
- Basic Fear: That they have no identity or personal significance.
- Basic Desire: To find themselves and their significance (to create an identity).
Key Motivations: Want to express themselves and their individuality, to create and surround themselves with beauty, to maintain certain moods and feelings, to withdraw to protect their self-image, to take care of emotional needs before attending to anything else, to attract a “rescuer.”
While it is true that Fours often feel different from others, they do not really want to be alone. They may feel socially awkward or self-conscious, but they deeply wish to connect with people who understand them and their feelings. The “romantics” of the Enneagram, they long for someone to come into their lives and appreciate the secret self that they have privately nurtured and hidden from the world.
If, over time, such validation remains out of reach, Fours begin to build their identity around how unlike everyone else they are. The outsider therefore comforts herself by becoming an insistent individualist: everything must be done on her own, in her own way, on her own terms. Fours’ mantra becomes “I am myself. Nobody understands me. I am different and special,” while they secretly wish they could enjoy the easiness and confidence that others seem to enjoy.
Examples of Type 4s:
Type 5: The Investigator
Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their Best: visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.— The Enneagram Institute
- Basic Fear: Being useless, helpless, or incapable.
- Basic Desire: To be capable and competent.
Key Motivations: Want to possess knowledge, to understand the environment, to have everything figured out as a way of defending the self from threats from the environment.
We have named personality type Five The Investigator because, more than any other type, Fives want to find out why things are the way they are. They want to understand how the world works, whether it is the cosmos, the microscopic world, the animal, vegetable, or mineral kingdoms—or the inner world of their imaginations. They are always searching, asking questions, and delving into things in depth. They do not accept received opinions and doctrines, feeling a strong need to test the truth of most assumptions for themselves.
Knowledge, understanding, and insight are thus highly valued by Fives, because their identity is built around “having ideas” and being someone who has something unusual and insightful to say. For this reason, Fives are not interested in exploring what is already familiar and well-established; rather, their attention is drawn to the unusual, the overlooked, the secret, the occult, the bizarre, the fantastic, the “unthinkable.”
Investigating “unknown territory”—knowing something that others do not know, or creating something that no one has ever experienced—allows Fives to have a niche for themselves that no one else occupies. They believe that developing this niche is the best way that they can attain independence and confidence.
Example of a Type 5:
Want to know more about Type 4s? Kanye West is an 4wing5, just like Johnny Depp. A lot of MMA fighters are 4wing3s.
- Kanye West is an ISFP 4wing5
- Michael Jackson was an ISFP 4wing3
- Most pro MMA fighters are ISTP 4wing3s