Written By Kirsten Moodie
Here’s How Much of a Worrier You Are, According to Your Personality Type
Some people are constant worriers, while others are much more carefree. Here is how much you worry, according to your personality type.
INFJs are certainly worriers, and often find themselves becoming stressed about small things. Their intuition can cause them to become a bit anxious about future outcomes. INFJs are also very caring people, who feel strong compassion towards their loved ones. This caring nature can cause INFJs to become worried for the safety and happiness of their loved ones, and this can be a difficult feeling to shake. They want to make the people close to them happy, and work hard to be supportive and help them improve their lives.
ENFJs are definitely worriers especially when it comes to the well-being of their loved ones. They often worry about taking care of everyone else’s needs, and can put a lot of pressure on themselves to succeed. ENFJs do worry, but it mostly pertains to their loved ones and making sure they are cared for. ENFJs are intuitive people, which can help them and also be a cause of stress. They can often predict the most likely future outcomes, and will want to do their best to alter things and make them as beneficial to everyone as they possibly can.
INFPs certainly strive to maintain a sense of freedom in their lives, but at the same time they often cannot escape worry. INFPs are imaginative and intuitive people, who think through a million different thoughts at once. The fact that INFPs can mull over so many things at once, can cause them to overanalyze information. They might find themselves stressing about things from the past, present and even the future. INFPs don’t enjoy this worry, but they sometimes struggle to let it go.
ENFPs try to maintain a carefree attitude and outlook, but their overactive minds can get in the way. ENFPs don’t enjoy being caught up in these thoughts, but their minds will run through so many different ideas all at once. ENFPs can consider the millions of possible outcomes using their intuitive abilities. They can worry about how things might go wrong, but will try to choose the path that makes the most sense. They might also worry about their loved ones, and how those people view them. ENFPs don’t intend to think of things in these terms, but they want to be perceived well by the people close to them.
INTJs definitely try not to worry, and prevent this by looking at the facts that are in front of them. INTJs will strategize and use their intuition in order to approach things from the best possible angle. This helps the INTJs remove stress and worry, since they are sure they are making the right choices. They control their sense of worry by planning things and using information that they know to be true. INTJs rarely worry about issues that they can control, since they know they will be able to make the right decisions.
ENTJs are natural worriers, simply because they avoid this by taking control of the situation. This is why ENTJs enjoy being in a place of control, because it helps them eliminate worry. They know that when they are capable of using their intuition to construct a logical strategy, they will be more capable of crafting a positive outcome. ENTJs will take their time to do the proper research and ensure that everything is taken care of the way they want it to be.
INTPs are definitely the worrying kind, simply because their minds never seem to calm down. They will be capable of looking at every possible outcomes of a given scenario, which often leaves them considering the negative possibilities. INTPs may not show their worry outwardly, but their active minds can take control of them sometimes. They also might worry about their loved ones and want to help them build a positive future. INTPs can put a lot of pressure on themselves to do things right, which can cause them to worry about things they may not be able to control.
ENTPs try not appear like the worrying kind, since they want to live life to the fullest. They try not to stress about things they cannot control, and would rather focus on absorbing new experiences and information. They try to avoid worrying too much, and would rather take things as they come at them. ENTPs are intuitive and logical people who can often figure out the best possible path to acquiring what they want. When ENTPs can worry is when they are left alone for too long in a stagnant position. Not being able to get out and experience life causes the ENTP to overthink things in a negative way.
ISTJs can definitely be worriers, especially since they want to ensure that everything in their lives runs smoothly. ISTJ work very hard to maintain a sense of control in their lives, which is why they prefer to plan things out. They try not to worry themselves too much about things they cannot control, but they will strive to get things done when they can. ISTJs simply want to ensure that their loved ones are provided for and their futures are heading in a positive direction.
ESTJs are often high stress people which can make them natural worriers. They are hardworking and often try to maintain a sense of control in order to make sure things get done properly. For ESTJs it is often easier to take on tasks themselves, then to trust someone else might mess it up. This is often why ESTJs can be seen as controlling, since they desperately want to make sure things are taken care of.
ISFJs are naturally worrying people, since they care so deeply about making everyone happy. This desire to maintain a sense of harmony can cause the ISFJ to stress and worry about everyone around them. They can appear a bit controlling sometimes, but this is simply from a place of concern. They want to make sure their loved ones are happy and protected, and this is something that is on their minds constantly. ISFJs do worry, especially when it comes to maintaining the happiness of everyone close to them.
ESFJs are natural worriers, especially when it comes to their loved ones. They don’t enjoy worrying, they simply want to make sure that everyone is happy and cared for. They can find themselves anxious simply because they are thinking about if everyone has eaten properly that day. ESFJs simply want to make people happy, which can cause a lot of worry in their lives.
ISTPs tend to avoid constant worry, since they live so much in the present moment. They can avoid worrying too much because they are more focused on enjoying themselves. ISTPs don’t want to stress about the things they cannot change and would much rather focus on the things they can affect. For ISTPs it is important to live their lives with a sense of freedom and excitement.
ESTPs try to live in the present moment, and will prefer to avoid constant worry. ESTPs do best when they are free to make their own choices without feeling constantly bogged down by responsibility. The ESTP who has decided to work towards a career, can experience a lot of worry in their lives. They might worry about getting things done and meeting their deadlines properly. They are natural procrastinators, which can cause them even more worry in these situations.
ISFPs who are focused on living in the moment will attempt to live a carefree lifestyle. They enjoy soaking up their surroundings and don’t want to feel weighed down by stress. ISFPs would rather follow their hearts to make decisions and allow the chips to fall where they may. Instead of getting stressed about things they cannot change, ISFPs prefer to take in the joy around them while they can.
ESFPs try not to be worriers, since they prefer to live in the present moment. Some ESFPs find themselves soaking up the present, but will worry about their problems later on. They can procrastinate problems, and wait until last minute to stress about them. ESFPs are often seen as carefree and fun people, but they do have a tendency to worry about things they should not. When they get wrapped up in their weaker functions the ESFP can find themselves worrying about even the smallest details.
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