Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Each Personality Type Behaves When Tired
Everyone responds differently to being tired, but everyone seems a bit off center when they are feeling exhausted. Here is how each personality type behaves when they are tired or sleep deprived.
INFJs can have their emotional energy sapped rather easily, which makes it difficult when they are also physically tired. When the INFJ is exhausted they find themselves having a hard time communicating at all, and will do their best to avoid human interactions. Trying to speak to someone simply far too draining for the INFJ, and when they are already tired it seems almost impossible. They will likely begin by only giving one word answers, as a clear expression of their disinterest in speaking or communicating. They don’t want to upset people but they simply don’t have it in them to be social. If people keep pushing for conversation the INFJ will likely begin to make sarcastic or cutting remarks.
ENFJs often attempt to push through their exhausted, simply because they have a lot to get done. Instead of taking a break, ENFJs often just find ways to overcome it. They will likely supplement their exhausted with copious amounts of coffee, and a positive attitude. ENFJs will try not to appear grumpy when they are exhausted, simply because they don’t want to take it out on their loved ones. They might find that people get on their nerves much easier though, so they might find themselves snapping.
INFPs often go through stages when they begin to grow more tired. At first they are likely to behave somewhat silly and goofy, and maybe a bit more extroverted than usual. They will find themselves acting playful and allowing that side of themselves to come out much more, especially around loved ones. INFPs become much moodier though when they start to become more drained. When the INFP is beyond exhausted, they won’t be playful any longer. They might find that they are becoming grumpy and don’t want to be around people any longer. The exhausted INFP will just want to curl up with a blanket, and possible cuddle silently with someone they love.
When ENFPs are tired it isn’t quite the same as when they are drinking or tipsy. Instead of being their usual cheerful self, they can become moody and distant. They likely don’t want to make conversation with people, and simply want to crawl into bed and sleep. If the ENFP is forced to perform when they are overly tired, they will find themselves become more crabby and sarcastic towards others. When they are tired they need people who don’t try to force them to make conversation, and will give them plenty of space to get through the day.
INTJs personalities will not change all that much when they are tired, since they are still attempting to logically assess the situation. If the INTJ is capable of taking a nap and finding the rest they need, they will simply do that. Otherwise they will push through it without letting their performance fall behind. INTJs who are tired will likely want to avoid people even more than they usually do. They will find themselves putting out clear indicators that they do not want to make conversation, and will only answer questions in short monotone replies. If the INTJ is forced to communicate with someone and it isn’t because of work, they will find themselves becoming much more sarcastic towards that person.
ENTJs often attempt to push through their exhaustion, and don’t want it to affect them in any way. They often push themselves rather hard to perform, and being tired doesn’t really change that attitude. ENTJs are hardworking people, who are constantly setting higher standards for themselves. ENTJs might feel like being tired is just another challenge that they need to overcome in the present moment. If they have work to get done, they will likely push themselves to do it regardless of their current mood. Of course, when the work day is done the ENTJ will likely retreat and want to be away from people so that they can recharge.
When INTPs start to become tired they are likely much less logical, and much goofier. They will find themselves feeling more playful and might even begin to act punchy. This personality flip is usually quite fun to be around, especially for the loved ones of the INTP who get to interact with them. Once the INTP become too exhausted though, they might become frustrated and crabby. They will likely want to be left alone, so that they can take a nap and regain their energy. They will likely not want to interact socially with people when they are feeling extremely tired, especially if they have work to do.
ENTPs often feel things on a very dramatic scale, which can result in very peaked highs and extremely low lows. ENTPs usually have a very high energy level and enjoy jumping head first into new ideas. When their energy begins to feel drained, they will likely try to push through it. Once the ENTP becomes far too exhausted, they will become a bit moody and distant. They will likely not want to be around anyone, except for maybe one special person who they truly trust. They might even feel a strong desire to cuddle with their romantic partner, and just remain in silence until they can recharge and feel better.
ISTJs often become frustrated when they are tired, simply because there is too much that needs to get done. They might find themselves not wanting to communicate with people, and will become very focused on what they are doing. The tired ISTJ likely tries to shut other people out, so that they don’t have to communicate with them. Having to maintain a conversation when they are tired will likely result in them delivering single word replies, or simple head nods in response. ISTJs will try not to become crabby, but will simply do whatever they can to avoid being around people when they are exhausted.
ESTJs know that there is always a handful of things that need to be done, which can make becoming tired rather frustrating for them. They don’t want to be held back by their exhaustion, but they truly dislike feeling drained in this way. When ESTJs become tired, they will attempt to get everything done as fast as they can, so that they can return to their bed to rest. ESTJs might become extremely focused and even moody when they are overly exhausted. They will find themselves snapping at people around them, without really meaning to.
ISFJs often push through their exhausted, and won’t really appear much different to others. They won’t be as chatty though, and will attempt to get through conversations just by listening to the other person and nodding. They might outwardly announce that they tired, just so that people understand why their behavior is different. ISFJs don’t want to people to become upset by their change of mood, since they mostly are focused on the emotions of others. ISFJs don’t want to fail their loved ones, and will often push their when they are feeling tired.
ESFJs often try to push through their exhaustion, especially if there are things that need to get done. They will attempt to get through the day, and might supplement their exhaustion with plenty of coffee to help them. ESFJs dislike feeling held back, especially since people are depending on them to get things done. They might find themselves becoming moodier though, and will snap rather easily on their loved ones. They don’t want to be this way, and will likely feel very guilty afterwards. ESFJs simply need a little more assistance when they are overly tired, and might begin to feel like they don’t get enough help from others.
When the ISTP is tired they likely want to avoid human interaction entirely. They won’t want to speak much, and might find themselves responding by simply physical gestures like a nod. They don’t want to be forced to interact with people, so they will likely attempt to slip away when they are tired. If there is work that needs to be done the ISTP is capable of doing, as long as they are completely alone. They will likely attempt to push through what needs to be done, so that they can quickly return to their bed.
ESTPS when they are tired usually become extremely goofy and giggly. They will find themselves laughing at the silliest things, and enjoy being around their loved ones when they feel this way. They often feel comfortable letting loose, and will want to lay down and cuddle with someone they love. If the ESTP is forced to work when they are overly tired, they might become a bit grumpy and detached. They simply dislike having to perform when they are exhausted, so their mood entirely depends on what needs to be done during the day.
ISFPs when they become tired are often a bit whiny and cuddly. They likely just want to lay down with someone they love and watch a fun movie together. They might feel a bit sad or whiny about certain things, and find themselves crying rather easily. The ISFP who is tired simply needs a little extra love and a care from the people around them. They truly will not want to work during times when they are exhausted, and might even call out and stay home.
ESFPs can become rather silly when they are tired, and will attempt to avoid anything work related. They want to be able to relax with their loved ones, and dislike being forced to get things done. When the ESFP is tired they just want to lay down and fall asleep to a good movie. They might even call out of work, simply because they don’t want to show up tired and grumpy during this time.
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